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.

 

Adapting legislation to meet recovery needs

This report looks at the use of Orders in Council during earthquake recover...

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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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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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Contracting during disaster recovery

Contracting was essential during recovery from the Canterbury earthquakes....

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Contracting in disaster recovery checklist

This checklist should assist in the effective set up and tracking of contra...

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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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List of Orders in Council

This list documents all Orders in Council from September 2010 to October 20...

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Reflections on recovery: Episode 7

Bronwyn Arthur, Chief Legal Officer at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery A...

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Residential Advisory Service

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

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Residential Advisory Service

Ch.9: Canterbury Earthquake Social Recovery Services and Support video
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Adapting legislation to meet recovery needs

This report looks at the use of Orders in Council during earthquake recovery. It outlines the process used under the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 to allow immediate removal of rubble left b...

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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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Contracting during disaster recovery

Contracting was essential during recovery from the Canterbury earthquakes. Thousands of contracts were drawn up and signed throughout the life of CERA - for employment, purchasing services and organis...

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Contracting in disaster recovery checklist

This checklist should assist in the effective set up and tracking of contracts for both individuals and companies. When formatted correctly, contracts managed in a spreadsheet can be directly transfer...

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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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List of Orders in Council

This list documents all Orders in Council from September 2010 to October 2015.

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Reflections on recovery: Episode 7

Bronwyn Arthur, Chief Legal Officer at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority reflects on the development of CERA and the effect of aftershocks on work relationships.

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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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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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