Community Resilience

EQ Fencing - Tuam St

Post EQ Fencing in Tuam Street

The Positive Directions Trust founded the Seaview Resilience Centre in June 2011 to provide a multi-stakeholder partnership for ground up recovery, increased resilience to future disasters, disaster preparedness and to promote He Tangata (the people) at the centre of solutions for the recovery and reconstruction of Otautahi/Christchurch.

Situated at 165 Seaview Road New Brighton, we are positioned amongst the worst affected areas of Christchurch East and we network locally to enhance our commitment to the recovery and rebuild of Christchurch and the greater Canterbury region on behalf of the hardest hit whanau of the area.

Our position at the forefront of the recovery and reconstruction of Christchurch provides us with a unique understanding of the requirements of our people, knee deep in a post disaster environment. As such, our recommendations for city-wide capacity building over the next 12 years incorporates multi-stakeholder partnership together with the following community enhancement services:

New Brighton Pier

  • Ru Whenua Kaitoko Whanau Service:
  • Post-Disaster Advocacy and Support for Whanau.
  • Emergency Domestic Response Unit:
  • Free Post-Disaster Domestc Support Service (face-to-face support services, water & food delivery services, home heating, house removal services, home cleaning, liquefaction clean up, water proofing and Kaumatua/Elderly transport services).
  • Canterbury Regional Maori Employment Service:
  • Trades Training; Pre & Post Employment & Training Support Services; CV’s; Work Ethic; Numeracy & Litearcy.
  • Rangatahi and Whanau Health and Fitness Services:
  • In home whanau Nutrition & Fitness Training & Support; Fruit & Vege deliveries.
  • Restoring Mana Program
  • Pro-Social Development Brokerage, Seminars, Training & Support for Youth & Whanau.


The Seaview Resilience Centre proposes to provide Waitaha Runanga with a sattelite/hub in the east of Otautahi – to reach their members, alongside other Ngai Tahu hub in the event of emergency.


In the event of an emergency/disaster the SRC will spring into action to equip runanga members with:

  • Essential Survival Resources
  • Disaster Preparedness Plans
  • Kaitoko Whanau Support
  • Rapid Hands-On Response Unit – covering all manner of tasks
  • Vital comms in the event of emergency/disaster.

Street Cavity - London St, Lyttelton