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Quake Outcasts – Fresh High Court Proceedings

Quake Outcasts – Fresh High Court Proceedings

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 5:02 p.m. by QuakeOutcasts Popular

Release: Quake Outcasts

Private Insurance Earthquake Settlement Figures Demand Greater Scrutiny: guest blog

Private Insurance Earthquake Settlement Figures Demand Greater Scrutiny: guest blog

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 3:17 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

The Private Insurance sector continues to overstate the rate of progress of Canterbury earthquake insurance settlements. That from Christchurch accountant Cameron Preston who says figures in a media release from the lobby group¹, the Insurance Council of New Zealand, are …

MEDIA STATEMENT: CAM PRESTONS RELEASE ON CANTERBURY PROGRESS

MEDIA STATEMENT: CAM PRESTON'S RELEASE ON CANTERBURY PROGRESS

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 11:58 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

Chief Executive of the Insurance Council Tim Grafton says “Cameron Preston misrepresents the progress being made on the Canterbury residential rebuild.  Insurance Council members settled 5,392 major repairs and rebuilds in 2015 taking the total settled since the earthquakes to 18,958. 

Private Insurance Earthquake Settlement Figures Demand Greater Scrutiny

Private Insurance Earthquake Settlement Figures Demand Greater Scrutiny

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 11:55 a.m. by PRNews

The Private Insurance sector continues to overstate the rate of progress of Canterbury earthquake insurance settlements.

Insurers settle 20% more claims in 2015

Insurers settle 20% more claims in 2015

Monday, 1 February 2016 12:19 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Private insurers are on track to settle the vast majority of Canterbury earthquake claims by the end of this year, the Insurance Council announced today.

Southern Response seeking new Chief Executive for final stage

Southern Response seeking new Chief Executive for final stage

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 2:52 a.m. by SouthernResponse

We can confirm today that Chief Executive Peter Rose will be stepping down in the mid-year, as previously indicated at the October 2015 Annual Meeting.

Earthquake support to continue in city libraries

Earthquake support to continue in city libraries

Monday, 25 January 2016 11:28 a.m. by breakthrough

Recovery fatigue – guest blog by Herman Meijburg

Recovery fatigue – guest blog by Herman Meijburg

Sunday, 24 January 2016 9:53 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

I have noticed that those struggling with the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes are having an increasingly hard time staying focused on the resolution of their claims.  

Lets get things moving

Let's get things moving

Friday, 15 January 2016 2:31 a.m. by SouthernResponse

With 2016 now in full swing, our team are back on board and ready to work with you to get your claim settled. 

Cantabrians begin to tell the world…

Cantabrians begin to tell the world…

Monday, 11 January 2016 8:13 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

How long did the New Zealand Government and the private insurance industry think it would take before Cantabrians began to publicize their plight internationally. 2016 will see a resurgence of activity from the affected population.   http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/the-rebuild/69310952/christchurch-homeowner-to-lead-iag-class-action https://www.change.org/p/iag-insurance-a-class-action-lawsuit-will-result-if-you-continue-to-mistreat-your-customers-and-this-will-affect-your-state-i ...

Self Regulation and the art of navel gazing…

Self Regulation and the art of navel gazing…

Saturday, 9 January 2016 11:25 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Was it just a failure by a regulatory authority, overlooked by a Government department, or it was intentional support of corporates by the government? Government departments don’t ‘overlook’ regulatory failures. Ministers decide what will or won’t be done!

About damn time…..

About damn time…..

Saturday, 2 January 2016 10:26 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Finally after more than five years of messing around with the lives of thousands of Cantabrians the Insurance Council has introduced a new code of conduct for its members. Insurers face a potential fine of up to $100,000 (yes that’s all) …

About damn time…..or is it lipstick on a pig?

About damn time…..or is it lipstick on a pig?

Saturday, 2 January 2016 10:26 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Finally after more than five years of messing around with the lives of thousands of Cantabrians the Insurance Council has introduced a new code of conduct for its members. Insurers face a potential fine of up to $100,000 (yes that’s all) …

Happy New Year Folks, 2015 in review

Happy New Year Folks, 2015 in review

Friday, 1 January 2016 5:30 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. You helped to make it happen. I look forward to hearing more from you all in 2016. Here’s an excerpt: Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people …

Private insurers reassure Canterbury residents

Private insurers reassure Canterbury residents

Friday, 18 December 2015 6:16 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

Private insurers today moved to reassure customers that they will not use Limitations Act defences for residential claims arising out of the Canterbury Earthquakes where proceedings are filed before 4 September 2017.

Council reaches post-earthquake insurance settlement

Council reaches post-earthquake insurance settlement

Friday, 18 December 2015 5:53 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council and its insurers, LAPP (the Local Authority Protection Programme Disaster Fund) and Civic Assurance’s principal reinsurers, today announced that they have agreed a full and final conditional settlement in relation to damage resulting from the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes.

