Community Case Studies Research Report : Tairāwhiti Climate Adaptation Planning Project

By: Te Weu Charitable Trust in cooperation with the Gisborne District Council
Published: 2024-05-13

Extreme weather events have become more frequent with climate change. The East Coast has been particularly hard hit in recent years. In early 2023 the Gisborne District Council commissioned Te…

Climate Change Community & Place Community Development Emergency & Disaster Environment
Ethnicity and Diversity

Transnational migration and disaster risk reduction: Insights from Chinese migrants living in Auckland, New Zealand

By: Zhang, C., Le De, L., Charania, N.A.
Published: 2021-06-07

Migrants can be disproportionately impacted by disasters due to their increased vulnerability. Knowledge of Chinese migrants’ perceptions and experiences in the face of hazards and disasters is limited. This qualitative…

Asian Emergency & Disaster Migrants and Former Refugees
Ethnicity and Diversity

Vulnerability and capacities of international students in the face of disasters in Auckland, New Zealand: A qualitative descriptive study

By: Thorup-Binger C., Charania, N.A.
Published: 2019-10-01

Background International migration is a worldwide phenomenon, with an increased presence of international students (i.e., short-term migrants) residing in host countries for limited periods of time. Migrants may be exposed…

Education & Training Emergency & Disaster Migrants and Former Refugees

Integrating volunteering cultures in New Zealand’s multi-hazard environment

By: Dr Andrea Grant, Mary Hart and E. R. (Lisa) Langer
Published: 2019-07-01

In New Zealand, the social contribution of volunteers exceeds 270 million hours per year. Volunteer participation is a vital component of emergency services activities, particularly in rural settings. Fire and…

Emergency & Disaster
People and Society

Holding Hope Together

Published: 2015-10-01

Holding hope together celebrating the contribution of the non profit sector in rebuilding Christchurch communities post quakes. Pacific Trust Canterbury Christchurch Migrant Centre New Brighton Community Gardens Friends of Linwood…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster
Ethnicity and Diversity

Young people from refugee backgrounds as a resource for disaster risk reduction

By: J Marlowe, R Bogen
Published: 2015-07-01

Young people from refugee backgrounds represent an important resource for disaster risk reduction within their respective communities. This paper presents a qualitative study with young people from refugee backgrounds and…

Emergency & Disaster Migrants and Former Refugees
People and Society

From stories to action: The policy implications of the NCWNZ Women’s Voices project

By: Gordon, L.; Du Plessis, R.; Sutherland, J.; and Gibson, H.
Published: 2015-06-30

This report highlights the policy implications of research into the earthquake experiences of 150 Christchurch women interviewed for the Women’s Voices – Ngā Reo O Ngā Wahine Project. It focuses…

Emergency & Disaster Women/Wāhine

Place-Based and Community-Led: Specific Disaster Preparedness and Generalisable Community Resilience

By: Daryl Taylor and Helen Goodman
Published: 2015-02-20

The action research process that informed the report was initially made possible through CatholicCare Bushfire Community Recovery Service, with the support and involvement of service Manager, Janet Cribbes. The study…

Action Research Community Development Emergency & Disaster

Not Just High-Vis and Hard Hats

By: Sharon Torstonson
Published: 2015-01-10

Drawing on Canterbury and Victoria experience, his report discusses and gives examples of the role of the non-profit sector in disaster risk reduction, readiness, response and recovery. While many see…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster Non-profit Sector

Indigenous communities, disasters, and disaster research: surviving disaster research on, with, and by Māori.

By: Simon Lambert
Published: 2014-12-12

This paper presents insights into the impacts on Māori of the Christchurch earthquakes and draws on personal research experiences to discuss disaster research with impacted minority communities. Three topics are…

Emergency & Disaster Health & Wellbeing Māori

Her Stories – Women, Research and Recovery

By: Megan Woods MP
Published: 2014-11-21

A paper written and presented by Megan Woods MP for the inaugural Christchurch Womens Researchers Breakfast, Otauatahi-Christchurch, Thursday 21st November 2014

Emergency & Disaster Research & Evaluation Women/Wāhine
Ethnicity and Diversity

ANZTSR 2014 Crisis Communication Capacity for Disaster Resilience: Community Participation of Information Providing and Verifying in Indonesian Volcanic Eruption

By: Dwie Irmawaty Gultom & Zita Joyce
Published: 2014-11-18

This case study of Jalin Merapi in the 2010 Merapi volcanic eruption captures how local communities can empower themselves through participation in providing, sharing and verifying information within their social…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster Media & Communications

