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Connectedness & Canterbury. How did government agencies connect in response to the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011?

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dc.contributor.author Parish, Catrin
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-13T01:08:47Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-12T02:28:05Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-13T01:08:47Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-12T02:28:05Z
dc.date.copyright 2014
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/20939
dc.description.abstract The Canterbury earthquake sequence of 2010 and 2011 presented the Government with unprecedented challenges, not least of which was to ensure consistency and connectedness across each of its agencies who had a role in the response. This paper examines particular instances where government agencies connected in responding to the earthquake’s impact on the built environment, and identifies elements of the experience that should be incorporated in planning for future natural disasters. The key observations are: Examples of connectedness often came about due to existing relationships and networks that were not born out of disaster planning but were fortuitous in enabling aspects of the Government’s response. Individual agencies gathered large amounts of information in their response roles, but this could often only be utilised between agencies in an ad hoc way in the absence of existing frameworks for information sharing. There are opportunities for broader government policies to be implemented as part of the rebuild, but these may be overlooked or under utilised due to competing priorities or lack of advance planning and role awareness. A whole-of-government review of the experience in Canterbury is required and a strategic approach is necessary to implement change. As part of this, the importance of connectedness should be acknowledged and built into frameworks. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseries Institute for Governance and Policy Studies: Working Papers 14/03 en_NZ
dc.subject Administrative agencies en_NZ
dc.subject Earthquake relief en_NZ
dc.title Connectedness & Canterbury. How did government agencies connect in response to the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011? en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Institute for Governance and Policy Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 160599 Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Working or Occasional Paper en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 440799 Policy and administration not elsewhere classified en_NZ
dc.rights.rightsholder https://www.victoria.ac.nz/igps en_NZ

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