The role of marae and Maori communities in post-disaster recovery : a case study

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Hudson, J.; Hughes, E. 2007 The role of marae and Maori communities in post-disaster recovery : a case study. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: GNS Science. GNS Science report 2007/15 49 p.

Abstract: This case study examines the role of a marae and Mâori communities in the Manawatu during the February 2004 flood (henceforth referred to as the ‘Flood Event’) and the various approaches they adopted during the event. The marae is Poupatate Marae located at Tokorangi, in the Manawatu-Rangitikei region. However, while the primary focus is Poupatate Marae, the study also incorporates data gathered during the research concerning other marae in the region also affected by the Flood Event. The study specifically examines the effectiveness of the approaches undertaken to provide information, reduce stress and anxiety, and facilitate a more effective recovery process for marae and Mâori communities. It is intended that an outcome of the study will be research-based evidence that informs emergency management policy and planning development by groups within the emergency management sector and by marae and Mâori communities themselves. (auth)