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EQC agreement with EQC Action Group has major implications

EQC agreement with EQC Action Group has major implications

Friday, 29 April 2016 12:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: The Earthquake Commission and the EQC action Group on Thursday released a statement setting out their joint agreement on a series of basic principles about how to interpret the EQC Act regarding EQC's obligations around the stand of repairs.

EQC agreement with EQC Action Group has major implications

EQC agreement with EQC Action Group has major implications

Friday, 29 April 2016 12:25 p.m. by MediaStuff

OPINION: The Earthquake Commission and the EQC action Group on Thursday released a statement setting out their joint agreement on a series of basic principles about how to interpret the EQC Act regarding EQC's obligations around the stand of repairs.

Christ Church Cathedral plans announcement due soon

Christ Church Cathedral plans announcement due soon

Friday, 29 April 2016 8:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

A long-awaited announcement on how the deadlock over Christ Church Cathedral will be broken is expected soon.

Homeowners come out firing following landmark EQC court settlement

Homeowners come out firing following 'landmark' EQC court settlement

Thursday, 28 April 2016 7:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

Homeowners have come out firing after a landmark settlement confirmed the Earthquake Commission's legal obligation to repair damaged homes to a "when new" condition.

Settlement agreement confirms EQC’s position

Settlement agreement confirms EQC’s position

Thursday, 28 April 2016 2:41 p.m. by GovtEQC

First White Island eruption in three years

First White Island eruption in three years

Thursday, 28 April 2016 2:00 p.m. by GovtEQC

EQC Action Group wins landmark settlement

EQC Action Group wins landmark settlement

Thursday, 28 April 2016 1:40 p.m. by EQCGroupAction Featured Popular

The EQC Action Group is a group of owners of houses that were damaged by the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.  In November 2015 the Action Group started a proceeding in the High Court against the Earthquake Commission. The Action Group sought declarations to clarify the extent of the Commission’s liability under the Earthquake Commission Act 1993 (Act) for the earthquake damage to the houses owned by members of the Action Group.

EQC Group Action

EQC Group Action

Thursday, 28 April 2016 1:28 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

The EQC Action Group has settled its dispute with EQC.  Here is a link to the website that has the settlement terms.  There is a joint statement that sets out what is agreed. Insurance under the Act insures the house for replacement value, which includes the cost to reinstate a house to substantially the same condition as when new and the cost of complying with any applicable laws; EQC’s liability includes the costs to fix undamaged parts where that is affected by remediation of damaged pa ...

Ruling EQC must repair to when new standard has implications for thousands

Ruling EQC must repair to 'when new' standard has implications for thousands

Thursday, 28 April 2016 12:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

A settlement between the Earthquake Commission and the EQC Action Group is far-reaching and will affect thousands of Canterbury homeowners, the group's lawyer says.

Community board uneasy over Lyttelton Port of Christchurchs Dampier Bay proposal

Community board 'uneasy' over Lyttelton Port of Christchurch's Dampier Bay proposal

Thursday, 28 April 2016 11:56 a.m. by MediaThePress

A plan for commercial development in Christchurch's Dampier Bay is being met with scepticism from the local community board.

EQC must repair to when new standard

EQC must repair to 'when new' standard

Thursday, 28 April 2016 9:46 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has confirmed its legal obligation to repair damaged homes to a 'when new' condition, not a pre-earthquake condition.

Receivers sue insurers of fraudster Ken Andersons former LWR buildings

Receivers sue insurers of fraudster Ken Anderson's former LWR buildings

Thursday, 28 April 2016 9:03 a.m. by MediaThePress

A lengthy, multi million-dollar High Court dispute continues to wage over part of fraudster Ken Anderson's former Lane Walker Rudkin site in central Christchurch.

Receivers sue insurers of fraudster Ken Andersons former LWR buildings

Receivers sue insurers of fraudster Ken Anderson's former LWR buildings

Thursday, 28 April 2016 9:03 a.m. by MediaStuff

A lengthy, multi million-dollar High Court dispute continues to wage over part of fraudster Ken Anderson's former Lane Walker Rudkin site in central Christchurch.

Earthquake Commission yet to offer Crown payout for red zoned land

Earthquake Commission yet to offer Crown payout for red zoned land

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 7:05 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Crown is still waiting for an estimated $330 million offer from EQC for thousands of red-zoned properties purchased following the Canterbury earthquakes.

EQC and Action Group agree settlement principles

EQC and Action Group agree settlement principles

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 1:25 p.m. by GovtEQC Featured Popular

 

Property leaders call Christchurchs South Frame flawed and wasteful

Property leaders call Christchurch's South Frame 'flawed and wasteful'

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 8:40 a.m. by MediaThePress

Senior property figures in Christchurch are expressing concern about the viability of the city's proposed south frame.

