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MBIE guidance for multi-unit residential buildings released

MBIE guidance for multi-unit residential buildings released

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 4:14 p.m. by GovtDBH

Additional MBIE guidance for multi-unit residential buildings released

Need Some Support?

Need Some Support?

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 8:13 p.m. by CanCERN

Nearly all multi-unit dwellings settled by year end

Nearly all multi-unit dwellings settled by year end

Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:40 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

EQC expects that most of the 29,500 multi-unit dwellings will be settled by the end of 2014. 

Abbott Group in growth mode post quakes

Abbott Group in growth mode post quakes

Thursday, 10 April 2014 2:10 p.m. by PRNews

Canterbury insurance brokerage, Abbott Group, has sold a 25% shareholding to SBS Bank subsidiary Southsure Assurance Limited to fund growth.

Insurance Crisis Looming Warns Property Institute

Insurance Crisis Looming Warns Property Institute

Thursday, 10 April 2014 1:58 p.m. by PRNews

Release: New Zealand Property Institute

Insurance not always common sense

Insurance not always common sense

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 10:21 a.m. by MediaStuff

Quake Rebuild Insurance Woes Relentless

Quake Rebuild Insurance Woes Relentless

Monday, 7 April 2014 4:24 p.m. by InsuranceWatch Popular

Quake Rebuild Insurance Woes Relentless

Southern Response turns 2

Southern Response turns 2

Saturday, 5 April 2014 6:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

Birthday celebrations are expected to be low key as Crown-owned Southern Response Earthquake Services turns 2 years old. CHARLES ANDERSON reports.

Mike Coleman: Where the city is at

Mike Coleman: Where the city is at

Thursday, 3 April 2014 12:12 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Rev Mike Coleman talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about how he is seeing the community still wanting answers after the quakes.

Helicopter used for Port Hills home repair

Helicopter used for Port Hills home repair

Thursday, 3 April 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

It appears the sky is the limit for settling Port Hills insurance claims.

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Pay Outs Crosses $11 Billion Mark

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Pay Outs Crosses $11 Billion Mark

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 11:29 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Pay Outs Crosses $11 Billion Mark

Quake insurance payouts top $11 billion

Quake insurance payouts top $11 billion

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 6:16 a.m. by Media3News

Canterbury earthquake victims have now collected more than $11 billion in insurance claims.

High Court earthquake list

High Court earthquake list

Monday, 31 March 2014 8:45 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

EQC late payment & Interest

EQC late payment & Interest

Saturday, 29 March 2014 2:32 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Insurance help service ramps up

Insurance help service ramps up

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Mike Coleman is promising to tone it down.

Insurance service tackles 80 cases

Insurance service tackles 80 cases

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Featured

Mike Coleman is promising to tone it down.

Time for a Peep Under the Rug

Time for a Peep Under the Rug

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 6:43 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

In terms of the most costly earthquakes on the planet since the 1950s, the Christchurch earthquakes were the 13th (Sept 4th 2010), 17th (Feb 22nd 2011) and 18th (June 13th 2011) most costly. 

Coddington article is ill-informed and wrong

Coddington article is ill-informed and wrong

Monday, 24 March 2014 12:35 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Southern Response is concerned at misinformation promoted in an opinion piece by Deborah Coddington in the Sunday Star Times.  The assertions in the article surrounding Southern Response’s completion statistics and percentages are simply not correct.  

Who pays to fix bridges, walls on council land?

Who pays to fix bridges, walls on council land?

Monday, 24 March 2014 9:12 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

Quake repairs: Can we trust insurers?

Quake repairs: Can we trust insurers?

Saturday, 22 March 2014 10:00 a.m. by MediaThePress Featured

What is going on when the insurers start talking about jacking and packing your foundations? Are Cantabrians getting a fair deal? JOHN McCRONE investigates.

Almost Universal Home Underinsurance Under Guidelines

Almost Universal Home Underinsurance Under Guidelines

Thursday, 20 March 2014 12:25 p.m. by PRNews

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Call to spend land-damage payouts fixing sections

Call to spend land-damage payouts fixing sections

Monday, 17 March 2014 11:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Insurers want a law change so in future people are forced to use EQC land-damage payouts on fixing their sections rather than pocketing the money or spending it elsewhere.

