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Quake Outcasts appeal to Supreme Court

Quake Outcasts appeal to Supreme Court

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 12:41 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

In Quake Outcasts v Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery [2016] NZSC 166 the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by QO to appeal directly to the Supreme Court from a High Court decision dismissing their judicial review application of the revised compensation offers.  The court decided there were no reasons to allow the QO to skip the Court of Appeal.

Christchurch engineering firm says it could fix Lancaster Park ground for below $30m

Christchurch engineering firm says it could fix Lancaster Park ground for below $30m

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 12:41 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The ground engineering firm responsible for re-levelling the Christchurch Art Gallery says it could do the same at Lancaster Park for less than $30 million.

Lawyer liable for no earthquake insurance

Lawyer liable for no earthquake insurance

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 11:46 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

The High Court has decided in Witty v Rout [2016] NZHC 3016 that a lawyer is liable for failing to insure a house for earthquake damage as part of administering an estate.  Ms Hampson died on 15 September 2010 and probate was granted to Messrs Witty and Rout on 4 October 2010.  The insurance over the property came to an end in November 2010 as the premiums were not paid, so the property was uninsured when it was damaged in the 2011 earthquakes.  Mr Rout was sued in his capacity as executor and a ...

EQC supports Auckland students to attend world earthquake conference

EQC supports Auckland students to attend world earthquake conference

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 10:17 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Work on East Frame Residential Development to begin early 2017

Work on East Frame Residential Development to begin early 2017

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 8:56 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Featured Popular

Construction of the first apartments in the East Frame Residential Development will begin in late March/early April 2017.

Dates announced for construction of east frame homes

Dates announced for construction of east frame homes

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 4:17 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Construction of homes in Christchurch's east frame will start before Easter.

Lost Christchurch

Lost Christchurch

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 1:29 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Welcome to Lost Christchurch!

Quake Prone Buildings….again or is that still….

Quake Prone Buildings….again or is that still….

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 10:27 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

There has been a flurry of articles recently, about quake prone buildings.  I do not expect any action to be taken as a result of these articles.   I think that this issue is way too hard for the powers that …

Mike Yardley: Christchurch CBD revival makes the laggards look even worse

Mike Yardley: Christchurch CBD revival makes the laggards look even worse

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

OPINION: There is an undeniable spring in the step of central city shoppers.

Earthworks to begin on Metro Sports Facility site

Earthworks to begin on Metro Sports Facility site

Monday, 19 December 2016 5:42 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Recommended Featured Popular

Christchurch Judge takes aim at claimants and advisers after misconceived claim

Christchurch Judge takes aim at claimants and advisers after 'misconceived' claim

Monday, 19 December 2016 5:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

The High Court has taken a swipe at Christchurch's most in demand earthquake litigation firm, saying it may have to bear responsibility for its clients' "misconceived" court action.

Earthworks imminent at site of Christchurchs new metro sports facility

Earthworks imminent at site of Christchurch's new metro sports facility

Monday, 19 December 2016 4:53 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The start of earthworks at Christchurch's new metro sports facility is imminent, Crown rebuild agency Otakaro Ltd says.

Plan released for Waimakariri red zones

Plan released for Waimakariri red zones

Monday, 19 December 2016 2:49 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Gerry Brownlee

Green light for New Brighton projects

Green light for New Brighton projects

Monday, 19 December 2016 2:44 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Work on the first stages of the New Brighton community playground and Hot Salt Water Pools development has been given the green light.

Giant arcade game for the streets of Christchurch!

Giant arcade game for the streets of Christchurch!

Monday, 19 December 2016 2:34 p.m. by GapFiller Featured Popular

This summer, visitors to the central city of Christchurch will be able to play a giant outdoor arcade game, the first of its kind in the world in Gap Filler’s latest project - Super Street Arcade. The giant joystick, standing over a metre tall with buttons the size of dinner plates, needs to be pulled, pushed, twisted and jumped on by several players at once, all communicating and combining movements to achieve success in the game. And because the details matter, there is even a high score ...

CTV investigation – December 2016 media update

CTV investigation – December 2016 media update

Monday, 19 December 2016 2:20 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release: New Zealand Police

Driving on Breezes Rd anything but a breeze as roadworks continue to frustrate

Driving on Breezes Rd anything but a breeze as roadworks continue to frustrate

Saturday, 17 December 2016 7:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Roadworks delays in Aranui have left many residents fed up with the ongoing road repairs.

Welcome to A-town: A connected community in Christchurchs second poorest suburb

Welcome to A-town: A connected community in Christchurch's second poorest suburb

Saturday, 17 December 2016 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

It's two days before Aranui's biggest event of the year and Rachael Fonotia's office on Hampshire Street is bustling with activity.