Holiday hours

Holiday hours

Friday, 18 December 2015 2:20 a.m. by SouthernResponse

As the year draws to a close, we'd like to wish you a safe and happy holiday and thank you for working with us throughout 2015.

Proposed representative action

Proposed representative action

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 12:59 a.m. by SouthernResponse

There has been coverage this morning about the High Court hearing in Christchurch about a proposed representative action.

Insurance claims and the Limitations Act - Policy is needed now!

Insurance claims and the Limitations Act - Policy is needed now!

Monday, 14 December 2015 1:33 p.m. by Swiggs Recommended Popular

Under the Limitation Act insured homeowners only have 6 years from the date of the damaging earthquake(s) within which to sue EQC and insurance companies for compensation.  

Time ticking on earthquake insurance claims court action

Time ticking on earthquake insurance claims court action

Monday, 14 December 2015 12:34 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury homeowners with unresolved earthquake claims risk losing their rights to pursue legal action in less than nine months.

Fabulous Job Avaaz

Fabulous Job Avaaz

Monday, 14 December 2015 8:38 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

For those of you not familiar with Avaaz it is a 42-million-person global campaign network that works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people shape global decision-making. (“Avaaz” means “voice” or “song” in many languages.) Avaaz members live …

In The Know Hub to close

In The Know Hub to close

Sunday, 6 December 2015 8:16 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The In The Know Hub at Eastgate Mall will close its doors as scheduled on Thursday 17th December 2015.

Be sure to fill this in….What’s your Experience

Be sure to fill this in….What’s your Experience

Saturday, 5 December 2015 10:20 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Despite the Insurance Council CEO, Tim Grafton’s recent comments, see http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/call-for-cantabrian-tales-of-earthquake-insurance/  about the insurers being well aware of their strengths and weaknesses it is critical that we as an affected population make sure they fill out this survey so the results can …

In the Know Hub to close

In the Know Hub to close

Friday, 4 December 2015 10:52 a.m. by GovtCCC

In the Know Hub at Eastgate Mall will close its doors as scheduled on Thursday 17 December 2015.

Media statement in response to The Press

Media statement in response to The Press

Sunday, 29 November 2015 9:30 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The following media statement was provided to The Press on 27th November 2015, in response to questions about the findings of a survey conducted in 2014.

Government Responsibility – Insurance and Climate Change

Government Responsibility – Insurance and Climate Change

Sunday, 29 November 2015 10:48 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

This Saturday I participated in the climate change protest in Christchurch City. It was great to see the thousands who attended. I was struck by the difference in the crowd between climate change protestors who were out in force and …

Small victories worth celebrating

Small victories worth celebrating

Sunday, 22 November 2015 11:25 p.m. by SouthernResponse

It's good to see a positive story in The Press about the rebuild, featuring one of our main contractors, Mike Greer Homes.

The end of Lorraines rebuild journey

The end of Lorraine's rebuild journey

Friday, 20 November 2015 3:31 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Lorraine's rebuild journey comes to an end this month as she moves into her new Jennian-built home. In the below video, Lorraine shares the final chapter of her rebuild story.

Insurance Council welcomes Commissioner’s report on sea level rise

Insurance Council welcomes Commissioner’s report on sea level rise

Thursday, 19 November 2015 1:03 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

The Insurance Council of New Zealand welcomes the Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright’s report on sea-level rise released today.

EQC Action Group to file proceeding in High Court

EQC Action Group to file proceeding in High Court

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 9:52 a.m. by EQCGroupAction Popular

 

EQC Action Group to File Proceedings

EQC Action Group to File Proceedings

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 8:36 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Tuesday 17 November 2015 EQC Action Group to file proceeding in High Court A group of 150 Canterbury homeowners known as the EQC Action Group will file a legal proceeding in the High Court against the Earthquake Commission (EQC) today. …

EQC Act Must be changed

EQC Act Must be changed

Thursday, 12 November 2015 12:47 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Recommended Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) is calling for changes to the EQC Act to reduce delays and duplicated effort when another natural disaster strikes.

Speech to the Insurance Council of New Zealand annual conference

Speech to the Insurance Council of New Zealand annual conference

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 9:15 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

John Key visit to Lloyds

John Key visit to Lloyd's

Thursday, 5 November 2015 4:24 p.m. by PRNews Popular

John Key visit to Lloyd's

IAG NZ posts hefty loss as quake bill mounts

IAG NZ posts hefty loss as quake bill mounts

Monday, 2 November 2015 7:27 p.m. by MediaThePress

A major New Zealand insurer has posted a loss of more than half-a-billion-dollars and is blaming the Canterbury earthquakes for the state of its finances.

Southern Response chairman Ross Butler in new rebuild role

Southern Response chairman Ross Butler in new rebuild role

Friday, 30 October 2015 2:18 a.m. by SouthernResponse

An announcement has been made this morning by Minister of Finance Bill English and Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee that our Southern Response Board Chair, Ross Butler, has been appointed as Chair to the new and highly anticipated entity provisionally named .

