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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

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 …

Central city character home restoration

Central city character home restoration

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

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.

Spoken from the heart: to the Christchurch City Council from – Paul Zaanen

Spoken from the heart: to the Christchurch City Council from – Paul Zaanen

Saturday, 28 March 2015 1:53 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

First up I would like to thank Paul for his contribution – it is wonderful to see the community stepping up and sharing their thoughts and concerns with the wider community. This is Paul’s Zaanen’s contribution …. “Thank you for …

Inquiry into Parliament’s legislative response to future national emergencies – have your say!

Inquiry into Parliament’s legislative response to future national emergencies – have your say!

Thursday, 26 March 2015 1:17 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

“Public submissions are now being invited on the Inquiry into Parliament’s legislative response to future national emergencies.

Getting ready for the long-haul with Katja Brundiers- upcoming event

Getting ready for the long-haul with Katja Brundiers- upcoming event

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 5:16 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Getting ready for the long-haul: Seeing, seizing and sustaining post-disaster opportunities for strong sustainability From VISION to ACTION with Katja Brundiers When?: Thursday April 16 2015 from 7:30–9:00 pm Where?: WEA Centre, 59 Gloucester St Katja is visiting Christchurch to …

From the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network

From the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 5:05 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Sarah O’Brien, spokes person for the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network, has voiced serious concerns regarding insurance companies who are now suddenly paying out cash settlements to people who are deemed ‘rebuilds’. It appears the insurers relentlessly disregarded proper independent …

From the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network- make your voice count!

From the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network- make your voice count!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 5:05 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Sarah O’Brien, spokes person for the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network, has voiced serious concerns regarding insurance companies who are now suddenly paying out cash settlements to people who are deemed ‘rebuilds’. It appears the insurers relentlessly disregarded proper independent …

A Word of Warning From Christchurch Quantity Surveyor

A Word of Warning From Christchurch Quantity Surveyor

Monday, 23 March 2015 4:04 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

 

Cash settlements in the news

Cash settlements in the news

Sunday, 22 March 2015 8:02 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

You may have recently read about IAG’s decision on cash settling customers in the pre-contract stage and heard speculation on whether this approach will be adopted by other insurers.

My Insurer Wants To Cash Settle My Claim... What Next

My Insurer Wants To Cash Settle My Claim... What Next

Friday, 20 March 2015 5:05 p.m. by DuncanWebb Recommended Popular

Many insurers have recently changed their strategy and are seeking to cash settle insurance claims. How you respond to this will depend on your personal circumstances, but there are some questions and concerns that need to be addressed:

IAG’s Settlement Approach

IAG’s Settlement Approach

Thursday, 19 March 2015 3:02 p.m. by IAGinsurance Featured Popular

Summarising the Revised Fair Insurance Code – Part 2

Summarising the Revised Fair Insurance Code – Part 2

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 6:30 a.m. by avonsidechch

In this post we will look at whether the Code is fair or transparent, and whether utmost good faith remains relevant to New Zealand insurance practices.

Insurance Council Signs UN Statement on Disaster Resilience

Insurance Council Signs UN Statement on Disaster Resilience

Monday, 16 March 2015 1:25 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

The Insurance Council of New Zealand has signed the United Nations Statement in support of disaster risk reduction released at the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster and Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan.

Have your say on the Disposal of CERA documentation before 22nd March

Have your say on the Disposal of CERA documentation before 22nd March

Friday, 13 March 2015 3:04 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

This is the link to the New Zealand Archives website http://archives.govt.nz/advice/intentions-dispose/canterbury-earthquake-recovery-authority . At this page you can submit your comments in relation to the shedding of documentation planned around the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority. On the website the documentation intended for …

Summarising the Revised Fair Insurance Code and its shortcomings – Part 1

Summarising the Revised Fair Insurance Code and its shortcomings – Part 1

Thursday, 12 March 2015 6:35 a.m. by avonsidechch

The Fair Insurance Code serves two purposes: operational and political. 

Public Notice of Objection to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s intention to dispose of records and documentation – Guest post by WeCAN

Public Notice of Objection to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s intention to dispose of records and documentation – Guest post by WeCAN

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 1:08 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Just to let you know that this letter has been sent out today to: 1.TV1 News, Radio NZ, CTV News 2. His Excellency Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae GNZM, QSO Governor-General of New Zealand 3. The director, …

Partial Payment/Interim Payment – have you had yours yet??

