To ensure the research outcomes are relevant and useable for end-users, particularly in the north Canterbury and Marlborough areas affected by the 2016 Earthquake, a number of entities were identified as regional stakeholders, including regional and district councils, entities responsible for infrastructure and networks in the area affected and emergency managers. These stakeholders are dealing with reconstruction and other on-going effects of the earthquake and are having to prepare development plans, strategies and warning systems to take these ongoing effects into account.
The level of commitment comprises:
The Regional Advisory Group (RAG) was originally established to represent these regional stakeholders and the relationships developed during the earthquake response. Representation on the advisory group has varied over the duration of the programme, but it currently comprises those listed below.