News and insights

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

Remembering the Canterbury earthquakes

February 22, 2022

On 22nd February every year we remember the tragic earthquake that struck the city of Christchurch, New Zealand and all those lives lost, individuals, communities and business directly and indirectly affected. We also reflect on how far our understanding of disaster recovery has come. We’re resharing the ten key lessons we have learnt through research and working with organisations to build their resilience.

New Publication in IJDRR

January 13, 2022

Our paper “Is health and safety legislation an effective tool for disaster risk reduction? A case study from New Zealand” is now published in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction

Earthquake risk reduction behaviors project  poster

December 20, 2021

Our EQC funded project investigating whether the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) has a role in how New Zealand organisations manage earthquake risk was also presented at the virtual 2021 Te Hiranga Ru QuakeCoRE Annual Meeting.

Do you make complex risk management decisions?

December 15, 2021

Do you have to make complex risk management decisions?

Decision making frameworks are a key tool to help bring transparency, consistency and robustness to decision making processes.

Update on our Resilient Buildings Project

December 14, 2021

Check our some of our initial findings we prresented in the QuakeCoRE Annual Meeting Poster Session last week.

How ready is your organisation?

November 5, 2021

As we approach the 5th anniversary of the Kaikoura earthquake on 14 November it is a good time to reflect on how well prepared you really are for the next disruptive event. If you’re unsure where to start and want to quickly assess your organisation’s preparedness, have a look at Resilient Organisations’ rapid assessment tool.

Introducing Cameron Eade, our latest team member

November 1, 2021

We recently welcomed Cameron Eade to our team as a Consulting Analyst. In this post he shares a bit about his background and life outside of work

Building adaptive business continuity plans: Practical tips on how to inject adaptiveness into continuity planning processes

October 27, 2021

Are your Business Continuity plans fit for purpose?
Our accumulated wisdom on building adaptive business continuity plans is now published in the Journal of Business Continuity and Emergency Planning.

Check out our latest publication for practical tips on how to inject adaptiveness into continuity planning processes or get in touch if you want to know more.

The New Zealand Resilience Index tool

September 15, 2021

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.

Maintaining momentum during recovery

September 2, 2021

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.

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