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Tower- Financial issues- Sue now and collect $$ soon

Tower- Financial issues- Sue now and collect $$ soon

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 8:29 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Here is a link to Tower’s 29 November 2016 announcement to the market about its $21.5M loss for the year to 30 September 2016 and its intent to try to separate out its Canterbury earthquake liabilities into a Ru off company.  It says that it has 564 claims unsettled in Canterbury for which it has made a gross provision of $149M.  It says of this 564 there are 311 that are complex and challenging.  The provision works out at $264,000 per claim.  Seems a bit low to me.  It is also uncertain ...

EQC- Earthquake numbers

EQC- Earthquake numbers

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 8:02 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

EQC expects 50,000 claims from the Kaikoura earthquake(s).  It has received about 10,000 so far.  EQC received more than 460,000 claims for 166,000 buildings in Canterbury.  EQC says it has about 5000 failed remedial work claims to deal with.  EQC says that it has 3647 land claims to settle in Canterbury.  It says it has resolved 49,000 land claims so far.  Resolved to EQC means EQC has paid what it think it owes.  The Crown has not received any payments from EQC for land damage to red zone land ...

Mona Vale Homestead opens its doors

Mona Vale Homestead opens its doors

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 8:55 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured

After nearly two years of meticulous repair and restoration work, the picturesque Mona Vale Homestead reopened this morning.

New Brighton wants its old whale and new hot pools

New Brighton wants its old whale and new hot pools

Monday, 28 November 2016 8:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

New Brighton residents love their old concrete whale, but want new hot pools and playground equipment.

Grand scheme to heat Christchurch city a total failure

Grand scheme to heat Christchurch city a 'total failure'

Monday, 28 November 2016 5:21 p.m. by MediaThePress

Delays in building Christchurch's anchor projects have been cited as a reason why Christchurch will no longer get a district energy scheme.

Historic Mona Vale homestead reopens after $3.2m repair and restoration

Historic Mona Vale homestead reopens after $3.2m repair and restoration

Monday, 28 November 2016 2:47 p.m. by MediaThePress

A much-loved and important part of Christchurch's heritage has reopened following a painstaking two-year, $3.2 million restoration and repair.

Business waits years for quake damage to neighbours to be fixed…

Business waits years for quake damage to neighbours to be fixed…

Monday, 28 November 2016 8:05 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Oh dear, my infamy continues. A well-balanced report by Rachel Graham  A Christchurch Reporter, discussing the issue of abandoned and unrepaired buildings.  It is rather topical at the moment due to the “slow train wreck” that is the Wellington CBD.  …

Making sense of the Avon red zone

Making sense of the Avon red zone

Sunday, 27 November 2016 12:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

It could be a third, a third and a third, he says. The 430 hectare Avon residential red-zone could be a third public green space, a third flood management projects, and a third the flashy housing developments which would help pay for the rest.

$85 MILLION HOTEL AND CARPARK DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCED

$85 MILLION HOTEL AND CARPARK DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCED

Saturday, 26 November 2016 12:07 a.m. by peterboroughvillage Featured Popular

More good news for the central city of Christchurch and the tourism industry with confirmation of plans for a new $85million dollar hotel and carpark development in Peterborough Street.

Lessons being learnt from Canterbury

Lessons being learnt from Canterbury

Friday, 25 November 2016 11:30 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Hon Gerry Brownlee

Guidance on non-structural building elements

Guidance on non-structural building elements

Friday, 25 November 2016 11:26 p.m. by GovtBeehive

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Safety Potentially Compromised in Wellington Buildings

Safety Potentially Compromised in Wellington Buildings

Friday, 25 November 2016 11:08 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Invisible energies, virtual realities unleashed

Invisible energies, virtual realities unleashed

Friday, 25 November 2016 11:05 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Release: Christchurch Art Gallery

Remedial work in Canterbury remains a priority

Remedial work in Canterbury remains a priority

Friday, 25 November 2016 10:29 a.m. by GovtEQC

Kaikoura - a very different earthquake

Kaikoura - a very different earthquake

Friday, 25 November 2016 9:52 a.m. by GovtEQC

Marlborough residents face lengthy spell in damaged homes

Marlborough residents face lengthy spell in damaged homes

Thursday, 24 November 2016 12:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

Homeowners in southern Marlborough could face up to two years before they are back living in repaired or rebuilt homes after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake last Monday.

Henderson interests buy Sol Square

Henderson interests buy Sol Square

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 8:01 p.m. by MediaThePress

Buyers linked to bankrupt property developer David Henderson have bought Sol Square in central Christchurch.