Ngai Tahu shelves plans for cultural centre in Christchurchs Victoria Square

Ngai Tahu shelves plans for cultural centre in Christchurch's Victoria Square

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 6:15 a.m. by MediaThePress

Ngai Tahu has abandoned plans for a cultural centre in Victoria Square, one of the anchor projects in the Christchurch blueprint.

EQC to re-repair home following apology to Christchurch family

EQC to re-repair home following apology to Christchurch family

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 6:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will redo the outside of a house bought by a couple who thought the property was repaired, but later found cracks had been painted over by tradesmen.

EQC to re-repair home following apology to Christchurch family

EQC to re-repair home following apology to Christchurch family

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 6:50 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will redo the outside of a house bought by a couple who thought the property was repaired, but later found cracks had been painted over by tradesmen.

No fireworks for Christchurchs New Brighton Pier

No fireworks for Christchurch's New Brighton Pier

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 6:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city's annual Guy Fawkes display is unlikely to be hosted at the New Brighton Pier for the next two years.

Ngai Tahu shelves plans for cultural centre in Victoria Square

Ngai Tahu shelves plans for cultural centre in Victoria Square

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 6:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Ngai Tahu has abandoned plans for a cultural centre in Victoria Square, one of the anchor projects in the Christchurch blueprint.

800 new car parking spaces for central Christchurch

800 new car parking spaces for central Christchurch

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 3:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

The long-awaited rebuild of an earthquake-damaged car parking building in central Christchurch will start soon.

Property leaders question Christchurch frame plan

Property leaders question Christchurch frame plan

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 2:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Senior property figures in Christchurch are expressing concern about the viability of the city's proposed south frame.

Change of heart over Regenerate Christchurch board members fees

Change of heart over Regenerate Christchurch board members' fees

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 9:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has released information about how much the board members of Christchurch's new recovery agency will be paid.

Christchurch Five Years On – Part III

Christchurch Five Years On – Part III

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

The ground-breaking Christchurch City Council 2011 ‘Share an Idea’ campaign, which generated 106,000 community responses, expressed Cantabrians’ view that a future city which incorporated its past heritage was very important to them. Sadly, however, this has been largely thwarted by the actions of CERA, often in concert with reluctant owners of damaged heritage buildings, relieved to be rid of a perceived millstone. What should have controlled the heritage recovery progress – The Canterbury E ...

Crowd watches as Christchurchs Bridge of Remembrance reopens

Crowd watches as Christchurch's Bridge of Remembrance reopens

Monday, 25 April 2016 5:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Old and young, tourists and locals, cyclists and families gathered to witness the reopening of the Bridge of Remembrance.

Eden Project plan to go before Regenerate Christchurch for consideration

Eden Project plan to go before Regenerate Christchurch for consideration

Monday, 25 April 2016 2:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

Te Papa on steroids.

Infrastructure repairs in St Albans

Infrastructure repairs in St Albans

Monday, 25 April 2016 12:21 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Edgeware Road, between Hills Rd and Geraldine St will be one way for three months from April 26 for wastewater repairs at the Edgeware Rd/Champion St intersection. Eastbound traffic will be detoured into Edward Ave and Barbadoes St. Warrington St, …

More apprentices needed fast as shortage hits NZ construction industry

More apprentices needed fast as shortage hits NZ construction industry

Sunday, 24 April 2016 11:59 a.m. by MediaThePress

A drastic shortage of apprentices is putting strain on New Zealand's construction industry as work ramps up throughout the country.

Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club officially opened

Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club officially opened

Saturday, 23 April 2016 5:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

Under threat of rain from a cloudy Christchurch sky, 200 people gathered at Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club to officially open the new coastal landmark.

Red zoning decision separate to EQCs settlement offers

Red zoning decision 'separate' to EQC's settlement offers

Friday, 22 April 2016 9:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) says there is no correlation between the Government's decision to red zone a property and the land damage settlement offers it makes to clients.

Red zoning decision separate to EQCs settlement offers

Red zoning decision 'separate' to EQC's settlement offers

Friday, 22 April 2016 9:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) says there is no correlation between the Government's decision to red zone a property and the land damage settlement offers it makes to clients.

Cera disestablished

Cera disestablished

Friday, 22 April 2016 1:38 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

below is from the CERA website CERA has been disestablished This page directs you to the agencies to contact for information and assistance on the regeneration of greater Christchurch, along with some useful contacts. The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) was established as a government department on 29 March 2011 to lead and coordinate the Government’s response and recovery efforts following the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 in Canterbury. CERA was disestablished on 18 April 2016 a ...

No red zone decisions made on citys red zone - Regenerate Christchurch

No red zone decisions made on city's red zone - Regenerate Christchurch

Thursday, 21 April 2016 5:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new recovery agency says it will consider all proposals for the city's red zone, despite a rowing lake being singled out by local and central Government.

Video: What Christchurchs anchor project sites look like now

Video: What Christchurch's anchor project sites look like now

Thursday, 21 April 2016 4:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

With the , CHARLIE GATESvisited the sites of the flash anchor projects the rebuild organisation announced for Christchurch in 2012.

