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Insurers settle $19 billion Canterbury claims

Insurers settle $19 billion Canterbury claims

Wednesday, 2 November 2016 3:50 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Featured Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today that private insurers have paid out nearly $19 billion to settle commercial and residential claims since the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, of which nearly $9 billion was for domestic claims.

Switched On first to open in Belfast Business Park

Switched On first to open in Belfast Business Park

Tuesday, 1 November 2016 10:12 a.m. by PRNews Popular

 

How not to Repair a Heritage Building in The Christchurch CBD…part 187

How not to Repair a Heritage Building in The Christchurch CBD…part 187

Monday, 24 October 2016 6:19 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Marketing the CBD. I note with considerable surprise that there is No Marketing Plan to encourage businesses and customers back to the Christchurch CBD.  I consider that creating a functioning CBD is one of the most important issues that the …

Backlog of defective buildings and shoddy workmanship sparks calls for building warranties

Backlog of defective buildings and shoddy workmanship sparks calls for building warranties

Sunday, 23 October 2016 11:24 a.m. by EQCFix

In August last year, the Government released its findings after investigating unconsented earthquake repairs.  A third of those repairs were not compliant with the building code.

Subscribing to the future of work

Subscribing to the future of work

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 1:42 a.m. by MakingChristchurch

Judicial modernisation

Judicial modernisation

Monday, 17 October 2016 11:47 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

beehive.govt.nz – Bill updates 108-year courts legislation Amy Adams 11 October, 2016 Bill updates 108-year courts legislation Parliament has passed legislation tonight that updates and modernises the century-old law underpinning New Zealand courts. Twenty-three Bills divided from the Bill formerly known as the Judicature Modernisation Bill were passed into law with widespread support. “At more than 1000 pages, the legislation was one of the biggest law-making tasks ever undertaken by Parl ...

Southern Response Announces Construction Deadline

Southern Response Announces Construction Deadline

Friday, 14 October 2016 4:59 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Southern Response Announces Construction Deadline for Final Stages

Community input wanted on Brighton pools plan

Community input wanted on Brighton pools plan

Friday, 14 October 2016 4:56 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Development Christchurch Limited (DCL), working alongside Christchurch City Council, has listened to the community and come up with ideas for upgrading the existing whale pool playground and developing a hot salt water pool facility.

Creative Christchurch tech company returns to CBD

Creative Christchurch tech company returns to CBD

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 3:31 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch technology company Global Office is back in the central city for the first time since the February 2011 earthquake.

Work starting on East Frame public space

Work starting on East Frame public space

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 2:25 p.m. by GOVTOtakaroltd Featured Popular

This week Ōtākaro Limited begins work on what will be the third largest park in central Christchurch – the East Frame public space.

EQC defective repairs surpass 10,000, but figure not publicised

EQC defective repairs surpass 10,000, but figure not publicised

Monday, 10 October 2016 12:48 p.m. by EQCFix

THE PRESS
October 10 2016

New video - Lyttelton

New video - Lyttelton

Friday, 7 October 2016 12:22 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

This video documents the settlement process so far for some of our Lyttelton-based customers, as the community recovers from the earthquakes.

Announcement - Construction Programme

Announcement - Construction Programme

Thursday, 6 October 2016 10:06 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Today we are announcing that we are setting a deadline of 30 June 2017 to enter our building programme, with signed build contracts, if you would like our team to manage your repair or rebuild for you.

Canterbury earthquake engineers win international honour

Canterbury earthquake engineers win international honour

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 4:39 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

Two University of Canterbury (UC) earthquake engineers have been honoured at an American convention for the world-class excellence of their post-quake research assessing liquefaction hazards in Christchurch.

Crown Owned Land and Rates

Crown Owned Land and Rates

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 3:11 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

A question that has come up multiple times in the campaign has been does the government pay rates on land in the central city that it has purchased under the blueprint. The question came up again when i made a statement about the terrible state of Wilsons Carparks in the central city. The example below isnt crown owned land but there are many Wilsons Parks on crown owned land. 

Red Zone Whispers

Red Zone Whispers

Monday, 3 October 2016 8:07 p.m. by OpawahoHeathcote Popular

Whispers that announcements would come this week by Regenerate Christchurch, regarding the Red Zone, were grasped eagerly by many local and Global (Ex- Cantab) people, and none more so than the Opawaho-Heathcote River Network.

