“Resilience is more than simply having a civil defence kit and strong buildings - those things should be a given. A modern city like ours needs to survive, adapt and grow, no matter what shocks and stresses we might experience”, says Mike.
“Apart from the obvious things like earthquakes and pandemics, we need to be resilient to stresses like high unemployment, the effects of climate change, water shortages or a major economic downturn.
“Resilience to these things can’t always be bought off the shelf or designed by an engineer. But resilience can be a state of mind and an attitude that embraces adaptability and positivity. We kiwis pride ourselves on these things.”