Legal

Legal topics can be extremely varied, mirroring a range of complex issues and challenges in the post disaster environment. 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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Christchurch Innovations: Justice Services Recovery

When the Ministry of Justice lost access to its properties in the Canterbur...

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Christchurch’s heritage buildings after the earthquakes

This case study outlines the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s a...

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Designating and acquiring land in central Christchurch

A case study examining land designation and the acquisition process.  This...

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Legal work during disaster recovery

CERA’s Legal team worked on a variety of matters that went far beyond gov...

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Residential Advisory Service

Settling insurance claims was challenging for many property owners. This ca...

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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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Christchurch Innovations: Justice Services Recovery

When the Ministry of Justice lost access to its properties in the Canterbury earthquakes it quickly re-established court services in Christchurch with a “do whatever it takes” attitude and an inno...

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Christchurch’s heritage buildings after the earthquakes

This case study outlines the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s approach to heritage buildings after the earthquakes. It includes the development of the Heritage Buildings and Places Recover...

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Designating and acquiring land in central Christchurch

A case study examining land designation and the acquisition process.  This supported the vision for rebuilding Christchurch’s central city as more compact, green and accessible.  Anchor Projects r...

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Legal work during disaster recovery

CERA’s Legal team worked on a variety of matters that went far beyond government business as usual. Knowing the CER Act, having solid processes and systems in place and ensuring staff had full trai...

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Residential Advisory Service

Settling insurance claims was challenging for many property owners. This case study focuses on the Residential Advisory Service, a free, impartial, client-centred advice service to help property owner...

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