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Southern Response lose access to EQC claim information

Southern Response lose access to EQC claim information

Thursday, 18 April 2013 10:15 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

 

Newstalk ZB interview with EQC Truths blogger

Newstalk ZB interview with EQC Truths blogger

Thursday, 18 April 2013 9:17 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Day 785 - sewer pipe connected

Day 785 - sewer pipe connected

Thursday, 18 April 2013 8:43 p.m. by addingtonaction

Early this morning Greg and Heydan, drainlayers from G N Brewer reconnected up the sewer line at 124 Garlands Rd for Addington Action. They did a great job, very careful and thorough.

What Ian Simpson Says in Internal E-mails

What Ian Simpson Says in Internal E-mails

Thursday, 18 April 2013 6:30 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Ian Simpson Refuses Debate with EQC Truths

Ian Simpson Refuses Debate with EQC Truths

Thursday, 18 April 2013 6:03 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Supreme Court rejects quake ruling appeal

Supreme Court rejects quake ruling appeal

Thursday, 18 April 2013 5:35 p.m. by Media3News

 

Rebuild & Recovery Expo this weekend

Rebuild & Recovery Expo this weekend

Thursday, 18 April 2013 4:09 p.m. by GovtEQC

EQConnects: Customer Claims Update

EQConnects: Customer Claims Update

Thursday, 18 April 2013 2:22 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Australian police cited for Christchurch quake role

Australian police cited for Christchurch quake role

Thursday, 18 April 2013 12:37 p.m. by Media3News

Victoria Police officers who helped after Christchurch's February 2011 earthquake are being recognised for their role.

Written-off homes may become problem

Written-off homes may become problem

Thursday, 18 April 2013 12:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake recovery officials are looking at how homes that have been written off by their insurers but are still being lived in can be identified in the future.

Written-off homes may be put on LIMs

Written-off homes may be put on LIMs

Thursday, 18 April 2013 12:30 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake recovery officials are looking at how homes that have been written off by their insurers but are still being lived in can be identified in the future.

Day 787 - EQC claims system needs fixing urgently

Day 787 - EQC claims system needs fixing urgently

Thursday, 18 April 2013 12:30 p.m. by addingtonaction


18 April 2013

By Mai Chen

OPINION: Cantabrians should lobby the Minister for Earthquake Recovery if they want the EQC claims management system reviewed, writes public law specialist Mai Chen.

was unanimous: The EQC claims management system is broken and needs to be fixed urgently.

The Cantabrians who responded say that EQC's process is too slow, and that the commission's repair, rebuild and settlement payments are unfair. EQC information on their claims is either ...

Cantabs suffer cold, damp houses - report

Cantabs suffer cold, damp houses - report

Thursday, 18 April 2013 12:27 p.m. by MediaStuff

Over a third of Cantabrians were fed up with their cold, damp and small houses, even before the February 2011 earthquake exacerbated their problems.

Meet Charma, the Industry New Entrant

Meet Charma, the Industry New Entrant

Thursday, 18 April 2013 11:58 a.m. by chchforreal

Yes, she’s a woman, yes she’s young and yes, she’s proving she’s got what it takes to make it in the civil construction industry. Working on the rebuild as part of the SCIRT Fulton Hogan Delivery Team, Charmaine (Chama) is …

Plant Exchange

Plant Exchange

Thursday, 18 April 2013 10:54 a.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

 

Rebild starting to show in Holcims result

Rebild starting to show in Holcim's result

Thursday, 18 April 2013 8:49 a.m. by MediaStuff

Concrete and cement supplier Holcim New Zealand has seen stimulating sales as signs of the Canterbury rebuild emerge.

Brownlee’s response to EQC Truths’ claims

Brownlee’s response to EQC Truths’ claims

Thursday, 18 April 2013 7:32 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Below you will find a link containing an interview with Gerry Brownlee.  I do not have time to comment now, but this will certainly interest the blog’s readers.  What does everyone think?    EQC Truths    http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/player/ondemand/593605751-brownlee-s-response-to-eqc-truths–claims

EQC Truths Newstalk ZB Interview

EQC Truths Newstalk ZB Interview

Thursday, 18 April 2013 6:37 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

CTV building critic hails safety move

CTV building critic hails safety move

Thursday, 18 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch engineer who identified flaws in the Canterbury Television building more than two decades before its collapse is welcoming greater powers to highlight safety concerns.

