Business Recovery

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A city rebuilds: The Recover Canterbury story

This document brings together the story and the lessons of Recover Canterbu...

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Building adaptive resilience

Sudden market shifts, turmoil in international politics, rapid technologica...

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Christchurch Innovations: Recover Canterbury

The Canterbury earthquakes destroyed the Christchurch CBD and caused massiv...

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Contributing more: Improving the role of business in recovery

This report draws on the experiences of those involved in the Canterbury ea...

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Getting it done: Utilising women’s skills in the workforce

Between 2013 and 2015 the number of women working in trades in Canterbury m...

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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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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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Showcasing Canterbury’s Collaborative Innovation: Legacies of the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury Earthquakes

This document has been created to showcase some of the innovation that has...

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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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Striving through

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

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Working with the private sector to redevelop Christchurch’s central city

This case study looks at the role the private sector played in redeveloping...

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A city rebuilds: The Recover Canterbury story

This document brings together the story and the lessons of Recover Canterbury – an organisation that was pivotal in the survival and re-establishment of the Canterbury business community following a...

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Building adaptive resilience

Sudden market shifts, turmoil in international politics, rapid technological advances, and climate change all combine to create a turbulent and unpredictable business environment.    This booklet pr...

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Christchurch Innovations: Recover Canterbury

The Canterbury earthquakes destroyed the Christchurch CBD and caused massive disruption to business across the region. There was an urgent need to support business survival and foster economic recover...

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Contributing more: Improving the role of business in recovery

This report draws on the experiences of those involved in the Canterbury earthquakes. It explores the way in which the different capabilities, expertise and resources of businesses can be used to impr...

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Getting it done: Utilising women’s skills in the workforce

Between 2013 and 2015 the number of women working in trades in Canterbury more than doubled, from 4,100 in December 2013 to 8,300 in December 2015.   This is the result of the Ministry for Women’s...

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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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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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Showcasing Canterbury’s Collaborative Innovation: Legacies of the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury Earthquakes

This document has been created to showcase some of the innovation that has emerged from the Canterbury rebuild in response to the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.    It is a celebration of the Canterbu...

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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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Striving through

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

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Working with the private sector to redevelop Christchurch’s central city

This case study looks at the role the private sector played in redeveloping the Christchurch central business district after the devastating earthquake sequence of 2010/11.

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