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Detailed Repair/Rebuild Analysis (DRA) in the news

Detailed Repair/Rebuild Analysis (DRA) in the news

Thursday, 28 May 2015 12:46 a.m. by SouthernResponse

You may have seen coverage in the media regarding information we provide to our customers - in particular, the Detailed Repair/Rebuild Analysis (DRA) which records the building elements of your home and the earthquake damage sustained.

Get the Slides: Insurance Dilemma Meeting – Over 600 attended

Get the Slides: Insurance Dilemma Meeting – Over 600 attended

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 10:46 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants

A great turn out at the Insurance Dilemma Meeting arranged by Claimants 4 Claimants and supported by Lane Neave and Anthony Harper. It is understood that  World Vision raised over $1500 – what an amazing effort. If you wish to find copies of the presentations they can be found here: http://www.slideshare.net/Jotomero/ It is understood that […]

Presentations from Cash Settlement evening May 25th

Presentations from Cash Settlement evening May 25th

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 11:30 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Here are the presentations from the Cash Settlement meeting held at the Transitional Cathedral last night. *         http://www.slideshare.net/Jotomero/may-2015-the-insurance-dilemma *         http://www.slideshare.net/Jotomero/dr-duncan-webb-of-lane-neavecash-settlments *         http://www.slideshare.net/Jotomero/peter-woods-of-anothony-harpercash-settlments-and-eqcFiled under: Uncategorized

This weeks seminar at the In The Know Hub

This week's seminar at the In The Know Hub

Sunday, 24 May 2015 11:36 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The In the Know Hub’s next cash settlement seminar coming up will be called

Free E-Book Special Report on insurance cash pay-outs and Cash Settlement public meeting details

Free E-Book Special Report on insurance cash pay-outs and Cash Settlement public meeting details

Saturday, 23 May 2015 10:04 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

This may be a useful resource for people. It is a free e-book special report on Cash settlements. Click on their website to down load the information. http://www.asqs.co.nz/. Have you been offered a cash pay-out instead of a repair for your …

Change.org Update

Change.org Update

Friday, 22 May 2015 12:55 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Canterbury Claimants just posted an update, Rt Hon. John Key – Prime Minister, Hon. Gerry Brownlee – Minister Responsible for: Canterbury Earthquake, EQC, Southern Response, Hon. Nick Smith – Minister Responsible for Building and Housing, Ho…: Conduct a truly independent …

Preliminary Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan – guest blog by Jan Burney

Preliminary Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan – guest blog by Jan Burney

Thursday, 21 May 2015 12:00 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

“This is the first opportunity to provide your views on whether the Crown should make new offers to buy vacant, commercial and uninsured properties in the residential red zone and, if so, how such offers should be structured. The Crown …

MediaWorks are about to make a decision on the future of Campbell Live

MediaWorks are about to make a decision on the future of Campbell Live

Thursday, 21 May 2015 10:23 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Click on this link below and make your voice count! BREAKING: MediaWorks are about to make a decision on the future of Campbell Live.     ~Future Proofing for a sustainable, participatory, democratic society. https://thechristchurchfiasco.wordpress.com/about/ https://twitter.com/fiascofiles http://www.facebook.com/thechristchurchfiascoFiled under: Uncategorized

Some helpful hints to help you know your value: Costings Part II: guest post by Sarah O’Brien

Some helpful hints to help you know your value: Costings Part II: guest post by Sarah O’Brien

Monday, 18 May 2015 1:04 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Recommended

In order to determine the value of major items in your home, which will assist you in establishing a fair value when it comes to negotiating with your insurer, here are some tips and suggestions: 

Insurance Settlement Agreement trends – Part I: guest post by Sarah O’Brien

Insurance Settlement Agreement trends – Part I: guest post by Sarah O’Brien

Friday, 15 May 2015 12:52 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS: Part 1 ‘LIKE FOR LIKE TO WHEN AS NEW, USING MODERN MATERIAL EQUIVALENTS’ The ‘shocking truth’ is, I have found that most insurance company settlement agreements which I have read, are offering the claimants between 33% to 50% …

An award of Interest – are you entitled to it?

An award of Interest – are you entitled to it?

Friday, 15 May 2015 10:41 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Understandably after four years of waiting for settlement of what are often clear cut claims I am beginning to receive more and more questions from people about ‘interest payments’ and whether or not these could be recovered from insurers. Below is …

Response from Andrew Little, Labour Leader of the Opposition

Response from Andrew Little, Labour Leader of the Opposition

Thursday, 14 May 2015 3:42 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

6 May 2015 Dear Sarah Thank you for your letter. 

Insurers face higher earthquake costs

Insurers face higher earthquake costs

Thursday, 14 May 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Insurers may face higher costs over the Canterbury earthquake after several firms recently increased estimates for the final bill, according to the Reserve Bank.

