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Outside opinion: Christchurch central library

Outside opinion: Christchurch central library

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

Since its European establishment in 1850, Christchurch has produced two internationally significant architectural movements: the Gothic Revival of the second half of the 19th century and the post-war modernism of the Christchurch School. Sadly, the enormous opportunity created by the demolition of hundreds of buildings after the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 has not, so far, led to a third significant architectural movement for the city.

Christchurchs new central library, Tūranga, opens

Christchurch's new central library, Tūranga, opens

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 10:31 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

in association with Danish firm  has designed Tūranga, a vibrant new community hub for central Christchurch, which officially opened on Friday 12 October 2018.

Christchurchs new central library opens

Christchurch's new central library opens

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 10:31 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

in association with Danish firm  has designed Tūranga, a vibrant new community hub for central Christchurch, which officially opened on Friday 12 October 2018.

Justice and Emergency Services Precinct

Justice and Emergency Services Precinct

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

of a government’s commitment to a ’quake-weary city than a building designed to protect its citizens from such a disaster? Taking up a city block and combining services that were previously spread over 22 locations (many of which were destroyed by the ’quakes of 2010 and 2011), the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct is both a symbol of safety for the people and a true, stoic embattlement against any future events.

A new heart for Christchurch

A new heart for Christchurch

Thursday, 14 June 2018 1:01 p.m. by ArchitectureNow

A leading force behind the post-quake revival of Christchurch, , has recently released its long-term vision for the city’s Cathedral Square. The design emphasises a return to the original purpose of the space – a heart for the city and a meeting place for visitors and locals alike.

Ministerial advisers critical EQC report calls for wide-ranging changes - Stuff Report

Ministerial adviser's critical EQC report calls for wide-ranging changes - Stuff Report

Wednesday, 6 June 2018 6:05 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

A highly critical report of the Earthquake Commission (EQC) suggests it is hamstrung by disorder and dysfunction and calls for ministerial intervention to resolve outstanding claims.

Christchurch house foundations estimated at more than $4.5b to repair

Christchurch house foundations estimated at more than $4.5b to repair

Monday, 28 May 2018 12:48 p.m. by EQCFix

Botched earthquake repairs are just the "tip of the quakeberg" and ignoring major foundation damage could prove catastrophic for Christchurch and taxpayers, a leading academic says.

Government to launch EQ insurance tribunal and public inquiry into EQC

Government to launch EQ insurance tribunal and public inquiry into EQC

Friday, 18 May 2018 9:07 a.m. by EQCFix

As reported in  17 may 2018:

‘We thought we were buying our future’

‘We thought we were buying our future’

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 11:21 p.m. by EQCFix

From Checkpoint, 5:15 pm on 9 May 2018
John Campbell, Checkpoint Presenter

When EQC pays over its $100,000 cap

When EQC pays over its $100,000 cap

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 11:18 p.m. by EQCFix

EQC chief executive Sid Miller told Checkpoint last week that the law does not allow EQC to pay over the $100,000 cap, but we've since heard from homeowners who say it did just that. And a barrister tells us why EQC might be liable after all.

Christchurchs rocky foundations and cheap fixes

Christchurch's rocky foundations and cheap fixes

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 11:12 p.m. by EQCFix

Christchurch has such crap house foundations, says Aucklander Bevan Craig of Underfoot Services. No, really.

It was using rubble concrete in its ring foundations until the 1960s when the practice ought to have been phased out in the 1920s. And right up to the earthquakes, new homes were being built without reinforcing mesh in their concrete pads because it saved a buck or two. That is the penny-pinching mentality you are up against.

EQC finds extra 949 unresolved claims during system upgrade

EQC finds extra 949 unresolved claims during system upgrade

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 3:11 p.m. by EQCFix

The Press reports the Earthquake Commission (EQC) has found an extra 949 open insurance claims from the Christchurch earthquakes, bringing the total number up to 3617. 

EQC may release repair information to prospective home buyers under planned law changes

EQC may release repair information to prospective home buyers under planned law changes

Tuesday, 1 May 2018 9:29 p.m. by EQCFix

The Press reports, planned changes to how the Earthquake Commission (EQC) works could mean the agency will give repair information to those considering buying a home. 

