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Christchurch couple say EQC stopping them from getting on with their lives

Christchurch couple say EQC stopping them from getting on with their lives

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 6:25 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch couple say the Earthquake Commission (EQC) is "ruining" their lives, as they continue to wait for adequate repairs so they can finish their partly-renovated home.

Christchurch City Council engineers inspect New Regent St parapets

Christchurch City Council engineers inspect New Regent St parapets

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 5:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

City council engineers are inspecting parapets on Christchurch's New Regent St to see if they need strengthening or repairs.

EQCs approach to its repair obligations

EQC's approach to its repair obligations

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 5:07 p.m. by GovtEQC

Christchurch City Councils $6 million plan for Victoria St could ruin business

Christchurch City Council's $6 million plan for Victoria St could 'ruin business'

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 7:35 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Christchurch City Council proposal to close part of a major inner-city route to traffic will make the future of some Victoria St businesses "quite hopeless", a long-standing tenant says.

Lawyer wants apology from Gerry Brownlee after ambulance chaser comment

Lawyer wants apology from Gerry Brownlee after 'ambulance chaser' comment

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 6:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

The lawyer behind wants a personal apology from Gerry Brownlee after he described lawyers representing Canterbury homeowners as "ambulance chasers".

Christchurch lawyer wants apology from Gerry Brownlee after bus chaser comment

Christchurch lawyer wants apology from Gerry Brownlee after 'bus chaser' comment

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 6:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

The lawyer behind wants a personal apology from Gerry Brownlee after he described lawyers representing Canterbury homeowners as "ambulance chasers".

Success of the ‘Adopt the Avon’ river clean up signals intense community interest in future of red zone waterways

Success of the ‘Adopt the Avon’ river clean up signals intense community interest in future of red zone waterways

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 8:07 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

The huge success of Saturday’s Adopt the Avon part of the Mother of All Cleans Up is an indication of the tremendous community interest in the future health of the Avon River red zone according to Evan Smith of Avon-Ōtākaro Network which coordinated the Avon River event.

EQC to confirm final quake claim classifications by end of June

EQC to confirm final quake claim classifications by end of June

Monday, 9 May 2016 10:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has given itself six weeks to classify a final "bucket" of Canterbury earthquake claims, the Insurance Council says.

Open day for Men’s Shed

Open day for Men’s Shed

Monday, 9 May 2016 9:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Title: Open day for Men’s ShedLocation: Nancy Avenue/Knowles St cornerDescription: St Albans Community Men’s Shed, rebuilt as part of the rebuild of the Aldred Church complex is holding an open day in the hope of gaining new members.Start Time: 10:00Date: …

EQC less than one third through botched repair jobs, as requests pile up

EQC less than one third through botched repair jobs, as requests pile up

Monday, 9 May 2016 8:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has revisited less than a third of the thousands of botched repairs on its books, as the number of remedial jobs continues to increase.

CHCH Soup – Autumn

CHCH Soup – Autumn

Monday, 9 May 2016 2:42 p.m. by GapFiller

CHCH Soup is a Gap Filler and Ministry of Awesome project! Put the date in the diary and start dreaming big! Yes, Autumn’s ‘pitch for the pot’ at CHCH SOUP is coming up! Got an awesome idea you’ve been aching to share (and perhaps get off the ground)? Get in touch with erica@ministryofawesome.com If you want […]

Mitre 10 campaign

Mitre 10 campaign

Monday, 9 May 2016 8:51 a.m. by GovtEQC

Christchurchs new library threatened after Crown cans philanthropic funding

Christchurch's new library threatened after Crown cans philanthropic funding

Sunday, 8 May 2016 5:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Crown has pulled the pin on its long-awaited plans to raise money for Christchurch's anchor projects, threatening to leave the city's new central library in the lurch.

Crown cans philanthropic funding for Christchurch library and other anchor projects

Crown cans philanthropic funding for Christchurch library and other anchor projects

Sunday, 8 May 2016 5:52 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Crown has pulled the pin on its long-awaited plans to raise money for Christchurch's anchor projects, leaving the council to find money for its new central library elsewhere.

Margaret Mahy Playground to become accessible for children with disabilities

Margaret Mahy Playground to become accessible for children with disabilities

Sunday, 8 May 2016 3:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's multi-million dollar Margaret Mahy Playground will be upgraded with new disability-friendly equipment by September.

CHCH Soup – Autumn (18 May)

CHCH Soup – Autumn (18 May)

Sunday, 8 May 2016 2:42 p.m. by GapFiller

CHCH Soup is a Gap Filler and Ministry of Awesome project! Put the date in the diary and start dreaming big! Yes, Autumn’s ‘pitch for the pot’ at CHCH SOUP is coming up! Got an awesome idea you’ve been aching to share (and perhaps get off the ground)? Get in touch with erica@ministryofawesome.com If you want […]

Insurer Southern Response queried on asbestos testing and removal

Insurer Southern Response queried on asbestos testing and removal

Friday, 6 May 2016 8:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Questions have been raised about whether Southern Response both tested for and removed asbestos before demolishing an earthquake-damaged Christchurch property.

