Recovery Policy

Coordinating a recovery effort involves understanding a broad range of issues and using a faster policy development track than normal. This topic includes social, cultural, built, natural, economic, operational and strategic policy.

Benefits of a strategic approach to recovery: CERA’s lessons on the journey from emergency to regeneration

This report describes the strategic response to facilitating regeneration,...

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Coordinating other recovery work

CERA’s ‘support programmes’ function monitored, supported and coordin...

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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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Pre event recovery planning and management checklist

This paper reflects Waimakariri District Council’s learning from its exp...

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Recipe for Disaster - Building policy on shaky ground

The recovery from the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes presented a subs...

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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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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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Waimakariri District Council’s integrated, community-based recovery framework

This report focuses on the Waimakariri District Council’s approach to ear...

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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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Benefits of a strategic approach to recovery: CERA’s lessons on the journey from emergency to regeneration

This report describes the strategic response to facilitating regeneration, based on the experience of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority.  It argues a range of disaster responses are requir...

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Coordinating other recovery work

CERA’s ‘support programmes’ function monitored, supported and coordinated the development of recovery programmes led by other organisations. Several groups within CERA were given responsibility...

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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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Pre event recovery planning and management checklist

This paper reflects Waimakariri District Council’s learning from its experience in then developing pre-event recovery management preparedness.  The pre-event recovery planning checklist sets out t...

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Recipe for Disaster - Building policy on shaky ground

The recovery from the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes presented a substantial challenge for all sectors, in particular central and local government, and the insurance industry. This report provi...

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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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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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Waimakariri District Council’s integrated, community-based recovery framework

This report focuses on the Waimakariri District Council’s approach to earthquake recovery which was developed as an Integrated, Community-based Recovery Framework and evolved as a result of the Dar...

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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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