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Scottish Society service

Scottish Society service

Saturday, 9 May 2015 12:09 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Scottish Society Hall, Caledonian Rd Time: 10.30 am on May 5 Description: The Scottish Society is holding a service to commemorate those who served in WWI. Speakers and children from St Albans School are involved in a performance. But …

More Edgeware Rd  wastewater repairs

More Edgeware Rd wastewater repairs

Friday, 8 May 2015 7:10 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The large northern relief wastewater trunk, which runs along Edgeware Rd to Hills Rd is being repaired. The repairs involve traffic detours – city bound traffic along Hills Rd will take a detour along Edgeware Rd for a week. Later …

May 2015 Updates from OVTRK

May 2015 Updates from OVTRK

Friday, 8 May 2015 2:38 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

May 2015 Updates from OVTRK

May 2015 Updates from OVTRK

Friday, 8 May 2015 2:04 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

KeepOur Assets (KOA)

KeepOur Assets (KOA)

Friday, 8 May 2015 2:00 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

KOA has sent this letter  to OVTRK and we draw this opportunity to your NGO’s attention  The deadline for their petition is 28 May. They are not presenting that as part of the LTP process.

Deadline for June edition of News

Deadline for June edition of News

Friday, 8 May 2015 12:01 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The deadline for articles, photos, adverts for the June edition is on May 18. Please send items to news@stalbans.gen.nz

Buy petrol from Z Shirley to support Packe St park

Buy petrol from Z Shirley to support Packe St park

Thursday, 7 May 2015 11:56 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Packe St Park is one of the community groups benefitting from the Good in the Hood programme. Buy your petrol this month, or anything, from Z Shirley opposite the Palms in Marshlands Road and they will give you an orange …

Sumner to get much-anticipated skate area

Sumner to get much-anticipated skate area

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 3:10 p.m. by GovtCCC

"We are grateful for Levi’s ® offer to fund a skate area in Sumner," says Sara Templeton, Chair of the Hagley ̶ Ferrymead Community Board.

More support for legislative changes covering insurance non-disclosure

More support for legislative changes covering insurance non-disclosure

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 9:03 a.m. by avonsidechch

The Insurance Business New Zealand website reprorts that dispute resolution service Financial Services Complaints Ltd (FSCL) supports the Insurance and Savings Ombudsman’s view legislation is needed to deal with non-disclosure and insurance claims. The article is here. The following are extracts from the article: “We are a step behind overseas jurisdictions like Australia and the UK. “I think

Residential Red Zone offer feedback sought

Residential Red Zone offer feedback sought

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 12:15 a.m. by avonsidechch

CERA is seeking feedback on their Preliminary Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan. 

Legal class action against Southern Response?

Legal class action against Southern Response?

Thursday, 30 April 2015 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch

Wednesday’s Press has an article Southern Response class action ‘no win, no fee’ here. The proposal, offered by law firm GCA lawyers, is for “disgruntled customers of a major earthquake claims-holder to join "no win, no fee"class action lawsuit.” Sounds too good to be true (and potentially is). Click on the link to continue. The following extract from the Press article is important and needs to

New Brighton delivers a message

New Brighton delivers a message

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 11:52 a.m. by PRNews Popular

This morning (Tuesday 28th of March), third generation New Brighton resident Esther Perriam has delivered over 550 formal written submissions to Christchurch City Council. 

Insurance Ombudsman wants insurance legislation to cover non-disclosure of information

Insurance Ombudsman wants insurance legislation to cover non-disclosure of information

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 6:40 a.m. by avonsidechch

The Insurance Business New Zealand website is reporting that the Insurance and Savings Ombudsman Karen Stevens supports legislation to better protect customers relating to information they disclose to an insurer. The following are extracts from the article (the full article is ).

Community centre clean up

Community centre clean up

Monday, 27 April 2015 3:04 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Community to commemorate restoration of Poppies sculpture with a ceremony and planting

Community to commemorate restoration of Poppies sculpture with a ceremony and planting

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 5:36 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

The “Poppies over Gallipoli” sculpture at the corner of Anzac Drive and Travis Road has been restored and moved to higher ground in time for the centenary commemorations of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli.

Does your Organisation Need Some IT support?

Does your Organisation Need Some IT support?

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 2:30 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Rosemary Neave is presently working pro bono updating the website for OVTRK. She has a small business doing Wordpress Websites and Social Media support for organisations. Here are some things she is offering to NGOs in Christchurch - these can be one to one sessions or workshops with several groups.  She has taken workshops like this for Community Waikato.  All she needs - a room with wifi and

A plan followed by consultation for the outstanding red zone Crown offers

A plan followed by consultation for the outstanding red zone Crown offers

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 9:20 p.m. by avonsidechch

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has decided that everyone can have a say on what level of pay-out should be provided to those in the Red Zones who have been ineligible so far (uninsured owners of land and property). It is hard to tell whether the Minister has suddenly been overcome by a desire to indulge in participatory decision making or it is a device to allow public participation

