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Research: Quake claims result in health problems

Research: Quake claims result in health problems

Friday, 20 February 2015 6:40 a.m. by MediaThePress

Cantabrians with unsettled quake claims are more likely to argue with their partner, have health issues and experience financial problems, new research shows.

Research: Quake claims result in health problems

Research: Quake claims result in health problems

Friday, 20 February 2015 6:40 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians with unsettled quake claims are more likely to argue with their partner, have health issues and experience financial problems, new research shows.

Comments on the ICNZ Revised Fair Insurance Code - Part 2

Comments on the ICNZ Revised Fair Insurance Code - Part 2

Friday, 20 February 2015 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch

The whole viability of the insurance industry depends upon utmost good faith which, according to ICNZ on their website here, means: An insurance policy is a contract of ‘utmost good faith’ between the insurer and the customer. The insurer is required to observe and honour the contract conditions. The customer is required to disclose to the insurer all material facts that could affect the risk.

Christchurch: Then and now

Christchurch: Then and now

Friday, 20 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

It can be hard to remember what parts of Christchurch looked like just moments after the February 22, 2011, struck.

1240 central Christchurch buildings demolished

1240 central Christchurch buildings demolished

Friday, 20 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Four years of demolitions and rebuilds flash before your eyes in 30 seconds.

One man, one picture, every day for four years

One man, one picture, every day for four years

Friday, 20 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The view into town when Jeff Peters collected The Press from his driveway every morning used to stay the same.

St Elmos Court owner bitter, angry, in debt

St Elmos Court owner bitter, angry, in debt

Friday, 20 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Development stalls on central city site

Development stalls on central city site

Friday, 20 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

High-rise living with no power or water

High-rise living with no power or water

Friday, 20 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The moment Christchurch changed forever

The moment Christchurch changed forever

Friday, 20 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The moment the quake hit I was sitting at my desk in Oxford Terrace across the river from the PGC building.

Christchurch: Before and after

Christchurch: Before and after

Friday, 20 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

It can be hard to remember what parts of Christchurch looked like just moments after the February 22, 2011, struck.

Large Christchurch repair projects delayed

Large Christchurch repair projects delayed

Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

Almost half a billion dollars of earthquake repairs scheduled for this year have been delayed.

Quake-shattered church a rare heritage survivor

Quake-shattered church a 'rare heritage survivor'

Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

CTV News Story - YMCA Art

CTV News Story - YMCA Art

Thursday, 19 February 2015 7:47 p.m. by MediaCTV

Christchurch quake survivors lives irrevocably changed

Christchurch quake survivors lives irrevocably changed

Thursday, 19 February 2015 4:35 p.m. by MediaStuff

For Richard Austin, coming home was the worst. The washing was folded on the couch, his wife's jacket draped over a chair. She could have just walked down to the dairy for a bottle of milk.

Sheer violence of earthquake remembered by tattooist Matt Parkin

'Sheer violence' of earthquake remembered by tattooist Matt Parkin

Thursday, 19 February 2015 4:33 p.m. by MediaStuff

Matt Parkin was the owner of tattoo studio Southern Ink on a block in Colombo St between St Asaph and Tuam streets.

Concern for the Wellbeing of Those with Unsettled Claims

Concern for the Wellbeing of Those with Unsettled Claims

Thursday, 19 February 2015 3:45 p.m. by Allright Featured Popular

Growing Concern for the Wellbeing of Those with Unsettled EQC And Insurance Claims

Research: Quake claims = health problems

Research: Quake claims = health problems

Thursday, 19 February 2015 3:26 p.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians with unsettled quake claims are more likely to argue with their partner, have health issues and experience financial problems, new research shows.

Antigua St footbridge back over Avon River

Antigua St footbridge back over Avon River

Thursday, 19 February 2015 3:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Antigua St footbridge has returned to arc over the Avon River once more.

No compensation for home lost in quake

No compensation for home lost in quake

Thursday, 19 February 2015 1:33 p.m. by MediaStuff

Helen Kraal lost her home in the earthquakes but an insurance loophole means she won't be fully compensated.

I will always be indebted to my wife

'I will always be indebted to my wife'

Thursday, 19 February 2015 1:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

I was employed as the sales manager at CTV  on Tuesday February 22, 2011. My wife was employed as a fitness instructor at the QE11 stadium.