Partial Payment/Interim Payment – have you had yours yet??

Monday, 9 March 2015 12:05 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

So they have said it will cost $500,000 to fix and you are arguing with your experts that it will be a great deal more and it could all drag on for quite a while longer. Sound familiar? Do not …

Fair Insurance Code Questions & Answers – Part 2

Fair Insurance Code Questions & Answers – Part 2

Saturday, 7 March 2015 8:20 a.m. by avonsidechch

Why is ICNZ so keen on having a Fair Insurance Code, and prickly over criticism directed at the Code? 

Reflecting on Allyn & Josies story

Reflecting on Allyn & Josie's story

Friday, 6 March 2015 12:08 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Their family has been through a lot since the earthquakes, and after a bit of a rocky start to their claim process, things quickly got back on track once everyone started working together. Allyn & Josie are overjoyed to be back in their newly rebuilt home now, and would like to share their experiences with others who are still going through the process.

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.

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 …

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.

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. 

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. 

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,…

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 …

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 …

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 …

Helpful new video on shared property

Helpful new video on shared property

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:43 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Our new "Shared Property" video, shown below, is the first of a small series which will clearly illustrate the process which takes place over the course of the repair of a shared property.

Four Years On: Legal Issues- Guest post by Dr Duncan Webb (Lane Neave)

Four Years On: Legal Issues- Guest post by Dr Duncan Webb (Lane Neave)

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 9:08 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

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Christchurch Four Years On – Guest post by Cam Preston

Christchurch Four Years On – Guest post by Cam Preston

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 9:04 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Filed under: Uncategorized

Christchurch Four Years On: the real figures – Guest post by Cam Preston

Christchurch Four Years On: the real figures – Guest post by Cam Preston

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 9:04 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

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Foundation Assessments – Guest post by Underfoot Services Ltd, Bevan Craig

Foundation Assessments – Guest post by Underfoot Services Ltd, Bevan Craig

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 8:33 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

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Sum Insured- Guest post by Harrisons Quantity Surveyors

Sum Insured- Guest post by Harrisons Quantity Surveyors

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 8:16 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

See also https://thechristchurchfiasco.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/why-fixed-sum-insurance-is-not-the-answer-for-policyholders/Filed under: Uncategorized

Assessing the ICNZ Revised Fair Insurance Code - Part 1

Assessing the ICNZ Revised Fair Insurance Code - Part 1

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 6:30 a.m. by avonsidechch

Now we get to the nitty-gritty. If a paragraph by paragraph analysis isn't your thing come back next week, when we will be looking at the important stuff that was left out of the Revised Code. 

Time to eradicate the fruit fly in the legislation – Guest post by Sleazkey

Time to eradicate the fruit fly in the legislation – Guest post by Sleazkey

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 5:19 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Today I want to cover some of the interesting new developments in earthquake recovery technology and a bit of the politics and law involved in this developing science. 

Empowered Christchurch Issue 2

Empowered Christchurch Issue 2

Monday, 23 February 2015 1:08 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Recommended

Here find our second newsletter. We trust this is a helpful guide to navigate through the recovery.

“First we were scared, then we were anxious. But now, we are angry.”[v]

“First we were scared, then we were anxious. But now, we are angry.”[v]

Monday, 23 February 2015 12:12 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

David Rutherford, New Zealand’s Human Rights Commissioner wrote that “The Christchurch Recovery is New Zealands’ greatest human rights challenge”.

The Cantabrian is closing its doors

The Cantabrian is closing its doors

Monday, 23 February 2015 3:21 a.m. by SouthernResponse

The Cantabrian concept home will close at the end of this month and transition into the next phase of becoming a home, after seeing over 4,000 people walk through its doors to gain ideas.

Are the insurers morally liable? – Guest post by Herman Meijburg

Are the insurers morally liable? – Guest post by Herman Meijburg

Sunday, 22 February 2015 3:20 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

In modern societies the moral principle of ‘do-no-harm’ is well established. 

February 22nd Anniversary (Year Four) – The day the Spire fell

February 22nd Anniversary (Year Four) – The day the Spire fell

Sunday, 22 February 2015 10:25 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

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Land settlements put EQC between a rock and a hard place

Land settlements put EQC between a rock and a hard place

Saturday, 21 February 2015 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

EQC is arousing suspicion again with its manoeuvring on the coming payouts for flood and liquefaction land damage. But is it just doing the right thing in a somewhat impossible situation? JOHN McCRONE reports.

