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Another ex-EQC Employee’ s Take

Another ex-EQC Employee’ s Take

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 9:12 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

I am including a comment posted by an ex-EQC employee that nicely encapsulates the lamentable reality of what happens at EQC.   

Quick-build house could solve housing issue

Quick-build house could solve housing issue

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 6:00 p.m. by Media3News

A team of building businesses have designed a high performance home which could be a solution to the country's housing crisis.

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 19 (March 2013)

Greater Christchurch Recovery Update - Issue 19 (March 2013)

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 4:37 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

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Open day for Canterbury Recycling

Open day for Canterbury Recycling

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 4:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

 

Engineer claims council process flawed

Engineer claims council process 'flawed'

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 4:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Chch life: Is it really that bad?

Chch life: Is it really that bad?

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 2:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Possible Causes of Action

Possible Causes of Action

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 10:14 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

If you are intending talking settlement or going to court, here are a few issues that you might like to consider. All require some judicial debate and each one has a monetary value implication.  Sooner or later, all are likely …

Why Good People Leave EQC

Why Good People Leave EQC

Monday, 11 March 2013 8:11 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

The EQC Witch Hunt

The EQC Witch Hunt

Monday, 11 March 2013 8:00 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Edgeware Road one way (temporarily)

Edgeware Road one way (temporarily)

Monday, 11 March 2013 6:30 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The section of Edgeware Road between Bishop and Sherbourne Streets will be one way until June while earthquake repairs are undertaken. Traffic using Manchester Street or Bishop Street to turn into Edgeware Road will find their way blocked. Until May, …

Chch rebuild tax another nonsense - Cunliffe

Chch rebuild tax another nonsense - Cunliffe

Monday, 11 March 2013 6:20 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Economic Research Books!

Economic Research Books!

Monday, 11 March 2013 5:58 p.m. by FutureChChDesign Popular

 

Reid Stiven and Gail Kettle on Newstalk ZB - March 2013

Reid Stiven and Gail Kettle on Newstalk ZB - March 2013

Monday, 11 March 2013 5:06 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Quake simulator begins tests in Chch

Quake simulator begins tests in Chch

Monday, 11 March 2013 4:55 p.m. by Media3News

The world’s largest seismic vibration truck began testing the ground under quake-hit Christchurch today.

Coffey Projects Second Annual Lawn Bowls Tournament

Coffey Projects Second Annual Lawn Bowls Tournament

Monday, 11 March 2013 4:16 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

 

Tower offers $50,000 more to red-zoners

Tower offers $50,000 more to red-zoners

Monday, 11 March 2013 2:34 p.m. by MediaStuff

An insurance company locked in a High Court battle with a red-zoned Christchurch couple has increased its settlement offer by $50,000.

Project Coordinator needed for GtR

Project Coordinator needed for GtR

Monday, 11 March 2013 2:19 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Mar 11: Project Coordinator needed for GtR

Mar 11: Project Coordinator needed for GtR

Monday, 11 March 2013 2:19 p.m. by GapFiller

The Greening the Rubble Trust is seeking Expressions of Interest for a new Project Co-ordinator.  Read more …

Quake-maker shakes Christchurch

Quake-maker shakes Christchurch

Monday, 11 March 2013 12:12 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

 

Good Faith Insurance

Good Faith Insurance

Monday, 11 March 2013 11:25 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

The Christchurch earthquakes and subsequent dealings with private insurers bring into stark relief the need for the appellate courts in this country to address the issue of what exactly good faith is – particularly in relation to insurance contracts which are still not honoured more than two and a half years after the event. Insurance policyholders need to be able to have confidence in the knowledge that the contracts which they have entered into – in good faith – have some tan ...

Collaborative Contracting with NEC3

Collaborative Contracting with NEC3

Monday, 11 March 2013 10:39 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

 

Undamaged asbestos may be left behind

Undamaged asbestos may be left behind

Monday, 11 March 2013 7:59 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake-hit homeowners getting asbestos removed from their houses may have no choice but to leave some of the dangerous substance behind.

EQC flat land assessments

EQC flat land assessments

Monday, 11 March 2013 6:02 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Christchurch subdivisions prosper as views change

Christchurch subdivisions prosper as views change

Monday, 11 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Earthquake fears and a stressed housing market are forcing house-hunting Cantabrians to rethink subdivisions previously seen as "too American".

Christchurch Earthquake Books Attract Media Interest

Christchurch Earthquake Books Attract Media Interest

Monday, 11 March 2013 12:17 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

My two Christchurch Earthquake Books, Responders and Café Reflections have been in the news quite a bit in the past two weeks. It’s been very exciting to have been interviewed on TV One Breakfast, Newstalk ZB – Chris Lynch’s show, CTV’s Canterbury Life, and in the Mainland Press (Read Article dated_7_March_2013 HERE). Sometimes the questions [...]

Why Fixed Sum Insurance is NOT the answer for Policyholders!

Why Fixed Sum Insurance is NOT the answer for Policyholders!