Regenerate Christchurch lays out process, not progress, on redeveloping the red zone

Regenerate Christchurch lays out process, not progress, on redeveloping the red zone

Friday, 16 December 2016 10:31 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

More than six years after earthquakes began wrecking Christchurch's eastern Avon riverside suburbs, a plan for the red-zoned land has been released.

Class action against earthquake insurer Southern Response gets the green light

Class action against earthquake insurer Southern Response gets the green light

Friday, 16 December 2016 8:48 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A class action against Southern Response has been given the green light to continue proceedings against the Canterbury earthquake insurer.

Police complete report into CTV collapse, no decision on prosecutions

Police complete report into CTV collapse, no decision on prosecutions

Friday, 16 December 2016 4:16 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Police have completed a report into the collapse of Christchurch's CTV building, which killed 115 people, but are yet to decide whether to prosecute.

Proposed process for regeneration planning announced

Proposed process for regeneration planning announced

Friday, 16 December 2016 3:34 p.m. by Regenerate Featured Popular

The proposed approach for developing a Regeneration Plan for the entire residential red zone along the Ōtākaro/Avon River corridor from Barbadoes Street to Bexley has been published today by Regenerate Christchurch.

Class action announcement

Class action announcement

Friday, 16 December 2016 5:55 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

You may see some media coverage over the next few days regarding the class action and the High Court decision released today.  Please see our statement below.

Class action announcement, December 2016

Class action announcement, December 2016

Friday, 16 December 2016 5:55 a.m. by SouthernResponse

You may see some media coverage over the next few days regarding the class action and the High Court decision released today. 

End of an era as Christchurchs Aranui High School closes

End of an era as Christchurch's Aranui High School closes

Thursday, 15 December 2016 8:21 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The thought of Aranui High School being wiped "off the face of the planet" hurts for Bert Knops.

Five trees to be removed from central Christchurch street to allow for building repairs

Five trees to be removed from central Christchurch street to allow for building repairs

Thursday, 15 December 2016 7:36 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch resident Lindsay Carswell wants the council to hold off pulling out the trees on High St in the central city.

Lancaster Parks wrecking-ball fate all but sealed

Lancaster Park's wrecking-ball fate all but sealed

Thursday, 15 December 2016 6:13 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch City Council will prepare options for demolishing Lancaster Park, dismissing claims it could be repaired.

EQC warns of scam callers around Kaikoura and Marlborough areas

EQC warns of scam callers around Kaikoura and Marlborough areas

Thursday, 15 December 2016 5:16 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Government to reinstate Kaikoura coastal route

Government to reinstate Kaikoura coastal route

Thursday, 15 December 2016 10:19 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Cabinet has agreed to reinstate the coastal route to Kaikoura and will provide additional funding to speed up the process, Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced.

Life in the Christchurch CBD Red Zone….

Life in the Christchurch CBD Red Zone….

Thursday, 15 December 2016 9:08 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Due to the fact that the Christchurch City Council does not do any maintenance in parts of our street (ie cleaning, removing rubbish, fixing water leaks etc) in the red Zone fenced off area,  we have taken to doing our own rudimentary “street sweeping”.   It is a dirty,  wet, smelly and unhygienic mess.  We got tired of the mess being walked into our factory area!

Holiday hours December 2016

Holiday hours December 2016

Thursday, 15 December 2016 3:32 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Below, you'll find the contact details for Southern Response over the upcoming holiday period.

December 2016 Customer Update

December 2016 Customer Update

Thursday, 15 December 2016 3:27 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Please to view our latest e-newsletter.

Tower to cough up $1.6 million after withholding report from Christchurch architect

Tower to cough up $1.6 million after withholding report from Christchurch architect

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 6:23 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Tower Insurance withheld information from a Christchurch client who has successfully sued the firm after it proposed winching his home back into place to repair it.

Super Street Arcade

Super Street Arcade

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 10:46 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Private insurers to handle EQC November quake claims

Private insurers to handle EQC November quake claims

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 9:45 a.m. by EQCFix Popular

THE PRESS, 13 DEC 2016

Business, residential development approved for Waimakariri red zone

Business, residential development approved for Waimakariri red zone

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 7:13 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Several red-zoned blocks of central Kaiapoi are set to be sold or leased for business and residential use under a new Government plan.

