New Zealand: Christchurch and Canterbury earthquakes 2010-2011

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A strong earthquake in Canterbury, New Zealand, triggered a series of aftershocks, including an earthquake that resulted in multiple deaths in Christchurch.

2016
This paper examines the role of business interruption insurance in business recovery following the Christchurch earthquake in 2011 in the short and medium term. In the short-term analysis, it asks whether insurance increases the likelihood of business survival in the aftermath of a disaster.
Victoria University of Wellington
2015
This paper outlines the process and outcomes of a multi-agency, multi-sector research collaboration, led by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA). It begins with an outline of both the Canterbury earthquake sequence, and the research context informing this collaborative project, before reporting on the methodology and significant results to date. It concludes with a discussion of both the survey results, and the collaborative process through which it was developed.
Elsevier
2015
The paper implements a novel way to aggregate the separate measures of disaster impact - the number of fatalities, of injuries, of people otherwise affected, and the financial damage that natural disasters cause - and apply it to two recent catastrophic events: the Christchurch (New Zealand) earthquakes and the Greater Bangkok (Thailand) floods of 2011.
Victoria University of Wellington
2015

Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, Volume 19, Special Issue:

This paper reports on findings from the research relating to emergency preparedness and perceptions of vulnerability among disabled people who were living in Christchurch over

Massey University
'Over 95 per cent of HNZ’s properties were damaged in the earthquakes... The repair programme is enhancing the quality of existing state houses, and construction of 700 new homes is helping modernise social housing stock which will benefit tenants and their families for many years to come.’ said Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett...
New Zealand - government
Funding was announced today for a Natural Hazards Research Platform created by the Government for natural hazard research. It encompasses five themes – building geological hazard models; predicting weather flood and coastal hazards; developing regional and national risk evaluation models; improving societal resilience; and improving the resilience of buildings and infrastructure...
New Zealand - government