Insurer Southern Response queried on asbestos testing and removal

Insurer Southern Response queried on asbestos testing and removal

Friday, 6 May 2016 8:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

Questions have been raised about whether Southern Response both tested for and removed asbestos before demolishing an earthquake-damaged Christchurch property.

Adopt the Avon Brings Christchurch Together

Adopt the Avon Brings Christchurch Together

Friday, 6 May 2016 4:58 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

“Adopt the Avon” Brings Christchurch Together

Christchurch urged to get behind South Frame Project

Christchurch urged to get behind South Frame Project

Friday, 6 May 2016 4:29 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Earthquake Commission asks how to turn off the tap on second time repairs

Earthquake Commission asks how to 'turn off the tap' on second time repairs

Thursday, 5 May 2016 7:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) wants to know how it can "turn off the tap" on Canterbury homeowners seeking second time repairs, according to a presentation given to staff.

Earthquake Commission asks how to turn off the tap on second time repairs

Earthquake Commission asks how to 'turn off the tap' on second time repairs

Thursday, 5 May 2016 7:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) wants to know how it can "turn off the tap" on Canterbury homeowners seeking second time repairs, according to a presentation given to staff.

Familys new $800k Christchurch property found to contain asbestos

Family's new $800k Christchurch property found to contain asbestos

Thursday, 5 May 2016 3:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Monique and Garry Bond spent $800,000 on a property in upmarket Christchurch to build their dream home, only to learn it was contaminated with asbestos.

Familys new $800k Christchurch property found to contain asbestos

Family's new $800k Christchurch property found to contain asbestos

Thursday, 5 May 2016 3:22 p.m. by MediaStuff

Monique and Garry Bond spent $800,000 on a property in upmarket Christchurch to build their dream home, only to learn it was contaminated with asbestos.

Human investment in Christchurchs red zone must be taken into account

'Human investment' in Christchurch's red zone must be taken into account

Thursday, 5 May 2016 10:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

Communities in east Christchurch say the city's red zone could become "contested land" if the process for deciding its future is unfair.

Property developers need right recipe for success

Property developers need right recipe for success

Wednesday, 4 May 2016 6:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

Experience?

Mt Pleasant News 3 May 2016

Mt Pleasant News 3 May 2016

Wednesday, 4 May 2016 11:21 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Local goings on Maffeys Road Hill Bund – Mass Movement Protection If you have noticed the bund being built on Maffeys Road hill and wondered what it is all about […]

Damage causes Christchurch house to rot as owners battle insurers

Damage causes Christchurch house to rot as owners battle insurers

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 8:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Paul Gilbertson's Christchurch home is in "serious trouble" as damage from liquefaction rots floorboards and foundations.

Damage causes Christchurch house to rot as owners battle insurers

Damage causes Christchurch house to rot as owners battle insurers

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 8:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Paul Gilbertson's Christchurch home is in "serious trouble" as damage from liquefaction rots floorboards and foundations.

Southern Response announces new chief executive

Southern Response announces new chief executive

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 2:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Peter Jensen, will be the new chief executive of Southern Response, the government-owned company charged with settling Canterbury earthquake insurance claims.

St Andrews Hill Bridlepath Intersection CCC Report

St Andrews Hill Bridlepath Intersection CCC Report

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 2:22 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

: http://ccc.govt.nz/assets/Documents/The-Council/Meetings-Agendas-Minutes/agendas/2016/May/HagleyFerrymeadCommunityBoard3May2016AGENDA.pdf  

St Andrews Hill Bridle Path Road update May 2016

St Andrews Hill Bridle Path Road update May 2016

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 2:17 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Good Afternoon All You are receiving this email as you attended a Community Update held by the Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board on 9 February 2016 to discuss the operation of St […]

Draft Annual Plan

Draft Annual Plan

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 2:13 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

The Past Awaits

The Past Awaits

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

When Alice fell through the looking glass, she was faced with an uncanny sense of scale. Whenever I arrive back in Christchurch I feel the same way, except that it is not me that seems too big but the buildings. Friendly, familiar old New Regent Street looks suddenly uncomfortable in the shadows of a building recently erected on Gloucester Street, while, nearby, The Press headquarters towers over its heritage façade.

Southern Response appoints new Chief Executive

Southern Response appoints new Chief Executive

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 3:06 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Southern Response, the government-owned company settling Canterbury earthquake insurance claims, has confirmed today that it has appointed Peter Jensen as Chief Executive for the final stages of its claim settlement programme.

