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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_

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

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.

ICNZ TO PARTICIPATE IN DECLARATORY JUDGMENT

ICNZ TO PARTICIPATE IN DECLARATORY JUDGMENT

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 10:58 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Silt and the City

Silt and the City

Saturday, 10 May 2014 2:00 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

The 

Southern Response Class Action Comment

Southern Response Class Action Comment

Monday, 5 May 2014 10:40 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

A local lawyer has been promoting a potential class action against Southern Response.  The promoters of the class action idea say their complaint is about the time it has taken to resolve claims. 

Christchurch Exodus – Cosmetic only?!

Christchurch Exodus – Cosmetic only?!

Sunday, 4 May 2014 4:52 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Every year, tens of millions of people abandon their homes because of natural disasters. I am currently hearing stories in Christchurch that this is beginning to happen here as well. Unfortunately this appears to be only the tip of the iceberg. CERA and associated bodies do not seem to realize/care that Christchurch residents are only prepared to put up with so much. Solutions to the insurance stale-mate and flood risks need to be found sooner rather than later otherwise the ...

Meeting your claims specialist

Meeting your claims specialist

Friday, 2 May 2014 11:44 a.m. by SouthernResponse

If you would like to meet your claims specialist or other Southern Response team member you will need an appointment.

Insured Losses of February And March Storms $25 Million

Insured Losses of February And March Storms $25 Million

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 4:22 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

Storms and flooding that mainly hit Canterbury in February and March have led to insured losses of about $25 million, the Insurance Council of New Zealand reported today.

Flooding

Flooding

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 2:40 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Intensive planning used to demolish hillside properties

Intensive planning used to demolish hillside properties

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 12:55 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Efficient demolition of the most precarious hillside properties on Sumner's Clifton Hill.

State housing quake repairs below target

State housing quake repairs below target

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 2:42 p.m. by MediaThePress Recommended Popular

In February last year HNZ set itself a 2015 deadline to have up to 5000 tenanted properties repaired - with 2000 to be completed in the first year.

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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.