Sunday, 10 March 2013 7:46 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

What’s on the horizon? – Insurance corporates are now proposing major changes to the way the private insurance industry structures its premiums- here comes ‘fixed sum insurance’ commonly referred to as ‘sum insured’. This is the cost to rebuild a home to the same size with similar materials at today’s rates. Their argument is that with a Sum Insured policy the customer has control of establishing the value of the home and ensuring that value is kept up-t ...

App shows Chch pre- and post-quake

App shows Chch pre- and post-quake

Sunday, 10 March 2013 7:23 p.m. by Media3News Popular

There are new apps that enable users to point their phone at an empty plot of land and see what used to be there and what will be there in the future.\

Canterbury liquefaction vulnerability study

Canterbury liquefaction vulnerability study

Sunday, 10 March 2013 6:54 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

EQC targets millions in quake fraud

EQC targets millions in quake fraud

Sunday, 10 March 2013 12:31 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians who have made false claims to the Earthquake Commission will be investigated by a special team that has already uncovered millions of dollars' worth of fraud.

Full file info requests result in delays

Full file info requests result in delays

Saturday, 9 March 2013 8:44 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Software to help with Maths difficulties

Software to help with Maths difficulties

Saturday, 9 March 2013 5:15 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Eight young pupils at St Albans Primary School have been guinea pigs for computer game software The Number Race which aims to help them improve their numeracy skills. according to this recent Press article. Software tools are being developed by …

Warnings over quake-strengthening changes

Warnings over quake-strengthening changes

Saturday, 9 March 2013 2:47 p.m. by Media3News

The cost of quake-strengthening buildings will be too much for many building owners, especially in small and rural towns, the Government has been told.

Christchurch Japanese remember quake in homeland

Christchurch Japanese remember quake in homeland

Saturday, 9 March 2013 2:44 p.m. by MediaHerald

Around 50 members of the Japanese community in Christchurch have turned out to remember those who suffered in their homeland's quake and tsunami.

Flat land assessments underway

Flat land assessments underway

Saturday, 9 March 2013 10:47 a.m. by GovtEQC

Christchurch Thesis Workshop

Christchurch Thesis Workshop

Saturday, 9 March 2013 10:10 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

Please join us for a Workshop on Saturday March 9th at the Green Frame Exhibition, the following guests will present their work followed by a round table discussion: 11:00-12:00 Alastair Wells and Matthew Ayton from the Unlimited School 12:00-13:00 Jacky Bowring Head of The School of Landscape Architecture at Lincoln University 14:00-15:00 Mark Billinghurst from …

Museum upgrade not cheap

Museum upgrade 'not cheap'

Friday, 8 March 2013 11:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

A massive and costly project to protect Canterbury Museum's $700 million worth of assets could see the popular attraction shut for two to three years and officials say if the improvements are not made the museum could become an international pariah and no overseas museum will risk lending it their collections.

Land Use Recovery Plan coming soon

Land Use Recovery Plan coming soon

Friday, 8 March 2013 9:49 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

 

Buck brings back Marmite

Buck brings back Marmite

Friday, 8 March 2013 9:47 p.m. by PRNews Recommended Popular

 

Roger Sutton and the ownership of Christchurch

Roger Sutton and the ownership of Christchurch

Friday, 8 March 2013 8:35 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Day 743 - 60 101 Students arriving to help

Day 743 - 60 101 Students arriving to help

Friday, 8 March 2013 8:18 p.m. by addingtonaction

Just got the word.

60 students from the university 101 quake course will be turning up on Tuesday 19 March from 9am till 4pm to help. They will be doing 2 hour shifts so equivalent to 13 people.

Plan to use them for digging, shift dirt and rubble, laying AP20 and pouring concrete.

Minister thanks Aranui schools for their submissions

Minister thanks Aranui schools for their submissions

Friday, 8 March 2013 5:52 p.m. by GovtMOE Popular

Education Minister Hekia Parata has thanked the five Aranui schools for their submissions on the Education Renewal Plans in greater Christchurch which have been received by the Ministry of Education.

Ferrymead Bridge delays frustrate

Ferrymead Bridge delays frustrate

Friday, 8 March 2013 5:26 p.m. by Media3News

The repair of a bridge in Christchurch is taking longer than it took to construct San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

Earthquake costs a white elephant

Earthquake costs a 'white elephant'

Friday, 8 March 2013 4:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Property Council has repeated its call for government assistance on earthquake-strengthening costs for commercial buildings as part of its submission on proposals for handling earthquake-prone buildings.

Design Assembly article – like!

Design Assembly article – like!

Friday, 8 March 2013 12:33 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Emma Ng wrote this fabulous article on Gap Filler for Design Assembly – thanks Emma!   Read on …  

Mar 7: Design Assembly article – like!

Mar 7: Design Assembly article – like!

Friday, 8 March 2013 12:33 p.m. by GapFiller

Emma Ng wrote this fabulous article on Gap Filler for Design Assembly – thanks Emma!   Read on …    

Interested in joining the project?

Interested in joining the project?

