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Recovery In High Street drags on and on and on….

Recovery In High Street drags on and on and on….

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 6:01 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

What is new in High Street? Well this is getting interesting, finally after 8 years,  sort off…. for some people…..  hum…. with a few qualifications……. Consortium group has opened some of their rebuild Duncan’s units and the first tenants have …

Report from 2019 Forum

Report from 2019 Forum

Friday, 26 April 2019 12:45 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

OVTRK Forum on 1st April 2019 on Decision-Making for the Wellbeing Budget Report - from Adie Gray's presentation and from the four discussion groups The One Voice Te Reo Kotahi kaupapa was supported by Mananui Ramsden leading us in a mihi whakatau to open the Forum. Adie Gray, Statistics NZ Maori Partnership and Design Lead, then gave an overview of links between the work of Statistics NZ

High Street closed for 8 years and still counting….

High Street closed for 8 years and still counting….

Friday, 22 February 2019 9:11 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Who would have thought it?  Eight years on from the 22nd February 2011 quake and lower High Street is still closed. Today is a funny day in Christchurch, everyone is very thoughtful as we consider our changed lives, altered personalities …

OVTRK 2019 Forum

OVTRK 2019 Forum

Monday, 18 February 2019 3:55 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

For us and our children after us     Mō tātou ā mō kā uri ā muri ake nei    Ngāi Tahu whakataukī   Decision-making for the Wellbeing Budget Monday 1 April 7 – 9pm at Environment Canterbury (car park access off St Asaph St) We will gather at 7pm for light refreshments provided by koha from CCC The Forum will start promptly at 7.30pm New Zealand is about to implement its first

High Street Rebuild Saga drags on….8 years

High Street Rebuild Saga drags on….8 years

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 11:12 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

So What is new in High Street? The good news is that the supporting steel is starting to come off the 8 Duncans Units that Consortium owns.  This is massive progress after 8 years.  (Rumor has it that 6 of …

OVTRK Update October 2018

OVTRK Update October 2018

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 10:28 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Kia ora koutou First, we hope you find this Update to the Sector Report and Actions tab on the onevoicetereokotahi.blogspot.co.nz has a number of interesting snippets. In particular we draw your attention to the offer from BENEFACTION about how they work with Third Sector Organisations (TSOs). They are keen to work across the breadth of the Third Sector. As the OVTRK Organising Group (OG)

High Street Earthquake Saga drags on for 8 years…

High Street Earthquake Saga drags on for 8 years…

Sunday, 7 October 2018 10:40 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

What is New in High Street? The only street in the Christchurch CBD that has been closed for 8 years…. Rumour: One of my neighbours has just settled with his Insurance company after 8 years… One of the “dirty 30’s …

High Street makes some progress…

High Street makes some progress…

Friday, 6 July 2018 8:55 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Whats new in High Street? Much to our astonishment and delight we have progress in High Street. The building owner next door, on the North side, has finally put his building up for auction. The figure it sold for was …

Report from 2018 MATARIKI FORUM on 18 June

Report from 2018 MATARIKI FORUM on 18 June

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 1:21 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

This year the topic was: Big    New    Ideas for ourselves and our children after us mō tātou ā mō kā uri ā muri ake nei After the mihi whakatau from Kaharoa Manihera representing mana whenua, the Forum began with an address from our Third Sector Minister Hon. Peeni Henare. The Minster emphasised his openness to Big New Ideas for the Third Sector and shared some of his thinking. This was

Ministerial advisers critical EQC report calls for wide-ranging changes - Stuff Report

Ministerial adviser's critical EQC report calls for wide-ranging changes - Stuff Report

Wednesday, 6 June 2018 6:05 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

A highly critical report of the Earthquake Commission (EQC) suggests it is hamstrung by disorder and dysfunction and calls for ministerial intervention to resolve outstanding claims.

Christchurch house foundations estimated at more than $4.5b to repair

Christchurch house foundations estimated at more than $4.5b to repair

Monday, 28 May 2018 12:48 p.m. by EQCFix

Botched earthquake repairs are just the "tip of the quakeberg" and ignoring major foundation damage could prove catastrophic for Christchurch and taxpayers, a leading academic says.

OVTRK Matariki 2018 Forum

OVTRK Matariki 2018 Forum

Thursday, 24 May 2018 9:54 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Monday June 18 5-7pm at Environment Canterbury - car park access off St Asaph St light refreshments provided by koha from CCC Our Third Sector Minister Hon. Peeni Henare joins our kōrero Big    New    Ideas For us our children after us Mō tātou ā mō kā uri ā muri ake nei Ngāi Tahu whakataukī

Government to launch EQ insurance tribunal and public inquiry into EQC

Government to launch EQ insurance tribunal and public inquiry into EQC

Friday, 18 May 2018 9:07 a.m. by EQCFix

As reported in  17 may 2018:

‘We thought we were buying our future’

‘We thought we were buying our future’

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 11:21 p.m. by EQCFix

From Checkpoint, 5:15 pm on 9 May 2018
John Campbell, Checkpoint Presenter

When EQC pays over its $100,000 cap

When EQC pays over its $100,000 cap

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 11:18 p.m. by EQCFix

EQC chief executive Sid Miller told Checkpoint last week that the law does not allow EQC to pay over the $100,000 cap, but we've since heard from homeowners who say it did just that. And a barrister tells us why EQC might be liable after all.

Christchurchs rocky foundations and cheap fixes

Christchurch's rocky foundations and cheap fixes

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 11:12 p.m. by EQCFix

Christchurch has such crap house foundations, says Aucklander Bevan Craig of Underfoot Services. No, really.

It was using rubble concrete in its ring foundations until the 1960s when the practice ought to have been phased out in the 1920s. And right up to the earthquakes, new homes were being built without reinforcing mesh in their concrete pads because it saved a buck or two. That is the penny-pinching mentality you are up against.

EQC finds extra 949 unresolved claims during system upgrade

EQC finds extra 949 unresolved claims during system upgrade

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 3:11 p.m. by EQCFix

The Press reports the Earthquake Commission (EQC) has found an extra 949 open insurance claims from the Christchurch earthquakes, bringing the total number up to 3617. 

EQC may release repair information to prospective home buyers under planned law changes

EQC may release repair information to prospective home buyers under planned law changes

Tuesday, 1 May 2018 9:29 p.m. by EQCFix

The Press reports, planned changes to how the Earthquake Commission (EQC) works could mean the agency will give repair information to those considering buying a home. 

EQCs clauses muzzle criticism and complaints

EQC's clauses muzzle criticism and complaints

Tuesday, 1 May 2018 9:25 p.m. by EQCFix

The Press reports homeowners are being ordered not to publicly criticise or complain about the Earthquake Commission (EQC) in order to receive agreed payouts.

Fletcher CEO denies responsibility for botched quake repairs

Fletcher CEO denies responsibility for botched quake repairs

Friday, 27 April 2018 9:50 a.m. by EQCFix

Newshub's Patrick Gower reports Fletcher Building CEO Ross Taylor denies his company's partly responsible for botched earthquake repairs.

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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

Wonder Wheels: Year 6 students organise pop-up roller skating event

Wonder Wheels: Year 6 students organise pop-up roller skating event

Monday, 25 September 2017 11:35 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Meet our interns!

Meet our interns!

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

CitySide: our first work alongside one of the anchor projects

CitySide: our first work alongside one of the anchor projects

Friday, 22 September 2017 4:58 p.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

Co[de]Create : Students games tested on Super Street Arcade

Co[de]Create : Students games tested on Super Street Arcade

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 8:17 a.m. by GapFiller 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


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