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Mould Issues? This is a must see.

Mould Issues? This is a must see.

Friday, 12 September 2014 10:08 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Many Cantabrians have been living in mouldy environments for the last four years. 

Insurer-Managed Canterbury EQ Residential Rebuild & Repair Programme Gathers Pace

Insurer-Managed Canterbury EQ Residential Rebuild & Repair Programme Gathers Pace

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 2:59 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Insurance payouts for Canterbury earthquake claims has topped $12 billion and the insurer-managed residential rebuild and repair programme is gathering pace.

The role of Community Driven Recovery in Christchurch- Guest Post by Raven Cretney

The role of Community Driven Recovery in Christchurch- Guest Post by Raven Cretney

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 9:20 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

I’m a researcher looking into the role of community driven recovery in Christchurch and the ways in which government hinders or encourages this. 

Mt Pleasant News 26 August 2014

Mt Pleasant News 26 August 2014

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 4:23 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Tips for a Successful Rebuild Tips for a successful rebuild is the title of a talk which will be given by Barb Taylor, a local resident who recently rebuilt her home following the earthquakes.

A looming disconnect; what the 10 per cent game reveals- Guest Blog by Herman Meijburg

A looming disconnect; what the 10 per cent game reveals- Guest Blog by Herman Meijburg

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 2:40 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

How long can one consider oneself a victim of a natural disaster? 

Cantabrians Uniting

Cantabrians Uniting

Monday, 8 September 2014 10:00 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

The first earthquake of September 4th 2010 is not usually officially commemorated because it is over shadowed by the mayhem of the February 22nd, 2011 earthquake despite the fact that the Sept 4th earthquake was much stronger than the February 2011 earthquake. Nevertheless four years on many people are still struggling with their insurance claims. How many of you attended the Campbell Live memorial programme on September 4th 2014 at Shirley Boys High School?   

Empowered Christchurch Issue 1.

Empowered Christchurch Issue 1.

Saturday, 6 September 2014 4:18 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Empower Christchurch

Available customer support

Available customer support

Friday, 5 September 2014 3:31 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Living in a city that is rebuilding itself can be extremely challenging. We remain committed to getting you back into a safe, quality home and as you progress through to your claim settlement, it’s important to be aware of the support that is available to help you along the way.

WECAN Press Release and open letter

WECAN Press Release and open letter

Wednesday, 3 September 2014 1:05 p.m. by WeCAN

During the past 2 days, IPENZ has been conducting a disciplinary inquiry into the conduct of one of its members, Graeme Robinson.  An Inquiry that has heard from victims of the Christchurch Earthquakes allegations of :

Insurers Tend to Escalate Claims When The Media Gets Involved!

Insurers Tend to Escalate Claims When The Media Gets Involved!

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 10:15 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Still Experiencing Issues with Your Insurance Claim? 4 YEARS ON  IS YOUR HOME STILL BEING ASSESSED? IS YOUR HOME POORLY REPAIRED? ARE YOU STILL IN LIMBO? ARE YOU ISOLATED, FRUSTRATED, STRESSED?   4th September 2014 6:00pm to 7:30pm Shirley Boys High …

Jack and Pack information

'Jack and Pack' information

Monday, 1 September 2014 2:39 p.m. by SouthernResponse

MBIE has put together a great video about how jack and pack should be done.

Waiting game for at-risk claimants

Waiting game for at-risk claimants

Thursday, 21 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Nearly 6000 vulnerable Earthquake Commission and insurance customers are still waiting for a resolution to their claims.

Southern Response Contract signing

Southern Response Contract signing

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 9:23 a.m. by SouthernResponse

What can you expect at your Southern Response contract signing?

Whitewash Heads Heli-Assisted Demolition

Whitewash Heads Heli-Assisted Demolition

Friday, 15 August 2014 11:45 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

The first helicopter-assisted residential demolition in the Christchurch rebuild is on on a Sumner cliffs house perched some 70 metres above sea level.

Christchurch Quantity Surveyor Warns Homeowners to Beware

Christchurch Quantity Surveyor Warns Homeowners to Beware

Monday, 11 August 2014 4:27 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch Quantity Surveyor Warns Homeowners to Beware

Other recent research resulting from the Christchurch Earthquakes – including public policy, infrastructure, organizational resilience etc.

Other recent research resulting from the Christchurch Earthquakes – including public policy, infrastructure, organizational resilience etc.

Thursday, 7 August 2014 10:31 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

I am regularly asked whether I have details of the latest papers for various disciplines relating to the Christchurch earthquakes. Here are the latest related references. A big thank you to all of those of you who keep me abreast of …

Non-Legal Insurance Advocacy Returning Homeowner’s Wellbeing

Non-Legal Insurance Advocacy Returning Homeowner’s Wellbeing

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 5:32 p.m. by CIAS_ Featured Popular

Homeowners with unresolved earthquake insurance claims are burdened down with copious and complicated technical reports and a myriad of explanations amid pressure to make decisions based on information they can no longer make sense of.

