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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. While the FAQ may give an idea of what is intended in the Revised Code, it cannot be used to make an insurer interpret the Revised Code in any particular way. Parts of the FAQ are purely background information so there is

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.” 

First issue of St Albans News for 2015

First issue of St Albans News for 2015

Saturday, 31 January 2015 12:30 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Find out why SARA opposes the city council’s plan to “upgrade” part of Cranford St in the latest issue of St Albans News. And you’ll learn from longtime St Albans resident Garry Berryman that the northern section of Cranford St …

Stalls sought for new St Albans market

Stalls sought for new St Albans market

Saturday, 17 January 2015 2:41 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

St Albans is getting a new Saturday market, to be held in the car park of Beulah Church in Springfield Road starting on February 14, co-ordinator Paul Minter says. The first market will be held on February 14, starting at …

Wastewater repairs Innes Rd/Cranford St

Wastewater repairs Innes Rd/Cranford St

Saturday, 17 January 2015 2:32 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Traffic may get even more congested at peak periods in Cranford St and Innes Rd for one week, while wastewater repairs are carried out in the area from January 19. Wastewater repairs were carried out in the area in 2014 …

Mt Pleasant News 2014

Mt Pleasant News 2014

Friday, 16 January 2015 8:05 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Happy New Year to one and all The team at MPCC hopes your Christmas holidays have gone well and that you are all rested up to embrace whatever 2015 may […]

Natural Environment Recovery Programme

Natural Environment Recovery Programme

Friday, 16 January 2015 10:52 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

You are invited to a series of sessions to update you on the Natural Environment Recovery Programme. You can come to as many of these as you like. Free entry, […]

An Accessible City – road changes

An Accessible City – road changes

Friday, 16 January 2015 9:53 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

First Central City transport projects nearly complete Preliminary work started on Monday 5 January 2015 to begin the conversion of a section of Tuam Street between Antigua Street and Riccarton […]

McCormacks Bay Restoration Working Bees

McCormacks Bay Restoration Working Bees

Friday, 16 January 2015 9:42 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Please find below for your diary the working bee dates for McCormacks Bay between January and June 2015. Would be fabulous if you can make it to some of these. […]

Canterbury home repair programme winding up

Canterbury home repair programme winding up

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 11:37 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Canterbury Home Repair Programme, in its current state, will wind up in April 2015. EQC and Fletcher EQR are working with customers to ensure that every home in CHRP is either repaired, underway or that the homeowner knows their …

Notes from most recent forum: Weighing the Anchors

Notes from most recent forum: Weighing the Anchors

Friday, 5 December 2014 11:02 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Weighing the Anchors Thursday 4 December 2014 WEA, 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch Opening:  Rex welcomed everyone to the forum and invited a blessing on the meeting.  Introduction:  Katherine Peet explained the kaupapa of OVTRK and gave an overview of our Sector.  She also told how some people had communicated to her that they felt too angry to come tonight because they are so concerned

December edition of St Albans News

December edition of St Albans News

Saturday, 29 November 2014 9:03 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

What’s up? In Cranford Street and in Caledonian Road? Find out more of what is going on in St Albans in the December issue of St Albans News Copies are being distributed by volunteers, the weekend of November 29 and …

Where do the boundaries of St Albans lie?

Where do the boundaries of St Albans lie?

Saturday, 29 November 2014 1:45 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Students at the University of Canterbury conducted some research into where residents thought the boundaries of St Albans lie. Most people surveyed thought Bealey Ave, Hills Road, Innes Road and Papanui Road marked the edges of the suburb, while CCC …

Feasibility study being done for Malvern Park exercise trail

Feasibility study being done for Malvern Park exercise trail

Thursday, 27 November 2014 2:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Shirley Papanui Community Board has endorsed in principle an exercise trail for Malvern Park.

what OVTRK has been up to and notice of forum

what OVTRK has been up to and notice of forum

Monday, 24 November 2014 11:58 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

We are proud to share a few updates with you-- this email contains a notice for our last forum of 2014, a note on our most recent forum, and a link to a document that OVTRK was able to have some say in. Final forum for 2014A notice for our next forum, WEIGHING THE ANCHORS:  Anchor Projects                          Communities    Following an update from the Christchurch Central City

Mt Pleasant News 20 November 2014

Mt Pleasant News 20 November 2014

Thursday, 20 November 2014 2:39 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Feeling Alright? 

Te Waipounamu marae film tour

Te Waipounamu marae film tour

Saturday, 15 November 2014 8:52 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Rehua Marae, 79 Springfield Rd Time: November 25, from 6-7.30pm. Entry by gold coin donation Description: A chance to see films from the film archive, mostly featuring Ngai Tahu. Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision (formerly known as the National …

Paddling pool opens for summer

Paddling pool opens for summer

Friday, 14 November 2014 11:03 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The paddling pool in Abberley Park opens this weekend (Show weekend) for the summer season. It will remain open until Easter 2015. Take a picnic and enjoy the Park and supervise your toddlers in the pool as there are no …

Discussion on Cranford St Extension project

Discussion on Cranford St Extension project

Sunday, 9 November 2014 12:47 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: Mairehau Library. Enter from Patrick St at the back Time: November 11 from 7pm Description The community discussion this month involves CCC staff and a discussion on the Northern Arterial and Cranford St Extension Project. SARA co-chair Emma Twaddell …

Residents Assn gifted converted garage

Residents Assn gifted converted garage

Thursday, 6 November 2014 12:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Residents Association (SARA) has been kindly gifted a beautifully converted garage by START Healing. It will be used to house a community co-ordinator and NeighbourNet as well as providing a drop in centre for local residents. “The …

Clean green natural amenities top community wish-list for the east

Clean green natural amenities top community wish-list for the east

Friday, 31 October 2014 10:16 a.m. by EasternVision Recommended Popular

Initial analysis of the feedback from EVO::SPACE shows a very strong preference for east Christchurch to become the clean green environmental playground of the city.

