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Specialist says earthquake litigation likely to grow

Specialist says earthquake litigation likely to grow

Sunday, 5 May 2013 10:38 p.m. by MediaStuff

Jeff Spurlock, an insurance specialist at South Island law firm Lane Neave, sees many parallels between the earthquake claims he is trying to settle now and those he helped settle in the wake of the strong Californian Northridge quake in January 1994.

Pallet Pavilion – One more Summer? fundraising campaign is GO!

Pallet Pavilion – One more Summer? fundraising campaign is GO!

Sunday, 5 May 2013 8:11 p.m. by GapFiller

Will our Pallet Pavilion live to see another Summer? We’re running a crowdfunding campaign to decide. The Pallet Pavilion was meant to be coming down now – May. But across March and April so many people have been suprised to learn about its timeframe OR asking us to keep it that Gap Filler decided to [...]

Day 802 - Friends to collect donated paint

Day 802 - Friends to collect donated paint

Sunday, 5 May 2013 4:55 p.m. by addingtonaction

 

No-show quake volunteers to be named

No-show quake volunteers to be named

Sunday, 5 May 2013 4:33 p.m. by Media3News

The Volunteer Army Foundation says people who got a free concert ticket, but didn't fulfil a pledge to do volunteer work, could be named online.

Day 802 - Addington to Hoon Hay

Day 802 - Addington to Hoon Hay

Sunday, 5 May 2013 3:38 p.m. by addingtonaction

This afternoon was spent helping to shift a very nice filipino family of 5 from Addington to Hoon Hay.

Good luck Edgar and Jennifer in your new home.

Call to fix quake shaken state homes

Call to fix quake shaken state homes

Sunday, 5 May 2013 8:47 a.m. by MediaThePress

Housing NEW Zealand (HNZ) is calling for proposals from companies able to manage the repair of 4500 of its earthquake- damaged homes in Canterbury.

Comments on the EQC Mediation service - Part 1

Comments on the EQC Mediation service - Part 1

Sunday, 5 May 2013 8:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Inner city gradually reopening

Inner city gradually reopening

Saturday, 4 May 2013 9:46 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

K2 legal highs to be banned

K2 legal highs to be banned

Saturday, 4 May 2013 8:28 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

This decision comes within a week of a holdup of the Edgeware dairy, in which the shopkeeper was violently held up and the K2 legal high was demanded.

Lack of demand cancels workcamp on Orion site

Lack of demand cancels workcamp on Orion site

Saturday, 4 May 2013 8:00 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

 

Day 801 - a concerted effort

Day 801 - a concerted effort

Saturday, 4 May 2013 4:22 p.m. by addingtonaction

 

A city built to help fight crime

A city built to help fight crime

Saturday, 4 May 2013 12:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

Cameras installed in increasingly deserted red zone

Cameras installed in increasingly deserted red zone

Saturday, 4 May 2013 8:05 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority has placed cameras in the Christchurch's residential red zone with the aim of keeping remaining residents safe.

Consultation on cathedral design ends

Consultation on cathedral design ends

Saturday, 4 May 2013 8:05 a.m. by MediaRNZ

The opportunity for people to vote on which design they prefer for the Anglican cathedral in Christchurch has ended on Friday.

Thieves and vandals mar bid to reuse zone homes

Thieves and vandals mar bid to reuse zone homes

Saturday, 4 May 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Vandals and thieves are jeopardising plans to recycle red-zoned homes in Christchurch.

Geotech update from Southern Response

Geotech update from Southern Response

Friday, 3 May 2013 8:55 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular



 

CanCERN Newsletter #82 - 3rd May 2013

CanCERN Newsletter #82 - 3rd May 2013

Friday, 3 May 2013 8:09 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

 

Older people not getting enough quake info

Older people 'not getting enough' quake info

Friday, 3 May 2013 6:16 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Some older residents in parts of Christchurch say they feel they are having to deal with false information and broken promises when it comes to their earthquake repairs and payouts.

Day 800 - Rotary container

Day 800 - Rotary container

Friday, 3 May 2013 5:04 p.m. by addingtonaction

This morning, Hornby Rotary sent a nice big pressie.

