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Southern Response Mass Protest

Southern Response Mass Protest

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 3:38 p.m. by Action Popular

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Updated High Court Earthquake List

Updated High Court Earthquake List

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 12:18 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

The updated High Court list for earthquake cases involving insurance companies and EQC is available here.  The claims against insurance companies and EQC continues to grow.

GROUP ACTION AGAINST EQC – Group now forming after meeting at Cardboard Cathedral

GROUP ACTION AGAINST EQC – Group now forming after meeting at Cardboard Cathedral

Monday, 25 November 2013 10:54 p.m. by EQCGroupAction Featured Popular

Around two hundred people turned up to the Cardboard Cathedral this evening with a view to joining legal proceedings against EQC.  Law firm Anthony Harper called the meeting following a strong response to their recent call for interested homeowners to unite to take on EQC.

The Wendys Experience

The Wendys Experience

Monday, 25 November 2013 1:14 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Cantabrians help Wendys set new world record

Cantabrians help Wendy's set new world record

Monday, 25 November 2013 11:16 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Cantabrians have helped Wendy’s set a new world record with the company’s new Hornby store achieving record sales.

Trust grants over $1m to five Canterbury projects

Trust grants over $1m to five Canterbury projects

Monday, 25 November 2013 11:07 a.m. by PRNews

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust has granted over $1 million to five projects that help restore some of Canterbury’s summer activities impacted by the earthquakes.

Insurance Law: Appeal court says sum insured includes EQC payments

Insurance Law: Appeal court says sum insured includes EQC payments

Thursday, 21 November 2013 7:22 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

In Zurich Australian Insurance Ltd v BC398983 & anor [2013] NZCAS 560 the Court of Appeal allowed Zurich’s appeal from a High Court decision about earthquake damage to the Salisbury Park Apartments.  Reinstatement would cost $25M.  EQC had paid the statutory maximum of $6.8M.  However, the insurance policy had a sum insured of $12.95M.  The 

More social houses to support Canterbury rebuild

More social houses to support Canterbury rebuild

Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:20 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today turned the sod to mark the beginning of construction for Housing New Zealand’s new 26 inner city apartments and opened a further six community social housing units in Saint Albans.

Upholding Good NZ Safety (Christchurch City) Standards For Better Economy And Business Growth

Upholding Good NZ Safety (Christchurch City) Standards For Better Economy And Business Growth

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 11:50 p.m. by SarahMiller

The current emerging human resources trend today leans toward prioritizing occupational health and safety management and corporate social responsibility, two of the top pillars of business growth and development. Global organizations are gaining more awareness and interest about the impact of businesses on socio-economic equality, environmental health and the people’s way of life. The simple premise is this: when you take care of people, you take care of business.

CCC Building consents……….  For the record, no improvements here….

CCC Building consents………. For the record, no improvements here….

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 6:32 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

5.00 pm Wednesday 20th November 2013.

Commissioner commends IRD, MSD for Chch one-stop-shop

Commissioner commends IRD, MSD for Chch one-stop-shop

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 4:51 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie today commended Inland Revenue (IR) and the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) for their joint-initiative to deliver a ‘one-stop-shop’ for customers in Christchurch. The Government Office on Durham Street features the successful shared front-of-house initiative including an on-site customer service facility and on-line self-service work stations for both agencies.

Construction sector vital to help grow NZ economy - Joyce

Construction sector vital to help grow NZ economy - Joyce

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 4:50 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The construction sector is one of largest in the New Zealand economy employing 7 per cent of the workforce and growing, a new Government report shows.

Christchurch is Awesome video series

Christchurch is Awesome video series

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 12:57 p.m. by BareKiwi Recommended Featured Popular

Christchurch could become `the city of bridges’

Christchurch could become `the city of bridges’

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 9:04 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Free driving lesson to benefit drivers on quake-damaged roads

Free driving lesson to benefit drivers on quake-damaged roads

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 3:30 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: AA Driving School

Our Central City

Our Central City

Monday, 18 November 2013 6:49 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

The Christchurch city centre is ever changing of recent times but nothing like the transformation that hits a person seeing the city for the first time since the earthquake that levelled parts of our beautiful city. Yesterday my mum saw the city centre for the first time in 4 years and her reaction was that of shock and upset at the empty space.

Christchurch Rebuild Market Updates?

Christchurch Rebuild Market Updates?

Thursday, 14 November 2013 12:35 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Brilliant news! CERA has just won an award at the A&P show for the amazing place schools competition which actually really is one of the most awesome competitions that has engaged the young people of Canterbury in the Rebuild and given them a way to express positively the change we are experiencing. It was the brain child of Matthew Hooton who is doing quite a bit of work with the CCDU.

Limbo on High- after 998 days…….

Limbo on High- after 998 days…….

Thursday, 14 November 2013 9:41 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for days – (since Feb 2011)

Disaster Capitalism on Rentals?

Disaster Capitalism on Rentals?

