Friday, 4 December 2015


Submission from

One Voice Te Reo Kotahi (OVTRK)

We support a new, Community Initiatives Plan to allow NGO voices in Greater Christchurch to:
 be heard
 be informed
 be enabled to work together
 contribute to work done on Frameworks for Treaty-based, multicultural development where the indigenous status of tangata whenua and the role of tangata Tiriti (everyone else) are understood. 

Thursday, 3 December 2015

What do we need to do to further our recovery?

Some detail has been provided of our Sector's responses to the question: 
What do we need to do to further our recovery?
Following the presentation by researcher Dr Chrys Horn to the NGO NETWORKING PARTY (final OVTRK Forum for 2015) on 28 November 2015 Chrys has supplied a more detailed outline than was possible to present at the PARTY:

“ The following are the things that people talked about in the three workshops run as part of CERA’s research into how the Third Sector are faring 5 years on.   They are in response to the question What do we need to do to further our recovery? 

Join the 2015 voice to co-create a vision for Greater Christchurch

The partner organisations involved in the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy are seeking your help to be part of the process and ask you to gift an hour of your time to attend a brief explanation session to learn more at the Canterbury District Health Board's Design Lab. 

You are encouraged to bring a group of colleagues or friends

Use this link to make a booking to visit the Canterbury DHB Design Lab online.

Transition of CERA functions

With the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) winding up in April 2016, work is now underway to transfer recovery responsibilities to other central and local government agencies, to ensure the long-term recovery and regeneration of greater Christchurch.    

The first transition of CERA functions happens on 1 December when Land Information New Zealand (LINZ), Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and Ministry of Health working closely with Canterbury District Health Board, will all be inheriting responsibilities from CERA.

Read more here