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Another step forward in restoring the red zone

Another step forward in restoring the red zone

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 11:52 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

School students from local primary and secondary schools will plant another thousand native seedlings at Anzac Drive Reserve this week while environmental artists Martin Hill and Philippa Jones create a life size sculpture on site.

Know the Land You Have – Event organized by Claimants4Claimants

Know the Land You Have – Event organized by Claimants4Claimants

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 10:06 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

You are invited to the following event: Know the Land You Have – A Forum for Canterbury Homeowners Event to be held at the following time, date and location: Thursday, 13 August 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (NZST) …

Supreme Court Judgement: Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd V Avonside Holdings Ltd

Supreme Court Judgement: Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd V Avonside Holdings Ltd

Monday, 27 July 2015 8:52 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Our main objective is to see Cantabrians in safe, quality homes as quickly as circumstances allow.

Protest over Sydenham dump

Protest over Sydenham 'dump'

Monday, 27 July 2015 3:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sydenham business owners and residents have protested against plans for a waste transfer facility they fear will bring dust, traffic and smells to the suburb.

Canterbury Claimants Event – 13th August 2015

Canterbury Claimants Event – 13th August 2015

Monday, 27 July 2015 2:51 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants

Canterbury Claimants have just released a event focused on land issues and looks like they will also provide a general update on court proceedings.  Well worth attending and by showing up at these events it is a way to demonstrate how wide spread these issues still are for Canterbury. 

The Winding Up of AMI Insurance Ltd is Attracting Attention

The Winding Up of AMI Insurance Ltd is Attracting Attention

Monday, 27 July 2015 2:09 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants

  Insurance Business New Zealand’s have reported the following “An IAG spokesman said the group’s view (that’s us) was based on a misunderstanding.  Head of corporate communications Craig Dowling told Insurance Business the restructure of AMI’s business in 2012 had not been designed to disadvantage anyone, but to enable a separation of AMI’s earthquake liabilities.” We strongly suggest […]

Eclectic bunch turn out for earthquake recovery talk

Eclectic bunch turn out for earthquake recovery talk

Sunday, 26 July 2015 1:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

It was an eclectic blend involving city councillors, scholars and even a former government employee but all were singing from the same song sheet when it came to handling the next phase of the city's rebuild.

Kelly/EQC/Southern Response

Kelly/EQC/Southern Response

Sunday, 26 July 2015 10:03 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

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Kelly/EQC/Southern Response- Court says Earthquake Caused Damage

Kelly/EQC/Southern Response- Court says Earthquake Caused Damage

Sunday, 26 July 2015 10:03 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

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Why you should have a say in on the Transition Plan

Why you should have a say in on the Transition Plan

Friday, 24 July 2015 8:26 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

With less than one week to go until submissions close on the draft transitional plan I encourage you to take 30 minutes of your time out now, read this and then have your say in any way you feel comfortable.

Council says "ready, willing and able" in response to CERAs transition plan

Council says "ready, willing and able" in response to CERA's transition plan

Friday, 24 July 2015 7:46 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Councillors today gave a unanimous and resounding endorsement of the Government's proposal to return leadership to the city.

Who will run the rebuild of Christchurch?

Who will run the rebuild of Christchurch?

Friday, 24 July 2015 6:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

What is the collective term? A fug of conspirators? It is Tuesday night and ex-Christchurch mayor Garry Moore is ring-leading a group of disaffected citizens down at his son's bar, Smash Palace.

Former Mayor Gary Moore calls for council-led recovery in Christchurch

Former Mayor Gary Moore calls for council-led recovery in Christchurch

Friday, 24 July 2015 2:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Former Christchurch Mayor Garry Moore is spearheading a group calling for a city council-led earthquake recovery.

Not to be missed! Gerry’s on the Menu.

Not to be missed! Gerry’s on the Menu.

Friday, 24 July 2015 7:25 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/70174776/gerry-brownlee-the-centrefold-in-cafe-c1-espressos-new-menu Cut out and enjoy! Personally I’d go with the frock. Clever advertising for the restaurant.Filed under: Uncategorized

Redcliffs New World supermarket open for business in October

Redcliffs New World supermarket open for business in October

Thursday, 23 July 2015 9:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Redcliffs will soon have a new supermarket more than four years after it was wrecked by the Christchurch earthquake.

On this day - 365 Tsunami in Egypt

On this day - 365 Tsunami in Egypt

Thursday, 23 July 2015 2:36 p.m. by GovtEQC

OPINION: Gerry Brownlee menus a step too far

OPINION: Gerry Brownlee menus a step too far

Thursday, 23 July 2015 1:06 p.m. by MediaThePress


When I first saw C1 Espresso's latest menu featuring Gerry Brownlee in his underwear as a "dress up" paper doll, I chuckled.

