Over the past five years, we've developed resources from lessons learned as a result of the Recovery programme. PDFs of these publications are available for you to download.

Downloadable Resources

Evaluation of the Canterbury Earthquake Appeal and Recovery Programme

An independent evaluation of the New Zealand Red Cross Earthquake Recovery Programme for greater Christchurch was undertaken in 2017 by Research First Ltd. A series of reports will be available, starting with the full technical report.

2017 Recovery Evaluation - technical (PDF)

Leading in Disaster Recovery – A Companion Through the Chaos

A handbook for people who find themselves in leadership roles during a disaster. The authors interviewed more than 100 leaders working in response and recovery worldwide and captured their hard-won wisdom, practical strategies and tools in an easy-to-read format.

Leading in Disaster Recovery - A Companion through the Chaos (PDF)

Cash transfer handbook

This handbook provides a step-by-step guide for cash transfers in future disaster response and recovery programmes, from design and delivery to the project close-out. Each section guides your decision-making with tables, diagrams, case studies and templates.

Financing Community Resilience Handbook (PDF)

Kiri and the Emergency

Kiri is a first aid resource aimed at children aged three to six years. It introduces first aid, builds children’s understanding about danger, and helps develop confidence and skills to act in an emergency. We provided 12,000 free copies to children throughout greater Christchurch. Available in English and Te Reo.

Kiri & the Emergency - Maori version (PDF)

Kiri and the Emergency - English version

Kiri & the Emergency - English (PDF)