A container!

Now we can get our stuff out of the rain .

This is to be used for temporary storage while the new base is being built. Plus a place to dive out of the rain, sleet and hail for a nice warm cuppa.

Mike the driver arrived at 9am, Dale, a former crane driver and the next door neighbour took charge of stabilising the container. Sibash and other Mike helped as well.

Thanks heaps Doug Coventry and Hornb ...

Day 800 - Elaine provides storage for catering stuff

Day 800 - Elaine provides storage for catering stuff

Friday, 3 May 2013 5:00 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today Sibash Moti started working for Addington Action. Sibash will be working every Friday for 16 weeks from 9 till 4 helping Mike get stuff, carry stuff, and put stuff away as well as get stuff ready for the Saturday and sometimes Sunday working bees at 124 Garlands Rd.

So today the job was shifting all the catering stuff to Elaine's place. Elaine who runs has kindly provided storage space in her garage and a spare bedroom.

3 trailer loads shifted the mobile Baine Marie, salad c ...

Red-zone thieves caught on camera

Red-zone thieves caught on camera

Friday, 3 May 2013 3:09 p.m. by Media3News

Officials are praising the work of camera operators monitoring red zones across Christchurch, after three thieves were caught in the act.

Cameras combating crime in the Red Zone

Cameras combating crime in the Red Zone

Friday, 3 May 2013 2:28 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Cameras operating in the Residential Red Zone are proving a success in catching criminals in the act, and in providing added security for residents still living there.

Red zone property deadline extended

Red zone property deadline extended

Friday, 3 May 2013 12:57 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Some red zone residents in Christchurch have been granted an extension of two months to settle their property with the Crown.

Red Zone extension for Southshore and South New Brighton

Red Zone extension for Southshore and South New Brighton

Friday, 3 May 2013 11:11 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

 

Day 800 - Tracy at 7am

Day 800 - Tracy at 7am

Friday, 3 May 2013 8:00 a.m. by addingtonaction

Every Friday morning between 6.30am and 7am, Tracy processes all the orders for the Christchurch South Fruit & Veggie Co-op.
Then Tracy goes to her day job.



Day 800 - fruit & veggie orders

Day 800 - fruit & veggie orders

Friday, 3 May 2013 7:30 a.m. by addingtonaction

There are 405 orders from 18 of the 22 CSFVC distribution centers for fruit and veggie packs next week. The orders will be packed and distributed on Wednesday 8 May.

  0 Addington Action
  0 Addington School
25 Burnham
  6 Comcare Addington
  0 Court Theatre
  1 CSCGT
21 Discovery
29 Eureka St
11 Hoon Hay Presbyterian
  0 Kidsfirst Selwyn St
37 Manuka Cottage
50 Opawa Baptist
23 Pensacola Cres
23 Reformed ...

Community discussion about disability and inclusion

Community discussion about disability and inclusion

Friday, 3 May 2013 12:49 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Venue:   Venue: Mairehau Library, 42 Kensington Ave, St Albans Date:      Tuesday, 14 May 2013          Time:      7:00pm – 8:00pm I am a proud St Albans resident, a member of SARA’s board and very much part of the community. I …

Cost of materials bites rebuild hard

Cost of materials bites rebuild hard

Thursday, 2 May 2013 11:50 p.m. by MediaThePress

 

Considering Desiderata & Disaster

Considering Desiderata & Disaster

Thursday, 2 May 2013 9:58 p.m. by KrisV Popular

 

Cantabrians asked to consider cost of power network

Cantabrians asked to consider cost of power network

Thursday, 2 May 2013 8:33 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Commerce Commission is encouraging Cantabrians to think about how much they are willing to pay to get the region's electricity network back to pre-earthquake standards.

RibRaft TC3 Foundation Solution - Video

RibRaft TC3 Foundation Solution - Video

Thursday, 2 May 2013 7:14 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Featured Popular

Day 799 - EQC May update

Day 799 - EQC May update

Thursday, 2 May 2013 4:42 p.m. by addingtonaction

 

Heritage tower demolition applied for

Heritage tower demolition applied for

Thursday, 2 May 2013 2:49 p.m. by MediaStuff

The body corporate representing the owners of the Heritage tower in central Christchurch has applied to the High Court to have the building demolished.

