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.

Striving through

This booklet contains tips, tactics and plans for managing your business th...

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Supporting the supporters in disaster recovery

Staff, volunteers and community members who work to support communities—t...

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Te Kowatawata: The dawn of a new city

Te Kōwatawata provides a snapshot at a point of time of the contribution t...

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The Canterbury earthquakes: What are the lessons for New Zealand’s built environment?

This paper was commissioned to identify the built environment lessons from...

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The Residential Advisory Service: Collaborative governance after a New Zealand disaster

The report presents the findings of a six-month case study of the collabora...

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The social recovery portfolio

Ch.1: Understanding Social Recovery reportThis chapter discusses social rec...

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Understanding Social Recovery

This report provides social recovery practitioners with strategies, activit...

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Waimakariri District Council’s integrated, community-based recovery framework

This report focuses on the Waimakariri District Council’s approach to ear...

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Waimakariri District’s recovery: Shaken and stirred

As part of the Waimakariri District's Civil Defence Emergency Management (C...

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Waimakariri Earthquake Support Service (WESS) debrief meeting minute

This minute records the content of a debrief meeting for the Waimakariri Ea...

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Walking the Recovery Tightrope: Learning and insights from CERA

An overarching narrative of CERA’s experience, learning and insights of t...

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Striving through

This booklet contains tips, tactics and plans for managing your business through a crises.

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Supporting the supporters in disaster recovery

Staff, volunteers and community members who work to support communities—they are the essential ingredient to a meaningful and sustainable recovery, and they require support. This report was submitt...

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Te Kowatawata: The dawn of a new city

Te Kōwatawata provides a snapshot at a point of time of the contribution that Ngāi Tahu and Ngā Mata Wākā have made to the recovery of Greater Christchurch (from 2010 to 2015).     The report...

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The Canterbury earthquakes: What are the lessons for New Zealand’s built environment?

This paper was commissioned to identify the built environment lessons from the Canterbury earthquakes from leaders involved in Canterbury’s recovery and rebuild. The report was used to highlight key...

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The Residential Advisory Service: Collaborative governance after a New Zealand disaster

The report presents the findings of a six-month case study of the collaborative governance of the Residential Advisory Service (RAS).   Drawing on documentary evidence, expert perspectives and exper...

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The social recovery portfolio

Ch.1: Understanding Social Recovery reportThis chapter discusses social recovery leadership from within a central government agency based in the disaster affected region. It gives an overview of the p...

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Understanding Social Recovery

This report provides social recovery practitioners with strategies, activities and lessons learned by CERA’s social recovery leaders between 2011 and 2016. It describes the recovery context of grea...

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Waimakariri District Council’s integrated, community-based recovery framework

This report focuses on the Waimakariri District Council’s approach to earthquake recovery which was developed as an Integrated, Community-based Recovery Framework and evolved as a result of the Dar...

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Waimakariri District’s recovery: Shaken and stirred

As part of the Waimakariri District's Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Controller Development Programme, this presentation outlines the approach and lessons learned from the District's recove...

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Waimakariri Earthquake Support Service (WESS) debrief meeting minute

This minute records the content of a debrief meeting for the Waimakariri Earthquake Support Service (WESS). The purpose of the meeting was to give those involved the opportunity to reflect on the serv...

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Walking the Recovery Tightrope: Learning and insights from CERA

An overarching narrative of CERA’s experience, learning and insights of the recovery process during its lifetime.

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