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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 Popular

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

Tips from Christchurch quake survivors on how to deal with EQC

Tips from Christchurch quake survivors on how to deal with EQC

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 7:59 p.m. by EQCFix

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Limitation – EQC and Insurance Update

Limitation – EQC and Insurance Update

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 5:51 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

We are fast approaching 6 years since the 22 February 2011 earthquake.  This is to remind people of limitation issues that were highlighted prior to the 6 year anniversary of the 4 September 2010 earthquake.  IAG said that it would not extend any limitation period for claims by body corporates or commercial claims.  Other insurers have also not provided a global extension for commercial claims.  So to be safe these ought to be filed in a Court by 21 February 2017.  AA, Tower, FMG, MAS and Vero h ...

Thursday opening for central Christchurch fashion and beauty stores

Thursday opening for central Christchurch fashion and beauty stores

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 4:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

Fashionistas will get their first taste of central city shopping when new stores open in the retail precinct this week.

Johnny Moore: Opportunity and chaos for post-earthquake business recovery

Johnny Moore: Opportunity and chaos for post-earthquake business recovery

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 3:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

OPINION: Kaikoura, Hanmer, Waiau, Mt Lyford, we feel your pain.

Local State of Emergency declared in Canterbury

Local State of Emergency declared in Canterbury

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 3:07 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

A local state of emergency has been declared in Canterbury in the wake of yesterday’s magnitude 7.5 earthquake and ongoing aftershocks.

Kaikoura - 14 November 2016

Kaikoura - 14 November 2016

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 1:14 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Quake flattens farmer houses and leaves family under canvas

Quake flattens farmer houses and leaves family under canvas

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 12:31 p.m. by MediaStuff

Rob Armstrong's immediate thought was getting his family out safely when the 7.5 earthquake struck on Monday morning.

Urban Search and Rescue Team arrived in Kaikoura

Urban Search and Rescue Team arrived in Kaikoura

Monday, 14 November 2016 9:09 p.m. by PRNews

Release: New Zealand Fire Service

Red Cross Launches Emergency Appeal to Help Quake-Affected Areas

Red Cross Launches Emergency Appeal to Help Quake-Affected Areas

Monday, 14 November 2016 9:04 p.m. by RedCross Featured Popular

Red Cross Launches Emergency Appeal to Help Quake-Affected Areas

Police responding to post-earthquake burglaries

Police responding to post-earthquake burglaries

Monday, 14 November 2016 7:30 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

 

14 November 2016 - Earthquake

14 November 2016 - Earthquake

Monday, 14 November 2016 1:17 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Media Release - Claims Information 14 Nov quake

Media Release - Claims Information 14 Nov quake

Monday, 14 November 2016 12:50 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Insurers offer help in making earthquake claims to EQC

Insurers offer help in making earthquake claims to EQC

Monday, 14 November 2016 12:47 p.m. by EQCFix

Tower Insurance has offered to help policyholders make their claims to the EQC in the aftermath of that shakes that began in the early hours of Monday morning.

Blow for Christchurch homeowners as EQC refuses to pay for alternative accommodation

Blow for Christchurch homeowners as EQC refuses to pay for alternative accommodation

Monday, 14 November 2016 12:42 p.m. by EQCFix

Watch here: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/blow-christchurch-homeowners-eqc-refuses-pay-alternative-accommodation

Christchurch city fully operational following NZ earthquake

Christchurch city fully operational following NZ earthquake

Monday, 14 November 2016 11:32 a.m. by TourismChCh Popular










EQC & Insurance newsletter #11

EQC & Insurance newsletter #11

Monday, 14 November 2016 11:29 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Here is the link to our EQC and Insurance Newsletter #11.    

EQC & Insurance newsletter #14

EQC & Insurance newsletter #14

Monday, 14 November 2016 11:29 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Here is the link to our EQC and Insurance Newsletter #14.    

EQC & Insurance newsletter #12

EQC & Insurance newsletter #12

Monday, 14 November 2016 11:29 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Here is the link to our EQC and Insurance Newsletter #12.    

Earthquake Tsunami Update 14/11/16 820am

Earthquake Tsunami Update 14/11/16 820am

Monday, 14 November 2016 9:05 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured

People who were evacuated due to this morning’s earthquake are now able to go home, Christchurch Civil Defence and Emergency Management says.

Explained: The science behind the quake

Explained: The science behind the quake

Monday, 14 November 2016 8:25 a.m. by MediaHerald

Scientists investigating the mechanics of the earthquake say it faulted in the same way the February 22, 2011, Christchurch Earthquake did.GNS Science seismologist John Ristau said the quake, which struck at magnitude 7.5 severe...

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD..  Have another big shake!

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD.. Have another big shake!

Monday, 14 November 2016 8:13 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Wa hoo, that was a roller coaster ride.  It went on for ever…  well maybe 60 seconds.  It is the first one in 6 years that had me under the doorway. Quick up date:  I checked High Street very early …

7.5 quake strikes central New Zealand

7.5 quake strikes central New Zealand

Monday, 14 November 2016 6:24 a.m. by GovtEQC

National Warning: Tsunami Threat #3 HAMNER SPRINGS EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI

National Warning: Tsunami Threat #3 HAMNER SPRINGS EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI

Monday, 14 November 2016 2:28 a.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

EQC admits botching repairs to ill Christchurch couples home

EQC admits botching repairs to ill Christchurch couple's home

Sunday, 13 November 2016 9:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has admitted overseeing botched repair work at the home of a Christchurch couple battling serious health issues.

