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Christchurch shaken by moderate earthquake

Christchurch shaken by moderate earthquake

Sunday, 5 April 2015 4:51 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Christchurch has been rattled this afternoon by a magnitude 3.8 earthquake.GeoNet reported that the quake struck at 4.08pm and was centred 10 kilometres south-east of Christchurch.It hit at a depth of 11 kilometres.

A lot can be learned from this case.
In particular about ground conditions of TC...

A lot can be learned from this case. In particular about ground conditions of TC...

Sunday, 5 April 2015 3:41 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

A lot can be learned from this case.
In particular about ground conditions of TC3 land.
Council acceptance of section 112 of the building act may not reinstate property according to the 'as new' policy.



www.grantshand.co.nz
In East & anor v Medical Assurance Society New Zealand Ltd [2014] NZHC 3399 the High Court (Whata J) discussed the timing of payments by an insurer on reinstatement of a house and considered whether proposed concrete slab foundation re ...

Reinstatement and “as new”

Reinstatement and “as new”

Saturday, 4 April 2015 4:49 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

In East & anor v Medical Assurance Society New Zealand Ltd 

Wall verticality

Wall verticality

Saturday, 4 April 2015 3:06 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Leans of walls are a symptom of earthquake damage.  This is know as wall verticality.  We recently did a trial against Lumley General Insurance  where the primary issues was whether the wall leans were caused by earthquake(s) and if so, what is the required remedial work and cost.  The Court reserved its decision.  The lean of walls is often an item overlooked by people assessing earthquake damage.  It is important that it is not overlooked.

EQC and assessments

EQC and assessments

Saturday, 4 April 2015 2:42 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Thousands of people appear to still be trapped in the process and the victims of delayed and inadequate EQC assessments.  EQC prioritises assessments for houses where it is sued.  So the quickest way to get out of the EQC process is to sue.  If through the Court process EQC then pays cap EQC will be liable for legal costs and disbursements.  So, suing EQC is better economic choice.

EQC and its liability for legal costs

EQC and its liability for legal costs

Saturday, 4 April 2015 1:04 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

There High Court judgments have ordered EQC to pay costs and disbursements to homeowners where EQC paid cap after being sued. 

Major NZ companies named in human rights claims

Major NZ companies named in human rights claims

Thursday, 2 April 2015 9:16 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Two of New Zealand’s biggest companies have yesterday been named in a claim to the  international organisation OECD of ongoing human rights abuses against a Christchurch couple. Fletchers EQR, the building giant’s Christchurch construction arm, and IAG, the insurer which …

CTV News - 2nd April 2015

CTV News - 2nd April 2015

Thursday, 2 April 2015 8:19 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Kelly v EQC & Southern Response

Kelly v EQC & Southern Response

Thursday, 2 April 2015 7:37 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

CTV News Story - Deon Swiggs Interview

CTV News Story - Deon Swiggs Interview

Thursday, 2 April 2015 6:58 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

 

Committee recommends consultation begins on Central City transport projects

Committee recommends consultation begins on Central City transport projects

Thursday, 2 April 2015 1:34 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council will meet on Thursday 16 April 2015 to consider the Council’s Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee’s recommendation to begin consultation on three further Central City transport projects.

Learning through the Christchurch rebuild

Learning through the Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 2 April 2015 1:28 p.m. by PRNews Popular

A special summer school project saw Architecture students helping to get the Garden City back on its feet.

CBD – Available Routes Map 2 April – 9 April

CBD – Available Routes Map 2 April – 9 April

Thursday, 2 April 2015 10:15 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Please click here to download the network map  - Available Routes

Major NZ companies named in human rights claims

Major NZ companies named in human rights claims

Thursday, 2 April 2015 9:44 a.m. by WeCAN Popular

Two of New Zealand’s biggest companies have today been named in a claim to the international organisation OECD of ongoing human rights abuses against a Christchurch couple.

Hagley Oval named ‘International Cricket Pitch of the Year’

Hagley Oval named ‘International Cricket Pitch of the Year’

Thursday, 2 April 2015 9:00 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council’s Hagley Oval turf management team has been recognised for its outstanding work preparing Hagley Oval for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.  

Lorraine’s rebuild continues

Lorraine’s rebuild continues

Thursday, 2 April 2015 3:15 a.m. by SouthernResponse

We continue to follow the progress of Lorraine’s home as it is being built by Jennian Homes in our rebuild programme.

Quake companies accused of breaching human rights

Quake companies accused of breaching human rights

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 8:37 p.m. by MediaStuff

Quake-hit Christchurch homeowners are taking insurer IAG and Fletcher EQR to an international human rights body.

Eclectic Boogaloo at the Dance-O-Mat

Eclectic Boogaloo at the Dance-O-Mat

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 2:58 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

corner Gloucester and Colombo Streets, next to the Isaac Theatre Royal Friday April 10th, starting 8pm. Live DJ’s, and Disco vibes by DJ Hobo and Hard Lee Bring you and your crew down to Gap Filler’s Dance-O-Mat, the coolest coin-operated dance floor in town, for Ecelectic Boogaloo: a sweet fusion of Christchurch streets and Chicago […]

CRASH – Durham St between Tuam Street & St Asaph Street

CRASH – Durham St between Tuam Street & St Asaph Street

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 1:47 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Due to a crash Durham St is restricted to one lane between Tuam and St Asaph St. Emergency services are on site. Traffic has built back to Gloucester St. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Southbound traffic use Barbadoes …

What’s on!