Residents’ association holding AGM

Residents’ association holding AGM

Thursday, 30 October 2014 9:23 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo Street Start Time: November 1, starts 1.30pm Description: The Residents Association is holding its AGM at the St Albans Community Centre. BBQ trailer on site for lunch if you turn up earlier.

Afternoon tea party at Packe Street Park

Afternoon tea party at Packe Street Park

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:42 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: Packe Street Park, 125 Packe St Time: Thursday, October 30, 3-4pm Description: As part of Neighbourhood Week 2014, Packe Street Park is organising an afternoon tea and tour of the Park and Community Garden, for friends and neighbours. The …

Forum notes - Keeping the "Community in Mind"

Forum notes - Keeping the "Community in Mind"

Monday, 20 October 2014 2:40 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

One Voice Te Reo Kotahi Sector Forum: Keeping the Community in Mind 7.30pm, 15 October 2014 Christchurch Polytechnic CPIT Whare Wanaka Mihi & Karakia  The meeting opened with a welcome from Rex and a karakia given by Emma.  Introduction:  Katherine gave the background to OVTRK and the sector in Canterbury before outlining the evening’s programme. Speaker:  Barnaby Bennett.  Barnaby

SCIRT talks about our road works

SCIRT talks about our road works

Sunday, 19 October 2014 12:21 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

SCIRT is coming to visit Mt Pleasant tomorrow (Monday 20 Oct) to talk about all of the road works we are currently enduring and what the programme is over the […]

Update from the in-between

Update from the in-between

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 8:30 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Kia ora tatou, 

Update Main Road/McCormacks Bay Road works

Update Main Road/McCormacks Bay Road works

Wednesday, 8 October 2014 3:19 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Update on Main Road Road Works For a good overall update on what we can expect over the next while on Main Road please click here  McCormacks Bay Road The […]

Increased liquefaction vulnerability

Increased liquefaction vulnerability

Tuesday, 7 October 2014 9:50 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Some properties in Christchurch are at increased risk of liquefaction happening as a consequence of the earthquakes. Mike Jacka from Tonkin and Taylor talks about identifying such land and how properties were assessed for this type of land damage at …

Red Cross at work in Christchurch

Red Cross at work in Christchurch

Tuesday, 7 October 2014 9:42 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Hear Anne-Marie Reynolds talk about how Red Cross continues to help the recovery in Christchurch at Beulah Church in Springfield Road. She is talking on October 9,10 and 14 from 11 am till 12 noon. Her talk is part of …

Sinking city

Sinking city

Tuesday, 7 October 2014 9:36 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Mark Quigley and Matthew Hughes talk about reliquefaction, the need for flexible fittings for replacement pipes and the impact of climate change on the coastline at Beulah Church October 8 from 11am – 12 noon.

SARA now manages community centre

SARA now manages community centre

Monday, 6 October 2014 6:46 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Residents Association took over the on-site management of the St Albans Transitional Community Centre in Colombo Street on October 6. “At 4.40pm precisely, we crossed the threshold!” SARA committee member Doug Jack with some excitement. The Residents’ …

Mt Pleasant News 2 October 2014

Mt Pleasant News 2 October 2014

Monday, 6 October 2014 11:44 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Mental Health Awareness week is coming up 

Changes to the land in Canterbury

Changes to the land in Canterbury

Monday, 6 October 2014 1:43 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: In the Know Land Hub, Beulah Church, Springfield Road 

Details of the Next Forum 15 October

Details of the Next Forum 15 October

Friday, 3 October 2014 3:25 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

 

Recovery Matters Workshops

Recovery Matters Workshops

Thursday, 2 October 2014 3:19 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Recovery Matters – community workshop flyer

Green Prescription course

Green Prescription course

Thursday, 2 October 2014 3:12 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Be Active Chch 4 Programme Term 4 A4

October St Albans News hot off the press

October St Albans News hot off the press

Sunday, 28 September 2014 1:31 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

St Albans News has had a facelift. 

Centre under community management soon

Centre under community management soon

Saturday, 27 September 2014 11:49 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Negotiations have been taking place between CCC and the St Albans Residents’ Association and it looks like SARA will be back managing the community centre from October 6. It will take a while to get things up and running but …

Last Chance to Comment on Proposals for the East

Last Chance to Comment on Proposals for the East

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 8:48 a.m. by EasternVision Popular

Mt Pleasant News 23 Sept 2014

Mt Pleasant News 23 Sept 2014

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 4:52 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

EVENTS AND COURSES Further planting bee in McCormacks Bay Reserve Sunday 28 September between 2 and 4pm. Please meet at McCormacks Bay Road at the bottom of Maffeys Road. 800 plants […]

Next Forum on 15 October

Next Forum on 15 October

Friday, 19 September 2014 9:15 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

The next open OVTRK Forum will be on 15 October at 7.30pm CPIT Wharenui cnr Coventry St and Williams St This open Forum will provide an opportunity for those involved with NGOs to share feedback on the recently released Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) Strategy for rebuilding health and wellbeing in greater Christchurch: Community in Mind Hei Puawai Waitaha - a flourishing

CanCERN breakthrough

CanCERN breakthrough

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 3:15 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

It does not include advocacy for specific claims outcomes nor does it give policy, legal, or technical advice. Those things are covered by Canterbury Insurance Assistance Service, Residential Advisory Service and the Earthquake Support Coordinator Service.