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Latest research update The Australian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies (AJDTS) has published a special issue focusing on “Pathways to Earthquake Resilience” – The case study of Wellington, New Zealand, featuring two papers from the ResOrgs team. The paper, Business recovery from disaster: A research update for practitioners focuses on ResOrgs’ six-year research interviewing and …

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LA Times story on lessons learnt from Christchurch earthquakes Rong-Gong Lin, a reporter who has worked on earthquake news at the Los Angeles Times for nearly a decade, recently visited Christchurch and spoke to a number of people, including Tracy Hatton, to learn more about the lessons California can learn from Christchurch.  As he notes …

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EQC Biennial Grant funding for new project We are excited to have been awarded a grant under the New Zealand EQC Biennial Grants programme. Tracy Hatton will be leading a team of researchers looking at how organisations perceive their obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and what they actually do to …

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Farewell to Ellie Kay This month we say farewell to Ellie Kay, the youngest of the ResOrgs team. Ellie has been instrumental in the development of the Trajectories programme of the Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge, keeps us on track with our diversity and wellbeing goals, and has been involved in many other …

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Building risk management strategies into the vertical construction sector Achieving a high level of productivity in the construction industry remains challenging. Within the sector, there are also differentiated performance outcomes between the horizontal and vertical construction sector. The recent successes of horizontal infrastructure projects such as the Northern Toll Road Gateway, Waterview Project, and Christchurch …

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Keeping up with an evolving strategic risk landscape  By Erica Seville The insurance sector, like many others, is at an interesting juncture, as the nature of the strategic risks facing the sector evolves and anticipated time-frames for change shorten.  At first glance, it is a sector populated by well capitalised, established and large incumbents.  It …

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Resilience coaching special offer We know that being the business continuity or resilience champion in an organisation can be both personally and professionally challenging. In acknowledgement of Mental Health Awareness Week, we are offering a special on our one-on-one organisational resilience professional development coaching. Connecting with others and sharing problems (and successes) can be a …

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Earth Ex 2019: Testing resilience planning Want to test your resilience planning? Have a go at Earth Ex 2019. This web-based exercise takes you through a Black Sky hazard scenario, testing your readiness and response plans. We recently did it and even though resilience is our core business, we still found it useful to test …

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Calling all board members and CEOs – A Board’s Role in Crisis Have you been on a Board of Directors or a CEO of an organisation that experienced a crisis within the last 10 years? Do you feel you learned from that experience? Would you like to share your experience to help others facing crises …

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