Shakes, rattles and roll outs: The untold story of Māori engagement with community recovery, social resilience and urban sustainability in Christchurch, New Zealand

The Joint Centre for Disaster Research in partnership with the Christchurch Iwi (tribe) Ngāi Tahu, conducted research to identify and document the ways Māori cultural factors facilitated community resilience in response to the Canterbury earthquakes.
 
The Māori response to the Christchurch earthquakes and subsequent recovery process constitute an exemplar of best practice. This paper documents the different levels of support that were extended to whānau, communities and responding agencies.

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