Community-led disaster risk management: A Māori response to Otautahi (Christchurch) earthquakes

Since September 2010, a series of earthquakes have caused widespread social, financial and environmental devastation in Christchurch, New Zealand. Anecdotal evidence suggests that local Māori responded effectively to facilitate community recovery and resilience.
 
The Joint Centre for Disaster Research with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, conducted research to identify the ways Māori cultural values have facilitated disaster risk reduction and management in response to the earthquakes.

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