ANZTSR 2014 Indigenous Communities, Disasters, and Disaster Research: Surviving Disaster Research On, With and By Maori

By: Dr Simon Lambert
Published: 2014-11-18

This paper presents insights into the impact on Maori of the Christchurch earthquakes, including the role of Indigenous Knowledge (Matauranga Maori) in disasters, and the role of Indigenous culture in…

Emergency & Disaster Māori Research & Evaluation

ANZTSR 2014 Third Sector Organisations and Earthquake Recovery Planning in Christchurch, New Zealand

By: Nicole S Hutton, Graham A Tobin, & Linda M Whiteford
Published: 2014-11-18

The research looks at how Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) have been involved in and impacted by mid- to long-term recovery efforts, following the Christchurch earthquakes. Relocation information of TSOs’ offices…

Emergency & Disaster Health & Wellbeing Social Services

ANZTSR 2014 Mapping the Diverse Community Economy Sector in Christchurch

By: Dr Kelly Dombroski
Published: 2014-11-11

Post-quake Christchurch has seen a flourishing of alternative economic activities that work to directly support the wellbeing of residents, often through the volunteer and community sector. This project seeks to…

Community Development Economics & Finances Emergency & Disaster

ANZTSR 2014 The Role of Gender in Building a Resilient City: Examining Christchurch New Zealand

By: Rachel Kimber
Published: 2014-11-04

New Zealand has an opportunity to become a global example of the benefits of organizational gender balance by showcasing the Christchurch rebuild as a project that promotes gender diversity. Equal…

Emergency & Disaster Leadership Women/Wāhine

ANZTSR 2014 Third Sector Organizations and Earthquake Recovery Planning in Christchurch, New Zealand

By: Nicole S. Hutton, Graham A. Tobin, and Linda M. Whiteford
Published: 2014-10-29

Following the February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake, Third Sector Organizations (TSOs) are increasingly relied on to maintain community connectivity, and well-being. As demolition and red zoning alter livelihood options, TSOs are…

Emergency & Disaster Non-profit Sector
Ethnicity and Diversity

A Social Justice Lens to Examine Refugee Populations Affected by Disasters

By: Jay Marlowe
Published: 2014-07-01

The pedagogical implications of encouraging social work students to consider the inter-sections of social justice with communities affected by disasters are considerable. This focus is key as disasters can impact…

Emergency & Disaster Migrants and Former Refugees
People and Society

Movers and Shakers: Women’s Stories from the Christchurch Earthquakes

By: Gordon, L; Sutherland, J; DuPlessis, R and Gibson, H.
Published: 2014-05-04

This is the final report of a research study undertaken by the National Council of Women (Christchurch Branch) between 2011 and 2014 with women living in Christchurch through the earthquakes.…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster Women/Wāhine
Ethnicity and Diversity

There is always someone worse off…The unheard voices of women fromthe Christchurch earthquakes and beyond

By: Women's Voices Project, National Council of Women
Published: 2014-02-01

The Christchurch earthquakes can be viewed from many disciplines: geology, geography, history, disaster management, psychology, sociology etc. For the past two years, the National Council of Women in Christchurch has…

Emergency & Disaster Families, Whānau and Parenting Women/Wāhine
Non-profit Sector

An Inventory of Community-led and Non-governmental Organisations and Initiatives in Post-earthquake Canterbury

By: Dr Sally Carlton and Dr Suzanne Vallance
Published: 2013-12-10

The impact of the Canterbury earthquake sequence of 2010-12 and its aftermath has been enormous. This inventory lists some of the thousands of community-led groups and initiatives across the region…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster Non-profit Sector

Grassroots Community Preparedness Plans Resource

By: Raven Marie Cretney
Published: 2013-10-06

This resource is not a summary of research but has been created as a result of academic research into grassroots responses to disasters. In this resource I pull together several…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster

Volunteering Canterbury’s Survey of Member Organisations 2011

By: Helen Kidd
Published: 2013-10-01

Results of a survey of member organisations to ascertain their circumstances eight months after the February 2011 earthquake.