No disabled access to new store

No disabled access to new store

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 6:49 p.m. by MediaThePress

Shoppers in wheelchairs or pushing prams will have to wait until next year for upstairs access to Christchurch's new ANZ Centre shops.

Wellington edition of Shaky Town Blues,  a guide to abandoned and derelict buildings. Part 191

Wellington edition of Shaky Town Blues, a guide to abandoned and derelict buildings. Part 191

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 3:24 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

How to survive being surrounded by derelict Buildings and Fencing in the Christchurch CBD especially written for Wellington Retailers,  How to cope with Derelict and Abandoned buildings, red stickering etc and what to expect! This is a survival guide for …

Nurses Memorial Chapel to be restored

Nurses Memorial Chapel to be restored

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 1:56 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch’s historic Nurses Memorial Chapel will be restored and strengthened, in time for its reopening as part of the country’s WWI centenary commemorations.

CHRISTMAS AT RE:START MALL

CHRISTMAS AT RE:START MALL

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 7:45 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Popular

Release: RE::START

Don’t Write-off Kaikōura as a Holiday option

Don’t Write-off Kaikōura as a Holiday option

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 6:56 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Date Tuesday November 22, 2016

Local state of emergency extended

Local state of emergency extended

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 6:52 p.m. by CivilDefence

The local state of emergency that has been in place in Canterbury for the past week has been extended for another seven days.

Call for action on Christchurchs derelict sites

Call for action on Christchurch's derelict sites

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 6:39 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch businesspeople have renewed calls to make landowners tidy wasteland sites to keep the city recovering.

First tenants move into Arts Centres old Boys High building

First tenants move into Arts Centre's old Boys High building

Monday, 21 November 2016 5:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Arts Centre will reach another milestone on Monday when the first tenants open their doors in the former Boys High building.

Making an EQC Claim What you Need to Know

Making an EQC Claim What you Need to Know

Monday, 21 November 2016 5:42 p.m. by EQCFix

Building inspections and EQC claims in Kaikoura

Building inspections and EQC claims in Kaikoura

Monday, 21 November 2016 5:41 p.m. by EQCFix

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St Martins Community Centre opens its doors

St Martins Community Centre opens its doors

Monday, 21 November 2016 3:11 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Built in just six months, the single-storey community centre on the corner of Wades Ave and Wilsons Rd boasts a striking brick-lined hallway that is flanked on one side by the St Martins Voluntary Library and on the other side by a spacious community hall.

Spark restores connectivity for the South Island

Spark restores connectivity for the South Island

Monday, 21 November 2016 3:05 p.m. by PRNews

Spark has now completed the process of restoring the communications services that were affected by last Sunday’s earthquake. The vast majority of customers with Spark mobile, broadband and landline connections should find that they are now able to use their communications services in the way that they were able to before Sunday night’s quake.

Long or strong, get gone

Long or strong, get gone

Monday, 21 November 2016 2:55 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured

If it’s long, or strong, get gone – that’s the message from Civil Defence around tsunami evacuation after an earthquake.

A week of volunteering: Overview of the UC Student Volunteer Army Earthquake Response

A week of volunteering: Overview of the UC Student Volunteer Army Earthquake Response

Monday, 21 November 2016 2:40 p.m. by VolunteerArmy

A week of volunteering: Overview of the UC Student Volunteer Army Earthquake Response to date

Kaikoura Update 20 November, 2016

Kaikoura Update 20 November, 2016

Monday, 21 November 2016 2:38 p.m. by CivilDefence

Kaikoura Update 20 November, 2016

Earthquake Pains continue…part 190

Earthquake Pains continue…part 190

Sunday, 20 November 2016 9:36 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Ah, and so it begins again…  The “powers that be” begin to repeat the same mistakes that they made here in Christchurch.   It starts with a lack of consultation and a lack of communication… I feel the pain of …

Four gastro cases in Waiau, North Canterbury

Four gastro cases in Waiau, North Canterbury

Saturday, 19 November 2016 7:47 p.m. by GovtDHB

Four gastro cases in Waiau, North Canterbury

South Island highways update – 19 November 2016

South Island highways update – 19 November 2016

Saturday, 19 November 2016 7:43 p.m. by CivilDefence Popular

South Island highways update – 19 November 2016

Kaikoura Earthquake Media Release #14 2130hrs 18/11/16

Kaikoura Earthquake Media Release #14 2130hrs 18/11/16

Saturday, 19 November 2016 7:31 p.m. by CivilDefence

Kaikoura Earthquake Media Release #14 2130hrs

Kaikoura Emergency Access Road remains closed

Kaikoura Emergency Access Road remains closed

Saturday, 19 November 2016 7:30 p.m. by CivilDefence

Press Release: Civil Defence Emergency Management

Bill English says spending pressures were mounting before the earthquake

Bill English says spending pressures were mounting before the earthquake

Saturday, 19 November 2016 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Finance Minister Bill English is moving to lower expectations of a windfall in the Government's books ahead of new forecasts, saying spending pressures even before this week's earthquake have been building up."There will be significant...

