Resilient Local Communities: How will we trade, bank and eat?

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Resilient local communities are those that have developed a robust capacity to adapt, withstand, and recover from various shocks, whether they be economic, environmental, or social in nature.

Such communities prioritise self-sufficiency, sustainability, and interconnectedness, often relying on a combination of factors including local manufacturing, trade networks, banking systems, and even local currencies. These features collectively contribute to their ability to navigate challenges, support economic growth, and foster community well-being. Continue reading “Resilient Local Communities: How will we trade, bank and eat?”

Strengthening Local Resilience in a World of Floods, Fires and Storms

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Local resilience is in the news. Nobody who keeps up with world news will have missed the devastation of the Lahaina, Maui fire. We received on our televisions graphic pictures of mudslides in Southern California and fires in Greece.

All very interesting to watch. But not so good if it happens to you. Those in Hawkes Bay will be wondering if there was anything else they could have done to prepare for Cyclone Gabrielle which turned them upside down.

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