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Fair Insurance Code FAQ – Part 1

Fair Insurance Code FAQ – Part 1

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 6:21 a.m. by avonsidechch

The FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) is not part of the Revised Code, just an explanation of the Review process and some of the positions taken by ICNZ on particular issues.

Earthquake responses in new book

Earthquake responses in new book

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 10:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

Nathan Durkin looked up from unsuccessfully trying to resuscitate a badly injured person during the Christchurch earthquake and saw a group of school pupils looking on.

House of the week: Cashmere

House of the week: Cashmere

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 9:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

An old white weatherboard home on a sheltered eastern slope in Cashmere, Christchurch, had already been extensively renovated when Liam and Judith Walshe bought it 15 years ago.

CTV News Story - Two Weeks out Charity

CTV News Story - Two Weeks out Charity

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 6:32 p.m. by MediaCTV

Cash Settling – the pitfalls

Cash Settling – the pitfalls

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 6:31 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

More and more Cantabrians are cash settling their earthquake claims. I personally find this a very concerning development and believe that any homeowner wanting to cash settle should think seriously before entering into any such agreement. One should at least …

International FRENCH Cricket World Cup Grande Finale

International FRENCH Cricket World Cup Grande Finale

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 4:26 p.m. by GapFiller

Sunday 8th March, 2015 11am-1pm It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for!  

EVENT: Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival – North Hagley Park

EVENT: Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival – North Hagley Park

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 2:09 p.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that from Wednesday 4th March till Sunday 8th March Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival takes place in North Hagley Park. 

John Key says shoddy quake repairs should be fixed

John Key says shoddy quake repairs should be fixed

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 1:54 p.m. by MediaThePress

Prime Minister John Key says shoddy repair work on quake-damaged Canterbury homes is "worrying" and any repairs not up to par should be fixed.

94.8%

94.8%

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 9:30 a.m. by GovtEQC

Deadline for April/May  St Albans News

Deadline for April/May St Albans News

Monday, 2 March 2015 11:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Reminder: The next issue of St Albans News, April/May is being prepared at the moment for delivery in a few weeks’ time. If you have any articles, photographs (full colour or monochrome), news stories, feature articles to be considered for …

High paid EQC staff fail their customers

High paid EQC staff 'fail' their customers

Monday, 2 March 2015 11:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

One in five Earthquake Commission (EQC) staff are paid more than $100,000 a year.

Sheds rescued for art project

Sheds rescued for art project

Monday, 2 March 2015 11:02 p.m. by MediaThePress

It is a race against time as Billy Wilson tries to save tool and garden sheds in the residential red zone from demolition.

Future of quake-hit camp in doubt

Future of quake-hit camp in doubt

Monday, 2 March 2015 10:49 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christchurch City Council is considering closing the popular South Brighton Holiday Park because of the high cost of fixing the quake-damaged land and buildings.

Lynched - Monday 2nd March

Lynched - Monday 2nd March

Monday, 2 March 2015 9:06 p.m. by MediaCTV

What happens with damaged retaining walls?

What happens with damaged retaining walls?

Monday, 2 March 2015 7:42 p.m. by SouthernResponse

If you have a damaged retaining wall on your property, then you may find the following episode of  useful, providing a clearer idea of what the steps to resolution might be.

Getting to grips with the Canterbury Guidance

Getting to grips with the Canterbury Guidance

Monday, 2 March 2015 7:40 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released an online tool to support its Guidance for repairing and rebuilding homes in Canterbury.

Canterbury Live - 2nd March 2015

Canterbury Live - 2nd March 2015

Monday, 2 March 2015 7:02 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News - 2nd March 2015

CTV News - 2nd March 2015

Monday, 2 March 2015 6:50 p.m. by MediaCTV

Lets Go Shopping - 2nd March 2015

Let's Go Shopping - 2nd March 2015

Monday, 2 March 2015 6:41 p.m. by MediaCTV

It’s not too late for lawn bowls…

It’s not too late for lawn bowls…

Monday, 2 March 2015 4:22 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

There are still a few places left for teams or individuals to join our lawn bowls tournament on 13th March at the Burnside Lawn Bowls Club. Don’t miss out on the chance to join the coveted ranks of Coffey lawn bowls champions. Please RSVP to Tess Martin as soon as possible if you are interested in taking […]

EQC stands behind repair quality

EQC stands behind repair quality

Monday, 2 March 2015 1:53 p.m. by GovtEQC

MBIE Guidelines- Sarah’s view on the matter

MBIE Guidelines- Sarah’s view on the matter

Monday, 2 March 2015 8:34 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

An insurance policy constitutes the rights and entitlements for the policyholder under the insurance contract. The courts have long insisted that the parties are to be confined within the four corners of the contract in which they have chosen to enshrine their agreement. Nowhere in my contract with State Insurance or in your contract will you find reference to the MBIE Guidelines – they are neither provided for or even anticipated. The Guidelines were

Assessing the ICNZ Revised Fair Insurance Code - Part 3

Assessing the ICNZ Revised Fair Insurance Code - Part 3

Monday, 2 March 2015 6:35 a.m. by avonsidechch

This post considers the final part of the Revised Code. 

