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Christchurch City Council wants to hand over public sites to spur development

Christchurch City Council wants to hand over public sites to spur development

Thursday, 6 April 2017 6:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council wants to give its development arm land in New Brighton, Sydenham, and the central city so it can get on with regeneration projects.

Convention Centre design gives Christchurch the edge

Convention Centre design gives Christchurch the edge

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 10:01 p.m. by TourismChCh Featured Popular

Convention Centre design gives Christchurch the edge

Limitation- Time running out on claims

Limitation- Time running out on claims

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 8:20 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Last year insurers issued statements about dates on which they would rely on a defence under the Limitation Act(s) that require court proceedings to be brought within 6 years on which a homeowner could first sue otherwise the claim is no longer enforceable.  Those dates are fast approaching.  AA, Vero, FMG, MAS, and the IAG brands agreed not to plead a limitation defence for any residential earthquake damage claim where proceedings are filed in Court before 4 September 2017.  Southern Response w ...

EQC- November 2016 Quake Update

EQC- November 2016 Quake Update

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 7:38 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Here is a link to the EQC update about claims from the November 2016 earthquake.  Apparently EQC has received about 38,000 residential claims with 71% for building damage only, 10% for building and contents, 9% contents only and 10% land damage.  EQC has retained management of the land claims.  Insurers manage building and contents claims from the November 2017 quakes only.  Apparently the intention is to settle the majority of claims by the end of 2017.

Christchurch Convention Centre progress vitally important

Christchurch Convention Centre progress 'vitally important'

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 6:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's new convention centre could pull in $400 million in its first eight years, its developer says.

EQC claim information for flood and landslip claims

EQC claim information for flood and landslip claims

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 3:06 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Rivers, mountains and plains: Christchurch Convention Centre

Rivers, mountains and plains: Christchurch Convention Centre

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 1:59 p.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Ōtākaro Limited has today released preliminary design images of the Christchurch Convention Centre. Architects  has worked on the design with .

Christchurch Convention Centre design inspired by South Island landscape

Christchurch Convention Centre design inspired by South Island landscape

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 11:20 a.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Featured Popular

 

No deadline for second round of Canterbury earthquake repairs

No deadline for second round of Canterbury earthquake repairs

Tuesday, 4 April 2017 6:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is likely to miss its promised deadline for settling second-time repairs in Canterbury.

A third of Christchurch earthquake donations has been spent

A third of Christchurch earthquake donations has been spent

Tuesday, 4 April 2017 9:01 a.m. by MediaHerald

More than a third of $5 million earmarked for "the children of the eastern suburbs" has been spent.In February, the South Brighton Residents' Association asked the city council where the donations had gone but was told they would...

Editorial: Horror tenant tales add to woes for landlords

Editorial: Horror tenant tales add to woes for landlords

Tuesday, 4 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

It is hard not to feel deep sympathy for the Christchurch homeowners whose .

Why is the Southern Response class action case important?

Why is the Southern Response class action case important?

Sunday, 2 April 2017 6:21 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The legal community is watching with interest as a Christchurch class action case unfolds in the High Court.

Government enters negotiations to buy remaining land for new Christchurch stadium

Government enters negotiations to buy remaining land for new Christchurch stadium

Sunday, 2 April 2017 5:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is getting serious about buying the last parcels of land on proposed stadium site in central Christchurch.

It’s no April Fool’s Joke – Insurers Censoring Information Provided to Kaikoura Earthquake Claimants

It’s no April Fool’s Joke – Insurers Censoring Information Provided to Kaikoura Earthquake Claimants

Sunday, 2 April 2017 11:08 a.m. by EQCFix Popular

The Kaikoura District Council has removed the more than one hour long video of the eqcfix.nz presentation made to around 100 people in Kaikoura on the 23 March.

Insurance Council asks Kaikoura District Council to pull video from its Facebook page

Insurance Council asks Kaikoura District Council to pull video from its Facebook page

Saturday, 1 April 2017 10:31 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Kaikoura District Council pulled a video from its Facebook page this week after a complaint from the Insurance Council New Zealand (ICNZ).

