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.

Waimakariri Earthquake Social Recovery Services

The paper provides a brief account of the history of Kaiapoi and the impact...

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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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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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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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Recovering Christchurch's central city: The first four years 2011-2015

Operating within the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, the Christch...

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Monitoring social outcomes

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

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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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Lessons identified from coordinating other recovery work

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

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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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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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Developing the Recovery Strategy for Greater Christchurch

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Recovering Christchurch's central city: The first four years 2011-2015

Operating within the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) was responsible for the recovery of Christchurch’s central city. This narrative chroni...

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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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Linking phases of recovery

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

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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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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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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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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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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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