The Latest Engineering Research resulting from the Christchurch Earthquakes

The Latest Engineering Research resulting from the Christchurch Earthquakes

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 5:12 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

I am regularly asked whether I have details of the latest papers for various disciplines relating to the Christchurch earthquakes. Here are the latest engineering references – other disciplines to follow.   Digital buildings: Using sensors to monitor the performance …

RETAINING WALLS – Wednesday 6th August 7 – 8pm

RETAINING WALLS – Wednesday 6th August 7 – 8pm

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 11:08 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

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Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Settlements Top $12 Billion

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Settlements Top $12 Billion

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 10:27 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Insurance payouts for Canterbury earthquake claims has topped $12 billion, according to the Insurance Council of New Zealand.

Helicopter Only Option For Whitewash Heads Demolition

Helicopter Only Option For Whitewash Heads Demolition

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 11:06 a.m. by SouthernResponse

The first helicopter-assisted residential demolition will get underway this week after months of planning and evaluation of potential options.  

Chopper aids difficult demolition

Chopper aids difficult demolition

Monday, 4 August 2014 3:58 p.m. by Media3News

 

Learning to play game of claims

Learning to play game of claims

Saturday, 2 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

You can't fight them if you don't understand them, says long-time insurance professional Peter MacLeod.

Tim Grafton Insurance Council - flood/insurance affected residents

Tim Grafton Insurance Council - flood/insurance affected residents

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 2:31 p.m. by MediaCTV Featured Popular

Guest Author: A Cry of desperation from Christchurch

Guest Author: A Cry of desperation from Christchurch

Saturday, 19 July 2014 3:23 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

 

Clifton Hill Cluster Demolition

Clifton Hill 'Cluster Demolition'

Friday, 18 July 2014 2:53 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

A team of experts from within Southern Response, CERA and Arrow International spent a number of months planning a safe and efficient demolition of the most precarious hillside properties on Sumner’s Clifton Hill, severely damaged in the February 2011 earthquake.

Progress on the Cantabrian Show Home

Progress on the Cantabrian Show Home

Friday, 11 July 2014 4:36 p.m. by SouthernResponse

 

Muses on Sheep and Ruin- Guest Blog by Sleazkey

Muses on Sheep and Ruin- Guest Blog by Sleazkey

Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:40 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

You know, when I was younger, during an earlier New Zealand agricultural renaissance, the Aussies had a joke which went something like ’New Zealand is a country of sixty million sheep and three and a half million think that they …

Labour Party Insurance Policy A Mixed Bag - ICNZ

Labour Party Insurance Policy A Mixed Bag - ICNZ

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 4:28 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) would welcome any review of insurers’ response to the Canterbury earthquakes, rejects the Labour Party’s proposal for another regulator of the industry and supports its policy of transferring levies from insurance premiums.

Retaining Walls – Notice Of Meeting – URGENT

Retaining Walls – Notice Of Meeting – URGENT

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 11:24 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Grant Cameron popped out home this morning to let me know about an urgent meeting he is calling in regards to Retaining Walls. 

Excess Refunds

Excess Refunds

Friday, 4 July 2014 4:44 p.m. by SouthernResponse

University of Canterbury Law Clinic to support WeCAN Human Rights Claims

University of Canterbury Law Clinic to support WeCAN Human Rights Claims

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 11:53 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Press Release 23 June 2014   The Wider Earthquake Community Action Network (WeCAN), supported by the University of Canterbury School of Law Clinical Studies Programme, are pleased to announce the formation of a law clinic project, with volunteer law student …

Central Christchurch building owner fights insurer

Central Christchurch building owner fights insurer

Thursday, 26 June 2014 11:24 p.m. by MediaThePress

Nigel Ross wants his building back.

The Cantabrian Takes Off

The Cantabrian Takes Off

Thursday, 26 June 2014 1:50 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Launched two weeks ago as an innovative rebuild solution for TC3 landowners, The Cantabrian Concept Home at 81 Cranford Street, St Albans has seen more than 1,500 Cantabrians cross its threshold. 

Insurance Council Urges Undecided Canterbury Earthquake Customers To Seek Free Advice

Insurance Council Urges Undecided Canterbury Earthquake Customers To Seek Free Advice

Thursday, 26 June 2014 8:48 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand is urging 1,500 over cap Canterbury earthquake claimants who have still not made decisions on insurance settlement offers to seek free, impartial advice.

