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My Next Prediction – A Man Made disaster in Christchurch (Part I)

My Next Prediction – A Man Made disaster in Christchurch (Part I)

Sunday, 18 May 2014 12:25 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

It is said that history repeats itself – does it not?! However, one might imagine that intelligent people and ‘advanced’ nations might learn from their previous mistakes and again I sit and watch another New Zealand  man-made disaster appearing on the horizon at a rapid rate of knots. In my book, , I predicted the insurance nightmare which currently has the City firmly in its grip – my next prediction is that we will see a huge earthquake repair fiasco lead ...

s124 notices & physical damage

s124 notices & physical damage

Sunday, 18 May 2014 11:28 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Citys insurance aftershocks

City's insurance aftershocks

Sunday, 18 May 2014 9:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council's insurance shortfall at first blush looks like it matches that of some of the earthquake-ravaged city's residents.

Latest News and Upcoming Events from Avon-Otakaro Network

Latest News and Upcoming Events from Avon-Otakaro Network

Sunday, 18 May 2014 7:22 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

Quake broke down prejudices

Quake broke down prejudices

Sunday, 18 May 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

We moved into our home in Christchurch, complete with our skeletons in the closet, nearly 10 years ago.

Christchurch student army mucks in again

Christchurch 'student army' mucks in again

Saturday, 17 May 2014 6:46 p.m. by MediaOneNews

The group made headlines for helping clean up Canterbury after the earthquake and has come together again.

Curing quake-weary Cantab kids

Curing quake-weary Cantab kids

Saturday, 17 May 2014 6:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

Around him, children are excitedly settling into their temporary home; rushing to check out their new bedrooms, swinging on monkey bars in the playground, and forging crucial friendships.

Stalled Terrace project poised for liftoff

Stalled Terrace project poised for liftoff

Saturday, 17 May 2014 2:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

What is happening with Antony Gough's Terrace project, the supposed flagship of the central city rebuild? In an exclusive interview he tells JOHN McCRONE the stalled project - and the painfully slow inner city rebuild - is poised for liftoff.

USA volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon talks with Lesley Murdoch.

USA volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon talks with Lesley Murdoch.

Saturday, 17 May 2014 8:45 a.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Cantabrian Hugh McCutcheon the USA head volleyball coach chats with Lesley Murdoch ahead of his coaching presentation to the volleyball coaches from around the country at a seminar in Christchurch.

Rebuild projects produce award winners

Rebuild projects produce award winners

Saturday, 17 May 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch construction projects have been described as world-class after winning national building awards.

CTV News   Friday 16

CTV News Friday 16

Friday, 16 May 2014 8:17 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 16th May 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 16th May 2014

Friday, 16 May 2014 7:57 p.m. by MediaCTV

Munted car parks killing CBD

Munted car parks 'killing CBD'

Friday, 16 May 2014 5:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

The city's car park buildings need to be urgently fixed to avoid killing the central city, says the Central City Business Association.

Land with an increased risk of flooding

Land with an increased risk of flooding

Friday, 16 May 2014 3:49 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

What is Increased Flooding Vulnerability?

Budget no relief for Christchurch homeowners

Budget no relief for Christchurch homeowners

Friday, 16 May 2014 3:37 p.m. by Media3News

Christchurch homeowners still fighting the EQC three years after the earthquakes got little relief in the way of the Budget.

Law firm helping the Student Volunteer Army connect the community

Law firm helping the Student Volunteer Army connect the community

Friday, 16 May 2014 3:31 p.m. by VolunteerArmy Popular

University of Canterbury’s UC Student Volunteer Army will team up with law firm Duncan Cotterill this weekend to help the Ilam-Riccarton community in Christchurch.

Hereford Street Bridge – one way closure from Monday

Hereford Street Bridge – one way closure from Monday

Friday, 16 May 2014 1:37 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised from Monday that the Hereford Street Bridge will be restricted to eastbound traffic. 

Avonside Drive – Closure next week

Avonside Drive – Closure next week

Friday, 16 May 2014 1:20 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that from next week Avonside Drive will be closed between Stanmore Road and Linwood Ave for approximately two months while SCIRT undertakes replacement of waste water pipes. 