Family wants action on sodden home

Family wants action on 'sodden' home

Thursday, 2 May 2013 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Torrential rain has exacerbated a Christchurch family's two-year battle to weather-proof their earthquake-damaged home.

Family want action on sodden home

Family want action on 'sodden' home

Thursday, 2 May 2013 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Heavy rain has exacerbated a Christchurch family's two-year battle to weatherproof their earthquake-damaged home.

Day 799 - a bit of history

Day 799 - a bit of history

Thursday, 2 May 2013 10:49 a.m. by addingtonaction

 

Green Roofs at Cranmer Square

Green Roofs at Cranmer Square

Thursday, 2 May 2013 10:34 a.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

 

Safer Journeys Action Plan 2013-2015

Safer Journeys Action Plan 2013-2015

Thursday, 2 May 2013 10:24 a.m. by Transport4chch

 

Costs threaten Chch redevelopment

Costs threaten Chch redevelopment

Thursday, 2 May 2013 12:35 a.m. by MediaStuff

Spiralling construction costs are threatening redevelopment in central Christchurch, prompting calls for action to get prices down.

SFO still warns of earthquake repair fraud

SFO still warns of earthquake repair fraud

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 10:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has closed an investigation relating to the Christchurch rebuild.

Low interest rates and rebuild to fuel growth

Low interest rates and rebuild to fuel growth

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 10:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

The economy will lift growth to 3.6 per cent next year on the back of the Canterbury rebuild, rising house prices and a recovery from this year's drought, Westpac Bank forecasts.

No evidence of fraud in city rebuild - SFO

No evidence of fraud in city rebuild - SFO

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 9:26 p.m. by MediaRNZ

The Serious Fraud Office says an investigation into the potential of fraud during the Christchurch rebuild has uncovered no evidence.

Brownlee, Sutton and today’s judicial review application

Brownlee, Sutton and today’s judicial review application

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 9:05 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Red-zoners take fight against Brownlee to court

Red-zoners take fight against Brownlee to court

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 8:11 p.m. by MediaRNZ

Some residents of Christchurch's red zone say the situation Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has placed them in is unlawful and have taken their case to the High Court.

No fraud in quake rebuild contracts - SFO

No fraud in quake rebuild contracts - SFO

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 6:34 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

 

Day 798 - packing centre to shift to Hoon Hay

Day 798 - packing centre to shift to Hoon Hay

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 5:29 p.m. by addingtonaction

 

Day 798 - Selley Yates donation

Day 798 - Selley Yates donation

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 5:20 p.m. by addingtonaction

Earlier today Selley Yates gave a very large donation of surplus stock and goods in damaged packaging but all perfectly good to use.

No fraud found in one quake rebuild case

No fraud found in one quake rebuild case

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 4:46 p.m. by Media3News

 

Red zone property owners have no choice

Red zone property owners have 'no choice'

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 3:41 p.m. by MediaHerald

 

Red-zoners taking Govt to court

Red-zoners taking Govt to court

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 3:15 p.m. by Media3News

roup of self-proclaimed 'Quake Outcasts' are taking two high profile Government officials to court.

Free Materials service available across Canterbury

Free Materials service available across Canterbury

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 2:41 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

A free online service being launched throughout Canterbury is helping businesses, schools and other organisations reduce waste disposal costs while providing materials for others to use at no charge.

New hub plan for eastern suburbs

New hub plan for eastern suburbs

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 1:48 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

New hub plan for eastern suburbs

New hub plan for eastern suburbs

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 1:33 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

Incompetent engineers could be struck off

Incompetent engineers could be 'struck off'

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 1:25 p.m. by MediaStuff

Engineers found to have breached professional standards could be barred from practising the same way doctors or teachers are.

SFO completes rebuild fraud investigation

SFO completes rebuild fraud investigation

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 12:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) says it has closed one investigation relating to the Christchurch rebuild.