What’s on!

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 1:07 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Thursday, 2 April, 11am: West Papua Action Canterbury event Food Collective vendors on site. Good Friday 3 April: Public Holiday Food Collective vendors will not be operating. Sunday 5 April, 12.30pm: Fresh Press Pizza Friday 10 April, 12.30 – 2.00pm: Kids and Kiwi Bowls! Kids! Bring your grown-ups to town (or catch the bus by […]

EQC claims manager starts own claims firm

EQC claims manager starts own claims firm

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 12:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission's (EQC) national claims manager has formed his own claims assessment company but EQC says it has a process in place to avoid conflicts.

EQC claims manager starts own claims firm

EQC claims manager starts own claims firm

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 12:53 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Earthquake Commission's (EQC) national claims manager has formed his own claims assessment company but EQC says it has a process in place to avoid conflicts.

ADVISORY: Heavy Easter traffic prompts call to plan ahead

ADVISORY: Heavy Easter traffic prompts call to plan ahead

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 10:23 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

  Traffic is expected to be heavy on Canterbury highways this Easter with the long weekend break coinciding with the start of the school holidays and the NZ Transport Agency is asking motorists to plan ahead to stay safe

Gap Golf – for a limited time only!

Gap Golf – for a limited time only!

Wednesday, 1 April 2015 1:18 a.m. by GapFiller

4 holes left! We will be taking down two of the holes in a couple of months, leaving two holes at The Commons. FREE to play Putters and balls can be borrowed for a $10 deposit and scorecards (with maps) are available for a gold coin donation from the following: Monday – Friday: Gap Filler office at The Commons […]

IRD gets tough with rebuild businesses

IRD gets tough with rebuild businesses

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 7:48 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Inland Revenue's (IRD) lenient approach to quake-hit firms appears to be over as it moves to recover millions of dollars in debt.

CTV News - 31st March 2015

CTV News - 31st March 2015

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 7:37 p.m. by MediaCTV

Queue for urgent housing grows in Christchurch

Queue for urgent housing grows in Christchurch

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 7:32 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's social housing sector is struggling to cope with the demand for housing from people living in overcrowded and makeshift accommodation as another winter approaches.

SKY makes donation to repair Denton Oval cycling track

SKY makes donation to repair Denton Oval cycling track

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 11:07 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: SKY TV

Housing Crisis And Stress - a Toxic Combination

Housing Crisis And Stress - a Toxic Combination

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 11:01 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Release by: Canterbury Family Violence Collaboration

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Work – Wednesday 1 April

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Work – Wednesday 1 April

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 10:00 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

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: 

MAINTENANCE: Lyttelton Tunnel – Wednesday 1 April

MAINTENANCE: Lyttelton Tunnel – Wednesday 1 April

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 10:00 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

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: Wednesday 1 April 2015 The night-time works will place restrictions on traffic …

2015 a year of momentum for Christchurch

2015 a 'year of momentum' for Christchurch

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 8:34 a.m. by GovtEQC

Bexley suburb returns to nature

Bexley suburb returns to nature

Monday, 30 March 2015 11:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch suburb of Bexley is almost off the map.

CTV News - 30th March 2015

CTV News - 30th March 2015

Monday, 30 March 2015 7:14 p.m. by MediaCTV

There is a good reason for being careful.

There is a good reason for being careful.

Monday, 30 March 2015 7:02 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

There is a good reason for being careful.



www.stuff.co.nz
The Rebuild Black Hole

Lynched - 30th March 2015

Lynched - 30th March 2015

Monday, 30 March 2015 6:50 p.m. by ChrisLynch

EMERGENCY WORKS: Main Road, Sumner – Detour for city bound – expect delays

EMERGENCY WORKS: Main Road, Sumner – Detour for city bound – expect delays

Monday, 30 March 2015 5:58 p.m. by Transport4chch Popular

Emergency works will be undertaken due to a collapsed sewer line on Main Road, Sumner (by Moncks Bay). 

Local investment strong in Health Precinct

Local investment strong in Health Precinct

Monday, 30 March 2015 3:45 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

A world-class Health Precinct in Christchurch just got a step closer, with local property group Countrywide Property Trust Limited buying a prominent site for a multi-storey development.

Your last opportunity to sign:  survey of the EQ repair standards to homes repaired by EQC and / or Private Insurers, their PMO’s and contractors in Canterbury.

Your last opportunity to sign: survey of the EQ repair standards to homes repaired by EQC and / or Private Insurers, their PMO’s and contractors in Canterbury.