Avonside Drive – Closure this week

Avonside Drive – Closure this week

Friday, 16 May 2014 1:20 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that from Tuesday 20th May Avonside Drive will be closed between Stanmore Road and Linwood Ave for approximately two months while SCIRT undertakes replacement of waste water pipes. Road users will be detoured via Stamore Road …

Supreme Court and Red Zone

Supreme Court and Red Zone

Friday, 16 May 2014 12:42 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

By a judgment 5 May 2014 in Quake Outcasts v The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery the Supreme Court has granted leave to the Quake Outcasts and Fowler Developments Ltd to appeal the decision(s) of the Court of Appeal.

Failed insurance company remedial work

Failed insurance company remedial work

Friday, 16 May 2014 12:11 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

I am now seeing second generation cases where building work done by/for insurance companies in purported performance of their insurance policy obligations has failed to properly remediate the property to the appropriate standard. 

CBD – Available Routes Map 17th May – 24th May

CBD – Available Routes Map 17th May – 24th May

Friday, 16 May 2014 12:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map

Manchester Street closed between Cashel & Lichfield Streets this weekend

Manchester Street closed between Cashel & Lichfield Streets this weekend

Friday, 16 May 2014 9:05 a.m. by Transport4chch

Manchester Street between Cashel Street and Lichfield Street will be closed from 7am Saturday 17 May until 6pm Sunday 18 May.

CBD Traffic Week 19th May – preview

CBD Traffic Week 19th May – preview

Friday, 16 May 2014 8:18 a.m. by Transport4chch

As work continues more delays are expected on central city roads from Monday 19th May. 

Hundreds more ChCh homes deemed flood-prone

Hundreds more ChCh homes deemed flood-prone

Friday, 16 May 2014 6:51 a.m. by Media3News

The number of flood-prone homes in Christchurch has doubled since Monday.

Tax change may stem price rises - builder

Tax change may stem price rises - builder

Friday, 16 May 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Removing taxes on imported building materials may help stem the rising cost of building a home in Christchurch, home builder David Reid says.

Insurance finalises another 756 claims

Insurance finalises another 756 claims

Friday, 16 May 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Insurance companies have finalised 756 Canterbury earthquake claims in the past three months - 75 per cent of which were cash settlements.

Christchurch council urged to back sports hub

Christchurch council urged to back sports hub

Friday, 16 May 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Athletics Canterbury says "demoralising delays" in getting a replacement all-weather athletics track in Christchurch are leading to an exodus of senior athletes.

Cuts to EQC enable $372m surplus

Cuts to EQC enable $372m surplus

Friday, 16 May 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A surprise $300 million boost to the Government's trumpeted Budget surplus relies mainly on a cut to the Earthquake Commission's insurance bill, Treasury forecasts show.

Cuts to EQC enable $372m surplus

Cuts to EQC enable $372m surplus

Friday, 16 May 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

A surprise $300 million boost to the Government's trumpeted Budget surplus relies mainly on a cut to the Earthquake Commission's insurance bill, Treasury forecasts show.

CTV News   Thursday 15 May

CTV News Thursday 15 May

Thursday, 15 May 2014 8:08 p.m. by MediaCTV

Mayor of Christchurch says flood numbers need to be verified

Mayor of Christchurch says flood numbers need to be verified

Thursday, 15 May 2014 6:52 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Insurers paying out $10m daily for rebuild

Insurers paying out $10m daily for rebuild

Thursday, 15 May 2014 1:04 p.m. by Media3News

Insurers have paid out $1.3 billion over the Christchurch quakes already this year.

Brownlee: Council response to flooding frustrating

Brownlee: Council response to flooding 'frustrating'

Thursday, 15 May 2014 9:37 a.m. by Media3News Popular

The Christchurch City Council plans to ask the Government for financial help as it deals with flooding.

$50m of extra funding for earthquake recovery

$50m of extra funding for earthquake recovery

Thursday, 15 May 2014 9:20 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Budget 2014

Christchurch gets $50M towards recovery bill

Christchurch gets $50M towards recovery bill

Thursday, 15 May 2014 12:34 a.m. by Media3News

The earthquake recovery effort in Christchurch will receive a $50 million funding boost.

AMI Stadium trust seeks $2m for seats

AMI Stadium trust seeks $2m for seats

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 11:39 p.m. by MediaThePress

When the stadium in Addington was built in 2012 the trust opted to lease the seating because it was only supposed to be in place for three years, but with it now looking likely the stadium will in use for at least three or four more years, it wants to buy the seats.

