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Floor levels

Floor levels

Monday, 20 July 2015 7:17 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Lessons from Canterbury for Wellington

Lessons from Canterbury for Wellington

Monday, 20 July 2015 4:00 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Wanaka earthquake

Wanaka earthquake

Monday, 20 July 2015 11:29 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

URGENT ACTION: IAG Cannot be Allowed to Wind up AMI Insurance Ltd

URGENT ACTION: IAG Cannot be Allowed to Wind up AMI Insurance Ltd

Monday, 20 July 2015 10:50 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

How You Can Help Stop This From Happening 

Mt Pleasant News July 16

Mt Pleasant News July 16

Monday, 20 July 2015 9:38 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Join us at the Cabaret For the first time ever the Association,in conjunction with Mt Pleasant Squash, is selling tickets to the  Sumner Theatre’s Annual Cabaret night. Our night will be […]

Restoring heritage for citys future

Restoring heritage for city's future

Monday, 20 July 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Restoring all but one of the 23 Arts Centre of Christchurch heritage buildings damaged in the 2011 earthquakes is a multimillion-dollar project requiring years of time and investment.What drives chief executive Andre Lovatt is the...

Christchurch growth has hit peak: Westpac

Christchurch growth has hit peak: Westpac

Monday, 20 July 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Though most of the post-earthquake reconstruction work in Canterbury remains to be done, the rebuild's positive contribution to economic growth has just about peaked, Westpac economists believe.The rebuild has represented a large,...

Cera doubles its communications budget

Cera doubles its communications budget

Sunday, 19 July 2015 8:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) has almost doubled its communication budget and increased its public relations staff by a third in the past two years.

New playground for Christmas

New playground for Christmas

Sunday, 19 July 2015 3:58 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Domenico Trustee Limited v Tower Insurance Limited – Summary by Sarah

Domenico Trustee Limited v Tower Insurance Limited – Summary by Sarah

Saturday, 18 July 2015 4:28 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Domenico Trustee Limited v Tower Insurance Limited [2015] NZHC 981 Judge Gendall 8 May 2015 This recent earthquake judgment looks at whether the insurer or the insured has the right to elect how settlement is reached under the policy, and also …

Alarm at high level of silica in rebuild

Alarm at high level of silica in rebuild

Saturday, 18 July 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Some people working to rebuild Christchurch have been exposed to high levels of a chemical compound linked to lung disease and other health hazards.

Experts differ on whether Christchurch rebuild has peaked

Experts differ on whether Christchurch rebuild has peaked

Friday, 17 July 2015 9:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

More than $100 million a week is being spent in Christchurch as the post-quake rebuild reaches its peak, economists say.

Is the Canterbury rebuild is hitting its peak

Is the Canterbury rebuild is hitting its peak

Friday, 17 July 2015 5:15 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The construction sector and the rebuild is pretty much as big as it's going to get, a couple of pundits think.

Finding the cold hard facts and ensuring the most cost effective solution

Finding the cold hard facts and ensuring the most cost effective solution

Friday, 17 July 2015 3:42 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

How do you go about proving your loss? Of late people have been asking questions about how to go about this and who they should be employing in order to assist them in proving the damage to their property.  There is …

Christchurch rebuild: Welcome to Brownleegrad

Christchurch rebuild: Welcome to Brownleegrad

Friday, 17 July 2015 2:10 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Discussion about Christchurch recovery

Discussion about Christchurch recovery

Friday, 17 July 2015 1:20 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Discussion about Christchurch recovery

World steel building experts to meet in Christchurch

World steel building experts to meet in Christchurch

Friday, 17 July 2015 1:19 p.m. by PRNews Popular

World steel building experts to meet in Christchurch

On this day -  1990 Philippines Earthquake

On this day - 1990 Philippines Earthquake

Friday, 17 July 2015 12:23 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Economist predicts record low for official interest rates

Economist predicts record low for official interest rates

Friday, 17 July 2015 11:20 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An economist is predicting the Reserve Bank will soon cut the Official Cash Rate to a historic low.

Congress on Adaptive Urbanism report

Congress on Adaptive Urbanism report

Friday, 17 July 2015 9:36 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

On 23-24 October 2014, in the days leading up to Christchurch’s unique Festival of Transitional Architecture, a bevy of architects, planners, activists, developers, government officials, academics, artists and community advocates gathered in Christchurch to join forces at the first International Congress on Adaptive Urbanism.

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch…

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch…

Thursday, 16 July 2015 4:41 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

I notice that my infamy has spread beyond New Zealand

***CDHB NOTICE***

***CDHB NOTICE***

Thursday, 16 July 2015 12:08 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

If you’re not enrolled with a general practice team, you’re missing out. 

