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All of us have had many different experiences, some good, some not so good, some easily solvable and others have been a challenge and many may not be over yet as we navigate the recovery processes.

By sharing your stories of issues, challenges, resilience and lessons learned, you may just help someone who is going through similar experiences, lets all help each other to "get through".

Our rebuild is more than roads and buildings, it is also about people.

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Jaed says
Land Zone Other
Story Of fighting a losing battle
Private InsuranceEQCOvercapWinterHeatingInsulationHousing

A story of fighting a losing battle....

I just received a gag order from EQC that I am expected to sign. I had to check I lived in New Zealand and not North Korea. Not one nail has been hit to repair my home (2 kms from the Greendale fault line). The damage to my home has been a fight - over 80% of my floors are damaged, the repair strate ...
1/05/2017
Erin says
Land Zone TC2
Story Of more eco friendly foundations

A story of more eco friendly foundations....

Hello we are going to rebuild our house and I am currently trying to figure out if there are any eco friendly foundations out there. As our neighbours used a polystyrene traditional waffle slab. I was not impressed with this it was really messy on site and the beads got into everything and I thoug ...
17/02/2017
Only PSD 2 HTML says
Land Zone Other
Story Of PSD To HTML Service
Resource Consent

A story of PSD To HTML Service....

Only PSD2HTML offer PSD To HTML Services in $99 USD Only. Which is best rate in Industry.We are proud of not only our PSD to HTML services, but our creative, innovative approach. We are changing the world one piece of code at a time and your project can be a part of this amazing change. We are the t ...
27/08/2016
John says
Land Zone TC3
Story Of Canterbury Health needs
Private InsuranceHousing

A story of Canterbury Health needs....

Press headline Jan 8 --- “Human scandal looming” it goes on to say – The city’s elderly warn a human scandal is looming with hundreds being refused elective surgery in Christchurch.

David Meates,CEO of the CDHB said the CDHB was meeting the targets set by the Ministry of Health but acknowledged i ...
2/02/2016
Judith says
Land Zone TC3
Story Of Rebuild a stone at a time
Private InsuranceRed ZoneEQCWinterHousingRentals

A story of Rebuild a stone at a time ....

Came. Home to dinner
A man in a great mood
A big set of arms to hold me
A night of tender passion

Life is good

Below is a roster with my name on it
I have yet to have the 3 .15 am starts ,pouring concrete.
But that time will come
A little insight of what's happening

Life as we ...
26/04/2015
Judith says
Land Zone TC3
Story Of Rebuild a stone at a time
Private InsuranceRed ZoneEQCWinterHousingRentals

A story of Rebuild a stone at a time ....

Came. Home to dinner
A man in a great mood
A big set of arms to hold me
A night of tender passion

Life is good

Below is a roster with my name on it
I have yet to have the 3 .15 am starts ,pouring concrete.
But that time will come
A little insight of what's happening

Life as we ...
26/04/2015
tracey says
Land Zone TC2
Story Of EQC,IAG,Southern Response,RAZ
Private InsuranceEQC

A story of EQC,IAG,Southern Response,RAZ....

i live in an unharmed apartment in merivale ...my nieghbours ..who are next to me linked by a stairway have the damage..i am being hounded by their lawyers & insurance companies that i must now pay their bills ...threatening letters causing me great health issues...i would like to find other people ...
8/03/2015
Murray says
Land Zone Red Zone
Story Of Red Zone Virtual tours Online
Red Zone

A story of Red Zone Virtual tours Online....

Hi all

Red Zone Virtual Tours

I am documenting the dramatic changes with virtual tours and have been dong this for the past three years or so. The first sample is ready and online. Go to this site for a preview:

http://view360.co.nz

Click the image of Lichfield, High and Tuam Streets ...
1/02/2015
Merodel says
Land Zone Other
Story Of looking a job

A story of looking a job....

hi guys,

i was leave in the Philippines ,and i am a ordinary man a poor man ,have a family wife and 1 son,and i was looking a job in your country as a furniture maker,because your country have a good governance a lovable people ,i really needs helps.
and i am sorry to apart ...
11/12/2014
LukeBrake says
Land Zone Other
Story Of Conroy Removals
Housing

A story of Conroy Removals....

Conroy Removals Australia

Established in 1972 Conroy Removals has branches throughout Australia and New Zealand we are a market leader the moving industry. We specialise in providing local, national and international moving services. We have the experience, knowledge and resources to deliver yo ...
2/09/2014
Michelle says
Land Zone TC3
Story Of learning to wait... and wait
EQC

A story of learning to wait... and wait....

We are in one of the worst hit areas. Most of our suburb has been red zoned, but we were lucky enough to be zoned green (but TC3). Anyway... long story short, we're all on the back burner apparently, no-one around here has had their repairs done, and I'm now so stressed I've lost my short-term memor ...
12/08/2014
Janice says
Land Zone TC2
Story Of Insurance Success
Private InsuranceOvercapUndercap

A story of Insurance Success....