The journey so far

The journey so far

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 12:55 a.m. by SouthernResponse

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High Court Earthquake List stats

High Court Earthquake List stats

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 10:07 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

The Christchurch High currently operates a special list to deal with earthquake cases.  Here are some stats from a recent Law Society presentation. 

Residential Advisory Service (RAS) – 30 minutes of free legal advice

Residential Advisory Service (RAS) – 30 minutes of free legal advice

Monday, 26 October 2015 10:24 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Having trouble settling your insurance claim? Don’t know what to do next? Need help?

Todays Annual Public Meeting

Today's Annual Public Meeting

Friday, 23 October 2015 3:23 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Our Annual Public Meeting was held today at Addington Events Centre.

Changes for Government housing support in Christchurch

Changes for Government housing support in Christchurch

Thursday, 15 October 2015 3:46 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Today, an announcement has been made that the focus of the Government’s housing support in Christchurch is changing.

Christchurch housing response changes gear

Christchurch housing response changes gear

Thursday, 15 October 2015 3:46 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Today, an announcement has been made that the focus of the Government’s housing support in Christchurch is changing.

Data Manipulation, IFV and ILV – Guest blog by Adrian Cowie

Data Manipulation, IFV and ILV – Guest blog by Adrian Cowie

Monday, 12 October 2015 1:50 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

MBIE took levels on the floors of newly built house slabs around New Zealand.  The largest height difference was 22mm, the smallest 11mm.  The average was 16mm in height. MBIE then ‘set’ the magical figure at 50mm.  Over 3 times …

Data Manipulation, IFV and ILV – Guest blog by concerned citizen

Data Manipulation, IFV and ILV – Guest blog by concerned citizen

Monday, 12 October 2015 1:50 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

MBIE took levels on the floors of newly built house slabs around New Zealand.  The largest height difference was 22mm, the smallest 11mm.  The average was 16mm in height. MBIE then ‘set’ the magical figure at 50mm.  Over 3 times …

Port Hills rebuild story

Port Hills rebuild story

Friday, 9 October 2015 12:02 a.m. by SouthernResponse

The following article, published in on Wednesday this week, details the rebuild journey of the Jarman family who are now settled into their Port Hills home.

Southern Response e-newsletter #10

Southern Response e-newsletter #10

Thursday, 1 October 2015 3:31 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Click  to view our e-newsletter #10, released today.

New heritage videos

New heritage videos

Thursday, 1 October 2015 3:30 a.m. by SouthernResponse

If your house is built on a culturally significant site, we have two new videos to show how we can work with you and other agencies or iwi to incorporate this into your build process.

Southern Response e-newsletter #9 - Completed repairs special edition

Southern Response e-newsletter #9 - Completed repairs special edition

Thursday, 1 October 2015 3:24 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Click to view our e-newsletter #9, a special edition on completed repairs, released 26th August 2015.

Request from Serena Tagliacozzo at the Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London

Request from Serena Tagliacozzo at the Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 2:13 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

My name is Serena Tagliacozzo and I’m a PhD Researcher at the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR), University College London (UK). 

The Benefits of Group/Representative  Actions

The Benefits of Group/Representative Actions

Sunday, 20 September 2015 5:22 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

In the words of one Cantabrian: “We live in a time where “justice and fairness” has to be fought for – put in check. Established. Grounded. Where intentional fraudulent dishonest Insurance Companies / Corporations and the like, get the message …

The Tide is Changing

The Tide is Changing

Sunday, 13 September 2015 4:29 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

The citizens of Canterbury are running out of time, money and feasible means of settling their insurance claims. It is now Five years post-earthquakes and with the Limitations Act looming in the background the time has come for those remaining …

Royal Commission of Inquiry – Repair Standards Petition

Royal Commission of Inquiry – Repair Standards Petition

Friday, 11 September 2015 10:30 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants

A petition is underway for a Royal Commission of Inquiry.  A PDF version is accessible from this site.  You need to print it, full it in and return to the address on the form ideally by the 10th October 2015.   It is important that we do this as paper based petition as we believe it will […]

Our response to the proposed action

Our response to the proposed action

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 10:39 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

You may have read an article in The Press over the past couple of days regarding our response to the proposed representative action. 

GCA Representative Action against Southern Response

GCA Representative Action against Southern Response

Tuesday, 8 September 2015 5:19 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Here is a little more information about the representative action against Southern Response. Policyholders who have not yet signed up can still benefit from doing so. For those of you unsure about the benefits of the action or wanting to …

2015 Awards for contractors excelling in Health and Safety

2015 Awards for contractors excelling in Health and Safety

Monday, 7 September 2015 9:35 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Our goal is to see Cantabrians back in safe and quality homes, or settle their claims, as quickly as possible. For the repairs and rebuilds we manage as part of our programme, the safety and wellbeing of those working on and visiting each site is our priority.