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.

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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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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Understanding Social Recovery

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

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The social recovery portfolio

Ch.1: Understanding Social Recovery report
This chapter discusses social re...

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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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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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Supporting the supporters in disaster recovery

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

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Striving through

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

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Shut Happens: A resilience guide for small business

Getting your business ready to ‘get thru’ is partly about planning and...

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Roles, responsibilities, and funding of public entities after the Canterbury earthquakes

This report discusses the response of public entities. The recovery calls f...

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Review of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Response to the 22 February Christchurch Earthquake

This review deals with the Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) respon...

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Resilience Within: A short guide to resilience for NGOs

NGOs are crucial to society, supporting those most in need. But you can't h...

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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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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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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 gr...

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The social recovery portfolio

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

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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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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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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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Striving through

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

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Shut Happens: A resilience guide for small business

Getting your business ready to ‘get thru’ is partly about planning and partly about developing practices to become more resilient. This short guide will take you through steps to help you with bot...

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Roles, responsibilities, and funding of public entities after the Canterbury earthquakes

This report discusses the response of public entities. The recovery calls for many public entities to work in new and challenging ways. As this report shows, the administrative arrangements for the re...

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Review of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Response to the 22 February Christchurch Earthquake

This review deals with the Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) response to the 22 February 2011 Canterbury earthquake, from the date of the earthquake until 30 April 2011.   The purpose of the...

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Resilience Within: A short guide to resilience for NGOs

NGOs are crucial to society, supporting those most in need. But you can't help others unless you can help yourself.   This short guide will help you understand what it means to be resilient, reflect...

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