Cash and rent-free offers fail to lure tenants as Christchurch housing shortage u-turns

Cash and rent-free offers fail to lure tenants as Christchurch housing shortage u-turns

Sunday, 13 November 2016 6:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch landlords are using cash incentives and free rent to lure tenants as intensive housing development contributes to a surplus of rental units.

Western Pacific Insurance- brokers

Western Pacific Insurance- brokers

Sunday, 13 November 2016 3:21 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

It is coming up to 6 years since Western Pacific Insurance Ltd (“in liq”) was placed into liquidation by its shareholders on 1 April 2011.  Time is fast running out to sue insurance brokers who placed insurance cover with Western Pacific in circumstances where there were solvency issues.  We are aware of about 6 court proceedings against brokers arising out of Western Pacific from unsatisfied earthquake claims.  We are also aware that brokers have notified their insurers of a likelih ...

Costs from EQC and Southern Response

Costs from EQC and Southern Response

Sunday, 13 November 2016 2:48 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

In Ramage v EQC & Southern Response [2016] NZHC 2327 the High Court considered an award of costs against Southern Response after it settled a claim at a mediation, but with costs not agreed.  EQC prior the Court hearing had agreed to pay costs of $32,677.51.  The judgment is notable at para [27] for the statement that success against EQC is determined by whether EQC concedes the claim is over cap.  If so, then EQC should be liable for costs of at least 50%.  Southern Response was found to ha ...

Meridian Energy returns to central Christchurch

Meridian Energy returns to central Christchurch

Saturday, 12 November 2016 6:01 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Press Release: Meridian Energy

PwC moves into new Christchurch CBD offices

PwC moves into new Christchurch CBD offices

Saturday, 12 November 2016 5:20 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

PwC staff will move into new state-of-the art offices in the PwC Centre in Christchurch on Monday, 14 November 2016. Located on Cashel Street, the PwC Centre has been built in the heart of Christchurch’s business district.

Anglican Bishop Victoria Matthews returns to New Zealand to consider cathedral plans, sources say

Anglican Bishop Victoria Matthews returns to New Zealand to consider cathedral plans, sources say

Friday, 11 November 2016 6:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Bishop Victoria Matthews has returned to New Zealand to consider plans for the future of the Christ Church Cathedral, according to sources close to the process.

Cathedral Square progress promised, businessmen call action significantly important

Cathedral Square progress promised, businessmen call action 'significantly important'

Friday, 11 November 2016 6:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Regenerate Christchurch is promising to start planning the new Cathedral Square early next year, as central city owners with land and buildings neighbouring the site grow eager for progress.

Owners delighted with heritage replica of Christchurchs Mayfair building

Owners delighted with heritage replica of Christchurch's Mayfair building

Friday, 11 November 2016 3:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Workers have removed scaffolding to reveal the replicated facade of the rebuilt Mayfair building in central Christchurch.

Johnny Moore: Central Christchurch businesses need your support

Johnny Moore: Central Christchurch businesses need your support

Thursday, 10 November 2016 3:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

Doing business is tough at the best of times.

$67m Awly building opening ends long process for family

$67m Awly building opening ends long process for family

Thursday, 10 November 2016 2:15 p.m. by MediaThePress

One of Christchurch's biggest new buildings, the Awly building on Durham St North, has been officially opened.

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…. part 188

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…. part 188

Thursday, 10 November 2016 10:08 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Humm…..  I wonder… James Lunday.   Urban Designer and Economic Development Entrepreneur. http://www.la3.com.au/our-network-our-people/australia-office/2-uncategorised/138-australia-james-lunday.html “Jim also had starring performance on Gerard Smyth’s recent series. Link Here: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201811229/gerard-smyth-christchurch-dilemmas   Jim was a welder in the Glasgow Shipyards. He was sent to Strathclyde University …

More Central City parking for Christmas

More Central City parking for Christmas

Wednesday, 9 November 2016 7:53 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

People heading into the City Centre to shop and celebrate over the festive season will have a range of parking options to choose from.

Repairs to Christchurchs Robert McDougall Art Gallery work under way

Repairs to Christchurch's Robert McDougall Art Gallery work under way

Wednesday, 9 November 2016 1:17 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Robert McDougall Art Gallery is being repaired and strengthened for a possible re-opening.

Regenerate Christchurch Outlines Intentions

Regenerate Christchurch Outlines Intentions

Wednesday, 9 November 2016 9:29 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration

Maan Alkaisi Open Letter to: Christchurch City Council

Maan Alkaisi Open Letter to: Christchurch City Council

Wednesday, 9 November 2016 9:15 a.m. by PRNews

Maan Alkaisi Open Letter to: Mayor Dalziel, Dr. Edwards and Councillors - Christchurch City Council