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EQC chief offered to quit

EQC chief offered to quit

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 11:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

Cabinet minister Gerry Brownlee says Earthquake Commission chief executive Ian Simpson offered to resign over a mass privacy breach - but he still has full confidence in the civil servant.

Mar 26: International Reporters | World Stories | DW.DE

Mar 26: International Reporters | World Stories | DW.DE

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 11:06 a.m. by GapFiller

This is a pretty special doco Deutsche Welle has made about Christchurch “to see how citizens are creatively filling the holes left by earthquakes”.  

Key plays down EQC privacy breach

Key plays down EQC privacy breach

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 10:26 a.m. by Media3News

Key says yet another privacy breach at a Govt department – this time EQC – doesn't necessarily mean there is a systemic problem.

Why a Bipartisan Approach to Disaster Recovery is not working for Christchurch

Why a Bipartisan Approach to Disaster Recovery is not working for Christchurch

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 10:25 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Some would have us believe that political collaboration is a necessary foundation for dealing with a natural disaster but personally, I have grave doubts and concerns about the validity of a bipartisan approach.

Mar 26: Super Transitional Book review

Mar 26: Super Transitional Book review

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 10:25 a.m. by GapFiller

A fantastic, in-depth review of what we refer to as the Transitional Book documenting all manner of post-quake projects from the very big to the very small. If you haven’t got a copy yet, hurry. There are not so many left. We have some copies at the Pallet Pavilion or you can get them at [...]

EQC email recipient denies leaking details

EQC email recipient denies leaking details

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 9:19 a.m. by Media3News

The contractor who received details on more than 80,000 EQC claimants says he didn't tell Labour about the privacy breach.

Quake documents: Everything is in there

Quake documents: 'Everything is in there'

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 8:15 a.m. by MediaHerald

The insurance advocate who was sent details on 83,000 claimants in the Earthquake Commission privacy breach says the document contained detailed information on the expected number of settlements and the estimated cost of the claims.EQC...

Homeowners to assess rebuild cost

Homeowners to assess rebuild cost

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Homeowners are being asked to take on extra responsibility for house insurance calculations as part of sweeping changes to insurance policies.

Isolators yield clues for citys rebuild

Isolators yield clues for city's rebuild

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Data gleaned from the earthquake performance of Christchurch's only base-isolated building will play a crucial role in the city's rebuild, a visiting earthquake engineering says.

Christchurch City Council gets ministers praise

Christchurch City Council gets minister's praise

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

New Local Government Minister Chris Tremain has no intention of interfering among Christchurch City councillors and staff, saying they have done an "admirable job".

Red-zone deadline hits home

Red-zone deadline hits home

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Move to enforce plans for suburbs

Move to enforce plans for suburbs

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Ambitious plans for redeveloping Christchurch's quake-hit suburban centres could be given statutory weight under proposals included in Environment Canterbury's draft Land Use Recovery Plan (Lurp).

Brownlee grills execs, Labour says he must go

Brownlee grills execs, Labour says he must go

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee is demanding answers after EQC's "unprecedented" privacy blunder while his Labour counterpart has called for his resignation.

EQC needs to be more transparent

EQC needs to be more transparent

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

An inability to open a simple Excel spreadsheet meant the Earthquake Commission (EQC) understated the number of people affected by an embarrassing privacy breach last week by 73,000 householders.

How our insurance policies are going to change, get more complicated, and likely to cost much more.

How our insurance policies are going to change, get more complicated, and likely to cost much more.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 4:30 a.m. by avonsidechch

As this year progresses insurers are changing all existing house insurance policies from “full replacement” to “sum assured”. The change means no one will automatically have a “like for like” insurance policy. The change will require each home owner to work out how much it would cost to replace their house, and insure it for that amount.  It won’t just be the quality of your house that affects

Land Use Recovery Plan will provide certainty

Land Use Recovery Plan will provide certainty

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 2:00 a.m. by GovtECAN Recommended Featured Popular

 

Tarting up Edgeware Village

Tarting up Edgeware Village

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 1:45 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Cobbled streets, wider footpaths, lots of trees, better signage and cafe tables in laneways are among some of the suggestions in the Draft Edgeware Village Master Plan out for consultation until April 10. The plan was drawn up after meetings …

Will suburb boundaries be redrawn?

Will suburb boundaries be redrawn?

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 12:37 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

In the months before the September 4 earthquake moves were being made to clarify where the boundaries of St Albans lie and to clear up any confusion.

Future city structured around key activity centres

Future city structured around key activity centres

Monday, 25 March 2013 9:52 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The future Christchurch will be rebuilt around a series of key activity centres outlined in the draft Land Use Regional Plan. 

Land use plan up for urgent consultation

Land use plan up for urgent consultation

Monday, 25 March 2013 9:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Ecan, the regional government currently being run by commissioners, has produced a LURP or land use plan and now seek public comment until April 22. 

Insurance onus could fall on homeowner

Insurance onus could fall on homeowner

Monday, 25 March 2013 6:09 p.m. by Media3News

Major changes to home insurance policies will put the onus on homeowners to get their valuations correct.

Privacy breach larger than first thought

Privacy breach larger than first thought

Monday, 25 March 2013 5:45 p.m. by GovtEQC

EQC privacy breach affects 67,000 people

EQC privacy breach affects 67,000 people

Monday, 25 March 2013 5:36 p.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

EQC privacy breach affects 83,000

EQC privacy breach affects 83,000

Monday, 25 March 2013 5:32 p.m. by MediaStuff

Prime Minister John Key says the big privacy breach at EQC was "distressing" but most people had probably sent an email or text message in error.

Linwood Mini Library to close

Linwood Mini Library to close

Monday, 25 March 2013 5:26 p.m. by GovtCCC

Linwood Mini Library will close this week while preparations continue for the opening of a new temporary library and service centre at Eastgate Shopping Centre.

Filipino workers pay big fees for Chch jobs

Filipino workers pay big fees for Chch jobs

Monday, 25 March 2013 5:25 p.m. by Media3News

Filipino workers looking to make the most of the Canterbury rebuild are being asked to pay thousands of dollars in fees just to secure employment.

Feedback needed on the proposed Coastal Pathway

Feedback needed on the proposed Coastal Pathway

Monday, 25 March 2013 5:23 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council has released the draft Concept Plan for the proposed Christchurch Coastal Pathway for the community to comment on.

New community centre for South Brighton

New community centre for South Brighton

Monday, 25 March 2013 5:17 p.m. by GovtCCC

 

Repairs underway on historic monuments

Repairs underway on historic monuments

Monday, 25 March 2013 5:13 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

EQC privacy breach: 80,000 affected

EQC privacy breach: 80,000 affected

Monday, 25 March 2013 4:13 p.m. by MediaHerald

The privacy breach by the Earthquake Commission is far larger than first thought, with information of more than 80,000 earthquake claimants made available to the wrong person.EQC's chief executive Ian Simpson said he found out today...

EQC breach recipient’s actions disturbing

EQC breach recipient’s actions disturbing

Monday, 25 March 2013 4:03 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

EQC grossly underestimated privacy breach - Labour

EQC 'grossly underestimated' privacy breach - Labour

Monday, 25 March 2013 3:01 p.m. by Media3News

The Labour Party says EQC has grossly underestimated the number of claimants involved with last week's privacy breach.

EQC leak much larger than realised

EQC leak much larger than realised

Monday, 25 March 2013 2:45 p.m. by MediaStuff

An Earthquake Commission security breach may contain details of 67,000 claimants, nearly seven times the number first realised.

EQC leak much larger than realised

EQC leak much larger than realised

Monday, 25 March 2013 2:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

An Earthquake Commission security breach may contain details of 67,000 claimants, nearly seven times the number first realised.

Gondola reopening a victory

Gondola reopening a 'victory'

Monday, 25 March 2013 2:39 p.m. by MediaStuff

When Zane McKinnon bought tickets for the gondola he never expected to be its first passenger after the quakes.

Sage Reseve – Volunteering Day

Sage Reseve – Volunteering Day

Monday, 25 March 2013 2:19 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

Back in November 2012, Coffey Projects sponsored ‘The Concert’, an event organised by The Volunteer Army Foundation to encourage people to donate their time in return for free tickets to

Sage Reserve – Volunteering Day

Sage Reserve – Volunteering Day

Monday, 25 March 2013 2:19 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

Back in November 2012, Coffey Projects sponsored ‘The Concert’, an event organised by The Volunteer Army Foundation to encourage people to donate their time in return for free tickets to ‘The Concert’ a night of live music. Since then we have been keen to donate some of our precious free time to a worthy cause. [...]

High profile Chch councillor to retire

High profile Chch councillor to retire

Monday, 25 March 2013 2:19 p.m. by Media3News

A high profile Christchurch councillor has called for the local council to stop its bitter infighting.

Gondola reopening a victory

Gondola reopening a 'victory'

Monday, 25 March 2013 1:45 p.m. by MediaThePress

When Zane McKinnon bought tickets for the gondola he never expected to be its first passenger after the quakes.

Day 760 - free repairs suspended till base opens

Day 760 - free repairs suspended till base opens

Monday, 25 March 2013 1:14 p.m. by addingtonaction

As of Friday 22 March 2013 - all free repairs by Addington Action to uninsured homes in South Christchurch have stopped.

Christchuch retail rebound continues

Christchuch retail rebound continues

Monday, 25 March 2013 1:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

Sales in cafes, restaurants, hotel and motels in Christchurch surged in the three months before Christmas, data from Statistics New Zealand shows.