Tsunami threat real in 7.8 quake and aftershocks

Tsunami threat real in 7.8 quake and aftershocks

Friday, 18 November 2016 7:22 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Kaikoura earthquakes: Update 5pm 18/11/16

Kaikoura earthquakes: Update 5pm 18/11/16

Friday, 18 November 2016 5:29 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

A 24/7 earthquake support line has been set up. If you need support or are concerned about how the earthquakes are affecting you or you whanau call 0800 777 846 for advice.

The effects of the quakes on your staff: What happens when we can’t work?

The effects of the quakes on your staff: What happens when we can’t work?

Friday, 18 November 2016 5:18 p.m. by PRNews Popular

by Michael Hempseed

Jane Bowron: Civil Defence is helping ourselves

Jane Bowron: Civil Defence is helping ourselves

Friday, 18 November 2016 3:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

It's a fine line between hysteria and calm common sense living under the aftermath and threat of quakes. There's plenty of blame to be apportioned – how successive governments and local bodies have consistently sided with business, rather than go for the building of a strong intergenerational infrastructure.

Post earthquake(s) property settlements

Post earthquake(s) property settlements

Thursday, 17 November 2016 4:17 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Below is a memo from the Property Law Section of the NZ Law Society about property settlements post earthquake(s). Post-Quake Property Settlement Considerations Recent events have not only changed the physical landscape, but also that of conveyancing and settlements. The purpose of this memo is to raise awareness of some of the factors that must now be considered when advising clients and determining the most appropriate course of action to take. While it is impossible to address every scenario, ...

High Court Earthquake List – 2016 Report

High Court Earthquake List – 2016 Report

Thursday, 17 November 2016 3:40 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Here is the 2016 Report on the Christchurch Earthquake Litigation List by the Chief High Court Judge.  Points of note are:  302 new proceedings since 30 September 2015;  This includes 53 cases involving alleged defective or inadequate repairs;  More Judges to be allocated to earthquake cases;  In the year 125 cases were settled and discontinued and only 2 required a full hearing and judgment;  There are 400 active cases of which 55 are set down for trial and 345 are in the case management proces ...

Asbestos remediation begins at QEII Park

Asbestos remediation begins at QEII Park

Thursday, 17 November 2016 12:54 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Fashionistas line up for opening of new Christchurch stores

Fashionistas line up for opening of new Christchurch stores

Thursday, 17 November 2016 8:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

People are lining up ahead of the opening of several new fashion and beauty stores in central Christchurch.

Availability of new insurance for house purchases post 14 November earthquake

Availability of new insurance for house purchases post 14 November earthquake

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 4:02 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Featured Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand advised today that insures are working hard to minimise any disruption to the availability of insurance for people putting offers in on houses.

Canterbury CDEM UPDATE 12pm 16/10/16

Canterbury CDEM UPDATE 12pm 16/10/16

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 12:17 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Earthquake effect on tourism - Expert Q&A

Earthquake effect on tourism - Expert Q&A

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 11:34 a.m. by PRNews

Earthquake effect on tourism - Expert Q&A

November e-newsletter

November e-newsletter

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 1:04 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Please to read our latest customer e-newsletter.

Coping with disaster - Expert Q&A from Science Media Centre

Coping with disaster - Expert Q&A from Science Media Centre

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 8:31 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Coping with disaster - Expert Q&A

More than 100 people evacuated from Kaikoura

More than 100 people evacuated from Kaikoura

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 8:19 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

New Zealand Defence Force helicopters have so far airlifted 103 people from Kaikoura.

South Island highways update – 4:30pm Tuesday 15 November

South Island highways update – 4:30pm Tuesday 15 November

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 8:18 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

NZ Transport Agency contractors have been working urgently throughout the day to assess the safety of key South Island state highway routes, clear slips and safely re-open roads as soon as conditions allow.

Christchurch Latter-day Saints Mobilize to Support Communities Hit by Earthquake

Christchurch Latter-day Saints Mobilize to Support Communities Hit by Earthquake

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 8:16 p.m. by PRNews Featured

Release: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints