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This page features the assessment report on the February 22, 2011 Earthquake in Christchurch, NZ and related resources. It is meant to foster understanding and analysis of the event and its outcomes.

Full text of the final report:

Review of the CDEM Response to 22 Feb Christchurch Earthquake, produced by Ian McLean Consultancy Services Ltd., June 2012. Sponsored by the Director of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, NZ. (The report contains an 8 pages executive summary.)

Civil Defense New Zealand, Corrective Action Plan. CAP-Review-CDEM-Response-22-February-Christchurch-Earthquake, Dec. 2012.

Related Clippings and Other Documents:

Radio NZ – Coroner’s Report Rips the Christchurch Fire Dept. Response; March 30, 2014.

NZ-Nov19 Major Change in National Organizational Placement. November 19, 2013

Delays in Decisions about Land Settlements in Christchurch, May 2013.

Article re progress in rebuilding:Christchurch 2_22_13-Japan Times.

Tephra2012web: Community Resilience: case studies from the Canterbury Earthquakes.  TEPHRA; Nov. 2012. Vol 23.

The Cost of Rebuilding Christchurch; Dec. 13.

Govt reveal post-quake rebuild costs for Greater Christchurch; Dec. 6

What the U.S. Can Learn From the Christchurch Earthquake. Nov. 19, 2012.

Fire chiefs failed to cope with Christchurch earthquake – report, October 18, 2012

Audio clip of radio show Checkpoint interview with John Hamilton; October 5, 2012.

NZ Herald, Oct. 5. Christchurch Response “Effective”

Big Pond, NZ  Quake Response Review Finds Failings; Oct. 5, 2012.

Dalziel Media Statement, October 5. (Lianne Dalziel, Labour Party, Civil Defense and Emergency Spokesperson)

Dalziel Speech, October 19, 2012; AUT EM Conference

TVNZ Blurring of Responsibility in Quake Response. Oct. 5, 2012.

Voxy.co.nz. Emergency Response Reviews Offer Learnings, Oct. 5, 2012.

Stuff.co.nz. Initial Quake Response Sound – Report. Oct. 5, 2012.

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Stuff.co.nz. Quake Response Faulted; October 6, 2012.

Related Links:

  • Article titled Hard Realities, by John Schelling of WA state.  He extracts lessons for the U.S. from the CHCH earthquake experience.  October 2012.

Recent Books:

Miles, Sarah (2012). “The Christchurch Fiasco; The Insurance Aftershock and its Implications for New Zealand and Beyond;” Dunmore Publishing.

3/30/2014

2 Comments leave one →
  1. John Richardson permalink
    August 30, 2013 12:58 am

    Hi Claire
    you might be interested in listening to this radio doco on CHCH. I write about it in my own disasters blog
    http://sastrugi64.wordpress.com/2013/06/15/after-the-quakes/
    BTW, love the blog, can’t keep up with all that you post!
    cheers
    John Richardson (from Australia)

    • August 30, 2013 4:55 am

      Thanks for writing and thanks for the compliment.

      I lile your blog too.

      Claire

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