Mini-Park in central city

Mini-Park in central city

Monday, 25 March 2013 12:50 p.m. by greeningtherubble Popular

 

Christchurchs gondola re-opens

Christchurch's gondola re-opens

Monday, 25 March 2013 11:13 a.m. by Media3News

Residents and tourists alike showed up today to have a ride in Christchurch's sorely missed gondola.

Former Cooperite in building trade

Former Cooperite in building trade

Monday, 25 March 2013 9:25 a.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch building company says it closely supervises an employee implicated in Australia for alleged visa infringements relating to Filipino workers.

Immigrants scammed in Christchurch - reports

Immigrants scammed in Christchurch - reports

Monday, 25 March 2013 9:15 a.m. by Media3News

Reports are emerging of an immigration scam involving workers wanting to help with the Christchurch rebuild.

Investigation into migrant workers fees

Investigation into migrant workers' fees

Monday, 25 March 2013 8:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Immigration Advisers Authority has referred revelations about an Auckland immigration agent organising Filipino workers for the Christchurch rebuild to the Labour Department's inspectorate.

Homeowners face insurance price shock

Homeowners face insurance price shock

Monday, 25 March 2013 7:31 a.m. by Media3News

A private insurance brokerage says major changes to the way home insurance policies are calculated are to be announced shortly.

Cera bails as owners face down asbestos

Cera bails as owners face down asbestos

Monday, 25 March 2013 7:21 a.m. by MediaThePress

The tricky removal of asbestos from the BNZ House will be left to the owners after the Government bailed on its demolition halfway through the job.

Cera bails as owners face down asbestos

Cera bails as owners face down asbestos

Monday, 25 March 2013 7:21 a.m. by MediaStuff

The tricky removal of asbestos from the BNZ House will be left to the owners after the Government bailed on its demolition halfway through the job.

Christchurch gondola to reopen after quake

Christchurch gondola to reopen after quake

Monday, 25 March 2013 6:44 a.m. by Media3News

The Christchurch gondola is set to reopen to the public, more than two years after the February 2011 quake forced its closure.

Remembering and giving thanks for life in Avonside

Remembering and giving thanks for life in Avonside

Monday, 25 March 2013 6:31 a.m. by avonsidechch

INVITATION You are cordially invitedto join us for the opening of aPHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITIONRemembering and giving thanks for life in AvonsideEaster Sunday 31 March 2013 at 2pmHosted bythe Church of the Most Holy Trinity Avonside168 Stanmore RoadOutdoor service led by Bishop Victoria MatthewsFollowed by afternoon teaSupported byThe Anglican Diocese of ChristchurchChristchurch City

War memorials repaired for Anzac Day

War memorials repaired for Anzac Day

Monday, 25 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two of Christchurch's quake-damaged war memorials are expected to be repaired in time for Anzac Day, but the city's most iconic - the Bridge of Remembrance and Triumphal Arch - will remain closed for a further two years.

War memorials repaired

War memorials repaired

Monday, 25 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Two of Christchurch's quake-damaged war memorials are expected to be repaired in time for Anzac Day, but the city's most iconic - the Bridge of Remembrance and Triumphal Arch - will remain closed for a further two years.

1996 Christchurch Earthquake Documentary

1996 Christchurch Earthquake Documentary

Sunday, 24 March 2013 8:57 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

EQC and the Private Insurance Industry Be Warned!

EQC and the Private Insurance Industry Be Warned!

Sunday, 24 March 2013 8:48 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Christchurch rebuild jobs scam exposed

Christchurch rebuild jobs scam exposed

Sunday, 24 March 2013 12:22 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

A Christchurch businessman posing as a recruiter of Filipino workers has exposed the fees some pay to work in New Zealand.

Day 759 - Website & petition for Red Zoners with uninsured land

Day 759 - Website & petition for Red Zoners with uninsured land

Sunday, 24 March 2013 9:00 a.m. by addingtonaction



The Red Section Owners Group are land owners in Christchurch that have had their vacant land zoned red by the New Zealand Government after the Canterbury Earthquakes.  Being in a red zone means that the government has decided that the land is no longer suitable for habitation.

Currently in our group we have 34 section owners in the red zoned flat land areas, these individual owners have title to 38 of the 65 vacant sections reported by CERA as being in the flat land red zone. ...

Counting the cost

Counting the cost

Sunday, 24 March 2013 8:06 a.m. by MediaThePress

New Zealanders with family and friends across in Australia will be familiar with the Kiwi diaspora but the impoverished Philippines takes emigration to a new level.

Rebuild jobs scam exposed

Rebuild jobs scam exposed

Saturday, 23 March 2013 11:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

A Christchurch businessman posing as a recruiter of Filipino workers has exposed the fees some pay to work in New Zealand.

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