A Significant Milestone- guest post by Empowered Christchurch

A Significant Milestone- guest post by Empowered Christchurch

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 3:32 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Empowered Christchurch has reached an agreement with the City Council on a process to protect the rights of ratepayers.One of the Building Consent Authority’s roles should be to protect ratepayers from dangerous building practices.The Council has now agreed with us …

Cash Settlements – guest post by Claimants 4 Claimants

Cash Settlements – guest post by Claimants 4 Claimants

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 11:43 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Managing the Insurance Dilemma: Cash Settlements Event to be held at the following time, date and location: Click here to register: https://canterburyinsurance.eventbrite.co.nz. Monday, 25 May 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (NZST) Christchurch Transitional Cathedral 234 Hereford Street Christchurch, …

Managing the Insurance Dilemma: Cash Settlements

Managing the Insurance Dilemma: Cash Settlements

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 10:38 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants

Dr Duncan Webb and Peter Woods are following up as promised on the 22nd February Forum. Below is the link for you to be able to register. This is a free meeting, but asking for a donation to help those out in Nepal. Sincerely hope you can make. Every bit we learn, every bit we do differently as homeowners, is one way to apply pressure to achieve change from our government and insurers.

Insurers Settle $15 billion Canterbury Claims

Insurers Settle $15 billion Canterbury Claims

Monday, 11 May 2015 12:45 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

The Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today that private insurers have paid out almost $15 billion to settle commercial and residential claims since the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, of which over $6 billion was for domestic claims.

Insurers have lost confidence in "poor" EQC data

Insurers have lost confidence in "poor" EQC data

Friday, 8 May 2015 6:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Insurers have lost confidence in Earthquake Commission (EQC) data and predictions, an industry source says.

Insurer argues against higher payouts for quake claimants

Insurer argues against higher payouts for quake claimants

Monday, 4 May 2015 12:26 p.m. by MediaHerald

An insurer has gone to the Supreme Court to argue against a decision which could mean higher payouts for Canterbury homeowners who are yet to settle quake claims.

Small FY net loss predicted for Tower

Small FY net loss predicted for Tower

Friday, 1 May 2015 2:49 p.m. by MediaHerald

Tower may record a small net loss for the first half after flagging an increase in provisions for Canterbury earthquake claim costs, while saying underlying earnings from its general insurer business grew strongly.

Southern Response Class Action

Southern Response Class Action

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 11:53 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants

NO WIN – NO FEE A summary from the www.srca.co.nz web site follows, please go the site for more information (Note:  it is vital that you register to find out more, includes those that may have already settled, full and final,  those with EQC and / or those unhappy with standard of repair, if you […]

Different approaches to comparable problems- guest post by Herman Meijburg

Different approaches to comparable problems- guest post by Herman Meijburg

Saturday, 25 April 2015 12:00 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

After 584 earthquakes and with still some 1100 predicted quakes in the near future, the first natural gas production unit in Groningen, The Netherlands, was finally shut down on April 14th. 

Tower Insurance rebuild programme at full capacity

Tower Insurance rebuild programme 'at full capacity'

Friday, 24 April 2015 1:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Tower Insurance appears to be cash-settling remaining earthquake claims customers after its rebuild programme has reached "full capacity".

Save Campbell Live Protest – Jo Bond’s Event

Save Campbell Live Protest – Jo Bond’s Event

Thursday, 23 April 2015 7:54 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

John Campbell has used his big heart to do a lot of things for the people of Christchurch, let’s do something for him! Friday, April 24 at 12:00pm in UTC+12 Hagley Park in Christchurch, New Zealand Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: …

Letter to Andrew Little and the Labour Party

Letter to Andrew Little and the Labour Party

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 5:22 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Dear Andrew, Christchurch Earthquake 2010-2012 – Bipartisan agreement. Firstly, may I belatedly congratulate you on your election to leader of the Labour Party which has of course raised new hope amongst the affected population here is Christchurch.  I know that …

Repair pre-construction meeting

Repair pre-construction meeting

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 10:41 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The second instalment in Mary and Malcolm’s repair story details their pre-construction meeting with the contractor, Milne Construction.

Free, impartial advice for Cantabrians extended

Free, impartial advice for Cantabrians extended

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 3:04 p.m. by GovtCera

Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner says the continued funding of the Residential Advisory Service (RAS) means more Cantabrians will be able to access free, impartial advice on getting their home repaired or rebuilt.

Earthquake support hub to open at Eastgate next week

Earthquake support hub to open at Eastgate next week

Thursday, 16 April 2015 9:45 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The In the Know Hub is a new community-led initiative opening next week at Eastgate Shopping Centre. The hub will be the place to go to ask questions to help you better understand the repair or rebuild process, connect with the right people and get the assistance you need to move forward.

