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EQC on-sold liability could cost as much as $1 billion

EQC 'on-sold' liability could cost as much as $1 billion

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 12:43 p.m. by EQCFix

Christchurch "on-sold" homeowners could wait as long as 18 months to know who will pay for their over-cap re-repairs and unscoped damage.

Christchurch re-repairs cost EQC $270m in total

Christchurch re-repairs cost EQC $270m in total

Friday, 6 April 2018 12:26 p.m. by EQCFix

From , 5:07 pm on 5 April 2018

Christchurch City Council Building Compliance issues…. again

Christchurch City Council Building Compliance issues…. again

Thursday, 5 April 2018 8:44 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

What is new in Lower High St? We are having issues with the CCC regarding our Code of Compliance.  No,  it is not Structural, or Fire safety, or public safety….  that is too obvious!   CCC Building Consents are refusing …

Christchurch House Buyers guide for Beginners.. Earthquake Houses 101

Christchurch House Buyers guide for Beginners.. Earthquake Houses 101

Thursday, 15 March 2018 7:45 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

A beginner’s guide to buying a house in Christchurch.  Earthquake Houses 101. This was written for one of my sons, In an attempt to save him some grief. Apologies for the length this is fraught with difficulty. I have been …

EQCs annual legal costs still increasing, seven years on from Canterbury quakes

EQC's annual legal costs still increasing, seven years on from Canterbury quakes

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 2:26 p.m. by EQCFix

The Earthquake Commission's (EQC) yearly legal spend continues to grow as Canterbury earthquake court cases keep rolling in.

OVTRK Update March 2018

OVTRK Update March 2018

Monday, 5 March 2018 9:24 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Welcome to March 2018 – where have January and February gone?! Since the last update we have continued to focus on promoting recognition and respect of the broad range of Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) in the development of strategy and policy for Greater Christchurch. We have continued to collate resources on Valuing TSOs which highlight activities that rely on generosity as well as

Road Cone Day.. High Street 7 years after the 22nd February 2010 Earthquakes..

Road Cone Day.. High Street 7 years after the 22nd February 2010 Earthquakes..

Thursday, 22 February 2018 6:00 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

It is “Road Cone Day” today.  When Christchurch remembers those that died, in a uniquely Christchurch fashion. That dreaded day has come around again,  when we all pause for reflection.  The 22nd of February 2010, the day that changed the …

Road Cone Day.. High Street 7 years after the 22nd February 2011 Earthquakes..

Road Cone Day.. High Street 7 years after the 22nd February 2011 Earthquakes..

Thursday, 22 February 2018 6:00 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

It is “Road Cone Day” today.  When Christchurch remembers those that died, in a uniquely Christchurch fashion. That dreaded day has come around again,  when we all pause for reflection.  The 22nd of February 2011, the day that changed the …

Protesters confront PM over EQC delays

Protesters confront PM over EQC delays

Thursday, 15 February 2018 5:00 p.m. by EQCFix

Nearly seven years on from the Christchurch earthquake, some residents with quake-damaged homes today protested the thousands of unresolved earthquake insurance claims.

Homeowners struggling with Earthquake Commission claims get welcome news

Homeowners struggling with Earthquake Commission claims get welcome news

Saturday, 23 December 2017 6:44 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

More than 3500 homeowners are still struggling with unsettled Earthquake Commission (EQC) claims.

High Street issues drag on for 7 years…

High Street issues drag on for 7 years…

Friday, 22 December 2017 10:14 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

What is new in High Street?… High Street has been closed for nearly 7 years. The last street in the city to get any attention.  (Have you considered that this is longer than World War 11 lasted).       As you know …

OVTRK Update December 2017

OVTRK Update December 2017

Saturday, 2 December 2017 3:13 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

HAPPY HOLYDAYS everyone! Following the election the OVTRK Organising Group and the Greater Christchurch Partnership (GCP) committee have now finalised our Working Agreement. This is part of the OVTRK commitment to creating meaningful communication conduits for Third Sector voices so that they shall be heard in deliberations on Strategy and Policy in Greater Christchurch. The recent

Duncan’s Building in High Street vs Digger…

Duncan’s Building in High Street vs Digger…

Thursday, 30 November 2017 9:25 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

High Street News Flash: I have been told by a contractor that the street in front of the Duncan’s Buildings will be opened on Monday, one way.  I have had no notification of this from the CCC but I would …

How not to repair a Heritage Bulding in the Christchurch CBD… Dirty 30’s again….

How not to repair a Heritage Bulding in the Christchurch CBD… Dirty 30’s again….

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 9:54 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

What is new in High Street. The Watson’s frontage has been purchased by Shaun Stockman.  An Excellent outcome for the street as he is a very proactive landowner, who has a flare with heritage buildings.  (Although, as you know, I …

AyoAyo!