Opinion: Cathedral talks are a sham

Opinion: Cathedral talks are a 'sham'

Saturday, 1 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The long running negotiations over the restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral remain unresolved as the "good faith negotiations" of the church leadership are increasingly called into question.

Re:Start containers sold as trust comes to an end

Re:Start containers sold as trust comes to an end

Friday, 31 March 2017 11:38 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Re:Start is about to officially end after five-and-a-half years, but the Christchurch container mall will stay on under another name until October.

Derelict Buildings and the Christchurch CBD…

Derelict Buildings and the Christchurch CBD…

Friday, 31 March 2017 9:21 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

What’s new in High Street? News Flash…. After waiting for 6 years,  our neighbouring building owner has finally agreed to put his building on the market. It has gone from this:   To This: Yeah ha…. With a bit of  …

Christchurch cycleway sections given green light, but businesses attack Ferry Rd plan

Christchurch cycleway sections given green light, but businesses attack Ferry Rd plan

Thursday, 30 March 2017 9:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Business owners have ripped into the Christchurch City Council's proposal to drastically cut parking spaces along part of Ferry Rd to make way for a cycleway.

Tower Insurance chairman Michael Stiassny expresses frustration at claims holdouts

Tower Insurance chairman Michael Stiassny expresses frustration at claims holdouts

Thursday, 30 March 2017 6:00 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Tower chairman Michael Stiassny has criticised some Canterbury earthquake victims for holding out on settlements to "maximise" their insurance claims.

Red zone regeneration planning gets approval

Red zone regeneration planning gets approval

Thursday, 30 March 2017 2:45 p.m. by Regenerate Featured Popular

 

Council committee approves new cycleways

Council committee approves new cycleways

Thursday, 30 March 2017 1:51 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Tower Insurance must pay for only 80 per cent of Christchurch heritage home rebuild, court rules

Tower Insurance must pay for only 80 per cent of Christchurch heritage home rebuild, court rules

Thursday, 30 March 2017 1:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

A man who under-insured his multi-million dollar Christchurch heritage home has lost a High Court battle with his insurer.

Ōtākaro Orchard crowdfunding campaign reaches $60,000 target

Ōtākaro Orchard crowdfunding campaign reaches $60,000 target

Thursday, 30 March 2017 1:34 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

New Zealand's first urban food hub Ōtākaro Orchard is set to get planting, after the Christchurch community dug deep to hit its .

Erin Brockovich coming to Christchurch to talk to earthquake insurance claimants

Erin Brockovich coming to Christchurch to talk to earthquake insurance claimants

Thursday, 30 March 2017 10:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

International consumer rights advocate Erin Brockovich will visit Christchurch next month.

Quake brain blamed for Cantabrians weak memories and poor direction - study

'Quake brain' blamed for Cantabrians' weak memories and poor direction - study

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 10:25 p.m. by MediaStuff

Trauma-induced "quake brain" is affecting Cantabrians' memories and sense of direction, according to a new study.

Cantabrians frustrated with weak memories and poor direction blamed on quake brain

Cantabrians frustrated with weak memories and poor direction blamed on 'quake brain'

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 10:05 p.m. by MediaStuff

Trauma-induced "quake brain" is affecting Cantabrians' memory and sense of direction, according to a new study.

Tower Insurance must pay for only 80% of Christchurch heritage home rebuild, court rules

Tower Insurance must pay for only 80% of Christchurch heritage home rebuild, court rules

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 7:19 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A man who under-insured his multi-million dollar Christchurch heritage home has lost a High Court battle with his insurer.

Experts share advice for navigating quake claims

Experts share advice for navigating quake claims

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 2:44 p.m. by EQCFix

THE PRESS - PIPPA BROWN

Quake brain affecting Cantabrians memory

'Quake brain' affecting Cantabrians' memory

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 11:46 a.m. by MediaHerald

Researchers have revealed fresh evidence for an earthquake-induced mental fog that affected Canterbury residents, dubbed "quake brain".

Red Cross pays out $98 million in cash grants since Canterbury earthquakes

Red Cross pays out $98 million in cash grants since Canterbury earthquakes

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 11:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Red Cross has distributed $98 million in cash grants for earthquake recovery in Canterbury.