Themes – ‘Mood Disorders’ – 25th February 2015

Themes – ‘Mood Disorders’ – 25th February 2015

Thursday, 19 February 2015 1:07 p.m. by AnxietySupport

With Vito Nonumalo, Service Manager MHAPS Peer Support team Low mood is a natural part of people’s life experience, it is a part of being human and so we cannot expect to remain positive and motivated all of the time. Quite apart from everyday life however there are traumatic events that affect our mood, especially...

Feedback sought on short-listed Earthquake Memorial designs

Feedback sought on short-listed Earthquake Memorial designs

Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:24 a.m. by GovtEQC

Comments on the ICNZ Revised Fair Insurance Code - Part 1

Comments on the ICNZ Revised Fair Insurance Code - Part 1

Thursday, 19 February 2015 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch

An initial reading of the Revised Code creates the impression of it being a reasonable document. If you were not familiar with what had happened with insurance claims post-earthquake a second glance would seem unnecessary. To not take a second look at the words used, but bask in the warmth and comfort promised by the publicity hype, would be a dangerous oversight. Dangerous because

The second quake hit and we thought this was the end

'The second quake hit and we thought this was the end'

Thursday, 19 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

We'll certainly never forget the week commencing February 20, 2011. Our 50th wedding anniversary was due on February 24.

EQC holdups delay work

EQC holdups delay work

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 9:43 p.m. by MediaThePress

Insurance Australia Group (IAG) has indicated it can't settle Canterbury's over-cap earthquake claims any faster unless the Earthquake Commission gets quicker first.

Godley Statue reinstated in Cathedral Square

Godley Statue reinstated in Cathedral Square

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 5:25 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

The statue of John Robert Godley, founder of the Canterbury settlement, has been reinstated in Cathedral Square.

Survey of Canterbury repairs underway

Survey of Canterbury repairs underway

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 2:13 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Building and Housing

Mt Pleasant News 18 Feb 2015

Mt Pleasant News 18 Feb 2015

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 1:27 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Want to Sponsor A Square Foot but don’t know how? If you would like join the campaign to rebuild Mt Pleasant’s Community Centre you can find out all the information […]

CTV News - Tuesday 17th February

CTV News - Tuesday 17th February

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 1:22 p.m. by MediaCTV

Animal welfare still an issue four years on from quakes

Animal welfare still an issue four years on from quakes

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 10:50 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

The repercussions of the earthquakes that struck Canterbury four years ago could still be having a detrimental effect on the city’s animals, according to University of Canterbury’s Associate Professor Annie Potts.

I was at work when it happened. And the world froze.

'I was at work when it happened. And the world froze.'

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 10:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

It's the question that gets asked a lot at this time of year. Certain events always stick in your mind and now as the four year anniversary approached ... where was I on February 22, 2011 at 12.51pm?

I was at work when it happened. The world froze.

'I was at work when it happened. The world froze.'

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 10:30 a.m. by MediaStuff

It's the question that gets asked a lot at this time of year. Certain events always stick in your mind and now as the four year anniversary approached ... where was I on February 22, 2011 at 12.51pm?

Public say on $9.2m Cathedral Square revamp

Public say on $9.2m Cathedral Square revamp

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 9:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

The city council and the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) say they will engage with the public before embarking on a multimillion-dollar redesign of Cathedral Square.

CTV News Segment - Vero

CTV News Segment - Vero

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 8:44 a.m. by MediaCTV

Foo Fighters spring surprise show on New Zealand fans

Foo Fighters spring surprise show on New Zealand fans

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Dave Grohl, frontman for US rockers Foo Fighters, is a man who likes surprises - and he's just sprung one on his band's Kiwi fans.Grohl and the Foos have confirmed they'll play a smaller sideshow before their highly anticipated show.

February 22, 2011: Four years on

February 22, 2011: Four years on

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch will soon be marking the fourth anniversary of the deadly .

Earthquake Memorial Announcement, 17 February 2015

Earthquake Memorial Announcement, 17 February 2015

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 4:47 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Earthquake Memorial Announcement, 17 February 2015

CTV collapse prosecution pending

CTV collapse prosecution pending

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 4:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

The decision on whether police will prosecute anybody over the collapse of the CTV building will need to jump through many hoops before a result later this year.

Feedback sought on short-listed Earthquake Memorial designs

Feedback sought on short-listed Earthquake Memorial designs

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 2:34 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Christchurch earthquake memorial designs unveiled

Christchurch earthquake memorial designs unveiled

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 2:24 p.m. by MediaStuff

The six shortlisted designs for the multi-million dollar Canterbury Earthquake Memorial have been unveiled.