Public Notice: Amendments to the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement

Public Notice: Amendments to the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement

Thursday, 23 July 2015 12:47 p.m. by GovtCera

The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee, has given approval for amendments to be made to the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement.

BNZ House in Cathedral Square to be demolished

BNZ House in Cathedral Square to be demolished

Thursday, 23 July 2015 10:55 a.m. by MediaThePress

The boarded up and graffitied former BNZ House in Christchurch's Cathedral Square has at last been sold and will be demolished.

Old BNZ House to come down

Old BNZ House to come down

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

The boarded up and graffitied former BNZ House in Christchurch's Cathedral Square has at last been sold and will be demolished.

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch CBD…

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch CBD…

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 8:04 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Whats new in High Street: I have been waiting now for over 8 months for the much promised Public Realm Lane ways network plan for the Innovation precinct. The lack of the plan is holding up development in the precinct. …

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch CBD…part 164… No end in sight yet….

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch CBD…part 164… No end in sight yet….

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 8:04 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Whats new in High Street: I have been waiting now for over 8 months  (plus 4 years) for the much promised Public Realm Lane ways network plan for the Innovation precinct. The lack of the plan is holding up development …

Thank You Avonside Holdings Ltd & Grant Shand Barristers and Solicitors

Thank You Avonside Holdings Ltd & Grant Shand Barristers and Solicitors

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 6:42 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants

Wow, this must make many claimants feel at least a little better (for today at least) – there is hope if you stand by your position when that position is fair and reasonable – when its right it’s right. Firstly, a big thank you to those behind Avonside Holdings Ltd, thank you for standing firm on your position, […]

EQC and Cera PR budget going through the roof

EQC and Cera PR budget 'going through the roof'

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 2:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has created "an army of spin doctors" to defend its earthquake recovery organisations, a Labour MP says.

EQC claims managers start work in Wanganui office

EQC claims managers start work in Wanganui office

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 1:27 p.m. by GovtEQC

Good News Folks – on Contingencies – Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd v Avonside Holdings Ltd

Good News Folks – on Contingencies – Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd v Avonside Holdings Ltd

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 1:16 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd v Avonside Holdings Ltd (SC 118/2014) [2015] NZSC 110 25 June 2015 Counsel: BD Gray QC, CR Johnstone and SE Waggott for Appellant NR Campbell QC and AME Parlane for Respondent Reasons, Given by Glazebrook …

Southern Response Loses in Supreme Court

Southern Response Loses in Supreme Court

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 1:08 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

In Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd v Avonside Holdings Ltd [2015] NZSC 110  22 July 2015 the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal by Southern Response.  It decided that in calculating the cost to rebuild the house on the current site it was necessary to include a contingency at 10% and professional fees at 10%.  This was in additional to the 10% margin and 8% P & G from the High Court.  This is an excellent victory for insured home owners.  It also ought to apply to all insurance com ...

Avonside Holdings- Southern Response Loses Again

Avonside Holdings- Southern Response Loses Again

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 1:08 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

By the judgment 22 July 2015 in Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd v Avonside Holdings Ltd [2015] NZSC 110 the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal by Southern Response against the Court of Appeal decision of 1 October 2014. It confirmed that in calculating the rebuild cost of a house under the Southern Response insurance policy for the buy another house option, 1c.ii, a reasonable estimate for professional fees and contingencies should be included in the sums payable, as if the house is ac ...

Southern Response v Avonside Holdings

Southern Response v Avonside Holdings

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 11:00 a.m. by NZSupremeCourt

Demand for migrant workers in Christchurch to continue

Demand for migrant workers in Christchurch to continue

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:56 a.m. by PRNews

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Filipino rebuild workers reluctant to speak about exploitation

Filipino rebuild workers reluctant to speak about exploitation

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

Migrant workers involved in the Christchurch rebuild are vulnerable to exploitation and poor living conditions – especially those from the Philippines.

Office administrator allegedly stole $107,000 from rebuild firm

Office administrator allegedly stole $107,000 from rebuild firm

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:36 a.m. by MediaThePress

A 40-year-old office administrator charged with stealing $107,445 from a Christchurch rebuild firm has been granted a registrar's remand without plea at the Christchurch District Court.

Filipino rebuild workers reluctant to speak out about exploitation, report finds

Filipino rebuild workers reluctant to speak out about exploitation, report finds

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

Migrant workers involved in the Christchurch rebuild are vulnerable to exploitation and poor living conditions - especially those from the Philippines.

Transition to Regeneration Plan - Have Your Say!

Transition to Regeneration Plan - Have Your Say!