CTV News Story - Mayor Chair - CIAS

CTV News Story - Mayor Chair - CIAS

Thursday, 16 April 2015 6:43 p.m. by MediaCTV

The Asbestos Saga Continues

The Asbestos Saga Continues

Thursday, 16 April 2015 6:32 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Hear the Audio:    http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/remote-player?id=20174859 Read the report:  http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/media/2015/04/Asbestos-exposure-in-New-Zealand-April-2015.pdf http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1504/S00327/asbestos-exposure-unlikely-to-cause-major-health-problems.htm http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/2015/04/15/asbestos-exposure-during-canterbury-rebuild-unlikely-to-cause-significant-health-problems-for-house-occupants-report-finds/ http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/regional/2 ...

The Latest Research (engineering, health and social) resulting from the Christchurch Earthquakes

The Latest Research (engineering, health and social) resulting from the Christchurch Earthquakes

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 7:47 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Once again thanks to all those of you who have contributed titles – the research keeps flowing…. I recommend the first title for policyholders. Vero states that there “is a tail of payments out to 2021 which includes allowance for delayed receipt of claims …

Group Action Against Insurers in Post Quake Christchurch

Group Action Against Insurers in Post Quake Christchurch

Sunday, 12 April 2015 5:39 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Bread and Games and the Plight of Campbell Live

Bread and Games and the Plight of Campbell Live

Saturday, 11 April 2015 8:36 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

It has come to my attention that there is some discussion about the demise of the current affairs programme Campbell Live. This is of great concern to many Cantabrians – why? Campbell Live is the only forum in mainstream media …

Change.org Petition And OIA On Chch EQC Repair Quality

Change.org Petition And OIA On Chch EQC Repair Quality

Thursday, 9 April 2015 11:25 a.m. by CanterburyClaimants

Peition and OIA By Canterbury Claimants

24 Speakers of the Seismics and the City 2015 Conference

24 Speakers of the Seismics and the City 2015 Conference

Monday, 6 April 2015 7:14 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

To see all 24 Speakers go to the following:    Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Peter Towsend, Raf Manji, Seismics in the City 2015

Cash settle! Why be moral!- Guest post by Herman Meijburg

Cash settle! Why be moral!- Guest post by Herman Meijburg

Monday, 6 April 2015 5:43 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Apparently our insurers here in New Zealand are in a hurry. 

Major NZ companies named in human rights claims

Major NZ companies named in human rights claims

Thursday, 2 April 2015 9:16 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Two of New Zealand’s biggest companies have yesterday been named in a claim to the  international organisation OECD of ongoing human rights abuses against a Christchurch couple. Fletchers EQR, the building giant’s Christchurch construction arm, and IAG, the insurer which …

Lorraine’s rebuild continues

Lorraine’s rebuild continues

Thursday, 2 April 2015 3:15 a.m. by SouthernResponse

We continue to follow the progress of Lorraine’s home as it is being built by Jennian Homes in our rebuild programme.

Your last opportunity to sign:  survey of the EQ repair standards to homes repaired by EQC and / or Private Insurers, their PMO’s and contractors in Canterbury.

Your last opportunity to sign: survey of the EQ repair standards to homes repaired by EQC and / or Private Insurers, their PMO’s and contractors in Canterbury.

Monday, 30 March 2015 1:20 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

We invite New Zealanders interested in the standard of repair work carried out by EQC and Private Insurers to add their electronic signature in support of an Official Information Act (OIA) Request in respect of a Survey of Canterbury Earthquake Repairs commissioned by Cabinet.…… Please Sign …

Central city character home restoration

Central city character home restoration

Monday, 30 March 2015 2:54 a.m. by SouthernResponse

The following video features the first part of the story of a home repair in our programme, an historic 1890s villa in the Christchurch CBD.

Inquiry into Parliament’s legislative response to future national emergencies – have your say!

Inquiry into Parliament’s legislative response to future national emergencies – have your say!

Thursday, 26 March 2015 1:17 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

“Public submissions are now being invited on the Inquiry into Parliament’s legislative response to future national emergencies.

Getting ready for the long-haul with Katja Brundiers- upcoming event

Getting ready for the long-haul with Katja Brundiers- upcoming event

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 5:16 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Getting ready for the long-haul: Seeing, seizing and sustaining post-disaster opportunities for strong sustainability From VISION to ACTION with Katja Brundiers When?: Thursday April 16 2015 from 7:30–9:00 pm Where?: WEA Centre, 59 Gloucester St Katja is visiting Christchurch to …

From the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network

From the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 5:05 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Sarah O’Brien, spokes person for the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network, has voiced serious concerns regarding insurance companies who are now suddenly paying out cash settlements to people who are deemed ‘rebuilds’. It appears the insurers relentlessly disregarded proper independent …

From the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network- make your voice count!