Monday, 30 March 2015 1:20 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

We invite New Zealanders interested in the standard of repair work carried out by EQC and Private Insurers to add their electronic signature in support of an Official Information Act (OIA) Request in respect of a Survey of Canterbury Earthquake Repairs commissioned by Cabinet.…… Please Sign …

What do you think the odds are that council will spend $200m to $2bn in flood pr...

What do you think the odds are that council will spend $200m to $2bn in flood pr...

Monday, 30 March 2015 12:31 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

What do you think the odds are that council will spend $200m to $2bn in flood protection along the estuary?
If you are considering your insurance claim it may be worth waiting till the truth is out.
Page 384. Is it possible that they are buying time till the insurance claims are settled. June 2015 seems to be a critical time.



ROADWORKS: Selwyn St one-way only for two weeks

ROADWORKS: Selwyn St one-way only for two weeks

Monday, 30 March 2015 9:58 a.m. by Transport4chch Popular

From Tuesday 31 March Selwyn St will be open to south bound traffic only between Hagley Ave and Moorhouse Ave while SCIRT undertake pipe bursting works for approximately two weeks. Northbound traffic will be detoured via Antigua Street. We recommend that …

Victoria Square Public Participation - 28 March 2015

Victoria Square Public Participation - 28 March 2015

Monday, 30 March 2015 9:25 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Nicky Wagner, Ngai Tahu and the Christchurch City Council have hosted an event for the public to meet the Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct’s project team, as an opportunity to directly discuss plans for the future of this key civic asset.

Victoria Square Public Participation - 27 March 2015

Victoria Square Public Participation - 27 March 2015

Monday, 30 March 2015 9:25 a.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Nicky Wagner, Ngai Tahu and the Christchurch City Council have hosted an event for the public to meet the Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct’s project team, as an opportunity to directly discuss plans for the future of this key civic asset.

Boom is bust for Christchurch firms

Boom is bust for Christchurch firms

Monday, 30 March 2015 8:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

A "target-rich" environment has prompted a spike in financial crime in Canterbury since the earthquakes, police say.

Central city character home restoration

Central city character home restoration

Monday, 30 March 2015 2:54 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

The following video features the first part of the story of a home repair in our programme, an historic 1890s villa in the Christchurch CBD.

Risky phase looms for rebuild

'Risky phase looms for rebuild'

Sunday, 29 March 2015 10:44 p.m. by MediaThePress

Serious Fraud Office (SFO) boss Julie Read has signalled that the Christchurch rebuild is entering a dangerous phase where white collar criminals may siphon money from major building projects.

Rebuild a big opportunity, conference told

Rebuild a big opportunity, conference told

Sunday, 29 March 2015 10:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Building smarter, stronger and cleaner is essential if Christchurch wants to take advantage of the opportunities of the rebuild, industry leaders said at the Seismics in the City conference last week.

This submission on the Long Term Plan at CCC makes an interesting reading.

This submission on the Long Term Plan at CCC makes an interesting reading.

Sunday, 29 March 2015 3:28 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

This submission on the Long Term Plan at CCC makes an interesting reading.



thedailyblog.co.nz
In May 2011, barely three months after Christchurch’s devastating earthquake that killed 185 people, there were already suggestions from Gerry Brownlee that the Christchurch Council would have to sell part of their community-owned assets to fund the re-build.

There is more to this than what is seen on the surface.
We have questioned the z...

There is more to this than what is seen on the surface. We have questioned the z...

Sunday, 29 March 2015 2:25 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

There is more to this than what is seen on the surface.
We have questioned the zoning decisions.
"Officials have acknowledged conditions are ripe for major financial crime as billions of dollars are poured into the rebuild."



www.stuff.co.nz
Serious Fraud Office boss Julie Read has signalled that the Christchurch rebuild is entering a dangerous phase.

April/May edition St Albans News available

April/May edition St Albans News available

Saturday, 28 March 2015 11:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Find out why the St Albans market, being held in the Beulah car park, closed down after a month (this does not bode well for replacing the market that used to run in English Park pre-quakes), how to get help …

How not to repair a heritage building in the Christchurch CBD-  4 years on…

How not to repair a heritage building in the Christchurch CBD- 4 years on…

Saturday, 28 March 2015 8:25 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

This is great…. a story on High street. Written by Will Harvie, Christchurch Press. Interesting!

Fish, eels, punts return to cleaner Avon River

Fish, eels, punts return to cleaner Avon River

Saturday, 28 March 2015 2:29 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

New Brighton neglect is moral injustice - Paul Zaanen

New Brighton 'neglect' is 'moral injustice' - Paul Zaanen

Saturday, 28 March 2015 9:33 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

An east Christchurch business leader has criticised local and central government, saying neglect of New Brighton is a "moral and social injustice".

Gloomy outlook for solar housing in Christchurch

Gloomy outlook for solar housing in Christchurch

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:51 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Is the vision of Highfield Park over?

Odeon Theatre relics may get new life

Odeon Theatre relics may get new life

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

Parts of the historical Odeon Theatre may be saved when the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority demolishes it.

Cera spent $1.8m on extra land

Cera spent $1.8m on extra land

Friday, 27 March 2015 11:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority spent $1.82 million buying heritage properties on High St it no longer needs.