The battle with EQC still rages

The battle with EQC still rages

Sunday, 2 October 2016 2:48 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

People in the North Island, quite sincerely, often ask me how we are getting on now that the earthquakes have stopped.

Tone deaf exit of EQC boss Ian Simpson hits the wrong note

Tone deaf exit of EQC boss Ian Simpson hits the wrong note

Sunday, 2 October 2016 2:45 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

In the news that Earthquake Commission (EQC) chief executive Ian Simpson would be leaving his job at the end of the year, one word shone like a beacon.

FESTA 2016 releases programme of vibrant urban creativity for Labour Weekend

FESTA 2016 releases programme of vibrant urban creativity for Labour Weekend

Friday, 30 September 2016 4:35 p.m. by Festa Featured Popular

FESTA 2016 releases programme of vibrant urban creativity for Labour Weekend

FESTA needs the means for its headline event: reusable materials!

FESTA needs the means for its headline event: reusable materials!

Thursday, 29 September 2016 1:18 p.m. by Festa

FESTA needs the means for its headline event: reusable materials!

Regenerate Christchurch must focus on the big picture and people

Regenerate Christchurch must focus on the big picture and people

Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:58 a.m. by greeningtheredzone Popular

Regenerate Christchurch must stay focused on the big picture and people of Christchurch when planning for the Avon River red zone, says community group Greening the Red zone.

Regenerate Christchurch Announcement Good News For Christchurch and Central Residents

Regenerate Christchurch Announcement Good News For Christchurch and Central Residents

Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:28 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Media Statement

Introducing Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre

Introducing Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre

Monday, 26 September 2016 3:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

2016 Annual Public Meeting

2016 Annual Public Meeting

Monday, 26 September 2016 12:19 a.m. by SouthernResponse

The Southern Response Annual Public Meeting is coming up next month. Please see below for the details:

The Protests at the Art Gallery/CERA Headquarters March 2011…. for the record…

The Protests at the Art Gallery/CERA Headquarters March 2011…. for the record…

Sunday, 25 September 2016 9:26 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

I note that my original post for the protest at the Art gallery has been removed by the powers that be, it was less than complimentary of Minister Brownlee’s behaviour.  

New Brighton: Power to the People

New Brighton: Power to the People

Sunday, 25 September 2016 12:47 a.m. by MakingChristchurch Popular

‘A Walk on the Wild Side’

‘A Walk on the Wild Side’

Thursday, 22 September 2016 5:23 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

For quite a while our community have been wondering when public can have real access to the Christchurch Residential Red Zone and what is going to happen with this large tract of damaged land.

Collusion between Christchurch City Council, the EQC and insurers?

Collusion between Christchurch City Council, the EQC and insurers?

Thursday, 22 September 2016 5:21 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

Empowered Christchurch recently wrote to the Office of the Ombudsman, calling for an investigation into the practices of the Christchurch City Council since the earthquakes. An excerpt from the letter is included below.

EQC confirms major downsizing of Canterbury operations

EQC confirms major downsizing of Canterbury operations

Thursday, 22 September 2016 8:36 a.m. by EQCFix

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has confirmed it will slash its Canterbury workforce by about a third, but the number of remaining staff will be higher than originally thought.

Judical modernisation – Interest & DC limit to $350,000

Judical modernisation – Interest & DC limit to $350,000

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 11:35 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

The Judicial Modernisation Bill has now been subdivided into subsidiary bills – one of which is the Interest on Money Claims Bill and another that deals with the District Court.  It has now passed through the House committee stage with only its third reading and Royal Assent to go.  Good for claimants and bad for EQC it now provides that a defendant is liable to pay interest where the defendant pays money to settle the claim after proceedings commenced, but before any judgment.  Previously ...

The Risk of Being Nowhere

The Risk of Being Nowhere

Monday, 19 September 2016 7:01 a.m. by MakingChristchurch

 Local body candidates don’t know about red zone proposals

Local body candidates don’t know about red zone proposals

Thursday, 15 September 2016 5:23 p.m. by greeningtheredzone Featured Popular

You can download the full survey results from .

EQC looking to cash settle remaining remedial work

EQC looking to cash settle remaining remedial work

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 10:47 a.m. by EQCFix Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) wants Canterbury customers to accept cash settlements, leaving homeowners to fix shoddy repair work, Labour says.

Generation Zero Local Body Election Questions - Deon Swiggs

Generation Zero Local Body Election Questions - Deon Swiggs

Friday, 9 September 2016 5:13 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Answers in Response to questions given by Generation Zero. 