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 10:59 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

A request to you from OVTRK to support a new "Regeneration Plan" 

The Latest Exciting Research from Canterbury Earthquakes 2015

The Latest Exciting Research from Canterbury Earthquakes 2015

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 8:50 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Thanks again to those who submitted titles. [PDF] For the people, by the minister: Ministerial interventions in subnational, elected bodies and a principled approach to their future application, L Hardcastle – 2015 … In 2012, Christchurch City Council requested a …

Are your engineer and Geotech up-to-date? Latest 2015 Engineering Research from Canterbury Earthquakes

Are your engineer and Geotech up-to-date? Latest 2015 Engineering Research from Canterbury Earthquakes

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 8:39 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

If you have a geotechnical engineer or a structural engineer, make sure they have the list of the latest research. Once again thank you to all those who have contributed to this list. Keep the good work up. PositioNZ-PP: An Online GPS …

Daughter of top EQC manager Gail Kettle removed from claim

Daughter of top EQC manager Gail Kettle removed from claim

Monday, 20 July 2015 9:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

The daughter of one of the Earthquake Commission's top bosses has been taken off a Christchurch case after complaints about her conduct and expertise.

Floor levels

Floor levels

Monday, 20 July 2015 7:17 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Lessons from Canterbury for Wellington

Lessons from Canterbury for Wellington

Monday, 20 July 2015 4:00 p.m. by GovtEQC

Wanaka earthquake

Wanaka earthquake

Monday, 20 July 2015 11:29 a.m. by GovtEQC

URGENT ACTION: IAG Cannot be Allowed to Wind up AMI Insurance Ltd

URGENT ACTION: IAG Cannot be Allowed to Wind up AMI Insurance Ltd

Monday, 20 July 2015 10:50 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

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Mt Pleasant News July 16

Mt Pleasant News July 16

Monday, 20 July 2015 9:38 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Join us at the Cabaret For the first time ever the Association,in conjunction with Mt Pleasant Squash, is selling tickets to the  Sumner Theatre’s Annual Cabaret night. Our night will be […]

Restoring heritage for citys future

Restoring heritage for city's future

Monday, 20 July 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Restoring all but one of the 23 Arts Centre of Christchurch heritage buildings damaged in the 2011 earthquakes is a multimillion-dollar project requiring years of time and investment.What drives chief executive Andre Lovatt is the...

Christchurch growth has hit peak: Westpac

Christchurch growth has hit peak: Westpac

Monday, 20 July 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Though most of the post-earthquake reconstruction work in Canterbury remains to be done, the rebuild's positive contribution to economic growth has just about peaked, Westpac economists believe.The rebuild has represented a large,...

Cera doubles its communications budget

Cera doubles its communications budget

Sunday, 19 July 2015 8:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has almost doubled its communication budget and increased its public relations staff by a third in the past two years.

New playground for Christmas

New playground for Christmas

Sunday, 19 July 2015 3:58 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Domenico Trustee Limited v Tower Insurance Limited – Summary by Sarah

Domenico Trustee Limited v Tower Insurance Limited – Summary by Sarah

Saturday, 18 July 2015 4:28 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Domenico Trustee Limited v Tower Insurance Limited [2015] NZHC 981 Judge Gendall 8 May 2015 This recent earthquake judgment looks at whether the insurer or the insured has the right to elect how settlement is reached under the policy, and also …

Alarm at high level of silica in rebuild

Alarm at high level of silica in rebuild

Saturday, 18 July 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Some people working to rebuild Christchurch have been exposed to high levels of a chemical compound linked to lung disease and other health hazards.

Experts differ on whether Christchurch rebuild has peaked

Experts differ on whether Christchurch rebuild has peaked

Friday, 17 July 2015 9:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than $100 million a week is being spent in Christchurch as the post-quake rebuild reaches its peak, economists say.

Is the Canterbury rebuild is hitting its peak

Is the Canterbury rebuild is hitting its peak

Friday, 17 July 2015 5:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

The construction sector and the rebuild is pretty much as big as it's going to get, a couple of pundits think.

Finding the cold hard facts and ensuring the most cost effective solution

Finding the cold hard facts and ensuring the most cost effective solution

Friday, 17 July 2015 3:42 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

How do you go about proving your loss? Of late people have been asking questions about how to go about this and who they should be employing in order to assist them in proving the damage to their property.  There is …

Discussion about Christchurch recovery

Discussion about Christchurch recovery

Friday, 17 July 2015 1:20 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Discussion about Christchurch recovery

World steel building experts to meet in Christchurch

World steel building experts to meet in Christchurch

Friday, 17 July 2015 1:19 p.m. by PRNews

World steel building experts to meet in Christchurch

On this day -  1990 Philippines Earthquake

On this day - 1990 Philippines Earthquake

Friday, 17 July 2015 12:23 p.m. by GovtEQC

Economist predicts record low for official interest rates

Economist predicts record low for official interest rates

Friday, 17 July 2015 11:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

An economist is predicting the Reserve Bank will soon cut the Official Cash Rate to a historic low.