Trams return to historic central Christchurchs New Regent St

Trams return to historic central Christchurch's New Regent St

Monday, 2 May 2016 3:57 p.m. by MediaThePress

Trams are once again operating through Christchurch's heritage streetscape after a lengthy and forced break.

EQC & Insurance Newsletter 10

EQC & Insurance Newsletter 10

Monday, 2 May 2016 1:15 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Here is the link to Grant Shand EQC & Insurance Newsletter 10.

Not enough information, low offers behind red zone buy-out

Not enough information, low offers behind red zone buy-out

Sunday, 1 May 2016 5:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

A lack of information and unfair offers were the "major problems" behind the Government's buy-out process, a red-zone stayer says.

No performance targets for Fletcher EQR until 2015

No performance targets for Fletcher EQR until 2015

Sunday, 1 May 2016 4:58 p.m. by MediaThePress

Fletcher Construction did not have performance targets for thousands of Canterbury home repairs for more than four years after the February 2011 earthquake.

Tiny new spaces for New Brighton

Tiny new spaces for New Brighton

Sunday, 1 May 2016 2:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

​A new design competition is calling for creative ideas for five "tiny huts" to bring life to Christchurch's coastal suburb of New Brighton.

Bus detour during roadworks

Bus detour during roadworks

Sunday, 1 May 2016 1:01 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

From Monday, May 2 until further notice all buses travelling towards the Palms will detour away from the north part of Barbadoes St while road works are carried out. Buses will detour off Barbadoes St onto Edward Ave and Geraldine …

EQC Action Group wins Landmark Settlement – News Release

EQC Action Group wins Landmark Settlement – News Release

Saturday, 30 April 2016 6:39 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

A group of 98 Canterbury homeowners has won a landmark settlement with the Earthquake Commission (EQC) following a bid for a declaratory judgement in the High Court. A Joint Statement, released today by the EQC and the EQC Action Group …

Homeowners expect fight for quake repair reviews after settlement expands EQCs liability hugely

Homeowners expect fight for quake repair reviews after settlement expands EQC's liability 'hugely'

Friday, 29 April 2016 9:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury property owners remain up in arms over the Earthquake Commission's EQC) response after a settlement confirmed it must repair homes to "where new" standard.

Homeowners expect fight for quake repair reviews after settlement expands EQCs liability hugely

Homeowners expect fight for quake repair reviews after settlement expands EQC's liability 'hugely'

Friday, 29 April 2016 9:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury property owners remain up in arms over the Earthquake Commission's EQC) response after a settlement confirmed it must repair homes to "where new" standard.

Settlement expands EQCs liability hugely, as more homeowners speak out

Settlement expands EQC's liability 'hugely', as more homeowners speak out

Friday, 29 April 2016 9:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury property owners remain up in arms over the Earthquake Commission's EQC) response after a settlement confirmed it must repair homes to "where new" standard.

Settlement expands EQCs liability hugely, as more homeowners speak out

Settlement expands EQC's liability 'hugely', as more homeowners speak out

Friday, 29 April 2016 9:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury property owners remain up in arms over the Earthquake Commission's EQC) response after a settlement confirmed it must repair homes to "where new" standard.

A Great Place to Be: Christchurch locals still want a clean, green garden city

A Great Place to Be: Christchurch locals still want a clean, green garden city

Friday, 29 April 2016 4:30 p.m. by MediaThePress

At last year's pilot clean-up, 250 volunteers collected 3.3 tonnes of litter from 5 kilometres of Christchurch river banks. Organisers have renamed this year's event and hope many more volunteers will turn out on Saturday, May 7, to retrieve polystyrene, plastic bottles, bottle tops, and other junk from city waterways.

EQC agreement with EQC Action Group has major implications

EQC agreement with EQC Action Group has major implications

Friday, 29 April 2016 1:08 p.m. by EQCFix

EQC's refusal to admit it was wrong - and insist Thursday's joint declaration had always been its position - expands its liability hugely by meaning all prior claimants can ask for a review, writes Massey University insurance expert Dr Michael Naylor.

Fears standards will suffer as thousands of extra NZ apprentices trained

Fears standards will suffer as thousands of extra NZ apprentices trained

Friday, 29 April 2016 1:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than 29,000 construction workers need to be recruited over the next three years without compromising standards, building chiefs said this week.

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.

EQC Action Group wins landmark settlement

EQC Action Group wins landmark settlement

Friday, 29 April 2016 2:00 a.m. by EQCFix

A , released today by the EQC and the EQC Action Group supported by its law firm Anthony Harper, records homeowners' full entitlements under the EQC Act, removing ambiguity and inconsistency around EQC repair standards.

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.