EQCs bid to stop email becoming costly

EQC's bid to stop email becoming costly

Thursday, 18 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is working to prevent the email accidentally leaked to a Christchurch businessman costing it up to $200 million.

Sign the petition to raise the minimum wage

Sign the petition to raise the minimum wage

Thursday, 18 April 2013 12:25 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Families are struggling to make ends meet on low wages with little chance of earning a higher wage. How are people meant to live and also save money for retirement on $13.75 per hour? If you agree with these claims …

Three days full of football for youngsters

Three days full of football for youngsters

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:27 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Keen young soccer players have their own holiday programme at ASB Football Park (formerly known as English Park) in Cranford Street later this month. Mainland Football is offering a number of sessions aimed at 7-10 and 11-14 year olds. Two …

Paid support worker required

Paid support worker required

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 9:54 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Support worker required for young St Albans woman for 5 hours per week. The role includes assistance with showering but no lifting. Hourly rate negotiable up to $20 depending on experience. Phone Hine 0211330222.

Day 784 - Mousey Beet

Day 784 - Mousey Beet

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 8:20 p.m. by addingtonaction

This morning at the co-op someone had some fun with a beet root that looked like a rat or a mouse.

And then this afternoon, a visit to the Court Theatre to sign the staff up to the fruit & Veggie Co-op. They want to act as a distribution centre to supply the workers at the theatre.

Guest Post on Reid Stiven

Guest Post on Reid Stiven

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 6:04 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Below you will find some commentary from an ex-EQC employee about the illustrious Reid Stiven.  I did not write this, but I am sharing it pursuant to his request.  Reid is welcome to post a rebuttal or perhaps ask Ian Simpson to debate me, something that he is unwilling to do at this stage despite [...]

EQC email error delays settlements

EQC email error delays settlements

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 3:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

The accidental release of a sensitive Earthquake Commission (EQC) email has delayed settlements and apportionment of building claims, EQC says.

EQC email error delays settlements

EQC email error delays settlements

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 3:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

The accidental release of a sensitive Earthquake Commission (EQC) email has delayed settlements and apportionment of building claims, EQC says.

Apr 17: He Tangata! It is People! A creative workshop for young people in the city.

Apr 17: He Tangata! It is People! A creative workshop for young people in the city.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:38 a.m. by GapFiller

“What is a city without its people?” Gap Filler Education Programme Coordinator Sally Airey asks.  “We are regaining access to more and more of our inner city – let’s re-populate it and in the process remember who we are rebuilding this place for!”   Gap Filler will be running a school holiday workshop on Wednesday, [...]

Apr 25, 2013: He Tangata! It is People!

Apr 25, 2013: He Tangata! It is People!

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:38 a.m. by GapFiller

He Tangata! It is People! was a creative workshop for young people, which produced a range of artworks that were then displayed around prominent sites in the central city.  Thanks to lots of young folk (and some creative mums), the city bore witness to gatherings of painted people hanging out on inner city fences. These artworks […]

The McKinsey Influence

The McKinsey Influence

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:22 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

The Information below is based on the article “In tough hands at Allstate”. (See http://www.businessweek.com/stories/2006-04-30/in-tough-hands-at-allstate). David Berardinelli wrote “From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves”. It is the story of the key role played by management consultants McKinsey & Co. and …

Insurance Blues – Guest Poem by Melissa Parsons

Insurance Blues – Guest Poem by Melissa Parsons

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:41 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

 

Fraud inevitable in Chch rebuild

Fraud 'inevitable' in Chch rebuild

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 9:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

New Zealand's lack of a whistleblower culture could hamper the detection of potentially billions of dollars' worth of fraud in the post-quake rebuild of Christchurch.

Modern or historic: Why not both?

Modern or historic: Why not both?

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 8:03 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Police forget to pay $5000 in rent

Police forget to pay $5000 in rent

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 8:01 a.m. by MediaHerald

Police have admitted "dropping the ball" by failing to pay more than $5000 in rent to a tiny Christchurch community group run by volunteers and war veterans.

Fraud inevitable in Chch rebuild

Fraud 'inevitable' in Chch rebuild

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

New Zealand's lack of a whistleblower culture could hamper the detection of potentially billions of dollars' worth of fraud in the post-quake rebuild of Christchurch.

Leaked document explains EQC delays

Leaked document explains EQC delays

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

If the latest EQC damage estimate is less than previous assessments, the commission will mostly use that figure rather than explore why the discrepancy has arisen, a leaked memo reveals.