Friday, 8 March 2013 12:18 p.m. by TempleforChCh

 

Day 743 - Rolleston co-op meeting April 20

Day 743 - Rolleston co-op meeting April 20

Friday, 8 March 2013 12:18 p.m. by addingtonaction

The meeting to establish a fruit & veggie co-op in Rolleston will be held at the venue 1pm April 20. All welcome.


3/710 East Maddisons Rd, Rolleston
Co-op inquiries Adrienne Bramm 347-7168
Wednesdays
Open to anyone

Day 743 - Rolleston co-op meeting March 20

Day 743 - Rolleston co-op meeting March 20

Friday, 8 March 2013 12:18 p.m. by addingtonaction

The meeting to establish a fruit & veggie co-op in Rolleston will be held at the venue 1pm March 20. All welcome.


3/710 East Maddisons Rd, Rolleston
Co-op inquiries Adrienne Bramm 347-7168
Wednesdays
Open to anyone

Day 743 - calling all tenants

Day 743 - calling all tenants

Friday, 8 March 2013 11:56 a.m. by addingtonaction

CALLING ALL TENANTS!!!

Tell us your story!!!

Tenants Protection Association (CHCH) Inc. is conducting a survey of the rising cost of renting and the quality and standards of rental housing in the Canterbury region post-earthquakes.

If you want to participate in this survey please contact TPA on 03 379 2297 or text 027 379 2297 or drop in to our office at 113 Tuam Street to pick up a questionnaire. Or e-mail tpa.outreach@gmail.com for an electronic copy. You can also fill it ...

Forum Meeting: Stress After Major Trauma

Forum Meeting: Stress After Major Trauma

Friday, 8 March 2013 11:54 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday March 13th: – Helen Colhoun, Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety Disorders Unit, CDHB An event that threatens your safety or makes you feel helpless is stressful.  Any overwhelming life experience can trigger this stress, especially if the event feels unpredictable and uncontrollable.  Earthquakes are a good example. Post-traumatic stress can affect both those who personally experience...

Garrick Park pitches to be restored

Garrick Park pitches to be restored

Friday, 8 March 2013 11:54 a.m. by MediaStuff

Quake-damaged football pitches and community centres will be repaired thanks to new grants totalling $700,000.

Forum Meeting: Anxiety, Hoarding and Clutter

Forum Meeting: Anxiety, Hoarding and Clutter

Friday, 8 March 2013 11:48 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Tuesday March 26th: – Juliet MacLeod, Anxiety Disorders Unit, CDHB. Saving stuff, in moderation is considered normal.  Compulsive hoarding however can’t just be chalked up to eccentricity or a character flaw, it’s more serious and harder to control than that. This otherwise healthy impulse can go too far and develop into a clinical disorder.  Juliet...

Gap Filler invited to present at Australian urban regeneration conference!

Gap Filler invited to present at Australian urban regeneration conference!

Friday, 8 March 2013 11:05 a.m. by GapFiller

Media release …   Christchurch’s most prominent producer of creative temporary projects, Gap Filler, will deliver a keynote presentation at the Creating Spaces conference to be held in Newcastle (New South Wales) next week. Two of the three Gap Filler Founders, Coralie Winn and Dr Ryan Reynolds, will also lead five workshops over three days [...]

Mar 7: Gap Filler invited to present at Australian urban regeneration conference!

Mar 7: Gap Filler invited to present at Australian urban regeneration conference!

Friday, 8 March 2013 11:05 a.m. by GapFiller

Media release …   Christchurch’s most prominent producer of creative temporary projects, Gap Filler, will deliver a keynote presentation at the Creating Spaces conference to be held in Newcastle (New South Wales) next week. Two of the three Gap Filler Founders, Coralie Winn and Dr Ryan Reynolds, will also lead five workshops over three days [...]

Insurance Competition

Insurance Competition

Friday, 8 March 2013 10:58 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Jerry Larason’s hunger strike (See http://thechristchurchfiasco.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/christchurch-insurance-victim-goes-on-hunger-strike/) was successful. He settled with State Insurance this week. In fact he only had to miss breakfast. By early afternoon his claim was on its way to a resolution. (See http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/8380828/Hunger-protest-earns-Jerry-a-deal-and-meal). A success story!  …

Hunger Strike Success and Insurance Competition

Hunger Strike Success and Insurance Competition

Friday, 8 March 2013 10:58 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Jerry Larason’s hunger strike (See http://thechristchurchfiasco.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/christchurch-insurance-victim-goes-on-hunger-strike/) was successful. He settled with State Insurance this week. In fact he only had to miss breakfast. By early afternoon his claim was on its way to a resolution. (See http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/8380828/Hunger-protest-earns-Jerry-a-deal-and-meal). A success story!  …

“Demand Surge” and the Implications for Policyholders

“Demand Surge” and the Implications for Policyholders

Friday, 8 March 2013 10:30 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Demand surge is defined as the demand for products and services exceeding the regional capacity to efficiently supply them. This phenomenon is relevant for both Christchurch post earthquakes, and for the east coast of the US post Hurricane Sandy. It …