Greening The Red Zone Presentation To Regenerate Christchurch

Greening The Red Zone Presentation To Regenerate Christchurch

Friday, 9 September 2016 1:55 p.m. by greeningtheredzone Featured Popular

Good afternoon

WikiNews 008 September 2016

WikiNews 008 September 2016

Friday, 9 September 2016 12:52 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Silver Award for The Southern Response Archaelogical Risk Management project

Silver Award for The Southern Response Archaelogical Risk Management project

Friday, 9 September 2016 12:50 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Christchurch innovation has come out on top as rebuild projects took home half the awards at a prestigious national engineering competition.

Birds eye vision for a native forest and wetland park in the Red Zone:

Birds eye vision for a native forest and wetland park in the Red Zone:

Thursday, 8 September 2016 8:49 p.m. by aofpnz Featured Popular

The Avon-Ōtākaro Forest Park group have released a visual fly-through presentation to demonstrate their vision for a city to sea native forest park in Christchurch’s Avon River Red Zone.

Insurer signals further Canterbury claims boost

Insurer signals further Canterbury claims boost

Thursday, 8 September 2016 3:05 p.m. by EQCFix





BREAKING NEWS: Insurer signals further Canterbury claims boost

BREAKING NEWS: Insurer signals further Canterbury claims boost

Thursday, 8 September 2016 3:05 p.m. by EQCFix Popular





Tower braces for $16.2m...due to it spending more on litigation and over-cap EQC claims; Share price hits 12-year low

Tower braces for $16.2m...due to it spending more on litigation and over-cap EQC claims; Share price hits 12-year low

Thursday, 8 September 2016 3:04 p.m. by EQCFix

Tower is warning its shareholders it expects its profit after tax to take a $16.2 million hit, as it engages in more court action and receives additional claims from the Earthquake Commission (EQC), six years on from the Canterbury quakes.  

Earthquake repairs – a never-ending story

Earthquake repairs – a never-ending story

Thursday, 8 September 2016 3:00 p.m. by EQCFix

Brilliant summary that is perhaps not unique to the author..

My series of blogs on the Insurance Aftershock in Christchurch have come to an end – for now.

My series of blogs on the Insurance Aftershock in Christchurch have come to an end – for now.

Thursday, 8 September 2016 7:31 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

As I leave Christchurch I notice that everyday a steady stream of people are joining the face book page Christchurch Earthquake Dodgy Repairs. It saddens me to know that problems from undervalued settlements and ‘shoddy repairs’ are going to be a reality for many Christchurch families for the years to come.

September newsletter

September newsletter

Tuesday, 6 September 2016 4:09 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

To view our latest customer newsletter, please .

Gap Filler Update September 2016

Gap Filler Update September 2016

Monday, 5 September 2016 4:41 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

 

A call for Cantabrians to put down their screens

A call for Cantabrians to put down their screens

Monday, 5 September 2016 10:00 a.m. by Allright Popular

All Right? is calling on all Cantabrians to step away from their screens and take part in New Zealand’s first city-wide Digital Detox.

EQC overlooks 2200 extra repairs

EQC overlooks 2200 extra repairs

Saturday, 3 September 2016 4:32 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

The Earthquake Commission failed to pick up 2200 extra requests to re-repair damaged Christchurch properties.

EQC overlooks 2200 extra repairs in error

EQC overlooks 2200 extra repairs in error

Saturday, 3 September 2016 4:32 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

The Earthquake Commission failed to pick up 2200 extra requests to re-repair damaged Christchurch properties.

Central Christchurch — August 2016

Central Christchurch — August 2016

Friday, 2 September 2016 1:19 a.m. by MakingChristchurch

MEDIA STATEMENT: Substandard Steel Mesh - ICNZ reassures homeowners

MEDIA STATEMENT: Substandard Steel Mesh - ICNZ reassures homeowners

Thursday, 1 September 2016 6:20 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Featured Popular

The following can be attributed to Tim Grafton, Insurance Council Chief Executive:

New novel tells story of people living through Christchurch earthquakes

New novel tells story of people living through Christchurch earthquakes

Thursday, 1 September 2016 10:49 a.m. by BleakCity Featured Popular

Just in time for the sixth anniversary of the September 2010 Christchurch earthquake, a new novel tells the story of a family living through the Canterbury earthquake sequence. follows the life of a young woman, