CERA has been disestablished

This page directs you to the agencies to contact for information and assistance on the regeneration of greater Christchurch, along with some useful contacts.

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) was established as a government department on 29 March 2011 to lead and coordinate the Government's response and recovery efforts following the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 in Canterbury.

CERA was disestablished on 18 April 2016 as the Government transitions from leading the recovery, to establishing long-term, locally-led recovery and regeneration arrangements.

Some of CERA's functions have wound down and other responsibilities are now carried out by these central and local government agencies:

CERA Document Archive

The CERA Document Archive website contains documents, reports, and public information released by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority and the Christchurch Central Development Unit between 2011 and April 2016.

The site is managed by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.


Useful contacts

Canterbury Support Line

  • 0800 777 846

Earthquake Support Coordination and Counselling

  • 0800 777 846

Residential Advisory Service

Canterbury Earthquake Temporary Accommodation Service

EQC (Earthquake Commission)

Christchurch City Council

SCIRT (Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team)

Waimakariri District Council

Selwyn District Council

Environment Canterbury