CTV News   Wednesday 14 May

CTV News Wednesday 14 May

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 7:55 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 14th May 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 14th May 2014

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 7:34 p.m. by MediaCTV

Opening of the first exhibition at Arts Central

Opening of the first exhibition at Arts Central

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 7:32 p.m. by ChChTony Popular

Arts Central is the first gallery of fine art and craft to open in central Christchurch.

EQC fronts on inadequate cash settlements

EQC fronts on inadequate cash settlements

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 5:25 p.m. by Media3News

EQC chief executive Ian Simpson discusses the situation with Christchurch homes, and the settlements that are very much wanted.

New Arts Centre structure

New Arts Centre structure

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Arts Centre has put a private bill to Parliament that would change the way board members are appointed and remove the right of public bodies to directly appoint members.

Big-project delays revealed

Big-project delays revealed

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The completion dates of major Christchurch recovery projects, including the central library, new stadium and metro sports facility, have been delayed.

Codes to lobby council for new sports hub

Codes to lobby council for new sports hub

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Prior, representatives from Athletics Canterbury and Canterbury Hockey and Sport Canterbury and Sport New Zealand officials will make submissions to city councillors at an annual plan meeting this morning.

Pair wants more public art in city

Pair wants more public art in city

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

Post-quake Christchurch has a shortage of good public art, says the team behind a planned sculpture in the city.

Stress a huge part of peoples lives in Chch - NZAC

Stress a huge part of people's lives in Chch - NZAC

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 4:43 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The New Zealand Association of Counsellors says stress is actually increasing for many people living in parts of Christchurch, but the government is not doing nearly enough to help.

Engagement on Special Schools Network

Engagement on Special Schools Network

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 3:59 p.m. by GovtMOE Popular

The Ministry is currently undertaking engagement around special school provision in the greater Christchurch area.

New programme to show progress of public projects

New programme to show progress of public projects

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 12:07 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Public Sector Rebuild Programme of Work launched today by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) will keep people updated on the progress of the many public sector projects in Christchurch.

New social housing units open in Spreydon

New social housing units open in Spreydon

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 11:25 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council’s opening of 12 new social housing units in Spreydon — the first since the Canterbury earthquakes — marks a significant milestone in the city’s rebuild, says Mayor Lianne Dalziel.

Christchurch urged to vote for art with their wallets

Christchurch urged to vote for art with their wallets

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 11:08 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Insurance coverage for foundation repairs

Insurance coverage for foundation repairs

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 10:51 a.m. by SouthernResponse

AMI/IAG will continue to provide insurance to houses with repaired foundations where the repairs are insurer managed. Any repair work completed outside of an insurer managed repair programme must comply with MBIE guidelines, including the issued building consent and a Code Compliance Certificate for any work requiring it.

Second Opinion Reports

Second Opinion Reports

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 10:12 a.m. by SouthernResponse

The Detailed Repair/Rebuild Analysis (DRA) is our official document listing the full extent of the damage to your home. The DRA is the basis of determining if your house is economic to repair and any specifications of what a repair or rebuild may include.

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Night Works – Wed 14th May – CANCELLED

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Night Works – Wed 14th May – CANCELLED

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 8:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

The NZ Transport Agency advise tonight’s planned tunnel closure has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.  

Timber has huge potential for rebuild

Timber has huge potential for rebuild

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 1:32 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch needs buildings that are tough, flexible, resilient, practical, ergonomic, efficient and affordable.

Tax travellers to pay for rebuild. board suggests

Tax travellers to pay for rebuild. board suggests

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 12:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

An international departure tax should be introduced at Christchurch Airport to generate more money for the cash-strapped city council, the Riccarton-Wigram Community Board says.

Tax travellers to pay for rebuild, board says

Tax travellers to pay for rebuild, board says

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 12:35 a.m. by MediaThePress

An international departure tax should be introduced at Christchurch Airport to generate more money for the cash-strapped city council, the Riccarton-Wigram Community Board says.

Work starts on $70m rest home rebuild

Work starts on $70m rest home rebuild

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 10:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Groundworks have begun on Christchurch's Nazareth House site, where a new retirement village is to be built.

Landlords should pay for strengthening

'Landlords should pay for strengthening'

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 8:06 p.m. by MediaStuff