Lynched - Monday 16th February

Lynched - Monday 16th February

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 12:39 p.m. by MediaCTV

Milestone opening for Lytteltons summer pool

Milestone opening for Lyttelton's summer pool

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 12:11 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

With the opening of Lyttelton’s Norman Kirk Memorial Pool at 11am on Friday 20 February, Christchurch has a full complement of outdoor pools for the first time since before the 2011 earthquakes.

CTV News: First at Five - Monday 16th February

CTV News: First at Five - Monday 16th February

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 11:11 a.m. by MediaCTV

The Revised Fair Insurance Code

The Revised Fair Insurance Code

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 6:30 a.m. by avonsidechch

There has been a flurry of insurance related developments this month.

Lloyds pays out $4.2b for NZ quakes

Lloyd's pays out $4.2b for NZ quakes

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Global insurance giant Lloyd's has paid out $4.2 billion for the Canterbury earthquakes, expects to pay a further $1.6 billion and remains committed to New Zealand.

Disaster insurance flawed

Disaster insurance 'flawed'

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

New Zealand's dual insurance system has been deemed inefficient by a leading insurance company, following the Canterbury earthquakes.A report by Vero insurance and Deloitte Access Economics - Four Years On: 

Christchurch Hospitals emergency department ailing from extra visitors

Christchurch Hospital's emergency department ailing from extra visitors

Monday, 16 February 2015 10:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

A surge in rebuild workers visiting Christchurch Hospital's emergency department (ED) may be straining a health system already stretched to its limits.

Todd Foundation to fund a vibrant central city for youth

Todd Foundation to fund a vibrant central city for youth

Monday, 16 February 2015 2:41 p.m. by ToddFoundation Popular

Release: Todd Foundation

EQC backs Vero on quake claim model review

EQC backs Vero on quake claim model review

Monday, 16 February 2015 1:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

EQC says it has been talking to insurers about sharing the load in dealing with claims, after one of insurer Vero's top executives has pointed to delays resulting from New Zealand's dual-managed system.

EVENT: Foo Fighters Concert Wednesday February 18

EVENT: Foo Fighters Concert Wednesday February 18

Monday, 16 February 2015 12:27 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that on the Foo Fighters will perform at AMI Stadium. Road users should allow additional time for travelling into and through this area from 3pm onwards.

Private Insurers Pay Out $14 Billion Settling Canterbury Earthquake Claims

Private Insurers Pay Out $14 Billion Settling Canterbury Earthquake Claims

Monday, 16 February 2015 12:01 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Private insurers have paid out almost $14 billion in settling Canterbury earthquake claims, with more than 80% of all Canterbury earthquake commercial and out of scope claims completely settled.

Insurers settle 57 per cent of Christchurch quake claims

Insurers settle 57 per cent of Christchurch quake claims

Monday, 16 February 2015 10:54 a.m. by MediaHerald

Four years after Christchurch's devastating earthquake on February 22, 2011, private insurers say they have settled 57 per cent of residential insurance claims over the Earthquake Commission's $100,000 "cap".By the end of last year,...

CBD – Available Routes Map 15th Feb – 22nd Feb

CBD – Available Routes Map 15th Feb – 22nd Feb

Monday, 16 February 2015 9:50 a.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map.

YMCA gets $1m for urban culture space

YMCA gets $1m for urban culture space

Monday, 16 February 2015 8:58 a.m. by MediaThePress

A $1 million redevelopment of the YMCA base in Christchurch will provide a new central city hang-out and creative space for the city's young people.

Many quake claimants remain in EQC limbo

Many quake claimants remain in EQC limbo

Sunday, 15 February 2015 11:23 p.m. by MediaStuff

Almost four years may have passed but many Canterbury homeowners still need answers on their earthquake claims.

Packe St Park AGM

Packe St Park AGM

Sunday, 15 February 2015 12:30 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: 587 Barbadoes St Time: March 9 at 7pm Description: Learn about the development plan for the community gardens and how the community can help make it happen. Old friends, construction people, fund raisers and new members are especially welcome. Bring a …

Packe Street park at crossroads

Packe Street park at crossroads

Sunday, 15 February 2015 12:23 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The community gardens in Packe Street is looking for more volunteers, funds and a paid co-ordinator to prepare the gardens for the next generation. It’s time for a second team of willing workers to come on board at the 19-year-old …