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Achieving results for February 2016 earthquake customers

Achieving results for February 2016 earthquake customers

Monday, 10 April 2017 4:16 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Fendaltons St Barnabas Church back in action

Fendalton's St Barnabas Church back in action

Monday, 10 April 2017 11:18 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The safety fences are down from in front of St Barnabas Church in Fendalton after six years.

New research examines little known Hauraki seismic zone

New research examines little known Hauraki seismic zone

Monday, 10 April 2017 9:47 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Daring to be bold in the Otakaro Avon River corridor

Daring to be bold in the Otakaro Avon River corridor

Monday, 10 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Supply of land for housing a huge advantage for Christchurch

Supply of land for housing a 'huge advantage' for Christchurch

Monday, 10 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Greater Christchurch has double the amount of space needed for new housing for the next decade, a new report says.

Thousands of office workers add to Christchurchs parking nightmare

Thousands of office workers add to Christchurch's parking nightmare

Monday, 10 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Thousands of workers filling up new central city office buildings are set to worsen Christchurch's parking nightmare.

Kaikoura earthquake shake greater than Christchurch

Kaikoura earthquake shake greater than Christchurch

Monday, 10 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Scientists have revealed incredible new insights into the 7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake - including the most violent ground shaking ever recorded in New Zealand.Readings taken at the North Canterbury town of Waiau during the November...

Christchurch company forks out thousands of dollars for Filipino workers medical bills

Christchurch company forks out thousands of dollars for Filipino worker's medical bills

Sunday, 9 April 2017 6:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch company has forked out thousands of dollars to help Filipino workers who have no health insurance and are not eligible under the public health system.

Christchurch temporary housing villages to close after six years

Christchurch temporary housing villages to close after six years

Sunday, 9 April 2017 1:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Two of Christchurch's temporary accommodation villages will close in June.

Campaign promotes accessible city spaces in Christchurch

Campaign promotes accessible city spaces in Christchurch

Sunday, 9 April 2017 12:10 p.m. by MediaThePress

For disability advocate Ruth Jones, having an accessible space allows her to be active in the city she calls home.

Cathedral Trustees: We have negotiated in good faith

Cathedral Trustees: We have negotiated in good faith

Saturday, 8 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

For the Christ Church Cathedral, the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch, Church Property Trustees (CPT) and the wider community, the damage to the Christ Church Cathedral from the Canterbury earthquakes is heart breaking.

The happening precinct: Map of central Christchurchs Health Precinct finally clear

The happening precinct: Map of central Christchurch's Health Precinct finally clear

Saturday, 8 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Suddenly, after thinking it might be a bit of a fizzer, three buildings are coming out of the ground at Te Papa Hauora, the promised health innovation precinct by Christchurch Hospital.

Waimakariri disaster response recognised in national planning awards

Waimakariri disaster response recognised in national planning awards

Friday, 7 April 2017 10:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Waimakariri's plan to create parks, community facilities and recreational opportunities in its residential red zone has won the supreme award at a national ceremony recognising good planning.

Whitewater and surfing park idea for Christchurchs residential red zone gains traction

Whitewater and surfing park idea for Christchurch's residential red zone gains traction

Friday, 7 April 2017 7:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

A proposal to build surf and whitewater parks in the Christchurch red zone has gained quick support online.

Gap Filler Ping Pong tables for sale post project

Gap Filler Ping Pong tables for sale post project

Friday, 7 April 2017 2:25 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Large former Highfield subdivision block for sale in Christchurch

Large former Highfield subdivision block for sale in Christchurch

Friday, 7 April 2017 11:21 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A large chunk of land previously earmarked for Christchurch's Highfield Park subdivision is for sale.

Land transfer proposal to capitalise Development Christchurch Limited

Land transfer proposal to capitalise Development Christchurch Limited

Friday, 7 April 2017 11:20 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is asking for feedback on a proposal to transfer land to Development Christchurch Limited (DCL) to enable DCL to become a fully operational development company.

Students sing the praises of new O House accommodation

Students sing the praises of new O House accommodation

Friday, 7 April 2017 11:04 a.m. by CPIT Featured Popular

Release: Ara

Editorial: St Asaph St squeeze is asking too much

Editorial: St Asaph St squeeze is asking too much

Friday, 7 April 2017 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: It was a well-intentioned idea to make a better version of what we had. The that emerged from the earthquakes would be a haven for without impinging too much on motorists.

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 Popular

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 Popular

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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 Popular

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.