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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:

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

Filed under: Uncategorized

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

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

Filed under: Uncategorized

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.

More stellar performances from the New Zealand insurance industry.

More stellar performances from the New Zealand insurance industry.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 11:12 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

  I have heard the comment made that the Christchurch earthquakes are ‘yesterday’s news’ – unfortunately the reality is that they are today’s agonies. It is time Cantabrians started to share their stories so the rest of New Zealand and the …

Cam Preston uses Warren Buffett’s insurance operations to counter NZ insurers’ argument they’re not financially better off by delaying claims

Cam Preston uses Warren Buffett’s insurance operations to counter NZ insurers’ argument they’re not financially better off by delaying claims

Monday, 9 February 2015 10:50 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants

Cam Preston uses Warren Buffett’s insurance operations to counter NZ insurers’ argument they’re not financially better off by delaying claims Posted in Opinion  February 3, 2015 – 12:41pm Warren Buffett By Cameron Preston* This month marks the 4th anniversary of the February 2011 earthquake and the halfway point in the settlement of residential “over EQC […]

Our Customer Support Team on "Covered"

Our Customer Support Team on "Covered"

Sunday, 8 February 2015 9:40 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The below episode from CTV and Rebuild Christchurch's  features our very own John McSweeney, Customer Support Team Manager. Here, he discusses how the team provides tailored support to help customers in a variety of different situations through the claims process.

New Fair Insurance Code Sets High Benchmark For General Insurance Industry Self-Regulation

New Fair Insurance Code Sets High Benchmark For General Insurance Industry Self-Regulation

Thursday, 5 February 2015 9:45 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

The general insurance industry is to impose higher standards on itself when servicing consumers and small to medium-sized enterprises, the Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today.

INCREASED FLOODING VULNERABILITY HELP SHEET – WHAT HAPPENS NOW? Guest Post by Dr Duncan Webb, Lane Neave

INCREASED FLOODING VULNERABILITY HELP SHEET – WHAT HAPPENS NOW? Guest Post by Dr Duncan Webb, Lane Neave

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 8:35 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Recommended Popular

The High Court has given the go-ahead for EQC to settle land claims for increased flood vulnerability.  

Four Years On 2015 – Christchurch Earthquake February 2011- Guest Post by Claimants4Claimants

Four Years On 2015 – Christchurch Earthquake February 2011- Guest Post by Claimants4Claimants

Saturday, 24 January 2015 1:29 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

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EVENT:  4 YEARS ON 2015 – FEBRUARY EARTHQUAKE 2011

EVENT: 4 YEARS ON 2015 – FEBRUARY EARTHQUAKE 2011

Saturday, 24 January 2015 11:24 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants

On the 23rd February 2015 a group of professional people will come together to reflect on the last four years, to share lessons learned, highlight potential issues going into 2015 and to discuss possible solutions for our community.  The venue is the Transitional Cathedral, from 6:30-9:30pm. Gold coin donation for the Cathedral. KEEP LEARNING FROM THE EXPERTS […]

INSURANCE PAY OUT CANNOT BE DRIP FED (AND OTHER WINS), Guest post by Dr. Duncan Webb, Lane Neave

INSURANCE PAY OUT CANNOT BE DRIP FED (AND OTHER WINS), Guest post by Dr. Duncan Webb, Lane Neave

Monday, 19 January 2015 4:38 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

East v Medical Assurance Society was decided by the High Court on 22 December 2014 and is an important case for a number of reasons.

East v Medical Assurance Society New Zealand Limited [2014] NZHC 3399 [22 December 2014]

East v Medical Assurance Society New Zealand Limited [2014] NZHC 3399 [22 December 2014]

Monday, 19 January 2015 4:38 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

The East’s home, a two storey dwelling, was damaged in the earthquakes, they had full replacement cover,  and they wished to repair seeking payment in advance of the works. However MAS would not pay until costs were incurred or about to …

23rd February Event Coming

23rd February Event Coming

Sunday, 18 January 2015 3:19 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants

Over the last three months a number of people have been working on establishing a community meeting to update us on what has been happening, discuss and update us on recent issues, court findings, insuring homes, retaining walls, EQC issues, cross lease etc. The meeting is planned for the 23rd February, and will be held at the Transitional […]

Foundation repair fact sheets

Foundation repair fact sheets

Thursday, 15 January 2015 1:21 a.m. by SouthernResponse

If you’re having your home repaired with us, and you’d like to find out more about how the foundation repair work is carried out, then our new factsheets may be of interest to you.

Temporary Accommodation Assistance (TAA) programme to be extended

Temporary Accommodation Assistance (TAA) programme to be extended

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 8:28 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Recently, it has been announced that the Temporary Accommodation Assistance (TAA) programme will be extended, from March 2015 to October 2015.