Residential Advisory Service making a difference

Residential Advisory Service making a difference

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 9:58 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Southern Response claimants still in limbo

Southern Response claimants still in limbo

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 4:58 p.m. by Media3News

Claimant Ali Jones and her family had hoped their next move would be to their rebuilt home, but instead it is to another rental in another suburb.

Cash settlement guidelines

Cash settlement guidelines

Friday, 20 June 2014 12:35 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

• : Where significant, unrelated to earthquake damage should sensibly be addressed at the same time as the earthquake damage covered by EQC. This includes situations where:

Latest Survey Results Show More Support For Advocacy Services Urgently Needed

Latest Survey Results Show More Support For Advocacy Services Urgently Needed

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 12:09 p.m. by CIAS_ Popular

A growing number of people seeking independent support to resolve earthquake insurance claims is major concern requiring more focus and funding.

New research shows Canterbury’s people still need support

New research shows Canterbury’s people still need support

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 11:36 a.m. by Allright Featured Popular

 

Counting costs

Counting costs

Friday, 13 June 2014 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

Earthquake Court Approach Misguided

Earthquake Court Approach Misguided

Monday, 9 June 2014 5:46 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

9 June 2014

Labour will get things moving in Canterbury

Labour will get things moving in Canterbury

Monday, 9 June 2014 4:31 p.m. by Labour Popular

A Labour government will set up a special Earthquake Court to speed up the claims process for Cantabrians still waiting for resolution after almost four years, and immediately begin working on protecting flood-risk homes.

A lawyers’ field day at the taxpayer’s expense

A lawyers’ field day at the taxpayer’s expense

Monday, 9 June 2014 2:03 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Christchurch City Council receives $15 million social housing insurance payment from EQC

Christchurch City Council receives $15 million social housing insurance payment from EQC

Monday, 9 June 2014 10:51 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Christchurch City Council has received a second interim payment from EQC in relation to the Council’s social housing EQC claim.

Response to Earthquake Services advertisement

Response to Earthquake Services' advertisement

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 12:36 p.m. by SouthernResponse

We respond directly to the recent advertisement in the Christchurch Star on 14 May 2014.

One billion reached in settling claims

One billion reached in settling claims

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 7:51 a.m. by SouthernResponse

The following graphs show Southern Response's claim payments, for all claim types, by month and project to date.

Finished Finished Floor Levels - the limited effect of the Rout Judgment

Finished Finished Floor Levels - the limited effect of the Rout Judgment

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 2:51 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The Rout case is only authority for the proposition that houses subject to a Consent Notice must be restored to their previous height.

The Great White Elephant of Christchurch

The Great White Elephant of Christchurch

Thursday, 22 May 2014 10:08 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Originally posted on :
A great, if disturbing, image via felloffasofa: White Elephant via felloffasofa Last week, some of the anchor projects – including the stadium – were delayed. The stadium has been pushed out to 2019. That takes…

Man Made Disaster (Part II)

Man Made Disaster (Part II)

Sunday, 18 May 2014 1:04 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

My Next Prediction – A Man Made disaster in Christchurch (Part I)

My Next Prediction – A Man Made disaster in Christchurch (Part I)

Sunday, 18 May 2014 12:25 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

It is said that history repeats itself – does it not?! However, one might imagine that intelligent people and ‘advanced’ nations might learn from their previous mistakes and again I sit and watch another New Zealand  man-made disaster appearing on the horizon at a rapid rate of knots. In my book, , I predicted the insurance nightmare which currently has the City firmly in its grip – my next prediction is that we will see a huge earthquake repair fiasco lead ...

Citys insurance aftershocks

City's insurance aftershocks

Sunday, 18 May 2014 9:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch City Council's insurance shortfall at first blush looks like it matches that of some of the earthquake-ravaged city's residents.

Insurers paying out $10m daily for rebuild

Insurers paying out $10m daily for rebuild

Thursday, 15 May 2014 1:04 p.m. by Media3News

Insurers have paid out $1.3 billion over the Christchurch quakes already this year.

EQC fronts on inadequate cash settlements

EQC fronts on inadequate cash settlements

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 5:25 p.m. by Media3News

EQC chief executive Ian Simpson discusses the situation with Christchurch homes, and the settlements that are very much wanted.

Insurance coverage for foundation repairs

Insurance coverage for foundation repairs

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 10:51 a.m. by SouthernResponse

AMI/IAG will continue to provide insurance to houses with repaired foundations where the repairs are insurer managed. Any repair work completed outside of an insurer managed repair programme must comply with MBIE guidelines, including the issued building consent and a Code Compliance Certificate for any work requiring it.

Second Opinion Reports

Second Opinion Reports

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 10:12 a.m. by SouthernResponse

The Detailed Repair/Rebuild Analysis (DRA) is our official document listing the full extent of the damage to your home. The DRA is the basis of determining if your house is economic to repair and any specifications of what a repair or rebuild may include.