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MBIE – A Seismic Slight of Hand and at Worst Fraud?

MBIE – A Seismic Slight of Hand and at Worst Fraud?

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 6:00 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

And it’s happening right under your nose. For me, throughout the post-earthquake phase, probably the most critical and cynical practice that I have witnessed taking place right across the city during the course of the settlement of insurance claims, is …

Liquefaction or Putrification?

Liquefaction or Putrification?

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 10:58 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Sometimes things smell and sometimes they really pong – but even when you look you can’t find the source – yet the smell lingers thickly in the air – I’m sure you’ve all had that experience. I really couldn’t go past this one, …

Liquefaction or Putrifaction?

Liquefaction or Putrifaction?

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 10:58 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Sometimes things smell and sometimes they really pong – but even when you look you can’t find the source – yet the smell lingers thickly in the air – I’m sure you’ve all had that experience. I really couldn’t go past this one, …

Customer e-newsletter #8

Customer e-newsletter #8

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 9:02 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Click  to view our latest customer e-newsletter, released 11th August 2015.

The ‘Rebuild Black Hole’ – Guest post by Herman Meijburg

The ‘Rebuild Black Hole’ – Guest post by Herman Meijburg

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 2:58 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Figures and comments show that it is not going well in Canterbury, five years after the earthquake sequence began. With the latest figures out from the Insurance Council (3 News, August 10th, 2015) it is time to look at the …

Insurers settle record Canterbury claims

Insurers settle record Canterbury claims

Monday, 10 August 2015 12:54 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today that private insurers have settled a record number of residential claims in the last quarter since the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.  

 Christchurch up and riding from today with Spark Bikes

Christchurch up and riding from today with Spark Bikes

Monday, 10 August 2015 12:19 p.m. by PRNews Popular

After months of fundraising, meticulous planning and old fashioned hard work, the Christchurch Community Bike Share Scheme, AKA Spark Bikes, finally hit the road today.

Another Cathedral Judgment

Another Cathedral Judgment

Sunday, 9 August 2015 2:34 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

In a judgment 5 August 2015 in Church Property Trustees v Attorney General & Anor [2015] NZHC 1843 the High Court (Dunningham J) discussed the consequences of the breach of trust by the CPT in spending $4.7M of the insurance proceeds for the Cathedral on the cardboard cathedral in Latimer Square.  CPT had recently transferred funds to cover the payment, so there was no need for any orders against it.  The Court decided that the payment for Cathedral contents was not required to be used for t ...

Documentary showcasing Christchurch’s creative recovery to premiere at NZIFF

Documentary showcasing Christchurch’s creative recovery to premiere at NZIFF

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 1:13 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

A new feature-length documentary from award-winning Christchurch director Peter Young will be shown for the first time at NZIFF - Christchurch, 7-23 August 2015.

Newsletter #7- Kelly & Avonside

Newsletter #7- Kelly & Avonside

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 12:25 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Here is a link to our most recent newsletter.    

An MBIE Guideline Breakthrough…

An MBIE Guideline Breakthrough…

Monday, 3 August 2015 12:00 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

If a homeowner’s insurance policy provides for a repair to be undertaken, then this is a private contractual matter that should be adhered to by both parties and governed by only the law of contract. The MBIE Guidance document does …

New red zone offer

New red zone offer

Sunday, 2 August 2015 10:21 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Cera has published its later red zone offer.  Details are below. Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan The Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan has now been approved and released The Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan [PDF 716KB, 32 Pages] The media release announcing The Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan » The Recovery Plan confirms the following Crown offers: For all vacant red zone land: a new Crown offer at 100% of the 2007/08 rateable land value. For all insured commerci ...

How Print Management Can Save Money?

How Print Management Can Save Money?

Saturday, 1 August 2015 11:03 p.m. by proclaim Popular

My Archives

My Archives

Saturday, 1 August 2015 3:06 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

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SUBMISSION ON THE DRAFT TRANSITION PLAN - Deon Swiggs

SUBMISSION ON THE DRAFT TRANSITION PLAN - Deon Swiggs

Thursday, 30 July 2015 4:05 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Views Sought on Growing Food in the Red Zone

Views Sought on Growing Food in the Red Zone

Thursday, 30 July 2015 10:24 a.m. by PRNews Popular

The Food Resilience Network is hosting a public consultation session on options for growing food in the Christchurch Residential Red Zone. The session will be held this Sunday, 2 August, 11am-3pm in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitors’ Centre.

