Welcome to Recover Canterbury

Recover Canterbury is the organisation responsible for helping businesses recover from the Christchurch earthquakes. Our team of business recovery coordinators work directly with businesses providing independent advice, mentoring, access to professional services, training and, in some instances, financial assistance.

Any earthquake-affected business can ask for help from Recover Canterbury, and it's completely free. Just call 0800 50 50 96 or complete an online form here.

Latest News

Recover Canterbury - May Newsletter
To see the latest Recover Canterbury newsletter click here.

Moving Back to the CBD?
Recover Canterbury, CERA and Orion have put together information for those moving back to the CBD or a previously cordoned building. Whether you are a property owner or business owner, are moving back to an existing building or constructing something new, there is information for you. Just click here.

Building Closures - What should you do?
Recover Canterbury has put together some information to help businesses plan in the event of a closure, as well as a checklist for what to do if your building is shut down. Click here to download these free resources.

FREE Business Resiliency and Stress Management Service
A new service is now available to help business owners, managers or staff who are feeling a stressed or fatigued. The new service is free and provides resilience coaching, stress management and other support services for Canterbury businesses and their employees. For more information click here or contact Recover Canterbury.

Financial Assistance for Businesses needing engineering advice
The Independent Advice for Small Business grant has been extended to cover engineering and building reports, as well as legal and accounting advice. The grant of up to $750 is provided by the Red Cross. Click here for more information or contact Recover Canterbury to apply.

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Your Stories

  • Two businesses back on track!

    The domino effect meant that when the earthquake hit, both Sundance Clothing and Ground Effect took a massive hit. But their recovery has speed up a notch thanks to help from Recover Canterbury.

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  • Solar heating business starting to warm up

    The last thing on people's minds after the earthquake was solar water heating, but business is now starting to warm up for Active Solar, thanks to a bit of help from Recover Canterbury.

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  • Iconic Christchurch printing business sets new focus

    After nearly 40 years at their Victoria Street premise the February earthquake signalled the end of an era for Microfilm Digital Print, but now the company has an exciting new focus.

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  • Central City Physio Gets Back to Business

    With his business, home and car wrecked in the February earthquake, Blair Clatworthy was about to give up. But with Recover Canterbury's help he is now back on his feet.

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  • Light at the end of the tunnel for Haka Tours

    Getting Recover Canterbury's help with their stratetic planning and online marketing has made a huge difference to Haka Tours...a difference that's now improving their bottom line.

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  • Flames Restaurant fired up for recovery

    Paul and Grace Rees-Thomas lost their home and nine close friends in the earthquake, but they were determined to not lose their business as well - so they turned to Recover Canterbury for help.

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  • Support helps personal training business achieve success

    Helping people get fitter and healthier was a dream job for Cate Grace, and thanks to a bit of support this Award winning personal trainer has not let the earthquakes get in her way!

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  • A new future for a new name - The Fitting Room

    Even though their home is still temporary, The Fitting Room's re-branding is definitely future focused. With Recover Canterbury's help The Fitting Room is building a solid future.

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