EQCs clauses muzzle criticism and complaints

EQC's clauses muzzle criticism and complaints

Tuesday, 1 May 2018 9:25 p.m. by EQCFix

The Press reports homeowners are being ordered not to publicly criticise or complain about the Earthquake Commission (EQC) in order to receive agreed payouts.

Fletcher CEO denies responsibility for botched quake repairs

Fletcher CEO denies responsibility for botched quake repairs

Friday, 27 April 2018 9:50 a.m. by EQCFix

Newshub's Patrick Gower reports Fletcher Building CEO Ross Taylor denies his company's partly responsible for botched earthquake repairs.

EQC on-sold liability could cost as much as $1 billion

EQC 'on-sold' liability could cost as much as $1 billion

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 12:43 p.m. by EQCFix

Christchurch "on-sold" homeowners could wait as long as 18 months to know who will pay for their over-cap re-repairs and unscoped damage.

Christchurch re-repairs cost EQC $270m in total

Christchurch re-repairs cost EQC $270m in total

Friday, 6 April 2018 12:26 p.m. by EQCFix

From , 5:07 pm on 5 April 2018

Jasmaxs CTV memorial completed

Jasmax's CTV memorial completed

Thursday, 5 April 2018 1:03 p.m. by ArchitectureNow

The collapse of the CTV building in Christchurch during the 2011 earthquake resulted in the loss of 115 lives and many more injuries. The site, on the corner of Cashel and Madras streets, remains one of the most poignant reminders of the event for local residents.

EQCs annual legal costs still increasing, seven years on from Canterbury quakes

EQC's annual legal costs still increasing, seven years on from Canterbury quakes

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 2:26 p.m. by EQCFix

The Earthquake Commission's (EQC) yearly legal spend continues to grow as Canterbury earthquake court cases keep rolling in.

Protesters confront PM over EQC delays

Protesters confront PM over EQC delays

Thursday, 15 February 2018 5:00 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

Nearly seven years on from the Christchurch earthquake, some residents with quake-damaged homes today protested the thousands of unresolved earthquake insurance claims.

Homeowners struggling with Earthquake Commission claims get welcome news

Homeowners struggling with Earthquake Commission claims get welcome news

Saturday, 23 December 2017 6:44 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

More than 3500 homeowners are still struggling with unsettled Earthquake Commission (EQC) claims.

Everyone Welcome

Everyone Welcome

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 11:55 p.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

Len Lye Biography – PDF Link  

New Christchurch Rebuild Minister wants EQC royal commission

New Christchurch Rebuild Minister wants EQC royal commission

Thursday, 26 October 2017 1:10 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

The new Christchurch rebuild minister is determined to see a royal commission of inquiry into defective Earthquake Commission (EQC) repairs.

Southern ­Response aftershock

Southern ­Response aftershock

Sunday, 15 October 2017 10:50 a.m. by EQCFix Popular

The NZ Herald is reporting that Southern ­Response, the Government-owned company settling AMI's earthquake claims, has kept information from customers. The article reports that in some cases the withholding of "hidden" DRA's has resulted in lower settlement payouts.

Lawyer Today Files Multiple Claims in the High Court Against EQC For Botched Repairs

Lawyer Today Files Multiple Claims in the High Court Against EQC For Botched Repairs

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 10:05 a.m. by EQCFix Popular

That’s how Lawyer Andrew Hooker describes the issue of houses with failed EQC repairs, owned by people who did not own them at the time of the repairs.
 
Shine Lawyers have today filed in the High Court a number of separate claims against the Earthquake Commission on behalf of people who have purchased houses that they subsequently discovered, were not properly repaired by EQC. Mr Hooker says this is different to most of the cases that have been filed to date because those are brought ...

