Our latest news, March 2024

As we approach the end of a busy first quarter of 2024, we share some of our recent highlights with you.

We wish you a relaxing Easter break, hopefully with some chocolate and sunshine! For those working through, we appreciate this and hope you can find time for yourself and that the Easter bunny still finds you.


Does your role involve communicating seismic risk information with commercial property tenants?

Join us in Wellington on the 12th of April for our workshop following the 2024 NZSEE Conference. We will share the latest research on risk communication and hear from those involved in communicating seismic risk information and their experiences, challenges, and needs.

There will be the opportunity to share your experiences and help us identify where more work is needed to support practitioners in communicating seismic risk more effectively.

There are limited spaces available - email nzsee2024@confer.co.nz to register.

ResOrgs and the Joint Centre for Disaster Research will jointly lead the workshop. Thanks to BRANZ, our project partner and funder, and Te Hiranga Rū QuakeCoRE for funding it.

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Are you a commercial building tenant?

Coming soon is a new resource that may help you better understand different aspects of seismic risk information and make leasing decisions in line with your organisation's needs and goals.


A big thank you to all who contributed their knowledge to this resource, particularly our colleagues at the Joint Centre for Disaster Research (Emma Hudson-Doyle, Julia Becker, and Catalina Miranda), along with MBIE and BRANZ.

Interested? Keep an eye on our LinkedIn page for the release of this resource.


Toka Tū Ake EQC's 2023 Resilience and Research Highlights Report

This report is a great summary of all the fabulous work they fund and support.

We are really proud to partner with Toka Tū Ake EQC, with the report profiling three projects we have been involved in:
Let's Talk About Risk, The Resilient Buildings Project, and our analysis of the insurance settlement process following the 2016 Kaikōura/Hurunui earthquake.

Is your organisation prepared for the next disruption?

Following a series of disruptions and emergencies we have been working with a number of organisations, including councils, to ensure their business continuity and crisis management arrangements are effective.

The purpose of business continuity is often misunderstood. It’s not about ticking a box, writing a plan, and calling it a day.

The real value in having up-to-date business continuity arrangements comes from the process of thinking about critical functions within your organisation and contingency plans and keeping a record of these. You don’t want to spend precious time figuring out urgent priorities in the next crisis.

Do you need to refresh or renew your business continuity arrangements?

Get in touch


Emergency response and recovery training

Earlier this month, RRANZ ran its first in-person Emergency Response and Recovery Leadership Development Programme for 2024. The course provides professional training for emergency response and recovery leaders from a range of agencies and organisations. Many of our participants note significant takeaways relevant to business-as-usual leadership, as well as emergency response and recovery.

There are spaces available in the upcoming courses in 2024, including the online masterclass series and a new course, Managing a Coordination Centre. Check out the RRANZ website for more information.

Wondering if this is the right course for you?

📩 Get in touch


Introducing the new faces in the ResOrgs' office

Nick Currie

In February, we welcomed our newest team member, Nick Currie.

Nick joins the ResOrgs team as a Consultant/Analyst. With a background in psychology and intelligence analysis, Nick brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. We look forward to Nick contributing to our range of projects!  Read Nick's introduction

Alyssa RyanWe have also welcomed Alyssa Ryan to our office. Alyssa has started a UC Postdoctoral position and will spread her time across the UC Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering and our offices. She will be working on climate change risk assessment, community engagement, and adaptation planning as part of a collaboration between UC, ResOrgs, and Buller District Council.  Read Alyssa's introduction

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