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 5:54 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Insurance industry adjusts to a new normal

Insurance industry adjusts to a new normal

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 5:31 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release KPMG

Ridgecrest v IAG – Supreme Court

Ridgecrest v IAG – Supreme Court

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 9:34 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

The Supreme Court has granted leave to Ridgecrest New Zealand Ltd to appeal the Court of Appeal decision in its claim against IAG New Zealand Ltd in this short decision.  The case is about the ability of the insured to recover up to the sum insured for each earthquake event under the insurance policy  notwithstanding 

Iconic Christchurch trams back on track

Iconic Christchurch trams back on track

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 12:40 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The Christchurch Trams have returned to the heart of the city. Yesterday, one tram was transported from storage in Ferrymead into its city centre home at Cathedral Junction. It will be parked temporarily at Cathedral Square. More trams will move during the week. It is hoped they will be in service on Show Day (Canterbury Anniversary day) Friday 15 November.

Quirky, weird toy shop opens in Sumner

Quirky, weird toy shop opens in Sumner

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 12:30 p.m. by PRNews Popular

There’s a new toy shop coming to Sumner. You can’t buy toys there. In fact you can’t buy anything there. But CPIT art tutor Henry Sunderland says the unusual items in the Sumner Art Window will bring some cheer to people who stop to have a look.

CPIT students ripe with talent

CPIT students 'ripe' with talent

Monday, 11 November 2013 10:27 p.m. by CPIT Popular

A strait-jacket showing the frustration of insomnia and artworks made from quake-damaged homes are among works from CPIT’s Bachelor of Design students opening November 12 in the atrium. RIPE, an exhibition of the best works from students specialising in applied visual art, multi-media design and visual communication, will be on display until November 21 at CPIT as part of the Creative Festival.

Positive Rumblings from the East

Positive Rumblings from the East

Monday, 11 November 2013 5:08 p.m. by andreac414

 

Wendys reopens in Christchurch with new Hornby restaurant

Wendy's reopens in Christchurch with new Hornby restaurant

Monday, 11 November 2013 1:20 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Wendy’s has reopened in Christchurch at long last, with the new Wendy’s Hornby opening its doors to the public today.

 Adaptation is Key as Rebuild and Recovery Progresses - Website version 4.0

Adaptation is Key as Rebuild and Recovery Progresses - Website version 4.0

Monday, 11 November 2013 12:32 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Featured Popular

1163 days, 3 major revisions and 10 million hits later has undertaken its biggest evolution to date.

Independent Fisheries confirms closure of processing plant

Independent Fisheries confirms closure of processing plant

Friday, 8 November 2013 5:50 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch-based fishing company Independent Fisheries Ltd has confirmed today that it will be closing its processing facility at Woolston, in line with a proposal presented to staff in mid-October.

CanCERN Newsletter #107 - 8 November 2013

CanCERN Newsletter #107 - 8 November 2013

Friday, 8 November 2013 5:33 p.m. by CanCERN Popular


Volunteers return to the Cathedral Square Police Kiosk

Volunteers return to the Cathedral Square Police Kiosk

Friday, 8 November 2013 1:35 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch's Cathedral Square Police Kiosk Volunteers will be returning to work at the iconic central city kiosk for the first time in nearly three years on Monday, 11 November 2013.

GROUP ACTION AGAINST EQC – Meeting to be held at Cardboard Cathedral

GROUP ACTION AGAINST EQC – Meeting to be held at Cardboard Cathedral

Friday, 8 November 2013 12:21 p.m. by EQCGroupAction Featured Popular

Law firm Anthony Harper has received strong support for a possible group action against EQC.

Expanding Christchurch nightlife all set for Cup Week next week

Expanding Christchurch nightlife all set for Cup Week next week

Friday, 8 November 2013 10:28 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Christchurch nightlife, including restaurants, bars and cafes, back is back to 90 percent of pre-earthquake levels, University of Canterbury (UC) researcher Dr Sussie Morrish says.

Latest research from earthquakes- health, engineering and miscellaneous

Latest research from earthquakes- health, engineering and miscellaneous

Thursday, 7 November 2013 4:16 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

 AL Pearson, S Kingham, P Mitchell, P Apparicio – Spatial and Spatio-temporal …, 2013

Planning ahead for repairs and rebuilds - IAG

Planning ahead for repairs and rebuilds - IAG

Thursday, 7 November 2013 1:09 p.m. by IAGinsurance Featured Popular

While you’re involved in all steps of the process, there are three steps where your involvement is particularly important:

Park side development land offers unrivalled opportunity

Park side development land 'offers unrivalled opportunity'

Thursday, 7 November 2013 12:44 p.m. by PRNews Popular

A half-hectare vacant Christchurch corner development site opposite the Avon River and once home to the unit-titled Terrace on the Park apartment complex has been placed on the market for sale.

Air New Zealand increases flights

Air New Zealand increases flights

Thursday, 7 November 2013 12:15 p.m. by travelmagazine

Air New Zealand is boosting Pacific Island routes and will operate a third season of its Auckland to Bali service.

