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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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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Community Forum: Advocates for the people of greater Christchurch

An overview of the Community Forum – a key community representative group...

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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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Designating and acquiring land in central Christchurch

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

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Developing the Recovery Strategy for Greater Christchurch

A case study on how the Recovery Strategy for Greater Christchurch was deve...

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Development of the Community in Mind Strategy and Shared Programme of Action

CERA coordinated the development of a high level strategy to guide psychoso...

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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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Lessons identified from coordinating other recovery work

This resource outlines key lessons from CERA’s experience of supporting a...

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Linking phases of recovery

An outline of the four overlapping phases of the recovery process as experi...

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Monitoring social outcomes

This video describes the social recovery evidence base CERA established and...

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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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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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Community Forum: Advocates for the people of greater Christchurch

An overview of the Community Forum – a key community representative group set up under the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2010 to have input into decision-making.

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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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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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Developing the Recovery Strategy for Greater Christchurch

A case study on how the Recovery Strategy for Greater Christchurch was developed by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) including the consultation process, how it changed over time, im...

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Development of the Community in Mind Strategy and Shared Programme of Action

CERA coordinated the development of a high level strategy to guide psychosocial recovery. The ‘Community in Mind’ strategy was supplemented by a Shared Programme of Action to capture recovery acti...

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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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Lessons identified from coordinating other recovery work

This resource outlines key lessons from CERA’s experience of supporting and coordinating recovery work led by external agencies and organisations.

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Linking phases of recovery

An outline of the four overlapping phases of the recovery process as experienced in Canterbury.   

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Monitoring social outcomes

This video describes the social recovery evidence base CERA established and developed over time. Social outcomes monitoring commenced early and informed decision making. The evidence base enabled deci...

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