Resilience in Transient Rural Communities

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State Completed
Duration 2014 - 2019
Project Leader(s)
David Simmons
Lincoln University

Project Summary

The 2016 Kaikōura earthquake provided an opportunity to examine and document response and recovery from a community perspective. This project worked with transient populations (such as tourists and seasonal workers) and locals to document and explore the ways in which a rural community recovers from a natural hazard event. We also developed a new understanding and appreciation of the roles of rūnanga and iwi in recovery. The insights from this work are informing preparedness and resilience-building initiatives elsewhere in Aoteaora.

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