Mt Pleasant Kidsfirst is returning

Mt Pleasant Kidsfirst is returning

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 4:12 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Notice of Return

New Brighton Business Leaders Provide Solutions for Christchurch City Council

New Brighton Business Leaders Provide Solutions for Christchurch City Council

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 3:54 p.m. by PaulZaanen Featured Popular

New Brighton Business Leaders Provide Solutions for Christchurch City Council

Help with making an Official Information Act (OIA) request

Help with making an Official Information Act (OIA) request

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 1:30 p.m. by avonsidechch

The New Zealand Herald is helping to re-establish a website designed to make requesting official information as easy as possible. From the Herald’s website: The Herald is helping relaunch FYI.org.nz - a website which helps members of the public to make Official Information Act (OIA) requests. Rowan Crawford, a software developer, set up the FYI website after a 2009 Open Government event as the

Rebuild and recovery of the Port of Lyttelton closer

Rebuild and recovery of the Port of Lyttelton closer

Tuesday, 7 April 2015 2:50 p.m. by GovtECAN Featured Popular

Environment Canterbury commissioners have approved the preliminary draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan to be released for public consultation.

April/May edition St Albans News available

April/May edition St Albans News available

Saturday, 28 March 2015 11:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Find out why the St Albans market, being held in the Beulah car park, closed down after a month (this does not bode well for replacing the market that used to run in English Park pre-quakes), how to get help …

Save Redcliffs School

Save Redcliffs School

Friday, 27 March 2015 4:54 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Redcliffs school submissions

Major bus detour affects St Andrews Hill from 7pm Sunday

Major bus detour affects St Andrews Hill from 7pm Sunday

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 12:16 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Mt Pleasant’s 140 bus service will detour away from St Andrews Hill Rd while road works are carried out. 

CCC’s Long Term Plan

CCC’s Long Term Plan

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 12:07 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Have your say about the Long Term PlanHello, I would like to let you know that public consultation on the Council’s Long Term Plan 2015-25 has begun. I encourage you to […]

Fair Insurance Code 2016– where to now?

Fair Insurance Code 2016– where to now?

Monday, 23 March 2015 6:15 a.m. by avonsidechch

The revised Fair Insurance Code has yet to be ratified. It is to be considered at the ICNZ AGM some time this month and “there may be minor adjustments” to the Code. One wonders what “minor” might allow by way of changes.

Summarising the Revised Fair Insurance Code – Part 3

Summarising the Revised Fair Insurance Code – Part 3

Friday, 20 March 2015 7:18 a.m. by avonsidechch

Insurance policies and the associated code of conduct cannot be seen in isolation from those who buy the policies, and the claims experiences they undergo. 

Welcome to Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

Welcome to Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 5:31 p.m. by GovtCCC 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.

Mt Pleasant Community Centre AGM

Mt Pleasant Community Centre AGM

Thursday, 12 March 2015 3:54 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

All welcome to celebrate the past year while we look forward to the one ahead. AGM 23Mar15

Final sign-off for New Brighton Centre Master Plan

Final sign-off for New Brighton Centre Master Plan

Thursday, 12 March 2015 2:57 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council today gave the final sign-off on the Master Plan for the recovery and redevelopment of New Brighton’s commercial centre.

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. 

Fair Insurance Code Questions & Answers – Part 3

Fair Insurance Code Questions & Answers – Part 3

Monday, 9 March 2015 6:50 a.m. by avonsidechch

In the previous post, covering FAQ 7, it was stated that an underlying purpose of the Code was to pre-empt any external control on how insurers carried out their business. The point was also made that as far as interpreting insurance policies is concerned, insurers are very strong advocates of the Humpty Dumpty Position: "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, "it

Mt Pleasant News 8 March 2015

Mt Pleasant News 8 March 2015

Sunday, 8 March 2015 11:39 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

News St Andrews Hill/Bridle Path road intersection change A report is going to the Hagley Ferrymead Community Board on the 18 March to outline how the confirmed decision to alter the […]

Updates for the start of 2015!

Updates for the start of 2015!

Saturday, 7 March 2015 12:03 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

It’s hard to believe that it’s already March!  

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? 

A helpful change to the insurance disputes process coming up?

A helpful change to the insurance disputes process coming up?

Friday, 6 March 2015 6:35 a.m. by avonsidechch

Yesterday Paul Goldsmith, Minister for Commerce and Consumer Affairs, announced  the opening of consultations on changes to the maximum amount that could be taken to the insurance industry’s disputes resolution services (the full media release is below). The change proposed is an  “… increase to the cap on the compensation that dispute resolution schemes can award in relation to disputes about

Kaiapoi Red Zone photographic exhibition

Kaiapoi Red Zone photographic exhibition

Thursday, 5 March 2015 7:30 a.m. by avonsidechch

The Kaiapoi Public Library is currently hosting an exhibition of Red Zone photographs by Cosmo Kentish-Barnes. Cosmo  spent a few months around Kaiapoi photographing earthquake damage. F

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.