Red Cross pays out $98 million in cash grants since Canterbury earthquakes

Red Cross pays out $98 million in cash grants since Canterbury earthquakes

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 11:21 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Red Cross has distributed $98 million in cash grants for earthquake recovery in Canterbury.

Christchurch City Council completing urgent report on failing maintenance levels

Christchurch City Council completing 'urgent report' on failing maintenance levels

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 9:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city council is completing an "urgent" report on what can be done to fix failing maintenance levels, amid concerns on the state of parts of Christchurch.

Update on Kaikoura earthquake claims

Update on Kaikoura earthquake claims

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 12:53 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

St Albans News April/May 2017

St Albans News April/May 2017

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 11:44 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Want to know what issues concern St Albans: the cycleway, what is happening downstream from the northern arterial (i.e.: Cranford St and Sherborne St), the community centre rebuild, and Abberley Park to name but four. These are ongoing stories. But …

Editorial: In long term, Christchurch will need both East Frame and Cranford Basin

Editorial: In long term, Christchurch will need both East Frame and Cranford Basin

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: The Christchurch City Council is pushing on with plans to rezone rural land in the Cranford Basin for housing, despite the misgivings of some councillors, the government agency Otakaro and Ngai Tahu. The public consultation process beginning this week is the proper place for those concerns to be heard, but in the longer term, Christchurch will need more houses.

An Accessible City: It’s no piece of cake

An Accessible City: It’s no piece of cake

Monday, 27 March 2017 8:05 p.m. by MakingChristchurch

By Rosalee Jenkin. 

Ever heard the phrase “you can’t have your cake and eat it too”?

It’s ringing loud and true in my ears these days, along with the sounds of construction and road works in central Christchurch; activities which are causing more than a little frustration.

Let’s get o ...

Lancaster Park to be deconstructed in December, future-use remains unclear

Lancaster Park to be deconstructed in December, future-use remains unclear

Monday, 27 March 2017 5:12 p.m. by MediaThePress

Work to deconstruct Christchurch's Lancaster Park will start in December, but its long-term fate remains unclear.

Christchurch council staff scrutinising Port Hills invoice as Dalziel queries buyout deal

Christchurch council staff scrutinising Port Hills invoice as Dalziel queries buyout deal

Sunday, 26 March 2017 6:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says she cannot understand why the former city council agreed to cover half of the Port Hills red zone buyout.

Ngai Tahu, Otakaro concerned about Christchurch City Councils Cranford Basin plan

Ngai Tahu, Otakaro concerned about Christchurch City Council's Cranford Basin plan

Sunday, 26 March 2017 6:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A plan to develop land in Christchurch's Cranford basin is under fire over concerns it could undermine a central city housing project.

Canterbury earthquake repair issues increasing for insurance ombudsman

Canterbury earthquake repair issues increasing for insurance ombudsman

Friday, 24 March 2017 6:55 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Insurance and Financial Services Ombudsman (IFSO) scheme is dealing with higher numbers of earthquake repair-related claims.

Otakaro Orchard needs to raise another $28,000 in seven days

Otakaro Orchard needs to raise another $28,000 in seven days

Friday, 24 March 2017 5:38 p.m. by MediaThePress

Crowdfunding for Christchurch's Otakaro Orchard edible park is more than halfway to its $60,000 goal.

Cathedral Square: Where pigeons roost

Cathedral Square: Where pigeons roost

Friday, 24 March 2017 4:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Developing property in central Christchurch is no walk in Hagley Park.

Community wants red zone developments to be safe and protect the natural environment

Community wants red zone developments to be safe and protect the natural environment

Friday, 24 March 2017 3:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Safety is the highest priority for residents being surveyed about future Christchurch red zone redevelopments.