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Rebuild Programme Presentation

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Rebuild Programme Presentation

Monday, 17 March 2014 2:45 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Rebuild Programme. Presented by Samson Samasoni, ICNZ Communications Manager

Rebuild Programme Progress Presentation by ICNZ

Rebuild Programme Progress Presentation by ICNZ

Monday, 17 March 2014 12:45 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Popular

CanCERN and Insurance Council New Zealand facilitated a session for a small group of community leaders including look in more detail at the Canterbury Insurance Rebuild Programme progress.

Recovery not just an insurance issue

Recovery not just an 'insurance issue'

Monday, 17 March 2014 9:20 a.m. by MediaThePress

Homeowner EQ insurance issues

Homeowner EQ insurance issues

Saturday, 15 March 2014 5:53 p.m. by stalbanscommunity



How Dots case was missed

How Dot's case was missed

Friday, 14 March 2014 11:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

Dot Boyd, 85, finally got some answers from the Earthquake Commission this week as she faced another cold winter in her draughty, damaged house.

EQC waiting for us to die

EQC 'waiting for us to die'

Friday, 14 March 2014 11:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

The boxes are still stacked up in Marlene Naish's home.

Has EQC prioritised VIPs, Politicians, TV and Sports Stars insurance claims ahead of the elderly and vulnerable?

Has EQC prioritised VIP's, Politicians, TV and Sports Stars insurance claims ahead of the elderly and vulnerable?

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 8:49 p.m. by WeCAN Popular

Have EQC prioritised VIP's, Politicians, TV and Sports Stars insurance claims ahead of the elderly and vulnerable?! !

Are you being forced to cash settle?

Are you being forced to cash settle?

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 12:19 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Earthquake community group CanCERN is seeking hard evidence of people being forced to cash settle with EQC.

Flood damage? What we cover.

Flood damage? What we cover.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 12:38 p.m. by GovtEQC

 

Summary of The Marsh Risk-Management Research Report: Comparing Claims From Catastrophic Earthquakes, Feb 2014

Summary of The Marsh Risk-Management Research Report: Comparing Claims From Catastrophic Earthquakes, Feb 2014

Monday, 10 March 2014 4:44 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Recently this item was referenced in an article in The Press.  Below is my précis of that report with a focus on the residential response rather than business. 

Class action suit against Govt insurer

Class action suit against Govt insurer

Sunday, 9 March 2014 7:37 a.m. by Media3News

 

Legal challenge to be mounted against Southern Response

Legal challenge to be mounted against Southern Response

Saturday, 8 March 2014 8:08 a.m. by Media3News

A Christchurch lawyer has confirmed he expects to file legal action against Southern Response, the insurer tasked with taking over quake claims following the near collapse of AMI Insurance.

Grant Cameron from GCA Lawyers says the company has been approached by key parties who feel the time has come for definitive action.

He says the primary issue is the lengthy delay.

"Everybody's ...

Is the sun setting on the rebuild?

Is the sun setting on the rebuild?

Friday, 7 March 2014 11:03 p.m. by MediaThePress

For many, the rebuild of Christchurch is progressing at a painfully slow rate. So what is holding things up? 

People of Chch vs Southern Response

People of Chch vs Southern Response

Friday, 7 March 2014 5:52 p.m. by Media3News

Policy holders are combining forces to take group action against their insurer, Southern Response.

Insurance Advisory for Flooding

Insurance Advisory for Flooding

Thursday, 6 March 2014 10:16 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Featured

Below are a couple of releases regarding insurance and the floods. 

Brownlee let down by EQC

Brownlee 'let down' by EQC

Thursday, 6 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

A humiliated Gerry Brownlee has apologised to Labour MPs he sledged over their workrate on behalf of earthquake victims and says he feels let down by EQC.

The Political Landscape-  Nationally  and Locally 2014

The Political Landscape- Nationally and Locally 2014

Sunday, 2 March 2014 11:52 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

This year is another election year in New Zealand and my heart sinks at the prospect. 

