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EQC flagged prominent claimants as sensitive

EQC flagged prominent claimants as 'sensitive'

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 11:55 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission told staff to flag claimants who were television personalities and sports stars, documents show.

CTV News   Wednesday 12 March

CTV News Wednesday 12 March

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 9:08 p.m. by MediaCTV

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Keeping Christchurch Moving 13th March 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 13th March 2014

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 9:03 p.m. by MediaCTV

Has EQC prioritised VIPs, Politicians, TV and Sports Stars insurance claims ahead of the elderly and vulnerable?

Has EQC prioritised VIP's, Politicians, TV and Sports Stars insurance claims ahead of the elderly and vulnerable?

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 8:49 p.m. by WeCAN Popular

Have EQC prioritised VIP's, Politicians, TV and Sports Stars insurance claims ahead of the elderly and vulnerable?! !

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Four: Anchornomics

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Four: Anchornomics

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 5:17 p.m. by BarnabyBennett Popular

“Is this what you meant?”

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Three and a Half: The Cathedral

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Three and a Half: The Cathedral

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 5:16 p.m. by BarnabyBennett Popular

The battle for the Cathedral marches on. It struck me late last year how incredibly sad it will be if the current cathedral is destroyed because the idea of an empty flat site right in the heart of the city fills me with dread. So my preferences for the Cathedral are:

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Three: The River Project

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Three: The River Project

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 5:15 p.m. by BarnabyBennett Popular

by Barnaby Bennett

Planning of New Christchurch Pt 1:The Politicisation of CERA

Planning of New Christchurch Pt 1:The Politicisation of CERA

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 5:05 p.m. by BarnabyBennett Popular

No government was ever going to be able to seamlessly respond to a crazy series of events like the earthquakes that hit Christchurch between September 2010 and the end of 2011. It was an insanely complex and difficult event and the tangled nature of all the little parts mean the development of new ideas and plans and the construction of these is no easy task. Yet, this shouldn’t mean a pass card for our representatives. In this article I’ll argue, and explain, why I think the removal ...

Zombie Outbreak Forecast in Christchurch

Zombie Outbreak Forecast in Christchurch

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 4:58 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release: Elephant Publicity

Fitzgerald Avenue bridge

Fitzgerald Avenue bridge

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 4:16 p.m. by Transport4chch

The work on Fitzgerald Avenue bridge that took place this week reducing it to one lane on each side has been completed ahead of schedule. This is a recommended southbound and northbound route through the central city on those drives …

Skellerup settles Canterbury quake claim

Skellerup settles Canterbury quake claim

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 3:33 p.m. by Media3News

Industrial rubber goods maker Skellerup has settled a $32.3M claim with its insurers over the Canterbury earthquakes.

Access to Papanui Road from Montreal Street

Access to Papanui Road from Montreal Street

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 11:14 a.m. by Transport4chch

Montreal Street currently remains one of of key northbound routes through the central city while works are being completed within the central city. 

Deal with EQC on housing gets closer

Deal with EQC on housing gets closer

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 1:14 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council says it is making progress in its bid to reach a global settlement with the Earthquake Commission (EQC) for damage to its social housing stock.

Thousands call for insurance advice

Thousands call for insurance advice

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 1:14 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians frustrated by earthquake insurance claims have contacted a Government-run advisory service more than 3500 times in 10 months.

Winners hard times are over

Winner's hard times are over

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 1:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

The hard times are over for a Christchurch man who has pocketed $5 million in Lotto winnings.

Lotto winner couldnt buy bus ticket

Lotto winner couldn't buy bus ticket

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 1:08 a.m. by MediaStuff

The hard times are over for a Christchurch man who has pocketed $5 million in Lotto winnings.

Are you being forced to cash settle?

Are you being forced to cash settle?

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 12:19 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Earthquake community group CanCERN is seeking hard evidence of people being forced to cash settle with EQC.

CTV News   Monday 11 March

CTV News Monday 11 March

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 8:55 p.m. by MediaCTV

Free community forum on living with natural hazards

Free community forum on living with natural hazards

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 4:19 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is holding a free community forum on Saturday 15 March to explain natural hazards and risks in our changing environment and how we are planning for the future.

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works – night works Wed 12 March

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works – night works Wed 12 March

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 4:09 p.m. by Transport4chch

The New Zealand Transport Agency will be undertaking essential maintenance works next week in the Lyttelton Tunnel between the hours of 8pm and 6am for one day on: 12 March. The night-time works will place restrictions on traffic flows through …

Fraudulent quake claim payouts sent offshore

Fraudulent quake claim payouts sent offshore

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 3:43 p.m. by MediaStuff

Money from a Christchurch woman's four false EQC claims, totalling $37,487, has passed out of reach to her family in India.

CTV engineer resigns from IPENZ

CTV engineer resigns from IPENZ

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 3:22 p.m. by Media3News

The professional engineering body may not be able to continue with its probe into Dr Alan Reay's conduct.

Alan Reay quits professional body

Alan Reay quits professional body

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 3:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

The boss of the company that designed the failed CTV building has quit the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (Ipenz).

Christchurch Storm Damage

Christchurch Storm Damage

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 1:35 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Christchurch Storm Damage

Updated Customer Guide to CHRP

Updated Customer Guide to CHRP

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 1:15 p.m. by GovtEQC Recommended Popular

 

Lianne Dalziel: Weekly Appointment

Lianne Dalziel: Weekly Appointment

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 12:55 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Christchurch City Mayor Lianne Dalziel talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the latest around the city

Flood damage? What we cover.

