Community resilience

This post conveys the importance of working together as a community.

Surviving the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010-2011, Cashmere Residents’ Association was able to contribute to local recovery, supporting neighbours. We weathered a range of further storms, developing our emergency response framework with some church and council (civil defence) assistance. Brazen corruption around these links stalled our community in 2018, however.

CRA initiated the Cashmere Residents Emergency Support Team (CREST) in 2013, drafting a response plan through this, which was declared operative for Cashmere in 2015. Church fraud towards embezzlement forced complete withdrawal from there in 2018.

CRA now supports local residents in their homes, through any disaster, with our CREST plan remainder: + council’s prep and alert advice.

More advice will follow. Watch for future edits. Kia kaha. Kia ora.

By Rik Tindall

Hi, a community, environment & free/open software advocate from Otautahi/Christchurch, Aotearoa/New Zealand, liking world politics 4 equity, justice & societal quality of life 4 all, sustainable peace & truth

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