Community Development Emergency & Disaster Volunteering & Mahi Aroha

Post-Disaster Mobilities: Exploring Household Relocation after the Canterbury Earthquakes

By: Simon Dickinson
Published: 2013-09-01

During 2010 and 2011, a series of major earthquakes caused widespread damage in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. The magnitude 6.3 quake in February 2011 caused 185 fatalities. In…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster Homelessness

TPA (CHCH) Rental Survey 2013

By: Tenants Protections Association (Christchurch) Inc.
Published: 2013-06-27

The TPA rental survey is a response to the concerns expressed by many tenants across Canterbury with increased rents and the poor quality of their rental housing post-earthquakes. This report…

Economics & Finances Emergency & Disaster Homelessness
Ethnicity and Diversity

Identifying the non-structural impacts of the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence on the Hurunui District

By: Sonny Whitelaw
Published: 2013-06-12

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) is the agency leading and coordinating the recovery of greater Christchurch following the September 2010 and February 2011 earthquakes. The area over which CERA…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster Health & Wellbeing

Ongoing resilience from the ground up: A relational place based approach to grassroots community resilience

By: Raven Marie Cretney
Published: 2013-05-12

When the devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand, at 12.51pm on 22nd February 2011, the psychological and physical landscape was irrevocably changed. In the days and weeks…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster

Ongoing resilience from the ground up research report

By: Raven Marie Cretney
Published: 2013-04-07

This report summarises the Masters thesis of the same title (also found in this directory). I briefly discuss methodology and background to the case study of Project Lyttelton before explaining…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster Research & Evaluation

Building Community Resilience: Learning from the Canterbury Earthquakes

By: Louise Thornley, Jude Ball, Louise Signal, Keri Lawson-Te Aho, and Emma Rawson
Published: 2013-03-15

This report studied six communities affected by the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes. Our project found that connected communities with good community infrastructure (e.g. local networks, marae, organisations, and leaders)…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster Health & Wellbeing

The relationships of geographical variations in health outcomes and earthquake impact

By: Simon Kingham
Published: 2012-09-10

This paper was presented at the CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKES: SEMINAR SERIES 2012. Earthquake research in the field of mental health – Outcomes & Impacts by Prof Simon Kingham, Department of Geography…

Emergency & Disaster Health & Wellbeing Mental Health

Glimpses of a better world: The role of tangata whenua, community & voluntary sector in the Canterbury earthquake recovery

By: Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 2011-10-28

Address to “Our Future Community and Voluntary Sector Forum”, Hosted by Council of Social Services Christchurch and Te Runaka ki Otautahi Kai Tahu, Christchurch, 28 July 2011. Drawing on lessons…

Emergency & Disaster Non-profit Sector Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Non-profit Sector

Supporting Community Resilience in Post-Quake Christchurch

By: Sharon Torstonson and Michelle Whitaker
Published: 2011-07-01

After the Sept 2010 earthquake, a series of meetings were held with community organisations in Christchurch to enable them to learn from each other about supporting their communities and to…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster

Responsible Humans: Identifying Community Leaders and Building Sustainable Organisations

By: Jarrod Coburn
Published: 2009-06-01

This article was written to support a presentation to the World Conference in Disaster Management 2009 (Toronto, Canada). In it there is presented a method to rediscover the forgotten tool…

Community Development Emergency & Disaster Environment

Volunteer-related training in emergency services: findings from qualitative research

By: Sharon Pells, NZIER
Published: 2008-07-01

Qualitataive research (depth interviews with 52 emergency services volunteers and other stakeholders) to identify how to lift training participation of emergency services volunteers, and the impact of training on service…

Emergency & Disaster Research & Evaluation Volunteering & Mahi Aroha

Volunteer-related training in emergency services: findings from desk research

By: Sharon Pells, NZIER
Published: 2008-04-01

Literature review to identify barriers to training for volunteers in emergency services, and volunteers in general, and how to overcome those barriers

Emergency & Disaster Research & Evaluation Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Te Ao Māori

Maori Issues for Remediation of Biohazards, Chemo-Hazards & Natural Disasters

By: Chris Webber
Published: 2008-04-01

Masters thesis Through literature review, case studies and semi-structured interviews, a pool of knowledge was identified using a kaupapa Maori approach to draw out a set of themes and indicators.…

Emergency & Disaster Kaupapa Māori approaches Māori

Evaluation of the Voluntary Agency Support Scheme and Emergency Management and Disaster Relief Fund

By: Mary-Jane Rivers & Garth Nowland-Foreman
Published: 2005-01-01

This evaluation follows a broad-ranging evaluation of the Voluntary Agency Support Scheme (VASS) in 1998 that focused on rationale, purpose, structure, management and ‘place’ of VASS in relation to international…

Emergency & Disaster Research & Evaluation Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
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