PARKIN v VERO INSURANCE NEW ZEALAND – Summary by Sarah

PARKIN v VERO INSURANCE NEW ZEALAND – Summary by Sarah

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 7:00 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

PARKIN v VERO INSURANCE NEW ZEALAND LIMITED [2015] NZHC 1675 [17 July] Facts: Parkin owned a house in Lyttleton which was damaged somewhat in the September 4th earthquake and then more substantially in the Feb 22, 2011 earthquake. The house …

Temporary projects leave long-lasting legacy

Temporary projects leave long-lasting legacy

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 4:14 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Temporary projects leave long-lasting legacy

Deputy Ombudsman forced to take information from MBIE- by Change.org

Deputy Ombudsman forced to take information from MBIE- by Change.org

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 7:40 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Deputy Ombudsman forced to take information from MBIE. – Update on “Rt Hon. John Key – Prime Minister, Hon. Gerry Brownlee – Minister Responsible for: Canterbury Earthquake, EQC, Southern Response, Hon. Nick Smith – Minister Responsible for Building and Housing, …

Transition Plan Submission – Empowered Christchurch

Transition Plan Submission – Empowered Christchurch

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 5:26 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

Another step forward in restoring the red zone

Another step forward in restoring the red zone

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 11:52 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

School students from local primary and secondary schools will plant another thousand native seedlings at Anzac Drive Reserve this week while environmental artists Martin Hill and Philippa Jones create a life size sculpture on site.

Know the Land You Have – Event organized by Claimants4Claimants

Know the Land You Have – Event organized by Claimants4Claimants

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 10:06 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

You are invited to the following event: Know the Land You Have – A Forum for Canterbury Homeowners Event to be held at the following time, date and location: Thursday, 13 August 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (NZST) …

Supreme Court Judgement: Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd V Avonside Holdings Ltd

Supreme Court Judgement: Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd V Avonside Holdings Ltd

Monday, 27 July 2015 8:52 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Our main objective is to see Cantabrians in safe, quality homes as quickly as circumstances allow.

Canterbury Claimants Event – 13th August 2015

Canterbury Claimants Event – 13th August 2015

Monday, 27 July 2015 2:51 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

Canterbury Claimants have just released a event focused on land issues and looks like they will also provide a general update on court proceedings.  Well worth attending and by showing up at these events it is a way to demonstrate how wide spread these issues still are for Canterbury. 

The Winding Up of AMI Insurance Ltd is Attracting Attention

The Winding Up of AMI Insurance Ltd is Attracting Attention

Monday, 27 July 2015 2:09 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

  Insurance Business New Zealand’s have reported the following “An IAG spokesman said the group’s view (that’s us) was based on a misunderstanding.  Head of corporate communications Craig Dowling told Insurance Business the restructure of AMI’s business in 2012 had not been designed to disadvantage anyone, but to enable a separation of AMI’s earthquake liabilities.” We strongly suggest […]

Kelly/EQC/Southern Response- Court says Earthquake Caused Damage

Kelly/EQC/Southern Response- Court says Earthquake Caused Damage

Sunday, 26 July 2015 10:03 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

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Kelly/EQC/Southern Response

Kelly/EQC/Southern Response

Sunday, 26 July 2015 10:03 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

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Kelly/EQC/Southern Response- Court says Earthquake Caused Damage- not wind/flax bush

Kelly/EQC/Southern Response- Court says Earthquake Caused Damage- not wind/flax bush

Sunday, 26 July 2015 10:03 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Introduction On 22 July 2015 the High Court (Mander J) released the 107 page judgment in C & S Kelly Properties Ltd v EQC & Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd [2015] NZHC 1690. This was the case where the primary issue was whether the damage to the foundations (floor differential 88mm) was caused by the earthquake(s).  EQC & Southern Response said that the earthquake(s) did not damage the foundations and the differential was caused by the wind, a flax bush and/or had existed s ...