Justice Precinct construction progressing well

Justice Precinct construction progressing well

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 5:10 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

IAG welcomes streamlined earthquake claims

IAG welcomes streamlined earthquake claims

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 5:02 p.m. by IAGinsurance Popular

Insurers to take over EQC role for Kaikoura quakes

Insurers to take over EQC role for Kaikoura quakes

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 4:17 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Simpler process for settling Kaikoura Earthquake claims 13 Dec 2016 An agreement between private insurers and the Earthquake Commission (EQC) will simplify how home and contents insurance claims are resolved for people affected by the Kaikoura Earthquake. Under the agreement, private insurers will act as EQC’s agents and receive, assess and settle home and contents claims for earthquake damage from their own customers, even those claims that are under the EQC cap. EQC will assess land damage as ...

Insurers to handle quake claims

Insurers to handle quake claims

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 3:05 p.m. by MediaThePress

Private insurers will take over Kaikoura earthquake claims from the Earthquake Commission (EQC).

Simpler process for settling Kaikoura Earthquake claims

Simpler process for settling Kaikoura Earthquake claims

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 2:35 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Lancaster Park - a rest home for aged rugby fans?

Lancaster Park - a rest home for aged rugby fans?

Monday, 12 December 2016 6:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Earthquake-damaged Lancaster Park could become a rest home for aged sports fans, a report prepared for Christchurch City Council says.

Sumner container removal a Christmas present for Christchurch

Sumner container removal a 'Christmas present' for Christchurch

Monday, 12 December 2016 5:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Contractors have removed the last of the shipping containers that lined Christchurch's quake-hit seaside suburbs.

Hospital staff must not be short-changed in Crown land swap, union warns

Hospital staff must not be 'short-changed' in Crown land swap, union warns

Sunday, 11 December 2016 4:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The country's largest nurses' union has sought assurances Christchurch Hospital will not be "short-changed" as it looks set to trade away a car park used by nearly 300 staff.

New Christchurch city emerging as barriers come down

New Christchurch city emerging as barriers come down

Sunday, 11 December 2016 3:59 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A new Christchurch central city is emerging in a rash of pre-Christmas openings and informal unveilings.

Prime Minister opens new Christchurch Visitor Centre

Prime Minister opens new Christchurch Visitor Centre

Friday, 9 December 2016 10:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The opening of the new Christchurch Visitor Centre today, by Prime Minister John Key in his last official engagement, is a multiple celebration for the city’s earthquake recovery, say tourism leaders.

2017 changes

2017 changes

Friday, 9 December 2016 3:12 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

Big step forward for mansion gallery plan

Big step forward for mansion gallery plan

Thursday, 8 December 2016 6:44 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Public support and a Christchurch City Council grant have saved McLean's Mansion, says the man behind plans to open it as an art gallery.

The year ahead - a message from EQCs outgoing CE Ian Simpson

The year ahead - a message from EQC's outgoing CE Ian Simpson

Thursday, 8 December 2016 2:33 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Positive response to February 2016 settlement process

Positive response to February 2016 settlement process

Thursday, 8 December 2016 2:31 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

2017 changes

2017 changes

Thursday, 8 December 2016 2:21 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

PGC Site Completed

PGC Site Completed

Thursday, 8 December 2016 2:18 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Popular

 

Dont wait to hear from EQC - lodge your claim now

Don't wait to hear from EQC - lodge your claim now

Thursday, 8 December 2016 1:54 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

EQC & Insurance Newsletter #13

EQC & Insurance Newsletter #13

Thursday, 8 December 2016 11:18 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

here is the link to the Grant Shand EQC and Insurance Newsletter#13

Gloucester St bridge to reopen before christmas

Gloucester St bridge to reopen before christmas

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 5:44 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Vehicles will soon begin to pass between the ornamental ironwork railings of the Gloucester St Bridge.

Ping Pong coming to the city this weekend!

Ping Pong coming to the city this weekend!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 11:08 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Ping Pong in the city!

Ping Pong in the city!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 11:08 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Prattley loses Supreme Court Appeal

Prattley loses Supreme Court Appeal

Tuesday, 6 December 2016 11:31 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

The Supreme Court on 6 December 2016 in Prattley Enterprises Ltd v Vero [2016] NZSC 158 dismissed an appeal by Prattley against the refusal of the Court of Appeal to set aside an insurance  settlement agreement and order Vero to pay it a further $2.7M for damage to Worcester Towers in the Canterbury earthquakes.  Vero insured the building on an indemnity, and not reinstatement basis for $1,605,000.  The property was damaged in September, December and February earthquakes.  It was demolished in S ...

The rocking steel shear wall utilising energy dissipation devices

The rocking steel shear wall utilising energy dissipation devices

Tuesday, 6 December 2016 10:45 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Request for Proposal for North Frame Pedestrian Bridge underway

Request for Proposal for North Frame Pedestrian Bridge underway

Tuesday, 6 December 2016 9:51 a.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Popular