Future Christchurch Update - July 2015

Future Christchurch Update - July 2015

Thursday, 16 July 2015 10:47 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Chief Executives update - 16 July 2015

Chief Executive's update - 16 July 2015

Thursday, 16 July 2015 10:39 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

John Ombler, Acting Chief Executive, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, and Dr. Karleen Edwards, Chief Executive, Christchurch City Council, talk about the Christchurch City Council Long Term Plan, transition, and the relationship between Christchurch City Council and Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority.

Waste facility a kick in the gut for Sydenham

Waste facility 'a kick in the gut' for Sydenham

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 9:27 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Sydenham business owners and residents are rallying against the approval of a waste transfer facility they claim will bring dust, traffic and smells to the suburb.

Grant Shand- Insurance Newsletter #6

Grant Shand- Insurance Newsletter #6

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 5:47 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Here is our newsletter #6

EQC assessment teams at work in Wanganui

EQC assessment teams at work in Wanganui

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 5:09 p.m. by GovtEQC

Christchurch Personalities Launch Campaign Urging Public Feedback on Transition Plan, Media Release

Christchurch Personalities Launch Campaign Urging Public Feedback on Transition Plan, Media Release

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 3:17 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Popular

Two Christchurch media personalities have launched a campaign urging residents to “stand up and be counted” in response to the Government’s transition plan for the city.

On this day -  1888 Japanese volcano

On this day - 1888 Japanese volcano

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 11:50 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Draft Victoria Square restoration plan released for feedback

Draft Victoria Square restoration plan released for feedback

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 11:50 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Reflections from Copenhagen – The End

Reflections from Copenhagen – The End

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 3:37 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Well, I’ve been back home in Christchurch for just a few days, but already Copenhagen (and summer) feels like a bit of a distant memory. So I’d better get my final thoughts down now before they fade completely…   The first things I’d like to share are some of the projects our students completed. These […]

Crisis Politics and Neoliberal Disaster Recovery in Christchurch

Crisis Politics and Neoliberal Disaster Recovery in Christchurch

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 2:54 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Originally posted on :
Otautahi / Christchurch street art (source) Guest article submitted to Fightback by Raven Cretney (Otautahi / Christchurch). Four years ago, on the day following the February 22nd earthquakes in Christchurch, Prime Minister John Key spoke these…

Jarden v EQC[2015] NZHC 1427  – Summary by Sarah

Jarden v EQC[2015] NZHC 1427 – Summary by Sarah

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 2:48 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Facts: the Jardens’ home was damaged by the Sept 4th 2010 and Feb 22nd 2011 earthquakes. The Jardens’ statement of claim sought a rebuild of their house on the basis that it was not economic to repair as the estimate cost …

Jarden v Lumley General Insurance (NZ) Ltd [2015] NZHC 1427  – Summary by Sarah

Jarden v Lumley General Insurance (NZ) Ltd [2015] NZHC 1427 – Summary by Sarah

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 2:48 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Facts: the Jardens’ home was damaged by the Sept 4th 2010 and Feb 22nd 2011 earthquakes. The Jardens’ statement of claim sought a rebuild of their house on the basis that it was not economic to repair as the estimate cost …

Positive earthquake recovery thoughts potentially dangerous

Positive earthquake recovery thoughts potentially dangerous

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 12:18 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Positive images of the Christchurch recovery are a “time travel dream machine”, but more distracting than negative ones, according to University of Canterbury (UC) research findings.

Residential property problem looming for CBD

Residential property problem looming for CBD

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 12:04 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Residential property problem looming for CBD

Continued Government support for Southern Response

Continued Government support for Southern Response

Monday, 13 July 2015 11:28 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Last week's Scoop article about continued Government support for Southern Response is available .

Multi unit buildings - In The Know Hub seminar

Multi unit buildings - In The Know Hub seminar

Monday, 13 July 2015 9:48 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The In the Know Hub’s next seminar,  will be held .

Proposed EQC changes weak - Massey Uni lecturer Michael Naylor

Proposed EQC changes 'weak' - Massey Uni lecturer Michael Naylor

Monday, 13 July 2015 6:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Proposals to overhaul the Earthquake Commission (EQC) Act are weak, unimaginative and still leave homeowners "stuck in the quagmire of the two insurer problem", an academic says.

Notes to consider on the draft transition plan

Notes to consider on the draft transition plan

Monday, 13 July 2015 10:43 a.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 expires on 18 April 2016. On 2 July 2015 CERA released a draft Transition Recovery Plan – , which can be viewed at and submitted on through . Feedback is due by .