Aftershock: The debacle of shoddy Christchurch earthquake repairs

Aftershock: The debacle of shoddy Christchurch earthquake repairs

Sunday, 3 September 2017 1:48 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

By Kurt Bayer, NZ Herald 

Eleventh hour change by IAG over Christchurch quake deadline

Eleventh hour change by IAG over Christchurch quake deadline

Thursday, 31 August 2017 6:20 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

Hundreds of Christchurch residents with quake damaged homes could be caught out after IAG revealed it is going to apply a statute of limitations defence against future claims, starting from tomorrow. 

Important date looms for home owners with outstanding Christchurch earthquake claims

Important date looms for home owners with outstanding Christchurch earthquake claims

Monday, 28 August 2017 10:23 p.m. by EQCFix Popular


Saturday August 21, 2017

The future of Cathedral Square?

The future of Cathedral Square?

Monday, 14 August 2017 10:51 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Regenerate Christchurch has recently released a draft plan outlining the potential future shape of Cathedral Square. Changing the Square from one large space into three greened interconnected places, each with their own purpose and character, is one of the draft concept’s key ideas.

The hell of being stuck in EQC limbo in a sleepout in winter with two young children

The hell of being stuck in EQC limbo in a sleepout in winter with two young children

Sunday, 9 July 2017 6:20 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

VICKI ANDERSON. Last updated 09:49, July 8 2017. Stuff.

Time running out for earthquake claimants to litigate against insurers: advisory service

Time running out for earthquake claimants to litigate against insurers: advisory service

Saturday, 8 July 2017 1:49 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

The Residential Advisory Service (Ras) is telling earthquake claimants to get in before it is too late. Some insurers can claim their Limitations Act defence against litigation as of September 4. A Ras spokesman said claimants still dealing with EQC should contact their private insurer if there was even a chance their claim could go over cap......

Southern Response to Step in on EQC Botched Repairs

Southern Response to Step in on EQC Botched Repairs

Monday, 26 June 2017 7:22 p.m. by Labour Featured Popular

Desirable design and unique artwork are hallmarks of the new Crowne Plaza Christchurch

Desirable design and unique artwork are hallmarks of the new Crowne Plaza Christchurch

Saturday, 24 June 2017 8:10 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Release: Crowne Plaza Christchurch

EQC has acknowledged it got the repairs wrong, but wont help fix it

EQC has acknowledged it got the repairs wrong, but won't help fix it

Thursday, 1 June 2017 10:09 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

The Press, June 1 2017

Christchurchs derelict residential homes: the dirty 30s suburban counterparts

Christchurch's derelict residential homes: the dirty 30's suburban counterparts

Friday, 26 May 2017 3:54 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Growing public frustration saw Christchurch City Council launch a clean-up of derelict buildings in the central city this week.

EQC repair nightmare for Christchurch familys burnt and quake-hit home

EQC repair nightmare for Christchurch family's burnt and quake-hit home

Monday, 22 May 2017 1:44 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

The Press, May 22 2017

House must be repaired or demolished after major repairs done without building consent

House must be repaired or demolished after major repairs done without building consent

Friday, 19 May 2017 1:48 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

The Press, May 19 2017

Christchurch couples earthquake repairs seemed fast, then started going wrong

Christchurch couple's earthquake repairs seemed fast, then started going wrong

Thursday, 18 May 2017 1:50 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

The Press, May 18 2017

Repair nightmares: Can property buyers trust earthquake repair sign-offs?

Repair nightmares: Can property buyers trust earthquake repair sign-offs?

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 1:56 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

The Press, May 17 2017

It takes a disaster for property purchasers to take notice of land hazard risk, study finds

It takes a disaster for property purchasers to take notice of land hazard risk, study finds

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 8:59 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Property purchasers may be under-informed about the exposure of a property to damage by a natural disaster, according to researchers from RMIT University. 

A new study that looked at house prices in Christchurch before and after the 2011 earthquake suggested that it takes a highly destructive event for disaster risk to be accounted for in house prices.

Repair nightmares: The six-week earthquake repair, five years later

Repair nightmares: The 'six-week' earthquake repair, five years later

Monday, 15 May 2017 1:53 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

The Press, May 15 2017

Dynamic geometry: Chapel Street Centre

Dynamic geometry: Chapel Street Centre

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

One of the challenges for architects – working within the constrained budgets that post-quake Christchurch frequently presents – is to create safe, functional buildings that also include some architecture. Where do you prioritise modest finances to achieve an enlightened architectural solution?