The Missing Billions: Are you Missing your Earthquake Entitlement? by Risk Worldwide

The Missing Billions: Are you Missing your Earthquake Entitlement? by Risk Worldwide

Friday, 20 February 2015 4:32 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Come and find Out how!!! Presenters: Brent Bailey, LLB Katherine Smith Dedrick, JD (Hons), MBA, BS George W. Keys, SPPA Location: Level 1, 242 Ferry Road, 5.30 to 6.30pm, Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th February, 2015. Numbers Limited. Call or …

EVENT  FOUR YEARS ON – CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKE 2015 EVENT – 23rd February

EVENT FOUR YEARS ON – CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKE 2015 EVENT – 23rd February

Friday, 20 February 2015 4:14 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Cash Settled? Have a Defective Repair? Concerns with Land?  Stuck with EQC? Foundation Issues? Still Being Assessed? 23rd February 2015  |  Transitional Cathedral 6:30pm – 9:30pm Lane Neave Lawyers in association with Anthony Harper bring you this event. Tickets are …

Kraal v Earthquake Commission CA281/2014 [2015] NZCA 13 [13 February 2015]- Summary by Sarah Miles

Kraal v Earthquake Commission CA281/2014 [2015] NZCA 13 [13 February 2015]- Summary by Sarah Miles

Friday, 20 February 2015 1:21 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

The outcome of this case has devastating consequences for property owners in similar positions. 305 red zoned Port Hills properties are subject to s124 notices. There were 454 red zoned properties eligible for a Crown pay-out at 2007 values, of these …

Dear Prime Minister, Hon Brownlee, Hon Smith [with the utmost urgency]- post by Adrian Cowie (Registered Surveyor)

Dear Prime Minister, Hon Brownlee, Hon Smith [with the utmost urgency]- post by Adrian Cowie (Registered Surveyor)

Friday, 20 February 2015 12:52 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Incorrect legal boundaries have the potential to cause “catastrophic consequences” for Cantabrians. Licensed Cadastral Surveyor and registered professional surveyor Adrian Cowie, of Topografo Limited, claims Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is approving surveys that place property boundaries in their incorrect locations. Lateral …

Concern for the Wellbeing of Those with Unsettled Claims

Concern for the Wellbeing of Those with Unsettled Claims

Thursday, 19 February 2015 3:45 p.m. by Allright Featured Popular

Growing Concern for the Wellbeing of Those with Unsettled EQC And Insurance Claims

The Revised Fair Insurance Code

The Revised Fair Insurance Code

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 6:30 a.m. by avonsidechch

There has been a flurry of insurance related developments this month.

Lloyds pays out $4.2b for NZ quakes

Lloyd's pays out $4.2b for NZ quakes

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Global insurance giant Lloyd's has paid out $4.2 billion for the Canterbury earthquakes, expects to pay a further $1.6 billion and remains committed to New Zealand.

Disaster insurance flawed

Disaster insurance 'flawed'

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

New Zealand's dual insurance system has been deemed inefficient by a leading insurance company, following the Canterbury earthquakes.A report by Vero insurance and Deloitte Access Economics - Four Years On: 

Private Insurers Pay Out $14 Billion Settling Canterbury Earthquake Claims

Private Insurers Pay Out $14 Billion Settling Canterbury Earthquake Claims

Monday, 16 February 2015 12:01 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Private insurers have paid out almost $14 billion in settling Canterbury earthquake claims, with more than 80% of all Canterbury earthquake commercial and out of scope claims completely settled.

Fly on the Wall in the SR Boardroom – Latest Results

Fly on the Wall in the SR Boardroom – Latest Results

Friday, 13 February 2015 8:42 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants

Wow this out today (12/02/2015):  Progress_to_the_end_of_January_2015 Total claim settlements for January 2015 = 44 12 Rebuilds completed + 22 Major Repairs completed + 12 cash settlements. However they got another 38 new claims from EQC – That equals net progress of 6 settled claims, hence they are stuck on 56% of claims settled, ie the […]

Almost 4 Years On, Answers Around EQC and Insurance Claims Still Needed

Almost 4 Years On, Answers Around EQC and Insurance Claims Still Needed

Friday, 13 February 2015 12:32 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants Recommended Popular

As some move forward positively, a significant number of Cantabrians still have questions and need support around earthquake claims.