From the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network- make your voice count!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 5:05 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Sarah O’Brien, spokes person for the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network, has voiced serious concerns regarding insurance companies who are now suddenly paying out cash settlements to people who are deemed ‘rebuilds’. It appears the insurers relentlessly disregarded proper independent …

A Word of Warning From Christchurch Quantity Surveyor

A Word of Warning From Christchurch Quantity Surveyor

Monday, 23 March 2015 4:04 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

 

Cash settlements in the news

Cash settlements in the news

Sunday, 22 March 2015 8:02 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

You may have recently read about IAG’s decision on cash settling customers in the pre-contract stage and heard speculation on whether this approach will be adopted by other insurers.

My Insurer Wants To Cash Settle My Claim... What Next

My Insurer Wants To Cash Settle My Claim... What Next

Friday, 20 March 2015 5:05 p.m. by DuncanWebb Recommended Popular

Many insurers have recently changed their strategy and are seeking to cash settle insurance claims. How you respond to this will depend on your personal circumstances, but there are some questions and concerns that need to be addressed:

IAG’s Settlement Approach

IAG’s Settlement Approach

Thursday, 19 March 2015 3:02 p.m. by IAGinsurance Featured Popular

Summarising the Revised Fair Insurance Code – Part 2

Summarising the Revised Fair Insurance Code – Part 2

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 6:30 a.m. by avonsidechch

In this post we will look at whether the Code is fair or transparent, and whether utmost good faith remains relevant to New Zealand insurance practices.

Insurance Council Signs UN Statement on Disaster Resilience

Insurance Council Signs UN Statement on Disaster Resilience

Monday, 16 March 2015 1:25 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

The Insurance Council of New Zealand has signed the United Nations Statement in support of disaster risk reduction released at the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster and Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan.

Have your say on the Disposal of CERA documentation before 22nd March

Have your say on the Disposal of CERA documentation before 22nd March

Friday, 13 March 2015 3:04 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

This is the link to the New Zealand Archives website http://archives.govt.nz/advice/intentions-dispose/canterbury-earthquake-recovery-authority . At this page you can submit your comments in relation to the shedding of documentation planned around the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority. On the website the documentation intended for …

Summarising the Revised Fair Insurance Code and its shortcomings – Part 1

Summarising the Revised Fair Insurance Code and its shortcomings – Part 1

Thursday, 12 March 2015 6:35 a.m. by avonsidechch

The Fair Insurance Code serves two purposes: operational and political. 

Public Notice of Objection to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s intention to dispose of records and documentation – Guest post by WeCAN

Public Notice of Objection to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s intention to dispose of records and documentation – Guest post by WeCAN

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 1:08 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Just to let you know that this letter has been sent out today to: 1.TV1 News, Radio NZ, CTV News 2. His Excellency Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae GNZM, QSO Governor-General of New Zealand 3. The director, …

Partial Payment/Interim Payment – have you had yours yet??

Partial Payment/Interim Payment – have you had yours yet??

Monday, 9 March 2015 12:05 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

So they have said it will cost $500,000 to fix and you are arguing with your experts that it will be a great deal more and it could all drag on for quite a while longer. Sound familiar? Do not …

Fair Insurance Code Questions & Answers – Part 2

Fair Insurance Code Questions & Answers – Part 2

Saturday, 7 March 2015 8:20 a.m. by avonsidechch

Why is ICNZ so keen on having a Fair Insurance Code, and prickly over criticism directed at the Code? 

Reflecting on Allyn & Josies story

Reflecting on Allyn & Josie's story

Friday, 6 March 2015 12:08 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Their family has been through a lot since the earthquakes, and after a bit of a rocky start to their claim process, things quickly got back on track once everyone started working together. Allyn & Josie are overjoyed to be back in their newly rebuilt home now, and would like to share their experiences with others who are still going through the process.

Fair Insurance Code FAQ – Part 1

Fair Insurance Code FAQ – Part 1

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 6:21 a.m. by avonsidechch

The FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) is not part of the Revised Code, just an explanation of the Review process and some of the positions taken by ICNZ on particular issues.

Cash Settling – the pitfalls

Cash Settling – the pitfalls

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 6:31 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

More and more Cantabrians are cash settling their earthquake claims. I personally find this a very concerning development and believe that any homeowner wanting to cash settle should think seriously before entering into any such agreement. One should at least …

What happens with damaged retaining walls?

What happens with damaged retaining walls?

Monday, 2 March 2015 7:42 p.m. by SouthernResponse

If you have a damaged retaining wall on your property, then you may find the following episode of  useful, providing a clearer idea of what the steps to resolution might be.