CEISMIC is led by a Consortium of cultural and heritage organizations committed to collecting and preserving quake-related material for the benefit of present and future New Zealanders.

University of Canterbury

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The University of Canterbury is located in Christchurch, the largest city in New Zealand's South Island.

UC has been committed to producing leaders for over 130 years. We have built up an international reputation for our high quality degrees, teaching staff and research. You will find our graduates in top jobs and graduate schools worldwide.

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National Library of New Zealand

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The National Library of New Zealand plays an important role in supporting the Government's priorities of fostering a productive, connected, skilful and literate society. Access to quality New Zealand content has a significant contribution to both economic growth and to our culture and heritage.

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Ministry for Culture and Heritage

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Ministry for Culture and Heritage support many of New Zealand's arts, media, heritage and sports organisations; advise government on cultural matters and provide research and resources for everyone to access. The organisations we fund deliver a wide range of cultural experiences for all to enjoy.

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NZ On Screen

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NZ On Screen is an online showcase of Aotearoa screen culture. With over 3,000 titles free to view, as well as over 1,000 profiles and nearly 300 interviews, the website is a treasure chest of New Zealand television, film and music video.

NZ On Screen also features curated collections of titles, including one paying tribute to Christchurch and its screen history. You can view the Christchurch Collection here.

The following titles from the collection are about the Christchurch earthquakes themselves - When A City Falls, Five Days in the Red Zone, A Shocking Reminder, Triumph of the City, Media 7, and Chimney Book.

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Christchurch City Libraries

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Christchurch City Libraries offer a place where you can discover, connect and play with the huge variety of exciting material in the library collection.

As well as fabulous library spaces for recreation, family time, research and study, we also have useful and practical material that help you get things done - from free internet and digital resources to books, movies and music.

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Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority

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The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) is the agency established by the Government to lead and coordinate the ongoing recovery effort following the devastating earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011.

Canterbury Museum

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Canterbury Museum aims is to provide the people of Canterbury and our visitors with a world class Museum. We tell the stories of Christchurch and Canterbury, showing locals where they have come from and encouraging respect and understanding in our diverse society.

Archives NZ

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Archives New Zealand, Te Rua Mahara o te Kawanatanga is the official guardian of New Zealand's public archives. We gather, store and protect an extremely wide range of material. The Public Records Act 2005 sets the framework for contemporary recordkeeping across government and Archives New Zealand works with government agencies to administer the Act and ensure records of long-term value are kept permanently and people have access to these records.

Te Papa

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Te Papa is New Zealand's national museum, renowned for being bicultural, scholarly, innovative, and fun. Our success is built on our relationships with and ability to represent our community.

Our collections span five areas: Art, History, Pacific, Māori, and Natural Environment. Our exhibitions are interdisciplinary and interactive, and we have dynamic events and education programmes.

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Ngai Tahu Research Centre

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The Ngāi Tahu Research Centre (NTRC) was established in August 2011 as a joint initiative between the tribe Ngāi Tahu and the University of Canterbury. The NTRC was established to be a leader in indigenous scholarship and to provide a centre for the intellectual capital and development of Ngāi Tahu. Although NTRC is still in its infancy it is a dynamic institution which in future years will play a strong role in both tribal and University life. This is evidenced by the number of publications already underway which will speak to the Centre's future credibility and status.

The NTRC is directed by Associate Professor Te Maire Tau, who has played an important role in preserving Ngāi Tahu's history and traditions. The NTRC is also home to a number of other people who contribute to the research capabilities of the Centre. These people include Anake Goodall, Sir Tipene O'Regan, Martin Fisher, Dr John Reid, and Dr Golda Varona.