Understanding the Recovery Context

The unique challenges in recovery are many. Some examples include: psychosocial impacts, population movements, workforce resilience, phases of recovery, and scaling up and down. The constant change and uncertainty is challenging for everyone. We welcome you to explore the unique circumstances of the recovery context.

Benefits of a strategic approach to recovery: CERA’s lessons on the journey from emergency to regeneration

This report describes the strategic response to facilitating regeneration,...

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Creating a legacy of social housing

This report tells the story of how Housing New Zealand responded to the aft...

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Earthquake preparedness in an ageing society: Learning from the experience of the Canterbury Earthquakes

The ageing of the New Zealand population means that, in future, very large...

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Gauging the impacts of post-disaster Arts and Culture initiatives in Christchurch (main document)

The objective of the literature review is to gather and assess existing res...

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Gauging the impacts of post-disaster Arts and Culture initiatives in Christchurch (summary of findings)

The objective of this literature review is to assess existing research tha...

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Housing recovery

Ch.4: Understanding Social Recovery report This chapter discusses CERA’s...

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Monitoring human rights in the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

This report examines the human rights challenges that have emerged during t...

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Residential Ground Improvement: Findings from trials to manage liquefaction vulnerability

The Canterbury Earthquake Sequence of 2010-2011 triggered widespread liquef...

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Resilience tested: A year and a half of ten thousand aftershocks

Resilience Tested is a companion to Shaken but not Stirred. It tells the st...

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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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Rū Whenua Review

The purpose of the Rū Whenua Review is to understand the barriers and chal...

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Shaken but not Stirred: A University’s Resilience in the Face of Adversity. 4th September 2010 Earthquake

On 4 September 2010, people in Canterbury were shaken from their beds by a...

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Benefits of a strategic approach to recovery: CERA’s lessons on the journey from emergency to regeneration

This report describes the strategic response to facilitating regeneration, based on the experience of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority.  It argues a range of disaster responses are requir...

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Creating a legacy of social housing

This report tells the story of how Housing New Zealand responded to the aftermath of the earthquakes, the formation of its Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Programme (CERP) and the impacts the earthquak...

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Earthquake preparedness in an ageing society: Learning from the experience of the Canterbury Earthquakes

The ageing of the New Zealand population means that, in future, very large numbers of very old people will be living in the community, many alone or with a spouse of similar age, many suffering from c...

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Gauging the impacts of post-disaster Arts and Culture initiatives in Christchurch (main document)

The objective of the literature review is to gather and assess existing research on the impacts post-disaster arts and culture have had on social, economic, health and cultural wellbeing in Christchur...

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Gauging the impacts of post-disaster Arts and Culture initiatives in Christchurch (summary of findings)

The objective of this literature review is to assess existing research that has evaluated post-disaster creative and artistic programmes in Christchurch with respect to how they have impacted on soci...

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Housing recovery

Ch.4: Understanding Social Recovery report This chapter discusses CERA’s Housing Recovery Programme which responded to the residential housing and land damage caused by the Canterbury earthquakes....

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Monitoring human rights in the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

This report examines the human rights challenges that have emerged during the Canterbury earthquake recovery, and calls for human rights standards to be the essential foundation for a fair and just re...

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Residential Ground Improvement: Findings from trials to manage liquefaction vulnerability

The Canterbury Earthquake Sequence of 2010-2011 triggered widespread liquefaction. In some areas this resulted in consequential land and building damage.     The Ground Improvement Programme is an...

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Resilience tested: A year and a half of ten thousand aftershocks

Resilience Tested is a companion to Shaken but not Stirred. It tells the story of the University of Canterbury (UC) following the earthquake on 22 February 2011.   The earthquake caused immediate eva...

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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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Rū Whenua Review

The purpose of the Rū Whenua Review is to understand the barriers and challenges for reaching whānau in critical contexts and to generate “more impact” for whānau transformation across greater...

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Shaken but not Stirred: A University’s Resilience in the Face of Adversity. 4th September 2010 Earthquake

On 4 September 2010, people in Canterbury were shaken from their beds by a major earthquake. This report tells the story of the University of Canterbury (UC), its staff and its students, as they rose...

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