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.

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 Earthquake Social Recovery Services

The paper provides a brief account of the history of Kaiapoi and the impact...

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Understanding Social Recovery

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

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Third Sector/Not-for-Profit Sector Recovery in Post-Earthquake Christchurch

The Third Sector (sometimes called the community sector, or the not for pro...

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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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Social and cultural outcomes

Ch.2: Understanding Social Recovery report
This chapter discusses the socia...

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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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Rū Whenua Review

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

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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 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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Residential Ground Improvement: Findings from trials to manage liquefaction vulnerability

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

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Recovering Christchurch's central city: The first four years 2011-2015

Operating within the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, the Christch...

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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 Earthquake Social Recovery Services

The paper provides a brief account of the history of Kaiapoi and the impact of the 4 September and subsequent earthquakes on the town’s infrastructure.  It also outlines the plans prepared by the W...

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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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Third Sector/Not-for-Profit Sector Recovery in Post-Earthquake Christchurch

The Third Sector (sometimes called the community sector, or the not for profit sector) has been, and remains, central to helping communities and individuals recover after the Christchurch earthquakes....

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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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Social and cultural outcomes

Ch.2: Understanding Social Recovery report This chapter discusses the social recovery monitoring work undertaken by CERA, including the Canterbury Wellbeing Index which it developed to monitor social...

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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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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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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 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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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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Recovering Christchurch's central city: The first four years 2011-2015

Operating within the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) was responsible for the recovery of Christchurch’s central city. This narrative chroni...

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