News and insights

Keep up-to-date with our latest news, publications, projects, and other interesting and useful insights into resilience.

Sep 15 2021

The New Zealand Resilience Index tool
Do you want to understand the resilience capacity of your community? Or measure progress as you implement resilience initiatives? The New Zealand Resilience Index (NZRI), developed for and by New Zealanders is here to help. NZRI can help support your decision-making and prioritise your investments in community resilience.

Sep 2 2021

Maintaining momentum during recovery
As we progress through the latest phase of the current COVID-19 crisis, some businesses are upping their activity, whilst others are still entirely non-operational. Every bit of activity helps restore our sense of normal. But we are still a long way from the end of this disruption. Here are some things to keep doing to help your business recovery well.

Aug 27 2021

Recovery: playing the long game
Recovery from the COVID-19 crisis is proving to be a long game, as we continue adjusting and re-building for a new normal and beyond. In this post we share five things worth keeping in mind as you respond to the current crisis that may help your long-term recovery.

Aug 23 2021

The importance of debriefing
While it may seem too soon to think about this crisis ending, it is never too early to start planning your debriefing process. We have created this handy 1-pager to get you started on your debriefing process, making sure you are more resilient to the next crisis.

Jul 14 2021

BCI APAC 2021 Winner
We are thrilled to announce that Richard Ball has won the Business Continuity Institute’s Asia Pacific awards Continuity and Resilience Newcomer award for 2021. Richard was awarded for his enthusiastic approach to the discipline, passion for the industry and innovative ideas on how to implement and embed good practice in business continuity and resilience.

Jun 15 2021

What does a seismically resilient NZ building stock look like?
Resilient Organisations are excited to partner with the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering on this Earthquake Commission (EQC) funded project focused on understanding societal expectations for future seismic performance of buildings.

Jun 1 2021

Growing the resilience of SMEs
Getting small businesses (SMEs) to make resilience a priority is a challenge. To help address this we have delievered a series of workshops around the South Island.

May 21 2021

Lloyd’s Science of Risk Prize Winner
We are thrilled to announce that Charlotte Brown and the MERIT team have been recognised in the 2021 Lloyd’s Science of Risk Prize.

Apr 21 2021

Earthquake Preparedness Checklist
Want to make sure your organisation is prepared for an earthquake? Download our free Earthquake Preparedness Guide to help get you started.

Apr 16 2021

Earthquake Prone Public Buildings: Balancing Life Safety Risks and Community Costs
How do you balance the life safety risks of an earthquake prone public building against the community costs of prolonged closure of community facilities?

Apr 16 2021

New Zealand’s Dark Horse of Disaster Risk Reduction Legislation
We recently completed an Earthquake Commission (EQC) funded research investigated whether the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) has a role in how New Zealand organisations manage earthquake risk.

Mar 31 2021

10 Steps Toward Better Risk Management: Construction Industry
Risk is a big part of the construction industry – both part of its success and failure. Here are ten simple steps towards better risk management you can implement to improve the productivity and performance of your organisation.
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