AyoAyo!

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 2:51 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

CHRISTCHURCH — Reflected in Global Eyes

CHRISTCHURCH — Reflected in Global Eyes

Wednesday, 8 November 2017 3:30 a.m. by MakingChristchurch Popular

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD… St Asaph Street debacle..

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD… St Asaph Street debacle..

Sunday, 5 November 2017 9:14 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

What is New in High Street? I see that Barry Watson has finally decided to put his frontage on the market for sale.  Personally I have serious reservations about the efficacy of “facadism”.  My experience is that the cost of …

Red Zone options miss the mark

Red Zone options miss the mark

Wednesday, 1 November 2017 11:31 a.m. by greeningtheredzone Featured Popular

 

New Christchurch Rebuild Minister wants EQC royal commission

New Christchurch Rebuild Minister wants EQC royal commission

Thursday, 26 October 2017 1:10 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

The new Christchurch rebuild minister is determined to see a royal commission of inquiry into defective Earthquake Commission (EQC) repairs.

Welcome to Lilllydale

Welcome to Lilllydale

Friday, 20 October 2017 1:27 p.m. by GapFiller

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…Demolition..

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…Demolition..

Monday, 16 October 2017 8:59 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

What is new in High Street… It took 4 hours to sort it with a digger…   All jokes aside, one would have to ask why it took nearly 7 years for the issue of 135 High Street to be …

Southern ­Response aftershock

Southern ­Response aftershock

Sunday, 15 October 2017 10:50 a.m. by EQCFix Popular

The NZ Herald is reporting that Southern ­Response, the Government-owned company settling AMI's earthquake claims, has kept information from customers. The article reports that in some cases the withholding of "hidden" DRA's has resulted in lower settlement payouts.

Reconnecting the east to the city

Reconnecting the east to the city

Thursday, 12 October 2017 1:52 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

On Sunday the Mayor will open Te Ara Ōtākaro, the transitional Avon River trail, not by cutting a ribbon, but by tying the two broken ends of the ribbon together symbolising the reconnection of the east with the city.

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…The Tram…

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…The Tram…

Thursday, 12 October 2017 9:13 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

What is New in High Street? The Press has an article about the Tram that was supposed to run down our end of the street.   I note that we get a mention in the comments again.  Link Here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/97717158/shakeup-of-christchurch-transport-plan-proposed     I …

Lawyer Today Files Multiple Claims in the High Court Against EQC For Botched Repairs

Lawyer Today Files Multiple Claims in the High Court Against EQC For Botched Repairs

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 10:05 a.m. by EQCFix Popular

That’s how Lawyer Andrew Hooker describes the issue of houses with failed EQC repairs, owned by people who did not own them at the time of the repairs.
 
Shine Lawyers have today filed in the High Court a number of separate claims against the Earthquake Commission on behalf of people who have purchased houses that they subsequently discovered, were not properly repaired by EQC. Mr Hooker says this is different to most of the cases that have been filed to date because those are brought ...

Let’s grow a healthy garden city

Let’s grow a healthy garden city

Thursday, 5 October 2017 5:24 a.m. by MakingChristchurch

Gap Filler with Christchurch International Airport

Gap Filler with Christchurch International Airport

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 10:07 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Ping Pongs goes to Christchurch International Airport!

Ping Pongs goes to Christchurch International Airport!

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 10:07 a.m. by GapFiller

Ping Pong tables travel to Christchurch International Airport!

Ping Pong tables travel to Christchurch International Airport!

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 10:07 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Meet our interns!

Meet our interns!

Monday, 25 September 2017 10:54 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

The structures that support bad transport decisions

The structures that support bad transport decisions

Thursday, 14 September 2017 7:28 a.m. by MakingChristchurch Popular

Aftershock: The debacle of shoddy Christchurch earthquake repairs

Aftershock: The debacle of shoddy Christchurch earthquake repairs

Sunday, 3 September 2017 1:48 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

By Kurt Bayer, NZ Herald 

Eleventh hour change by IAG over Christchurch quake deadline

Eleventh hour change by IAG over Christchurch quake deadline

Thursday, 31 August 2017 6:20 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

Hundreds of Christchurch residents with quake damaged homes could be caught out after IAG revealed it is going to apply a statute of limitations defence against future claims, starting from tomorrow. 

