Housing Recovery

The Canterbury earthquakes left widespread damage to housing. Many home owners had to wait several years before the repair or rebuild of their home began. Ongoing aftershocks and insurance-related issues slowed progress. Here is what we have to share.

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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Creating a legacy of social housing

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

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Engaging with communities in a recovery context

This guide outlines tips for recovery practitioners engaging with affected...

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Find and Fix, Winter Make it Right

Ch.8: Canterbury Earthquake Social Recovery Services and Support video
Temp...

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Housing recovery

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

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Implementing the residential red zone programme

As a result of the earthquakes, land damage and life risk saw some of the w...

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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 Advisory Service

Ch.9: Canterbury Earthquake Social Recovery Services and Support video
The...

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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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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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Engaging with communities in a recovery context

This guide outlines tips for recovery practitioners engaging with affected communities. Often people will be stressed and anxious and the engagement messages may involve difficult decisions about peop...

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Find and Fix, Winter Make it Right

Ch.8: Canterbury Earthquake Social Recovery Services and Support video Temporary home repair services were targeted at vulnerable people living in cold, unsafe or unsanitary homes as a result of earth...

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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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Implementing the residential red zone programme

As a result of the earthquakes, land damage and life risk saw some of the worst affected areas zoned ‘red’. This video describes the community engagement activities undertaken by CERA to implement...

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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 Advisory Service

Ch.9: Canterbury Earthquake Social Recovery Services and Support video The Residential Advisory Service is a free and impartial client-centred service to support property owners to resolve their insur...

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