University of Canterbury v The Insurance Council of New Zealand Inc

University of Canterbury v The Insurance Council of New Zealand Inc

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 3:00 p.m. by NZSupremeCourt Popular

UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY v THE INSURANCE COUNCIL OF NEW ZEALAND INC & ORS

IAG lifts expected Canterbury quake claim costs by up to $1 bln

IAG lifts expected Canterbury quake claim costs by up to $1 bln

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 2:57 p.m. by PRNews Popular

By Paul McBeth

Christmas Meassage 2014 and guest poem by Nancy McLaughlin

Christmas Meassage 2014 and guest poem by Nancy McLaughlin

Monday, 22 December 2014 3:52 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Another year has come and gone. I wish all long suffering Canterbury policyholders a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Have a restful well deserved break! You may want to check out this link. http://www.interest.co.nz/opinion/73453/cameron-preston-takes-look-canterbury-earthquake-claims-settlements-and-finds-iag-and- Christmas Message 2014 I’m still …

EQC Declaratory Judgment

EQC Declaratory Judgment

Sunday, 21 December 2014 4:22 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

EQC asked the High Court to make various declarations in relation to whether a property’s increased vulnerability to flooding after the earthquake(s) was land damage and, if so, approval to settle the claim by paying the diminution in value of the property rather than the cost to remediate the damage. 

Christchurch claims end of year round up

Christchurch claims end of year round up

Friday, 19 December 2014 3:27 p.m. by PRNews Popular

by Maryvonne Gray |

Judgment: Tower Insurance v Skyward Aviation

Judgment: Tower Insurance v Skyward Aviation

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 12:16 p.m. by NZSupremeCourt Popular

Supreme Court of New Zealand Te Kōti Mana Nui

University settles with insurers

University settles with insurers

Monday, 15 December 2014 5:25 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The University of Canterbury has agreed to settle its insurance claims under the Universities NZ collective insurance policy arising out of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

EQC v Insurance Council (the Flockton Litigation) – Guest Post by Lane Neave

EQC v Insurance Council (the Flockton Litigation) – Guest Post by Lane Neave

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 2:48 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

The High Court has today given the go-ahead for EQC to settle land claims for increased flood vulnerability by payment of the loss of value to the land – at least in some instances. The key decisions of the Court …

Declaratory Judgement High Court Decision

Declaratory Judgement High Court Decision

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 9:06 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The findings from the Declaratory Judgement High Court Hearing will be released today. Once released we will review, assess the potential impact on our customers and subsequently determine our position.

Re-leveling and NOT Happy with the Approach???

Re-leveling and NOT Happy with the Approach???

Monday, 8 December 2014 10:49 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants

If any of you are having an issue with Southern Response’s approach to the re-leveling of a house that is 90mm out of level, using remedial techniques, you might like to be asking (and documenting their responses) to the following: My policy entitlement is to “As New”.  In regards to the repair strategy for a home […]

Southern Response Progress on Covered

Southern Response Progress on Covered

Thursday, 4 December 2014 8:02 p.m. by SouthernResponse

In this episode of , Casey Hurren, our Earthquake Strategy Manager, explains progress on settling our remaining 3,500 insurance claims, the complications with multi-unit buildings and the importance of communications in the settlement process.

Vero builds on solid progress in Earthquake Recovery Programme

Vero builds on solid progress in Earthquake Recovery Programme

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 1:06 p.m. by VeroInsurance Popular

Vero Insurance has paid out almost $3.9 billion or 80 per cent of its total costs toward the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery programme with plans to pay out more than 90 per cent by December 2015.

Do I have to accept injection levelling of broken foundation?

Do I have to accept injection levelling of broken foundation?

Monday, 1 December 2014 12:55 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants

Southern Response want to “repair” the concrete slab foundation of my house by injection levelling, crack repair and painting over (presumably to hide the repair job). To my mind this is not restoring the foundation to “as-new” condition. Has this approach been challenged in court? Has there been any legal precedent in favour of a […]

The Insurance Hoax??

The Insurance Hoax??

Monday, 1 December 2014 12:52 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants

….Paying out less to victims of catastrophes has helped produce record profits. In the past 12 years, insurance company net income has soared–even in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the worst natural disaster in U.S. history. Property-casualty insurers, which cover damage to homes and cars, reported their highest-ever profit of $73 billion last year, up […]

Tower Insurance protest to be staged

Tower Insurance protest to be staged

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:33 a.m. by MediaThePress

Yellow-clad supporters of an 83-year-old pensioner who is battling Tower Insurance will stage a silent protest outside the company's offices this morning.

Tower Peaceful Protest by WeCAN

Tower Peaceful Protest by WeCAN

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 9:49 a.m. by WeCAN Popular

The Wider Earthquake Canterbury Action Network : WECAN ask

ROVER in our repair programme

ROVER in our repair programme

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 4:29 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Check out the latest episode of , where Eric & Greg talk about how ROVER is contributing as a key innovation to our Southern Response repair programme.

IAGs Canterbury Recovery team Contribute To New Show, Covered

IAG's Canterbury Recovery team Contribute To New Show, Covered

Thursday, 20 November 2014 2:56 p.m. by IAGinsurance Popular

IAG’s Canterbury Recovery team has been taking part in Canterbury TV’s (CTV) new weekly show, Covered, which looks to provide a behind the scenes update on how residential rebuilds are progressing post-quake in Canterbury.