ICNZ make a more detailed response.

ICNZ make a more detailed response.

Sunday, 1 March 2015 8:00 a.m. by avonsidechch

Thursday’s blog covered the Insurance Council of New Zealand’s (ICNZ) response to an article on an insurance business website. The article featured the Avonside Blog’s commentary on the revised Fair Insurance Code. 

Sir John Hansen is a man with a plan

Sir John Hansen is a man with a plan

Saturday, 28 February 2015 4:07 p.m. by MediaThePress

How not to begin an interview. Suggest to a distinguished ex-High Court judge - and current chair of the Press Council - that he might be Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee's political puppet.

New Canterbury homes failing building surveys

New Canterbury homes failing building surveys

Saturday, 28 February 2015 7:38 a.m. by MediaThePress

Prominent Canterbury home builders failed more than a third of their final building code inspections in the last six months of 2014.

$1.72m for as-is-where-is house

$1.72m for as-is-where-is house

Saturday, 28 February 2015 7:36 a.m. by MediaStuff

A Christchurch home in as-is-where-is condition has sold for $1.72 million.

Assessing the ICNZ Revised Fair Insurance Code - Part 2

Assessing the ICNZ Revised Fair Insurance Code - Part 2

Saturday, 28 February 2015 6:28 a.m. by avonsidechch

As we get further into the Revised Code the number of new issues raised slows down. 

CTV News - 27th February 2015

CTV News - 27th February 2015

Friday, 27 February 2015 6:48 p.m. by MediaCTV

CTV News Story - Age Concern

CTV News Story - Age Concern

Friday, 27 February 2015 6:16 p.m. by MediaCTV

Post-earthquake Christchurch occupied territory

Post-earthquake Christchurch 'occupied territory'

Friday, 27 February 2015 2:46 p.m. by MediaStuff

Four years goes very quickly. At first, for many a Cantabrian, we thought it would never end. With multiple quakes each day, news reports and inquiries, salutes to the deserving heroes, and of course the demolition and rehabilitation works, every day was a trial for those who were attempting to move on. The dissipation of the earthquakes was a relief, and still is. The people, however, are left with an aftermath of disenfranchisement.

Canterbury Live - February 27th 2015

Canterbury Live - February 27th 2015

Friday, 27 February 2015 2:17 p.m. by MediaCTV

How to be better prepared for earthquakes

How to be better prepared for earthquakes

Friday, 27 February 2015 1:25 p.m. by GovtEQC

Themes – ‘Learning to be Happy’.

Themes – ‘Learning to be Happy’.

Friday, 27 February 2015 11:38 a.m. by AnxietySupport

ROADWORKS: Moorhouse Ave overbridge one lane eastbound from Monday

ROADWORKS: Moorhouse Ave overbridge one lane eastbound from Monday

Friday, 27 February 2015 10:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that from Monday 2 March work SCIRT work progresses on the Moorhouse Ave overbridge.

ROADWORKS: Moorhouse Ave overbridge one lane eastbound

ROADWORKS: Moorhouse Ave overbridge one lane eastbound

Friday, 27 February 2015 10:30 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that from Monday 2 March work SCIRT work progresses on the Moorhouse Ave overbridge. The eastbound overbridge lanes will be reduced to one lane for three months. Motorists may experience some delays in peak times. The …

What can NZ learn from Japan about earthquakes?

What can NZ learn from Japan about earthquakes?

Friday, 27 February 2015 10:20 a.m. by MediaStuff

CBD – Available Routes Map 6 March – 13 March

CBD – Available Routes Map 6 March – 13 March

Friday, 27 February 2015 10:15 a.m. by Transport4chch

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 Map

Where to from here for ICNZ?

Where to from here for ICNZ?

Friday, 27 February 2015 6:30 a.m. by avonsidechch

First, a minor correction regarding yesterday's post. The title, as originally posted, was almost what was intended, but not quite so my apologies for that. It was a bit of tongue in cheek and there was supposed to be a question mark at the end of the title – the omission was missed and I have now put one there. Even the Avonside blogger can get a little irritated and distracted when a lot of

Christchurch earthquake: A son so sadly missed

Christchurch earthquake: A son so sadly missed

Friday, 27 February 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Mt Pleasant News 26 February 2015

Mt Pleasant News 26 February 2015

Thursday, 26 February 2015 8:01 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Sponsor A Square Foot update A BIG thank you goes to all residents who have purchased Square Feet in our campaign to raise funto rebuild the new community centre. With just 118 […]

ROADWORKS: Aldwins Road Closure Sunday night

ROADWORKS: Aldwins Road Closure Sunday night

Thursday, 26 February 2015 4:30 p.m. by Transport4chch

Marlborough Street will be left turn in only from Aldwins Road during this period.