Charity set to restore old Trinity Church

Charity set to restore old Trinity Church

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

One of Christchurch's oldest stone churches could be fully restored after a new buyer came forward.

Priority but widows house still broken

'Priority' but widow's house still broken

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake widow Julie Caldwell is about to face her third winter in a cold and cracked TC3 home, despite being deemed a "priority case" by recovery authorities more than two years ago.

Leaked document explains EQC delays

Leaked document explains EQC delays

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

If the latest EQC damage estimate is less than previous assessments, the commission will mostly use that figure rather than explore why the discrepancy has arisen, a leaked memo reveals.

Skewered worker very lucky to be alive

Skewered worker 'very lucky to be alive'

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

 

Submissions On Christchurch City Councils Three Year Plan

Submissions On Christchurch City Council's Three Year Plan

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 8:27 p.m. by YaniJohanson Popular

 

Day 783 - Rebuild Expo display

Day 783 - Rebuild Expo display

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 8:01 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

A number of NGO groups are getting together to have a combined display booth at the Rebuild & Recovery Expo in Addington on 27-28 April at CBS Arena.

Reminder: Saturdays LURP Forum

Reminder: Saturday's LURP Forum

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 6:21 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular


Property Owners Criticise CERA/CCDU

Property Owners Criticise CERA/CCDU

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 5:43 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Finally after nearly 26 months. There is an Increasing number of articles reflecting the situation in the central city.  Chris Hutching in the NBR has published an article reflecting some of the remarks made by CORE (“The City Owners Rebuild …

Day 782 - PIM invoice fee paid

Day 782 - PIM invoice fee paid

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 5:41 p.m. by addingtonaction

Today's excitement was getting an invoice from the City Council to pay for the PIM application to get formal planning permission for the emergency depot at 124 Garlands Rd. The PIM application was submitted last Monday. The invoice was paid and the council now has 20 working days to process the application.

NZers may be missing Chch opportunities - Hays

NZers may be missing Chch opportunities - Hays

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 4:36 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Feedback on the proposed Coastal Pathway closes tomorrow

Feedback on the proposed Coastal Pathway closes tomorrow

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 3:41 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch residents have until tomorrow (Wednesday 17 April) to get their feedback on the draft Concept Plan for the proposed Christchurch Coastal Pathway into the Christchurch City Council.

Sumner causeway closed for months

Sumner causeway closed for months

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 3:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

Commuters from Christchurch's seaside suburbs will be spending more time in their vehicles when a 500-metre detour begins this month.

Fraud warning as rebuild gears up

Fraud warning as rebuild gears up

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 2:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury organisations need to be on guard against potentially billions of dollars' worth of fraud as the post-quake rebuild of Christchurch gears up, a forensics expert says.

Ian Simpson on Campbell Live

Ian Simpson on Campbell Live

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 1:57 p.m. by GovtEQC

Rebuild fraud could hit $3 billion

Rebuild fraud could hit $3 billion

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 12:22 p.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury organisations need to be on guard against potentially billions of dollars' worth of fraud as the post-quake rebuild of Christchurch gears up, a forensics expert says.

Wood finds a niche in rebuild designs

Wood finds a niche in rebuild designs

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 8:02 a.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury architecture, traditionally built from stone, has been imbued with a more lightweight philosophy since the quakes, a Christchurch architect told a city timber construction expo.

Investors in tussle over City Mall plans

Investors in tussle over City Mall plans

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Two contenders battling to develop a prime City Mall block now stand in each other's way after buying up land.

Wood finds a niche in rebuild designs

Wood finds a niche in rebuild designs

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Canterbury architecture, traditionally built from stone, has been imbued with a more lightweight philosophy since the quakes, a Christchurch architect told a city timber construction expo.

Chch rebuild driving national growth in jobs

Chch rebuild driving national growth in jobs

Monday, 15 April 2013 11:16 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch rebuild will continue to help the national job market grow, particularly when the more chunky central city projects start.

Ian Simpson on the EQC leak

Ian Simpson on the EQC leak

Monday, 15 April 2013 8:36 p.m. by Media3News

Tonight Ian Simpson, the Earthquake Commission's chief executive talks to Campbell Live about the EQC leak.

EQC Blames EQC Truths for its Inability to Meet Deadlines

EQC Blames EQC Truths for its Inability to Meet Deadlines

Monday, 15 April 2013 8:05 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular