Recovery Strategy for Greater Christchurch

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority consulted closely with its strategic partners, government agencies and the community to develop the Recovery Strategy for Greater Christchurch. The Recovery Strategy provides a vision and overall direction to all those individuals and organisations who have a role in recovery. Here is what we have to share.

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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Christchurch’s heritage buildings after the earthquakes

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

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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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Developing the Recovery Strategy for Greater Christchurch

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

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Engaging with communities in a recovery context

This guide outlines tips for recovery practitioners engaging with affected...

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

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

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Te Kowatawata: The dawn of a new city

Te Kōwatawata provides a snapshot at a point of time of the contribution t...

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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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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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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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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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Engaging with communities in a recovery context

This guide outlines tips for recovery practitioners engaging with affected communities. Often people will be stressed and anxious and the engagement messages may involve difficult decisions about peop...

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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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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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Te Kowatawata: The dawn of a new city

Te Kōwatawata provides a snapshot at a point of time of the contribution that Ngāi Tahu and Ngā Mata Wākā have made to the recovery of Greater Christchurch (from 2010 to 2015).     The report...

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