I am finally moving forward with my repairs.
It has only taken three years with EQC being the most horrible organisation to work with. In contrast my Insurance company was easy to deal with.

What I have learnt is that when I was assessed as overcap EQC passed me onto the insurance company. The ...
12/08/2014
admin@beccojanescattery.co.nz says
Land Zone TC2
Story Of cant rent apartmemt
Private InsuranceChristchurch City CouncilResource ConsentWinterHeatingInsulationHousingRentals

A story of cant rent apartmemt....

have executive 3bdrm with dble garage and carpeted rm incl. $600.00wk with letting agent harcourts. on trademe. no one thru. avail. 28th july. 36/1 onslow st????? what is going on? one yr ago was same response. are we being told garbage? what is this housing shortage??? can be furnished if needed lu ...
13/07/2014
Roger says
Land Zone Other
Story Of As is where is sales
Private InsuranceHousingMortgage

A story of As is where is sales....

I have to share this and try tell people about this situation.

Someone close to me purchased their house 4 years ago for $380,000
The earthquake come through and they opted to be cashed out and got $440,000 from their insurance company.
Recently they decided to sell their house as an as is wh ...
27/06/2014
Joe says
Land Zone Other
Story Of Building Product Options
InsulationHousing

A story of Building Product Options....

I wanted to share my story from someone not in Christchurch but who deals a lot with Cantabrians facing their housing woes after the quakes and floods to give another perspective.

My national business which is head quartered in Central Otago supplies insulated vinyl weatherboards all over New Ze ...
27/04/2014
Jason D says
Land Zone TC3
Story Of Poo Tank Alarms
Flood Zoning IssuesChristchurch City CouncilHousing

A story of Poo Tank Alarms....

Please spread this valuable information .

During the floods the other week a local resident who lives right at the end of Marine Parade and said his alarm went off on the waste tank. He followed the instructions attached to the tank to turn off the alarm and contact the city council. He rang the ...
22/03/2014
Jason D says
Land Zone TC3
Story Of Poo Tank Alarms
Flood Zoning IssuesChristchurch City CouncilHousing

A story of Poo Tank Alarms....

Please spread this valuable information .

During the floods the other week a local resident who lives right at the end of Marine Parade and said his alarm went off on the waste tank. He followed the instructions attached to the tank to turn off the alarm and contact the city council. He rang the ...
22/03/2014
Alan says
Land Zone TC3
Story Of House rebuilds
Private InsuranceChristchurch City CouncilResource Consent

A story of House rebuilds....

BEWARE - THIS COULD HAPPEN WHEN YOUR NEIGHBOUR REBUILDS.


I sent this letter to the Mayor and all Councilors, and some other authorities.


PLEASE PREVENT A HOTPOTCH OF UNCOORDINATED HOUSE REBUILDS IN CHRISTCHURCH

I live in a street that had severe liquefaction and ther ...
5/02/2014
Sarah says
Land Zone Other
Story Of Asbestos
Housing

A story of Asbestos....

ASBESTOS: read up folks.. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS.. Legislation and Labour Department Guidelines Work with asbestos is regulated under the Health and Safety in Employment regulations.

These regulations place duties on those working with asbestos. The Labour department publication Guidelines for the Man ...
3/02/2014
John says
Land Zone TC3
Story Of AMI Policy Renewals
Private InsuranceOvercap

A story of AMI Policy Renewals....

This is might be of some help.

At renewal all our AMI policies change from being total replacement based on m2 to being capped at a sum insured.

Insurance companies are applying a $2,000 per square meter as a default sum insured on renewal – so in my case my home will be insured for $542, ...
28/01/2014
Jon Ferris says
Land Zone Other
Story Of house washing
Housing

A story of house washing....

Title: Difference between Pressure Washing and Water Blasting

Article Summary
Both Water blasting and pressure cleaning are very effective and efficient means of cleaning out a broad range of surfaces. However, there are few distinctive qualities about each of these techniques and because of the ...
13/12/2013
John says
Land Zone TC3
Story Of Insurance Payout
Private Insurance

A story of Insurance Payout....

I am insured with Southern Response and have been battling with them for months and months on my payout.

They have been in dispute about the cost of my rebuild and wanted to cash settle me.

Southern Response offered $398,000 for the rebuild of my property.
This was absolutely low ball and ...
4/12/2013
Jennas mum says
Land Zone TC3
Story Of fed up and about to give up
EQCOvercapUndercap

A story of fed up and about to give up....

after the 2010 earthquake AMI sent an assessor to my character home in Avonside. he did an inspection, he was pretty thorough and a helpful knowledgeable man, he told me, the house needs to be bulldozed and rebuilt, you need to come to terms with that. Several months on Southern Response sent two ...
2/12/2013
Joy says
Land Zone TC3
Story Of Canterbury Residential Claims 87% Completed or In Resolution???
Private InsuranceEQC

A story of Canterbury Residential Claims 87% Completed or In Resolution???....

