Leadership and Governance

Leadership in recovery is different. It is chaotic and exhausting where black and white becomes many shades of grey. Many rise to the occasion and take on leadership roles to help their communities. Good governance provides clarity in chaos for setting the direction for the future. Here is what we have to share.

A companion through the chaos: Leading in disaster recovery

This companion is about leadership in disaster recovery.
Recovering from a...

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Building adaptive resilience

Sudden market shifts, turmoil in international politics, rapid technologica...

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CERA’s organisational structure

This report outlines the evolution of CERA’s organisational structure fro...

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Community Forum: Advocates for the people of greater Christchurch

An overview of the Community Forum – a key community representative group...

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Contributing more: Improving the role of business in recovery

This report draws on the experiences of those involved in the Canterbury ea...

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Coordinating other recovery work

CERA’s ‘support programmes’ function monitored, supported and coordin...

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Developing the Recovery Strategy for Greater Christchurch

A case study on how the Recovery Strategy for Greater Christchurch was deve...

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Effectivess and efficiency of arrangements to repair pipes and roads in Christchurch

This report is one of a series and covers one of the most significant and c...

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Follow-up audit: Effectivess and efficiency of arrangements to repair pipes and roads in Christchurch

In November 2013, the Office of the Auditor General examined how the Canter...

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Governance and accountability for three Christchurch rebuild projects

The Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 destroyed large parts of Christ...

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Implementing new services in a recovery environment

This guide outlines tips for designing and implementing new services to add...

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Leadership in communities (LinC) cohort 1 evaluation

The Leadership in Communities (LinC) Project is designed specifically to su...

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A companion through the chaos: Leading in disaster recovery

This companion is about leadership in disaster recovery. Recovering from a disaster is a deeply human event – it requires us to reach deep inside of ourselves and bring to others the best of who we...

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Building adaptive resilience

Sudden market shifts, turmoil in international politics, rapid technological advances, and climate change all combine to create a turbulent and unpredictable business environment.    This booklet pr...

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CERA’s organisational structure

This report outlines the evolution of CERA’s organisational structure from its establishment in April 2011 to its end in April 2016. It identifies key lessons from its lifespan.

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Community Forum: Advocates for the people of greater Christchurch

An overview of the Community Forum – a key community representative group set up under the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2010 to have input into decision-making.

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Contributing more: Improving the role of business in recovery

This report draws on the experiences of those involved in the Canterbury earthquakes. It explores the way in which the different capabilities, expertise and resources of businesses can be used to impr...

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Coordinating other recovery work

CERA’s ‘support programmes’ function monitored, supported and coordinated the development of recovery programmes led by other organisations. Several groups within CERA were given responsibility...

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Developing the Recovery Strategy for Greater Christchurch

A case study on how the Recovery Strategy for Greater Christchurch was developed by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) including the consultation process, how it changed over time, im...

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Effectivess and efficiency of arrangements to repair pipes and roads in Christchurch

This report is one of a series and covers one of the most significant and complex contracts in the Canterbury rebuild to rebuild the roads and underground water, wastewater, and stormwater pipes in Ch...

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Follow-up audit: Effectivess and efficiency of arrangements to repair pipes and roads in Christchurch

In November 2013, the Office of the Auditor General examined how the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, the New Zealand Transport Agency, and Christchurch City Council were managing the rebuild...

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Governance and accountability for three Christchurch rebuild projects

The Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 destroyed large parts of Christchurch and the Canterbury region. Since then, central and local government have been leading a programme of recovery that inc...

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Implementing new services in a recovery environment

This guide outlines tips for designing and implementing new services to address social recovery needs. Central to service design in a recovery context is the client. This guide is designed to help soc...

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Leadership in communities (LinC) cohort 1 evaluation

The Leadership in Communities (LinC) Project is designed specifically to support and enhance local leadership and recognised change agents drawn from the voluntary, NGO and also central and local gove...

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