This page links you to agencies and organisations providing information and assistance for earthquake recovery.
- EQC (Earthquake Commission)
- Civil Defence
- Christchurch City Council: the rebuild
- Greater Christchurch Group - Coordinates central Government's ongoing role in the recovery and regeneration of greater Christchurch
- Ōtākaro Ltd - Crown company established to deliver key anchor projects and precincts in Christchurch.
- Regenerate Christchurch - Established to lead regeneration activities across greater Christchurch.
- Selwyn District Council
- SCIRT Learning Legacy
- The SCIRT Learning Legacy project began part way through the SCIRT programme to capture, document and share SCIRT learnings and innovations. It aims to make freely available the resources and tools to benefit organisations and communities world-wide, particularly those in high hazard zones.
- Transport for Christchurch
- Map showing major road works and closures.
- Canterbury Home Repair Programme
- Information about EQC’s managed repair programme. Previously some repairs were dealt with by Fletchers EQR. EQC is now the main point of contact for all customers.
- The rebuild
- Information from the Christchurch City Council.
- Canterbury earthquake heritage building fund
- Fund to assist owners of heritage buildings to repair damage.
- Earthquake repairs
- Videos and other information from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment about best practice for earthquake repairs like "jack and pack".
EQC and insurance companies
- EQC (Earthquake Commission)
- New Zealand’s primary provider of natural disaster insurance to residential property owners. Their site features detailed information on making a claim.
- New Zealand insurance companies
- A listing of local insurers from our Internet Gateway. Many have information specific to the Canterbury earthquake.
- Insurance advice
- General information on dealing with the aftermath of natural disasters. From the Insurance Council of New Zealand.
Coping with stress
- Managing stress in an emergency
- Advice from the Ministry of Health.
- Dr Rob’s tips
- Dr Rob Gordon is an Australian specialist in disaster psychology who has supported people affected by more than 30 disasters. Watch the video in which Dr Gordon offers tips on dealing with earthquake-related stress.
- All Right Wellbeing campaign
- This campaign is about helping people realise that they’re not alone, encouraging them to connect with others, and supporting them to boost their wellbeing.
- Books for children
- Non-fiction and fiction titles about earthquakes for children available in our catalogue.
Welfare and community support
- Community resilience
- Information provided by the Christchurch City Council about earthquake community funding. Other local welfare agencies include Red Cross and Salvation Army.
- Canterbury Earthquake Temporary Accommodation Service
- Official website providing temporary accommodation matching, social services coordination and financial assistance.
- Sorted - Financial Advice
- Free professional advice on Financial Literacy and Retirement Income on the Sorted website.
Arts, heritage and environment initiatives
- Gap Filler
- Initiative which aims to temporarily activate vacant sites within Christchurch with creative projects such as community fairs, film shows and performances, exhibitions.
- Greening the rubble
- Christchurch group dedicated to developing green spots, biodiversity hubs, pocket parks and community gardens on the sites of removed buildings.
- University of Canterbury CEISMIC Digital Archive is designed to preserve the memories and experiences of people of the Canterbury region. Includes Quakes Stories, and Kete Christchurch.
- Life in Vacant Spaces
- A group dedicated to inspiring the people of Christchurch to activate the city’s vacant sites with creative, intriguing and entrepreneurial transitional projects.