Hamilton’s earthquake risk to be pinpointed

Hamilton’s earthquake risk to be pinpointed

Thursday, 21 April 2016 4:06 p.m. by GovtEQC

Shilton & Brown creditors scramble to recover from losses

Shilton & Brown creditors scramble to recover from losses

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 8:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

An employer has slashed his wages and asked staff to work 70-hour weeks as businesses linked to a collapsed demolition firm scramble to cover their losses.

$50 million tower to replace lost apartments in central Christchurch

$50 million tower to replace lost apartments in central Christchurch

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 6:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

The $50 million rebuild of a central Christchurch apartment tower has been approved.

Historic McKenzie and Willis facade revealed - but not for long

Historic McKenzie and Willis facade revealed - but not for long

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 5:20 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch is getting a glimpse of the partly-restored historic facade of the McKenzie and Willis redevelopment, but it will only be a quick one.

Editorial: Will the plan to rename part of central Christchurch West End take off?

Editorial: Will the plan to rename part of central Christchurch West End take off?

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 5:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

What's in a name? A lot, whether we realise it or not.

Support agencies available for customers

Support agencies available for customers

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 4:46 p.m. by GovtEQC

Christchurchs earthquake rubble dump extended for another three years

Christchurch's earthquake rubble dump extended for another three years

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 4:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's earthquake rubble dump is set to get bigger and will remain open until 2020 â€“ three years later than planned.

Govt tight-lipped on fees for Regenerate board members

Govt tight-lipped on fees for Regenerate board members

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 1:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government won't say how much the board members of Christchurch's new recovery agency will be paid.

EQCs $1115 land settlement for red zoners doesnt add up

EQC's $1115 land settlement for red zoners 'doesn't add up'

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 12:42 p.m. by MediaThePress

A couple living in Kaiapoi's red zone is considering legal action against the Earthquake Commission after receiving just $1115 for their land settlement.

EQCs $1115 land settlement for red zoners doesnt add up

EQC's $1115 land settlement for red zoners 'doesn't add up'

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 12:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

A couple living in Kaiapoi's red zone is considering legal action against the Earthquake Commission after receiving just $1115 for their land settlement.

Landlords and businesses rebrand inner Christchurch neighbourhood West End

Landlords and businesses rebrand inner Christchurch neighbourhood 'West End'

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 6:54 a.m. by MediaThePress

Landlords and businesses in a loop of Christchurch's Avon River are joining forces to try and stamp their neighbourhood with a new identity.

Owners brand central Christchurch neighbourhood West End

Owners brand central Christchurch neighbourhood West End

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 6:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

Landlords and businesses in a loop of Christchurch's Avon River are joining forces to try and stamp their neighbourhood with a new identity.

Christchurch couple seek judgement against State Insurance

Christchurch couple seek judgement against State Insurance

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 5:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch couple taking legal action against State Insurance have sought a summary judgement against the IAG-owned company.

Christchurchs Bridge of Remembrance ceremony all set to reopen on Anzac Day

Christchurch's Bridge of Remembrance ceremony 'all set' to reopen on Anzac Day

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 3:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Veterans will be able to gather on the Bridge of Remembrance on Anzac Day for the first time since Canterbury's earthquakes.

Christchurchs New Brighton Pier to close for up to 18 months

Christchurch's New Brighton Pier to close for up to 18 months

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 1:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's New Brighton Pier will close for up to 18 months for repairs, while the library will be closed for six months.

Anchor project boss to pocket $500,000 salary

Anchor project boss to pocket $500,000 salary

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 12:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

The man in charge of ensuring Christchurch's anchor projects are built will be paid $500,000 a year.

Hugh Norriss: Cantabrians feeling emotionally exhausted

Hugh Norriss: Cantabrians 'feeling emotionally exhausted'

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 8:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Christchurch has changed since the February 22, 2011 earthquakes. Life is tough for the more than 500,000 Cantabrians living through a recovery process that has been more difficult and drawn-out than many could have anticipated....

Christchurch – Five Years On: Part II

Christchurch – Five Years On: Part II

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

My personal view is that the plan is what it is and it is better than having no plan at all. Inevitably, there is a range of opinions on the plan and the way in which it is being executed but, hopefully, the majority of people will come to understand its direction, realise its advantages, and support it.

Quake link to deaths spurs call for urgent study

Quake link to deaths spurs call for urgent study

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

A Herald investigation into the hidden toll of the Christchurch earthquakes - linking at least 40 suicides to the disaster - has sparked calls for research into a previously ignored issue in New Zealand.At least 40 people who...

Environment Canterbury boosts inner city workforce

Environment Canterbury boosts inner city workforce

Monday, 18 April 2016 5:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Environment Canterbury (ECan) has all of its 450 staff under one roof for the first time in five years.