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EQC and Cera PR budget going through the roof

EQC and Cera PR budget 'going through the roof'

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 2:23 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government has created "an army of spin doctors" to defend its earthquake recovery organisations, a Labour MP says.

EQC claims managers start work in Wanganui office

EQC claims managers start work in Wanganui office

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 1:27 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Good News Folks – on Contingencies – Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd v Avonside Holdings Ltd

Good News Folks – on Contingencies – Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd v Avonside Holdings Ltd

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 1:16 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd v Avonside Holdings Ltd (SC 118/2014) [2015] NZSC 110 25 June 2015 Counsel: BD Gray QC, CR Johnstone and SE Waggott for Appellant NR Campbell QC and AME Parlane for Respondent Reasons, Given by Glazebrook …

Southern Response Loses in Supreme Court

Southern Response Loses in Supreme Court

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 1:08 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

In Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd v Avonside Holdings Ltd [2015] NZSC 110  22 July 2015 the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal by Southern Response.  It decided that in calculating the cost to rebuild the house on the current site it was necessary to include a contingency at 10% and professional fees at 10%.  This was in additional to the 10% margin and 8% P & G from the High Court.  This is an excellent victory for insured home owners.  It also ought to apply to all insurance com ...

Avonside Holdings- Southern Response Loses Again

Avonside Holdings- Southern Response Loses Again

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 1:08 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

By the judgment 22 July 2015 in Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd v Avonside Holdings Ltd [2015] NZSC 110 the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal by Southern Response against the Court of Appeal decision of 1 October 2014. It confirmed that in calculating the rebuild cost of a house under the Southern Response insurance policy for the buy another house option, 1c.ii, a reasonable estimate for professional fees and contingencies should be included in the sums payable, as if the house is ac ...

Southern Response v Avonside Holdings

Southern Response v Avonside Holdings

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 11:00 a.m. by NZSupremeCourt Popular

Demand for migrant workers in Christchurch to continue

Demand for migrant workers in Christchurch to continue

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:56 a.m. by PRNews Popular

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Filipino rebuild workers reluctant to speak about exploitation

Filipino rebuild workers reluctant to speak about exploitation

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:42 a.m. by MediaThePress

Migrant workers involved in the Christchurch rebuild are vulnerable to exploitation and poor living conditions – especially those from the Philippines.

Office administrator allegedly stole $107,000 from rebuild firm

Office administrator allegedly stole $107,000 from rebuild firm

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:36 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A 40-year-old office administrator charged with stealing $107,445 from a Christchurch rebuild firm has been granted a registrar's remand without plea at the Christchurch District Court.

Filipino rebuild workers reluctant to speak out about exploitation, report finds

Filipino rebuild workers reluctant to speak out about exploitation, report finds

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:32 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Migrant workers involved in the Christchurch rebuild are vulnerable to exploitation and poor living conditions - especially those from the Philippines.

Transition to Regeneration Plan - Have Your Say!

Transition to Regeneration Plan - Have Your Say!

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 10:59 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

A request to you from OVTRK to support a new "Regeneration Plan" 

The Latest Exciting Research from Canterbury Earthquakes 2015

The Latest Exciting Research from Canterbury Earthquakes 2015

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 8:50 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Thanks again to those who submitted titles. [PDF] For the people, by the minister: Ministerial interventions in subnational, elected bodies and a principled approach to their future application, L Hardcastle – 2015 … In 2012, Christchurch City Council requested a …

Are your engineer and Geotech up-to-date? Latest 2015 Engineering Research from Canterbury Earthquakes

Are your engineer and Geotech up-to-date? Latest 2015 Engineering Research from Canterbury Earthquakes

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 8:39 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

If you have a geotechnical engineer or a structural engineer, make sure they have the list of the latest research. Once again thank you to all those who have contributed to this list. Keep the good work up. PositioNZ-PP: An Online GPS …

Daughter of top EQC manager Gail Kettle removed from claim

Daughter of top EQC manager Gail Kettle removed from claim

Monday, 20 July 2015 9:23 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The daughter of one of the Earthquake Commission's top bosses has been taken off a Christchurch case after complaints about her conduct and expertise.

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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.