Why you should have a say in on the Transition Plan

Why you should have a say in on the Transition Plan

Friday, 24 July 2015 8:26 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

With less than one week to go until submissions close on the draft transitional plan I encourage you to take 30 minutes of your time out now, read this and then have your say in any way you feel comfortable.

Not to be missed! Gerry’s on the Menu.

Not to be missed! Gerry’s on the Menu.

Friday, 24 July 2015 7:25 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/70174776/gerry-brownlee-the-centrefold-in-cafe-c1-espressos-new-menu Cut out and enjoy! Personally I’d go with the frock. Clever advertising for the restaurant.Filed under: Uncategorized

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch CBD…

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch CBD…

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 8:04 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Whats new in High Street: I have been waiting now for over 8 months for the much promised Public Realm Lane ways network plan for the Innovation precinct. The lack of the plan is holding up development in the precinct. …

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch CBD…part 164… No end in sight yet….

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch CBD…part 164… No end in sight yet….

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 8:04 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Whats new in High Street: I have been waiting now for over 8 months  (plus 4 years) for the much promised Public Realm Lane ways network plan for the Innovation precinct. The lack of the plan is holding up development …

Thank You Avonside Holdings Ltd & Grant Shand Barristers and Solicitors

Thank You Avonside Holdings Ltd & Grant Shand Barristers and Solicitors

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 6:42 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

Wow, this must make many claimants feel at least a little better (for today at least) – there is hope if you stand by your position when that position is fair and reasonable – when its right it’s right. Firstly, a big thank you to those behind Avonside Holdings Ltd, thank you for standing firm on your position, […]

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Wednesday, 22 July 2015 2:51 p.m. by Vets

Good News Folks – on Contingencies – Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd v Avonside Holdings Ltd

Good News Folks – on Contingencies – Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd v Avonside Holdings Ltd

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 1:16 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd v Avonside Holdings Ltd (SC 118/2014) [2015] NZSC 110 25 June 2015 Counsel: BD Gray QC, CR Johnstone and SE Waggott for Appellant NR Campbell QC and AME Parlane for Respondent Reasons, Given by Glazebrook …

Southern Response Loses in Supreme Court

Southern Response Loses in Supreme Court

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 1:08 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

In Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd v Avonside Holdings Ltd [2015] NZSC 110  22 July 2015 the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal by Southern Response.  It decided that in calculating the cost to rebuild the house on the current site it was necessary to include a contingency at 10% and professional fees at 10%.  This was in additional to the 10% margin and 8% P & G from the High Court.  This is an excellent victory for insured home owners.  It also ought to apply to all insurance com ...

Avonside Holdings- Southern Response Loses Again

Avonside Holdings- Southern Response Loses Again

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 1:08 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

By the judgment 22 July 2015 in Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd v Avonside Holdings Ltd [2015] NZSC 110 the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal by Southern Response against the Court of Appeal decision of 1 October 2014. It confirmed that in calculating the rebuild cost of a house under the Southern Response insurance policy for the buy another house option, 1c.ii, a reasonable estimate for professional fees and contingencies should be included in the sums payable, as if the house is ac ...

Southern Response v Avonside Holdings

Southern Response v Avonside Holdings

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 11:00 a.m. by NZSupremeCourt Popular

Demand for migrant workers in Christchurch to continue

Demand for migrant workers in Christchurch to continue

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:56 a.m. by PRNews Popular

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The Latest Exciting Research from Canterbury Earthquakes 2015

The Latest Exciting Research from Canterbury Earthquakes 2015

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 8:50 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Thanks again to those who submitted titles. [PDF] For the people, by the minister: Ministerial interventions in subnational, elected bodies and a principled approach to their future application, L Hardcastle – 2015 … In 2012, Christchurch City Council requested a …

Are your engineer and Geotech up-to-date? Latest 2015 Engineering Research from Canterbury Earthquakes

Are your engineer and Geotech up-to-date? Latest 2015 Engineering Research from Canterbury Earthquakes

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 8:39 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

If you have a geotechnical engineer or a structural engineer, make sure they have the list of the latest research. Once again thank you to all those who have contributed to this list. Keep the good work up. PositioNZ-PP: An Online GPS …