Christchurch Recovery Four Years On - By Numbers

Christchurch Recovery Four Years On - By Numbers

Thursday, 26 February 2015 3:52 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Four years on:

The Revised Fair Insurance Code – reblogged from the Avonside Blog

The Revised Fair Insurance Code – reblogged from the Avonside Blog

Thursday, 26 February 2015 3:46 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Originally posted on :
There has been a flurry of insurance related developments this month. Recently EQC covertly released a Customer Interaction Review on how they had performed and on Monday Vero released a report about Canterbury four years on,…

Red Cross Launches Recovery Matters Workshops

Red Cross Launches 'Recovery Matters' Workshops

Thursday, 26 February 2015 2:28 p.m. by RedCross Popular

New Zealand Red Cross has launched a new initiative to educate people about the effects the Christchurch earthquakes have had on the city’s residents.

ROADWORKS: Governors Bay Road/Dyers Pass Road intersection ONE LANE

ROADWORKS: Governors Bay Road/Dyers Pass Road intersection ONE LANE

Thursday, 26 February 2015 1:01 p.m. by Transport4chch

Governors Bay and Banks Peninsula road users who use Dyers Pass Road to get over the hill each day should expect delays for several months from Monday 2 March. The road will be reduced to one lane controlled by traffic …

Christchurch faces 30 more years of rough roads

Christchurch faces 30 more years of rough roads

Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch residents will have to put up with rough roads and footpaths for the next three decades.

Christchurch quake survivors bound by collective experiences

Christchurch quake survivors 'bound by collective experiences'

Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:17 p.m. by MediaStuff

It was with a heavy heart that I began to watch last night's quake documentary The Day That Changed My Life.

Repairs to re-open Sumner Road to get underway

Repairs to re-open Sumner Road to get underway

Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:00 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Preparations are getting underway to repair the earthquake-damaged Evans Pass section of Sumner Road and re-open this vital link between Lyttelton and the Summit Road.

Christchurch earthquakes demonstrates people were caught by surprise

Christchurch earthquakes demonstrates people were caught by surprise

Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:44 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

Christchurch earthquakes demonstrate that people generally do not take any notice of the likely occurrence of rare events, University of Canterbury natural hazards researcher Professor Tim Davies says.

Lynched Tina Bayliss February 23 2015

Lynched Tina Bayliss February 23 2015

Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:32 a.m. by MediaCTV

Are we in the digital age or not?

Are we in the digital age or not?

Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:04 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

On the 26th February, 2015 an article appeared in Stuff entitled “Cera plans to shred quake documents” (see http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/66668462/Cera-plans-to-shred-quake-documents). Here’s a sample of that article: “Thousands of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) documents will be destroyed after the agency is disestablished. Cera …

Are we in the digital age or not? My comments and Others. Have your voice heard before March 22.

Are we in the digital age or not? My comments and Others. Have your voice heard before March 22.

Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:04 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

On the 26th February, 2015 an article appeared in Stuff entitled “Cera plans to shred quake documents” (see http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/66668462/Cera-plans-to-shred-quake-documents). Here’s a sample of that article: “Thousands of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) documents will be destroyed after the agency is disestablished. Cera …

Cera to shred documents. Are we in the digital age or not? My comments and Others. Have your voice heard before March 22.

Cera to shred documents. Are we in the digital age or not? My comments and Others. Have your voice heard before March 22.

Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:04 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

On the 26th February, 2015 an article appeared in Stuff entitled “Cera plans to shred quake documents” (see http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/66668462/Cera-plans-to-shred-quake-documents). Here’s a sample of that article: “Thousands of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) documents will be destroyed after the agency is disestablished. Cera …

Christchurch earthquake: Destructive and murderous

Christchurch earthquake: 'Destructive and murderous'

Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Dyers Pass Rd partially one-way for up to six months

Dyers Pass Rd partially one-way for up to six months

Thursday, 26 February 2015 8:53 a.m. by MediaThePress

Motorists travelling between Christchurch and Banks Peninsula via Dyers Pass Rd will experience delays for up to six months as a new infrastructure repair project gets under way.

INCIDENT: Traffic signal fault Carmen/Main South Road – RESOLVED

INCIDENT: Traffic signal fault Carmen/Main South Road – RESOLVED

Thursday, 26 February 2015 7:04 a.m. by Transport4chch

The traffic signal fault at this intersection is now resolved. All traffic management in the area and restrictions have been lifted. Thanks for your patience.

The Empire strikes back.

The Empire strikes back.

Thursday, 26 February 2015 6:20 a.m. by avonsidechch

A journalist for Insurance Business Online yesterday wrote an article entitled New code slammed by earthquake blogger (here). It is a concise and well organised look at how the Revised Code is being analysed on this blog. Shortly after the article was published Tim Grafton, Chief Executive of the Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ), made the following comment: Surprised and disappointed that