Deadline for April/May  St Albans News

Deadline for April/May St Albans News

Monday, 2 March 2015 11:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Reminder: The next issue of St Albans News, April/May is being prepared at the moment for delivery in a few weeks’ time. If you have any articles, photographs (full colour or monochrome), news stories, feature articles to be considered for …

Assessing the ICNZ Revised Fair Insurance Code - Part 3

Assessing the ICNZ Revised Fair Insurance Code - Part 3

Monday, 2 March 2015 6:35 a.m. by avonsidechch

This post considers the final part of the Revised Code. 

ICNZ make a more detailed response.

ICNZ make a more detailed response.

Sunday, 1 March 2015 8:00 a.m. by avonsidechch

Thursday’s blog covered the Insurance Council of New Zealand’s (ICNZ) response to an article on an insurance business website. The article featured the Avonside Blog’s commentary on the revised Fair Insurance Code. 

Assessing the ICNZ Revised Fair Insurance Code - Part 2

Assessing the ICNZ Revised Fair Insurance Code - Part 2

Saturday, 28 February 2015 6:28 a.m. by avonsidechch

As we get further into the Revised Code the number of new issues raised slows down. 

Where to from here for ICNZ?

Where to from here for ICNZ?

Friday, 27 February 2015 6:30 a.m. by avonsidechch

First, a minor correction regarding yesterday's post. The title, as originally posted, was almost what was intended, but not quite so my apologies for that. It was a bit of tongue in cheek and there was supposed to be a question mark at the end of the title – the omission was missed and I have now put one there. Even the Avonside blogger can get a little irritated and distracted when a lot of

Mt Pleasant News 26 February 2015

Mt Pleasant News 26 February 2015

Thursday, 26 February 2015 8:01 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Sponsor A Square Foot update A BIG thank you goes to all residents who have purchased Square Feet in our campaign to raise funto rebuild the new community centre. With just 118 […]

The Empire strikes back.

The Empire strikes back.

Thursday, 26 February 2015 6:20 a.m. by avonsidechch

A journalist for Insurance Business Online yesterday wrote an article entitled New code slammed by earthquake blogger (here). It is a concise and well organised look at how the Revised Code is being analysed on this blog. Shortly after the article was published Tim Grafton, Chief Executive of the Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ), made the following comment: Surprised and disappointed that

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. 

Comments on the ICNZ Revised Fair Insurance Code - Part 2

Comments on the ICNZ Revised Fair Insurance Code - Part 2

Friday, 20 February 2015 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch

The whole viability of the insurance industry depends upon utmost good faith which, according to ICNZ on their website here, means: An insurance policy is a contract of ‘utmost good faith’ between the insurer and the customer. The insurer is required to observe and honour the contract conditions. The customer is required to disclose to the insurer all material facts that could affect the risk.

Comments on the ICNZ Revised Fair Insurance Code - Part 1

Comments on the ICNZ Revised Fair Insurance Code - Part 1

Thursday, 19 February 2015 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch

An initial reading of the Revised Code creates the impression of it being a reasonable document. If you were not familiar with what had happened with insurance claims post-earthquake a second glance would seem unnecessary. To not take a second look at the words used, but bask in the warmth and comfort promised by the publicity hype, would be a dangerous oversight. Dangerous because

Mt Pleasant News 18 Feb 2015

Mt Pleasant News 18 Feb 2015

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 1:27 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Want to Sponsor A Square Foot but don’t know how? If you would like join the campaign to rebuild Mt Pleasant’s Community Centre you can find out all the information […]

Milestone opening for Lytteltons summer pool

Milestone opening for Lyttelton's summer pool

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 12:11 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

With the opening of Lyttelton’s Norman Kirk Memorial Pool at 11am on Friday 20 February, Christchurch has a full complement of outdoor pools for the first time since before the 2011 earthquakes.

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.

Packe St Park AGM

Packe St Park AGM

Sunday, 15 February 2015 12:30 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: 587 Barbadoes St Time: March 9 at 7pm Description: Learn about the development plan for the community gardens and how the community can help make it happen. Old friends, construction people, fund raisers and new members are especially welcome. Bring a …

Packe Street park at crossroads

Packe Street park at crossroads

Sunday, 15 February 2015 12:23 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The community gardens in Packe Street is looking for more volunteers, funds and a paid co-ordinator to prepare the gardens for the next generation. It’s time for a second team of willing workers to come on board at the 19-year-old …

The Avonside Blog will be back in action soon

The Avonside Blog will be back in action soon

Thursday, 12 February 2015 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch

There are a couple of items of unfinished business relating to insurance and Official Information Act requests to be addressed. As a result there will be a few postings over the next couple of weeks.

Estuary Fest 2015

Estuary Fest 2015

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 1:21 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Estuary Fest 2015 Following on from the first awesome Estuary Fest event held in March 2014, a dedicate group of Estuary lovers are once again banding together to bring you […]

Important message – Rebuilding Mt Pleasant Community Centre

Important message – Rebuilding Mt Pleasant Community Centre

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 10:24 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

  “Help our community build back it’s much loved community centre and let’s create a vibrant heart where people are what matter most.”