JOIN US! TWO VACANCIES (TEAM AND BOARD)

JOIN US! TWO VACANCIES (TEAM AND BOARD)

Friday, 24 March 2017 11:26 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Gap Filler has some gaps to fill. We’re hiring a Project Developer to join the team and we also have a space on our trust board for a new trustee.   Project Developer (paid, full-time) We have some big stuff on the horizon this year in the city. So this Project Developer role will see […]

Expired: JOIN US! TWO VACANCIES (TEAM AND BOARD)

Expired: JOIN US! TWO VACANCIES (TEAM AND BOARD)

Friday, 24 March 2017 11:26 a.m. by GapFiller

Christchurch architect awarded $188,000 in costs for house rebuild case

Christchurch architect awarded $188,000 in costs for house rebuild case

Friday, 24 March 2017 10:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

The High Court has awarded Christchurch architect Greg Young nearly $190,000 in costs for his case against Tower Insurance.

Young v Tower Insurance – costs

Young v Tower Insurance – costs

Friday, 24 March 2017 10:06 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Mr Young and his co trustees had previously obtained a judgment against Tower Insurance on 7 December 2016 that their house was a rebuild at a cost of $1,620,887 together with general damages of $5ooo for Tower not providing a report.  The owners then asked the Court to order Tower to pay costs of $93,194 and disbursements of $102,259.91 (witness expenses and court fees).  This was said to be less than two thirds of the owners actual legal costs.  Tower said that any costs ought to be reduced si ...

Derelict Buildings in the Christchurch CBD & the Minister for Building & Construction.

Derelict Buildings in the Christchurch CBD & the Minister for Building & Construction.

Friday, 24 March 2017 9:03 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Well that was a bit of a joke.   An answer from The Minister for Building and Construction, Dr Nick Smith.  He tells me: “I am unable to get involved in individual disputes”…. “talk to the Christchurch City Council…”  or ” …

Developer for 224 Cashel Street (former IRD building) wanted

Developer for 224 Cashel Street (former IRD building) wanted

Thursday, 23 March 2017 10:32 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Featured Popular

Ōtākaro Limited wants to hear from parties with the experience, finances and vision to purchase and redevelop the building at 224 Cashel Street, Christchurch (former IRD building).

Press Release: Christchurch City Council has no answers

Press Release: Christchurch City Council has no answers

Thursday, 23 March 2017 10:27 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

Christchurch City Councils Cranford Basin plan picking up steam, heads for feedback

Christchurch City Council's Cranford Basin plan picking up steam, heads for feedback

Thursday, 23 March 2017 6:09 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council has advanced its plan to allow houses to be built at Cranford Basin, but some councillors have aired concerns about the proposal.

DIVERSCITY PEOPLE – meet Jaime from C Lund

DIVERSCITY PEOPLE – meet Jaime from C Lund

Thursday, 23 March 2017 1:47 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Major artwork gifted as a legacy for Christchurch quake victim

Major artwork gifted as a legacy for Christchurch quake victim

Thursday, 23 March 2017 10:49 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Six years after Lisa Willems died in the February 2011 earthquake, her husband has helped gift a major public artwork to Christchurch as part of an $85 million city development.

Christchurch City Council owes Crown up to $39 million over Port Hills buyout deal

Christchurch City Council owes Crown up to $39 million over Port Hills buyout deal

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council has just received a multimillion-dollar invoice after the Crown picked up the tab for red zone buyouts in the Port Hills.

Linking urban tactics to strategy

Linking urban tactics to strategy

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 10:46 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Urban regeneration organisation , which rose to prominence in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, will hold a workshop in Brisbane on 23 March as part of the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum 2017. The workshop aims to “equip participants with practical and strategic approaches that they can bring to their own urban and community challenges.”

Southland Stadium Appeal – Council held not liable

Southland Stadium Appeal – Council held not liable

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 8:22 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

By the judgment 21 March 2017 in Invercargill City Council v Southland Indoor Leisure Centre Charitable Trust [2017] NZCA 68 the Court of Appeal allowed the Council’s appeal against a High Court (Dunningham J) judgment that it was liable to pay in excess of $16M for the roof collapse of Southland Stadium in September 2010.  The only Council act within the limitation period was the Council issuing a code compliance certificate on 20 November 2000.  The Court decided that the Trust had not r ...

Clip art: A visual Christchurch earthquake story

Clip art: A visual Christchurch earthquake story

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 6:38 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Responding to the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, Bronwyn Walker grabbed her scissors and chopped stories from editions of  into thousands of 1.5cm squares.