Activist Erin Brockovich compares central Christchurch to war zone

Activist Erin Brockovich compares central Christchurch to war zone

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 8:26 a.m. by EQCFix Popular

Erin Brockovich is in Christchurch to talk to earthquake insurance claimants on her first visit to New Zealand.

Students sing the praises of new O House accommodation

Students sing the praises of new O House accommodation

Friday, 7 April 2017 11:04 a.m. by CPIT Featured Popular

Release: Ara

Rivers, mountains and plains: Christchurch Convention Centre

Rivers, mountains and plains: Christchurch Convention Centre

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 1:59 p.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Ōtākaro Limited has today released preliminary design images of the Christchurch Convention Centre. Architects  has worked on the design with .

It’s no April Fool’s Joke – Insurers Censoring Information Provided to Kaikoura Earthquake Claimants

It’s no April Fool’s Joke – Insurers Censoring Information Provided to Kaikoura Earthquake Claimants

Sunday, 2 April 2017 11:08 a.m. by EQCFix Popular

The Kaikoura District Council has removed the more than one hour long video of the eqcfix.nz presentation made to around 100 people in Kaikoura on the 23 March.

Experts share advice for navigating quake claims

Experts share advice for navigating quake claims

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 2:44 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

THE PRESS - PIPPA BROWN

Linking urban tactics to strategy

Linking urban tactics to strategy

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 10:46 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Urban regeneration organisation , which rose to prominence in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, will hold a workshop in Brisbane on 23 March as part of the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum 2017. The workshop aims to “equip participants with practical and strategic approaches that they can bring to their own urban and community challenges.”

Western Pacific Insurance policy holders get pay out

Western Pacific Insurance policy holders get pay out

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 8:27 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Western Pacific Insurance policy holders get pay out

Port Hills Fire - Christchurch Civil Defence Updates

Port Hills Fire - Christchurch Civil Defence Updates

Monday, 20 February 2017 6:11 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Featured Popular

Christchurch Civil Defence Update #11  Thursday 16 February 2017  Update on Port Hills Fire 8.15am

Christchurch Civil Defence Update #11 Thursday 16 February 2017 Update on Port Hills Fire 8.15am

Thursday, 16 February 2017 10:18 a.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Featured Popular

Northern Design Precinct

Northern Design Precinct

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 8:26 a.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

Check out the Design Hub popping up in the Village!  

The back story to the legal action IAG and Tower have launched against EQC

The back story to the legal action IAG and Tower have launched against EQC

Saturday, 28 January 2017 7:54 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

How EQC has avoided being stung by rising land values; Cameron Preston has the back story to the IAG and Tower have launched against EQC

Students design 130 metre mural for East Frame

Students design 130 metre mural for East Frame

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 1:05 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Popular

Students aged between four and 15 from two Christchurch schools have designed a 130 metre mural to help bring to life the East Frame while construction of the public space is carried out.

Work on East Frame Residential Development to begin early 2017

Work on East Frame Residential Development to begin early 2017

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 8:56 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Featured Popular

Construction of the first apartments in the East Frame Residential Development will begin in late March/early April 2017.

Private insurers to handle EQC November quake claims

Private insurers to handle EQC November quake claims

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 9:45 a.m. by EQCFix Popular

THE PRESS, 13 DEC 2016

$85 MILLION HOTEL AND CARPARK DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCED

$85 MILLION HOTEL AND CARPARK DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCED

Saturday, 26 November 2016 12:07 a.m. by peterboroughvillage Featured Popular

More good news for the central city of Christchurch and the tourism industry with confirmation of plans for a new $85million dollar hotel and carpark development in Peterborough Street.

Safety Potentially Compromised in Wellington Buildings

Safety Potentially Compromised in Wellington Buildings

Friday, 25 November 2016 11:08 p.m. by PRNews Popular