INSURERS RECEIVED “700 PORT HILLS HOMES ON UNSTABLE LAND” REPORT ON 5 NOVEMBER

INSURERS RECEIVED “700 PORT HILLS HOMES ON UNSTABLE LAND” REPORT ON 5 NOVEMBER

Thursday, 7 November 2013 10:25 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Press Release: The Insurance Council of New Zealand provided the following comments for The Press:

Women in trades - new initiatives at CPIT

Women in trades - new initiatives at CPIT

Thursday, 7 November 2013 9:49 a.m. by CPIT Popular

CPIT is encouraging more women to consider a career in trades, announcing new scholarships and adding a new Top Female Trades student award at the annual Trades Innovation Institute (TII) celebration of achievement in trades training night on 5 November. "I am pleased to announce our new package of Women in Trades scholarships that will help women to retrain for a career in trades," CPIT CE Kay Giles said. "Working closely with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, we are develop ...

Touring Christchurch...

Touring Christchurch...

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 2:20 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

 

“On Track”: More Insurance Spin! – Guest blog by Herman Meijburg

“On Track”: More Insurance Spin! – Guest blog by Herman Meijburg

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 10:01 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

At first sight the data sketch an optimistic picture, but statistics require “close reading” in order for us to understand exactly what information we are looking at. On March 1 2013, I posted a on the Christchurch Fiasco website dealing with the latest figures on the residential rebuild as presented by Michael Wright in the Christchurch Press. In comparison with those statistics we now seem to have a more accurate account of the number of damaged homes in the greater ...

HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS GATHER TO HEAL CHRISTCHURCH

HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS GATHER TO HEAL CHRISTCHURCH

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 3:40 p.m. by HealChristchurch Popular

Auditor-General’s report, Earthquake Commission: Managing the Canterbury Home Repair Programme

Auditor-General’s report, Earthquake Commission: Managing the Canterbury Home Repair Programme

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 3:32 p.m. by Swiggs Recommended Popular

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NPDC helps with Chch rebuild

NPDC helps with Chch rebuild

Monday, 4 November 2013 4:50 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Media Release: New Plymouth District Council

Insurance concern in Christchurch says Property Council

Insurance concern in Christchurch says Property Council

Monday, 4 November 2013 4:48 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Media Release: Property Council NZ

Labour’s KiwiAssure raises some questions too.

Labour’s KiwiAssure raises some questions too.

Monday, 4 November 2013 2:46 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

As I mentioned in my previous blog there are some very important questions for Labour to clarify and answer regarding their proposal to revisit the way we insure our homes and businesses in the future in relation to Labour’s new …

CASH SETTLEMENTS BEWARE – Guest Blog by Kevin Seque

CASH SETTLEMENTS BEWARE – Guest Blog by Kevin Seque

Monday, 4 November 2013 2:27 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Featured Popular


CanCERN Newsletter #106 -  1 November  2013

CanCERN Newsletter #106 - 1 November 2013

Monday, 4 November 2013 2:09 p.m. by CanCERN Recommended Popular


Authorities concerned at asbestos management in Canterbury

Authorities concerned at asbestos management in Canterbury

Monday, 4 November 2013 1:39 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Joint Media Release: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Canterbury Medical Officer

Rev Mike Colemans silent protest

Rev Mike Coleman's silent protest

Monday, 4 November 2013 10:58 a.m. by Coleman Popular

Kiwi insurance ill-conceived back to the future policy

Kiwi insurance ill-conceived back to the future policy

Monday, 4 November 2013 10:39 a.m. by PRNews

The Labour Party today announced that if elected to Government in 2014 it would establish KiwiAssure offering home, contents and vehicle insurance, along with cover for small business plant and equipment.

Westpac confirms move back into Christchurch CBD

Westpac confirms move back into Christchurch CBD

Monday, 4 November 2013 10:35 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Westpac New will be moving into state of the art premises and transferring its operations, support services, business bankers and a flagship branch into a prime position in the new Christchurch CBD.

Education Minister should call it quits over Phillipstown debacle

Education Minister should call it quits over Phillipstown debacle

Monday, 4 November 2013 10:34 a.m. by PRNews

Education spokesperson Tracey Martin says that today’s announcement that Hekia Parata won’t appeal the High Court’s ruling that the merger with Woolston School was unlawful; it is a victory for the school community which fought so hard for what it believed in.

The continuing saga of a beseiged building owner in the Christchurch CBD… part 130

The continuing saga of a beseiged building owner in the Christchurch CBD… part 130

Sunday, 3 November 2013 4:48 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

There was an interesting article by Liz McDonald in the CHCH Press 30th October 2013,  talking about the potential for the oversupply of office space that looks like it may become an issue for the city. Link Here: 

A Change of Heart: the Labour Party has put disaster coverage on the agenda- some sense at last!

A Change of Heart: the Labour Party has put disaster coverage on the agenda- some sense at last!

Sunday, 3 November 2013 1:04 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Here in Christchurch we have been struggling with our insurance companies for well over three years. Through the often heart-breaking stories of affected Cantabrians, as regularly reported in the media, people have become aware that the way insurance companies have operated post quakes has complicated the recovery and the lives of many. Political parties have woken up to the idea that something has to be done to prevent such a fiasco from happening again. New Zealand First and now the ...