 NZ Supreme Court - Leave to Appeal - UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY v THE INSURANCE COUNCIL OF NEW ZEALAND

NZ Supreme Court - Leave to Appeal - UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY v THE INSURANCE COUNCIL OF NEW ZEALAND

Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:48 p.m. by PRNews

UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY v THE INSURANCE COUNCIL OF NEW ZEALAND INCORPORATED [2014] NZSC 13 [26 February 2014]

Owner in never-ending dance with units insurer

Owner in never-ending dance with unit's insurer

Thursday, 27 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Anne McDonald is tired of dancing with insurers over the rebuild of  her Christchurch flat.

Thousands of insurer-managed Canterbury rebuilds underway

Thousands of insurer-managed Canterbury rebuilds underway

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 11:17 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Release: Insurance Council of New Zealand.

Bulk of Chch rebuilds, repairs unfinished

Bulk of Chch rebuilds, repairs unfinished

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 10:50 a.m. by Media3News

The Insurance Council's defending the time it's taking to complete expensive rebuilds and repairs.

Young couple want house back

Young couple want house back

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

When Justine Cooke began setting up a room for her new baby it did not feel permanent.

Understanding “recovery” after a major disaster – Guest Blog by Herman Meijburg

Understanding “recovery” after a major disaster – Guest Blog by Herman Meijburg

Monday, 24 February 2014 5:16 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

It is nearly three and a half years ago since the first earthquake rocked Canterbury, leaving the City of Christchurch and it’s surrounds with a 40 billion dollar recovery bill. 

Beauty Heals: discovering creativity as a source of strength

Beauty Heals: discovering creativity as a source of strength

Saturday, 22 February 2014 10:44 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

I shall start by acknowledging all those families who lost family members during the 2011 Christchurch earthquake,  the many thousands who suffered injury, and the many thousands who continue with unresolved insurance claims. 

John Patterson: Elderly and Insurance

John Patterson: Elderly and Insurance

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 12:32 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Organisor of the Older Generations Forum, John Patterson talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about how the Insurance companies are taking care of the Elderly.

Could you do with some discussion about insurance & rebuilding?

Could you do with some discussion about insurance & rebuilding?

Saturday, 15 February 2014 10:44 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Lee Brown and Alistair (contracts manager) from Mike Greer Hills have offered to come and talk to local residents about the insurance and rebuilding process. 

New InsuranceWatch Survey – keep them on track!

New InsuranceWatch Survey – keep them on track!

Saturday, 15 February 2014 10:43 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Please fill in the new Insurance Watch Survey? 

Over $10 Billion Paid By Insurers for Canterbury Earthquake

Over $10 Billion Paid By Insurers for Canterbury Earthquake

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 6:36 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

Press Release: Insurance Council of New Zealand

Answers to questions on statistics

Answers to questions on statistics

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 4:39 p.m. by SouthernResponse Recommended

Answers to questions on statistics

Peter Glasson: Southern No Response

Peter Glasson: Southern No Response

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 12:04 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Peter Glasson from Southern No Response talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about the meeting to be held tonight.

Insurance Ombudsman Providing Support to Christchurch.

Insurance Ombudsman Providing Support to Christchurch.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 11:15 a.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

By Karen Stevens, Insurance and Savings Ombudsman

More residents back into their homes in 2014

More residents back into their homes in 2014

Monday, 10 February 2014 4:51 p.m. by SouthernResponse

 

Southern No response Numbers Attending Means Move to Bigger Venue

Southern No response Numbers Attending Means Move to Bigger Venue

Sunday, 9 February 2014 9:56 p.m. by PRNews

An insurance company claimants meeting in Christchurch next Tuesday has had to move to a larger venue because so many people want to attend.

Quake claimants take the cash

Quake claimants take the cash

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 8:58 a.m. by MediaStuff

Data gathered by the Insurance Council shows about half of the 24,660 over-$100,000 earthquake residential claims in Canterbury are likely to be settled with cash.