EQC and Insurers have claimed that 87% of residential claims are completed or in resolution.

The real story is 650 (320 previous quarter) completed Rebuilds and 590 (380 previous quarter) completed Repairs.

That's 5% of the total 24,660 (note the number of overcap claims is growing, ie, more ...
25/11/2013
John says
Land Zone TC3
Story Of EQC Act and repairs done by EQR
EQCUndercap

A story of EQC Act and repairs done by EQR....

The "as new" standard is set out in the Act (in paragraph (a)(ii) of the definition of "replacement value" in section 2 of the Act, which must be read in conjunction with section 18 of the Act). The part of the Act that Duncan refers to (taken from Clause 9 of Schedule 3 to the Act) appears to be re ...
1/10/2013
John says
Land Zone TC3
Story Of EQC Act and repairs done by EQR
EQCUndercap

A story of EQC Act and repairs done by EQR....

The "as new" standard is set out in the Act (in paragraph (a)(ii) of the definition of "replacement value" in section 2 of the Act, which must be read in conjunction with section 18 of the Act). The part of the Act that Duncan refers to (taken from Clause 9 of Schedule 3 to the Act) appears to be re ...
1/10/2013
Suzan says
Land Zone Other
Story Of How to emotionally try and cope after earthquakes
Housing

A story of How to emotionally try and cope after earthquakes....

We’ve all been shaken up by the most recent and devastating earthquake in Christchurch and now with what is happening in the Seddon area.

It’s normal to feel anxious about your safety, and that of your family and whanau, and it’s normal to feel jumpy and scared, or worried about work.

All of ...
17/08/2013
Francis says
Land Zone Other
Story Of Disgust

A story of Disgust ....

Funny fletcher s eqc all these people do not give a dam about people all money call people liers indirectly as has consistently happened to me so I tell them fix what you feel like fixing get out of my life so disgusted they don't come to fix your property they come to see what they can steal no oth ...
30/07/2013
Harry says
Land Zone TC3
Story Of DO NOT ACCEPT UNCONSENTED REPAIRS
Christchurch City CouncilResource ConsentHousing

A story of DO NOT ACCEPT UNCONSENTED REPAIRS....

BE AWARE OF THIS! DO NOT ACCEPT UNCONSENTED REPAIRS
____________________________________
This is what residents are likely to face within 24 months after their repairs.
If Christchurch residents have signed the PMO approach they will have to face the cost of bringing their building up to code the ...
8/06/2013
Jeremy says
Land Zone TC3
Story Of Fletchers and who pays for packing and moving out
Private InsuranceEQCHousing

A story of Fletchers and who pays for packing and moving out....

Another thing to be aware of, when Fletchers are repairing your home. As you know, they are trying to save paying money. If you have a talk with your insurer as to who pays for the contents to be packed and stored, you may find, as I did, that if it is "advisable" to move out, then insurance pays, b ...
8/06/2013
Brent says
Land Zone Other
Story Of Southern Response
Private InsuranceOvercap

A story of Southern Response....

Southern Response have told me that they will not repair my home but will cash settle. I have no say under the policy.

I will not accept any payment as full and final as the true cost to repair my home will only be known once the job is complete.

If I accept their "estimate" of repairs but it ...
22/05/2013
Rodger says
Land Zone TC3
Story Of what is happening
EQCHousing

A story of what is happening....

I had a shock when the February earthquake hit and I thought it was a MS attack but seeing the ground move and all the fountains of water erupting from under the foundations and garden area convinced me it was an earthquake. We have had several estimations from 2011 to February this year. We have ha ...
5/05/2013
Maria says
Land Zone TC3
Story Of Never giving up on my community
Private InsuranceEQCFlood Zoning IssuesChristchurch City CouncilWinterHeatingHousingRentalsMortgage

A story of Never giving up on my community....

My EQ issues are almost over, bar an EQC claim for carpets and drapes. I settled my total loss home in December 2012, and incredibly sold my badly damaged creekside TC3 section about a month ago. What a journey it has been. In fact it was pure hell. I would wish it on nobody. To loose so much and ye ...
30/04/2013
Deon says
Land Zone Other
Story Of An Example of what to post and share here

A story of An Example of what to post and share here....

1. Share an issue you have been having
*eg. For the past 6 months I have been battling my insurance company for a rebuild instead of just a repair which will not see my home fixed like my policy states.

2. Share what you did in that time
*eg. I had face to face meetings and recorded each m ...
26/04/2013
RC says
Land Zone Other
Story Of Obtaining Information from EQC on any issues
EQC

A story of Obtaining Information from EQC on any issues....

EQC issues including assessment decisions

What complaints and or review processes are open to me if I am unhappy about EQC assessment decisions?

The EQC and Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand have committed to offering independent, free mediation for customers who are unhappy ...
26/04/2013