OVTRK Update August 2017

OVTRK Update August 2017

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 2:43 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

To keep you in the loop at this (nearly) Spring, busy time in the lead up to the election the OVTRK Organising Group has been following up from the: Report from 2017 FORUM on June 29 Celebrating Matariki and the Voices of the Third Sector and making connections for us and our children after us We have updated the

Important date looms for home owners with outstanding Christchurch earthquake claims

Important date looms for home owners with outstanding Christchurch earthquake claims

Monday, 28 August 2017 10:23 p.m. by EQCFix Popular


Saturday August 21, 2017

High Street again…7 years on

High Street again…7 years on

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 10:01 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

So What’s new in High Street. Work on the Peeble’s units has ground to a halt,  It has been over 4 weeks since any progress has been made.  I have not had a clear answer as to the reasons? At …

Christchurch Earthquake Images - New Book

Christchurch Earthquake Images - New Book

Saturday, 15 July 2017 7:14 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

The city of Christchurch has changed dramatically over the last seven years as a result of the repeated earthquakes in the area. is a collection of photos starting from the morning of the 4th September 2010 earthquake through to June 2017 when I photographed the ruins of Christchurch Cathedral. The first few pages show before and after images of one of the intersections in town - illustrating how some areas have been rebuilt although there is still a lot of work to be done. Other shots include ...

Report from 2017 FORUM on June 29

Report from 2017 FORUM on June 29

Monday, 10 July 2017 3:37 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Celebrating Matariki and the Voices of the Third Sector and making connections for us and our children after us

The hell of being stuck in EQC limbo in a sleepout in winter with two young children

The hell of being stuck in EQC limbo in a sleepout in winter with two young children

Sunday, 9 July 2017 6:20 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

VICKI ANDERSON. Last updated 09:49, July 8 2017. Stuff.

Time running out for earthquake claimants to litigate against insurers: advisory service

Time running out for earthquake claimants to litigate against insurers: advisory service

Saturday, 8 July 2017 1:49 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

The Residential Advisory Service (Ras) is telling earthquake claimants to get in before it is too late. Some insurers can claim their Limitations Act defence against litigation as of September 4. A Ras spokesman said claimants still dealing with EQC should contact their private insurer if there was even a chance their claim could go over cap......

New game for Super Street Arcade – SPACE RAIDERS!

New game for Super Street Arcade – SPACE RAIDERS!

Thursday, 22 June 2017 2:51 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Space Raiders

Space Raiders

Thursday, 22 June 2017 2:51 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

MATARIKI RISES AGAIN IN THE RED ZONE

MATARIKI RISES AGAIN IN THE RED ZONE

Friday, 16 June 2017 12:02 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

Matariki, the constellation of stars that signals the Maori new year, rises over the red zone again this month and will be marked by the return of Matariki in the Zone on 25 June.

Duncan’s Buildings again…..

Duncan’s Buildings again…..

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 3:28 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

When I finished choking on my coffee this morning, I laughed.  

Breaking deadlocks in Christchurch

Breaking deadlocks in Christchurch

Monday, 12 June 2017 7:37 a.m. by MakingChristchurch

EQC has acknowledged it got the repairs wrong, but wont help fix it

EQC has acknowledged it got the repairs wrong, but won't help fix it

Thursday, 1 June 2017 10:09 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

The Press, June 1 2017

OPEN CITY – now live!

OPEN CITY – now live!

Thursday, 1 June 2017 1:35 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

OPEN CITY – COMING SOON!

OPEN CITY – COMING SOON!

Thursday, 1 June 2017 1:35 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Duncan’s Building Rebuild

Duncan’s Building Rebuild

Monday, 29 May 2017 2:40 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

News Update:  I have just been sent this link. This is what is planned for the back of the Duncan’s Buildings.  The 8 Units owned by the Peeble’s group. It is so far off the original design that I find …

Avon-Ōtākaro river trail taking shape

Avon-Ōtākaro river trail taking shape

Monday, 29 May 2017 1:42 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

Thursday, 25 May 2017 3:28 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

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Dirty 30’s Heritage saga continues

Dirty 30’s Heritage saga continues

Thursday, 25 May 2017 8:32 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Oh dear, such emotive wording…  Link Here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/92863275/council-goes-after-central-christchurchs-dirty-30-building-owners-who-are-kicking-the-city-in-the-face The irony is, as my readers know so well, is that we have been trying for years to get the CCC et al to address these issues.  Sadly, when the CCC finally …

EQC repair nightmare for Christchurch familys burnt and quake-hit home

EQC repair nightmare for Christchurch family's burnt and quake-hit home

Monday, 22 May 2017 1:44 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

The Press, May 22 2017

CCC Regeneration letter…

CCC Regeneration letter…

Friday, 19 May 2017 10:12 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

News Flash – Hot off the Press: I have just opened my mail. When I finished choking on my very nice Sauvignon blanc,  I see that the CCC has sent out a letter telling me, and 30 other building owners, …

Duncan’s Buildings Demolitions…

Duncan’s Buildings Demolitions…

Friday, 19 May 2017 9:32 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

What is New in Lower High Street? On Monday 22nd May 2017,  two of the Duncan’s units will be completely demolished. These are the last 2 units at the north end.  The demolition has been authorised by LINZ (Land Information …