Flood damage? What we cover.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 12:38 p.m. by GovtEQC

 

Seismics and the City 2014 - Building Momentum

Seismics and the City 2014 - Building Momentum

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 11:58 a.m. by PRNews

Seismics and the City 2014 - Building Momentum

BNZ’s Future Hub mobilises to help Chch flood afflicted

BNZ’s Future Hub mobilises to help Chch flood afflicted

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 11:24 a.m. by BNZbank Popular

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Lynched- Monday 10 March Jim Anderton

Lynched- Monday 10 March Jim Anderton

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 10:54 a.m. by ChrisLynch

Lynched- Jim Anderton

Lynched- Jim Anderton

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 10:54 a.m. by ChrisLynch

Wilsons Road / Centaurus Road roundabout works this week

Wilsons Road / Centaurus Road roundabout works this week

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 7:49 a.m. by Transport4chch

Wastewater main replacement works start today at the Wilsons Road/Centaurus Road/Albert Terrace roundabout.

Homeowner finally gets EQC payout

Homeowner finally gets EQC payout

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Dot Boyd still won't let herself cry. Even in a week that has changed her life, the 85-year-old will not break down.

Recovery leaders miss forum on Ceras role

Recovery leaders miss forum on Cera's role

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) was absent from a community forum about its recovery role and how it will transition out of Christchurch.

Crusaders

Crusaders

Monday, 10 March 2014 10:48 p.m. by MediaCTV

Do you have a question about the rebuild?

Do you have a question about the rebuild?

Monday, 10 March 2014 10:32 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A new, CERA-sponsored website called  has been set up so people can ask moderated questions about the rebuild and the answers are shared online.

CTV News   Monday 10 March

CTV News Monday 10 March

Monday, 10 March 2014 8:54 p.m. by MediaCTV

Roading 1403 10

Roading 1403 10

Monday, 10 March 2014 6:07 p.m. by MediaCTV

Keeping Christchurch Moving 10 March 2014

Keeping Christchurch Moving 10 March 2014

Monday, 10 March 2014 6:07 p.m. by MediaCTV

Christchurch City rating value rises

Christchurch City rating value rises

Monday, 10 March 2014 5:02 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council’s first post-quake property revaluation indicates the city’s total Rating Value has risen from $75 billion to $84 billion.

Elections on September 20

Elections on September 20

Monday, 10 March 2014 4:52 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Government has announced that the General Election will be held on September 20. Source:Radio New Zealand

Summary of The Marsh Risk-Management Research Report: Comparing Claims From Catastrophic Earthquakes, Feb 2014

Summary of The Marsh Risk-Management Research Report: Comparing Claims From Catastrophic Earthquakes, Feb 2014

Monday, 10 March 2014 4:44 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Recently this item was referenced in an article in The Press.  Below is my précis of that report with a focus on the residential response rather than business. 

Christchurch house prices grow post-quake

Christchurch house prices grow post-quake

Monday, 10 March 2014 2:53 p.m. by Media3News

Demand for housing in Christchurch after the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes has driven the value of residential properties up.

McCormacks Bay Wastewater, Storm water and roading repairs

McCormacks Bay Wastewater, Storm water and roading repairs

Monday, 10 March 2014 1:01 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

For information relating to McCormacks Bay Wastewater, Storm Water and Roading repairs Please see here 20140307 McCormacks catchment overview SCIRT11107

First post-tensioned timber building opens in Christchurch

First post-tensioned timber building opens in Christchurch

Monday, 10 March 2014 12:06 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The first multi-storey post-earthquake timber building using low-damage post-tensioned timber technology has opened in Christchurch. 

Lyttelton landslide and Mobil Terminal spill response

Lyttelton landslide and Mobil Terminal spill response

Monday, 10 March 2014 12:02 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release: Mobil Oil New Zealand

Supporting Those Affected by Floods and Storms

Supporting Those Affected by Floods and Storms

Monday, 10 March 2014 9:42 a.m. by AnxietySupport

  High quality information to assist you, or those relatives and friends that you support, through the trauma and shock of a flood or storm disaster.

Poplar Lane owners still waiting

Poplar Lane owners still waiting

Monday, 10 March 2014 7:54 a.m. by MediaStuff

The claims for about 183 Canterbury customers of the failed Western Pacific Insurance are proceeding at a glacial place.

Preview – Central City traffic impacts starting this week – allow extra time

Preview – Central City traffic impacts starting this week – allow extra time

Monday, 10 March 2014 6:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users can expect delays as works on major routes into the city occur.

Science Alive! moving into central city

Science Alive! moving into central city

Monday, 10 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Science Alive! will move to the inner city with the aim of becoming an "innovative tourism attraction".

Plea to use CBD buildings

Plea to use CBD buildings

Monday, 10 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Demolishing accommodation buildings in the East Frame only to replace them with new apartment buildings is madness, a Christchurch activist says.

Dealing with natural hazards

Dealing with natural hazards

Sunday, 9 March 2014 10:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

Labour chooses candidate for city seat

Labour chooses candidate for city seat

Sunday, 9 March 2014 2:15 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Labour Party has chosen Tony Milne, a former electorate worker for former MP Tim Barnett, to contest the Christchurch Central seat later this year. Tony, who is in his early 30s, currently works for the Problem Gambling Foundation.

Class action suit against Govt insurer

Class action suit against Govt insurer

Sunday, 9 March 2014 7:37 a.m. by Media3News

 

The First Car Comes to Christchurch

The First Car Comes to Christchurch

Saturday, 8 March 2014 8:31 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

4000 claims after Januarys 6.2 quake

4000 claims after January's 6.2 quake

Saturday, 8 March 2014 1:22 p.m. by Media3News

More than 4000 claims have been lodged relating to the 6.2 earthquake which struck in the lower North Island in January.