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.
Dear Minister Gerry Brownlee , Roger Sutton, Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Ian Simpson CEO EQC, Tim Grafton CEO of the Insurance Council, Insurers and all those who call the shots in our city:
The insurance industry has released a 15-point plan aimed at reducing the social and economic impact of natural hazards in New Zealand - heeding the call will help keep insurance available and affordable for all.
CanCERN is worried the earthquake insurance payouts for some multi-unit buildings (MUBs) are well shy of what they should be and some resident owners don’t realise it.
Getting your home repaired as soon as possible so that you can move forward is our priority. We’re here to assist you and to ensure that, from here to home, your repair progress moves smoothly.
The settling of Canterbury earthquake private insurance claims continues apace as pay outs hit the $13 billion mark, advancing at $10 million a day in 2014.
Rebuild Christchurch is partnering with CTV to run a 2-part series that takes us behind the scenes on the residential rebuild in Canterbury. “Covered - restoring our community” looks at how things are progressing post-quake and seeks to get the answers people are wanting on rebuild and insurance matters.
TOWER is the only major insurer focusing on all New Zealanders to offer any form of full replacement benefit since the industry move to sum insured in early 2013. Policy holders’ homes will be fully replaced to the same standards as before the fire.
See below for details of the Southern Response Annual Public Meeting.
The residential recovery of Christchurch is a monumental task, and there are some great efforts going on behind the scenes for the restoration of our city.
Four years on there is still a strong need for earthquake related support. However, the need constantly changes as the recovery and rebuild takes shape. Currently we are seeing a need for insurance and rebuild related support through the processes to getting back into your home.
You’re welcome to attend the In the Know Land Hub seminar series. This is an opportunity to hear about land and recovery and have your questions answered by experts. Tuesday, 7 OctoberWednesday, 8 October 6pm-7pm11am-12pm …
In the Know Land Hub is a new public education space where residents can get information to better understand the changes to the flat land in their neighbourhood and across Christchurch. There is a lot of work going on to …
Homeowners yet to settle with their insurer for their earthquake damaged homes have finally been given certainty in respect of contingencies and professional fees by the Court of Appeal judgment of Avonside Holdings Limited v Southern Response Earthquake Services Limited
Folks the time has come for another forum. The next event has been organised by Claimants4Claimants and is NOW Live. The forum will focus on the issues relating to EQC – what is not working with the interpretation of policy and the …
Some customers who have previously kicked up against Southern Response say the insurance-claims settler has improved its two-way communications with quake clients, somewhat.
Many Cantabrians have been living in mouldy environments for the last four years.
Insurance payouts for Canterbury earthquake claims has topped $12 billion and the insurer-managed residential rebuild and repair programme is gathering pace.
I’m a researcher looking into the role of community driven recovery in Christchurch and the ways in which government hinders or encourages this.
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.
How long can one consider oneself a victim of a natural disaster?
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?
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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.
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 :
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 …
MBIE has put together a great video about how jack and pack should be done.
Nearly 6000 vulnerable Earthquake Commission and insurance customers are still waiting for a resolution to their claims.
What can you expect at your Southern Response contract signing?
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
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 …
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.
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 …
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Insurance payouts for Canterbury earthquake claims has topped $12 billion, according to the Insurance Council of New Zealand.
The first helicopter-assisted residential demolition will get underway this week after months of planning and evaluation of potential options.
You can't fight them if you don't understand them, says long-time insurance professional Peter MacLeod.
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.
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 …
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.
Grant Cameron popped out home this morning to let me know about an urgent meeting he is calling in regards to Retaining Walls.
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 …
Nigel Ross wants his building back.
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.
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.
Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery
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.
• : 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:
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