Multiple events and proof of loss/damage

Multiple events and proof of loss/damage

Monday, 13 July 2015 9:44 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

The Courts have confirmed the ability of insureds to recover for separate damage to insured buildings in separate quakes even where the total recovery then exceeds the sum insured under the policy.  This has caused issues about proving the extent of the damage in each earthquake and remedial scope/costs.  In Vero Insurance New Limited v Morrison & anor [2015] NZCA 246, 16 June 2015 the Court of Appeal considered the use of a model based on ground shaking as a method of allocating damage and ...

Bali volcanic ash shuts down airports

Bali volcanic ash shuts down airports

Monday, 13 July 2015 9:03 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Christchurch concrete pour sets rebuild record

Christchurch concrete pour sets rebuild record

Monday, 13 July 2015 8:51 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A construction firm has performed the largest single concrete pour of Canterbury's rebuild to date.

MAS v East – Need to incur the cost(s) of rebuild/repair

MAS v East – Need to incur the cost(s) of rebuild/repair

Sunday, 12 July 2015 11:57 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

In Medical Assurance Society of NZ Ltd v East & ors [2015] NZCA 250, 17 June 2015 the Court of Appeal allowed the appeal by MAS against a High Court (Whata J) decision on the timing of payment of replacement cost and dismissed it on the standard of the work. The owners’ house was damaged in the February 2011 earthquake.  The concrete slab had a floor level differential of 44mm and areas of the slab had a slope greater than .5%.  The owners proposed underpinning the slab and MAS propose ...

Class actions – EQC & Southern Response

Class actions – EQC & Southern Response

Sunday, 12 July 2015 11:01 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Class actions against EQC and Southern Response have been the subject of media attention in the past 3 years.  This has intensified recently with the proposed class action against Southern Response.  Here is the link to Grant Cameron’s page.  Here is the Southern Response page about the proposed class action.  There is no specific mechanism, or rule(s), by which there can be a “class action” in NZ.  Rules proposed in 2008 have never been implemented.  Recently the Court(s) have ...

Rugby: Stadium issue must be solved for Christchurch

Rugby: Stadium issue must be solved for Christchurch

Saturday, 11 July 2015 7:13 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Missing out on big matches could become the new normal for Christchurch after failing to secure a test in the 2017 Lions tour.The decision to award two tests to Eden Park and the third to Westpac Stadium should be a wake-up call...

Rugby: Stadium issue must be solved for Christchurch

Rugby: Stadium issue must be solved for Christchurch

Saturday, 11 July 2015 7:13 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Missing out on big matches could become the new normal for Christchurch after failing to secure a test in the 2017 Lions tour.The decision to award two tests to Eden Park and the third to Westpac Stadium should be a wake-up call...

CERA new red zone proposal

CERA new red zone proposal

Saturday, 11 July 2015 10:35 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

CERA has released its draft red zone recovery plan.

EQC Act reform

EQC Act reform

Saturday, 11 July 2015 10:28 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Discussions begin on reform of EQC Act Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission (EQC), Gerry Brownlee, and Associate Minister of Finance, Steven Joyce, say the Government has developed a number of proposals to reform the EQC Act, which are being released for public discussion today. “These reforms are designed to ensure the EQC scheme remains focussed on insuring homes; resolves the difficulties experienced in Canterbury with the interaction of land and building cover; better integrate ...

Rebuild milestone for east Christchurch looming

Rebuild milestone for east Christchurch looming

Friday, 10 July 2015 7:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch electricity company Orion is planning to switch power supplies to new underground power cables in east Christchurch by the end of this year - a year behind schedule.

CHCH SOUP

CHCH SOUP

Friday, 10 July 2015 4:37 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

CHCH SOUP picks up on past shared meals we held in the Pallet Pavilion – Autumnal Social Soup, Spring Feast, Summer Feast – and adds a new element – a pitch for the pot. Five ideas for new projects to benefit the city will be put to the audience over the course of the evening. […]

Small quake shakes Bay of Plenty

Small quake shakes Bay of Plenty

Friday, 10 July 2015 12:31 p.m. by GovtEQC

Five reasons to have your say on Christchurchs future

Five reasons to have your say on Christchurch's future

Thursday, 9 July 2015 10:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

After the quakes, many decisions were made without public consultation - everything was an emergency.

EQC charges homeowner $200 for a phone call

EQC charges homeowner $200 for a phone call

Thursday, 9 July 2015 10:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

Some quake-hit Canterbury homeowners are angry over receiving an invoice forexcess payments on their Earthquake Commission (EQC) repairs.

Gerry Brownlee cancels party over accusations of improper relationship with businesses

Gerry Brownlee cancels party over accusations of improper relationship with businesses

Thursday, 9 July 2015 6:28 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has cancelled his own party because of a "conspiracy theorist" claim of favouritism in the rebuild.