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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CERA land zoning policy and the residential red zone

The New Zealand Government (the Crown) developed a set of policies in respo...

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Canterbury earthquake social recovery services and support

This video series shows you how to support people’s wellbeing following a...

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Collectively we are stronger

Duncan Gibb was the founding General Manager of the Stronger Christchurch I...

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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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Economic impact of liquefaction

The 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence has had an enormous economic i...

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Foundation damage

Geotechnical engineers have inspected more than 60,000 residential properti...

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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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Ground surface subsidence

The 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence caused regional tectonic subsi...

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Housing recovery

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

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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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CERA land zoning policy and the residential red zone

The New Zealand Government (the Crown) developed a set of policies in response to damaged residential land in greater Christchurch. This social policy initiative was directed at meeting the needs of p...

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Canterbury earthquake social recovery services and support

This video series shows you how to support people’s wellbeing following a major natural disaster using an integrated system of psychosocial services and supports. Residents of greater Christchurch e...

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Collectively we are stronger

Duncan Gibb was the founding General Manager of the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) which was responsible for the massive task of repairing earthquake damaged horizontal infr...

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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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Economic impact of liquefaction

The 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence has had an enormous economic impact on Christchurch and New Zealand. Liquefaction-induced damage from the earthquakes has significantly exacerbated the eco...

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Foundation damage

Geotechnical engineers have inspected more than 60,000 residential properties for possible liquefaction-induced land damage after the 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence.

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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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Ground surface subsidence

The 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence caused regional tectonic subsidence and uplift. The earthquakes also triggered widespread liquefaction, contributing to subsidence and localised lateral sp...

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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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