Floor levels

Floor levels

Monday, 20 July 2015 7:17 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

URGENT ACTION: IAG Cannot be Allowed to Wind up AMI Insurance Ltd

URGENT ACTION: IAG Cannot be Allowed to Wind up AMI Insurance Ltd

Monday, 20 July 2015 10:50 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

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Domenico Trustee Limited v Tower Insurance Limited – Summary by Sarah

Domenico Trustee Limited v Tower Insurance Limited – Summary by Sarah

Saturday, 18 July 2015 4:28 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Domenico Trustee Limited v Tower Insurance Limited [2015] NZHC 981 Judge Gendall 8 May 2015 This recent earthquake judgment looks at whether the insurer or the insured has the right to elect how settlement is reached under the policy, and also …

Finding the cold hard facts and ensuring the most cost effective solution

Finding the cold hard facts and ensuring the most cost effective solution

Friday, 17 July 2015 3:42 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

How do you go about proving your loss? Of late people have been asking questions about how to go about this and who they should be employing in order to assist them in proving the damage to their property.  There is …

Discussion about Christchurch recovery

Discussion about Christchurch recovery

Friday, 17 July 2015 1:20 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Discussion about Christchurch recovery

World steel building experts to meet in Christchurch

World steel building experts to meet in Christchurch

Friday, 17 July 2015 1:19 p.m. by PRNews Popular

World steel building experts to meet in Christchurch

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch…

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch…

Thursday, 16 July 2015 4:41 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

I notice that my infamy has spread beyond New Zealand

Grant Shand- Insurance Newsletter #6

Grant Shand- Insurance Newsletter #6

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 5:47 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Here is our newsletter #6

Christchurch Personalities Launch Campaign Urging Public Feedback on Transition Plan, Media Release

Christchurch Personalities Launch Campaign Urging Public Feedback on Transition Plan, Media Release

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 3:17 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Popular

Two Christchurch media personalities have launched a campaign urging residents to “stand up and be counted” in response to the Government’s transition plan for the city.

Crisis Politics and Neoliberal Disaster Recovery in Christchurch

Crisis Politics and Neoliberal Disaster Recovery in Christchurch

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 2:54 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Originally posted on :
Otautahi / Christchurch street art (source) Guest article submitted to Fightback by Raven Cretney (Otautahi / Christchurch). Four years ago, on the day following the February 22nd earthquakes in Christchurch, Prime Minister John Key spoke these…

Jarden v EQC[2015] NZHC 1427  – Summary by Sarah

Jarden v EQC[2015] NZHC 1427 – Summary by Sarah

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 2:48 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Facts: the Jardens’ home was damaged by the Sept 4th 2010 and Feb 22nd 2011 earthquakes. The Jardens’ statement of claim sought a rebuild of their house on the basis that it was not economic to repair as the estimate cost …

Jarden v Lumley General Insurance (NZ) Ltd [2015] NZHC 1427  – Summary by Sarah

Jarden v Lumley General Insurance (NZ) Ltd [2015] NZHC 1427 – Summary by Sarah

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 2:48 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Facts: the Jardens’ home was damaged by the Sept 4th 2010 and Feb 22nd 2011 earthquakes. The Jardens’ statement of claim sought a rebuild of their house on the basis that it was not economic to repair as the estimate cost …

Positive earthquake recovery thoughts potentially dangerous

Positive earthquake recovery thoughts potentially dangerous

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 12:18 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Positive images of the Christchurch recovery are a “time travel dream machine”, but more distracting than negative ones, according to University of Canterbury (UC) research findings.

Residential property problem looming for CBD

Residential property problem looming for CBD

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 12:04 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Residential property problem looming for CBD

Continued Government support for Southern Response

Continued Government support for Southern Response

Monday, 13 July 2015 11:28 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Last week's Scoop article about continued Government support for Southern Response is available .

Multi unit buildings - In The Know Hub seminar

Multi unit buildings - In The Know Hub seminar

Monday, 13 July 2015 9:48 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

The In the Know Hub’s next seminar,  will be held .

Notes to consider on the draft transition plan

Notes to consider on the draft transition plan

Monday, 13 July 2015 10:43 a.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 expires on 18 April 2016. On 2 July 2015 CERA released a draft Transition Recovery Plan – , which can be viewed at and submitted on through . Feedback is due by .