Resilient New Zealand

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.

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.

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.

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.

The idea of the 20-minute city, already being tested in Sydney and Paris, promotes the design of communities where education, healthcare, shopping and work are all within a 20-minute walk or bike. Could this be the future blueprint for decentralised cities?

Thursday 18 June 2020, 11.00 am to 12.00 pm As part of the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Online Support Series for Business, Resilient Organisations will be presenting a webinar on Building a Resilient Recovery Strategy.

Visionweek NZ 2020 – day three Sustaining NZ The COVID-19 response demonstrated New Zealand’s leadership. Our leaders looked at the science and took early and decisive action to address the threat. We need to extend this approach to address other sustainability threats and opportunities that we face. That was the overarching message that we took …

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Day two of #visionweekNZ highlighted the opportunities present in our tourism, technology and transport sectors to connect and create a future proof New Zealand. From new technological innovations in tourism that enables people to virtually bungy jump from their couch to improved connectiveness in our technology and infrastructure sectors to enable better planned developments that address the needs of digital equity and lower carbon transport options.

Bumpy roads to reconstruction In the latest issue of BRANZ’s Build Magazine, a recent QuakeCoRE project involving researchers from Resilient Organisations, the University of Auckland and Market Economics, address the question of what differentiates the earthquake rebuilding timeline of Christchurch from other places like Kobe following the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake and Los Angeles following …

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Queenstown Tourism Operators getting prepared By Erica Seville (Resilient Organisations) and Trevor Andrews (Emergency Management Otago) May 2019 This month, Erica Seville, spent an afternoon with the Queenstown Lakes district TORQUE group.  TORQUE (which stands for Tourism Operator Responders of Queenstown), brings together the largest tourism operators in the district, along with the Department of …

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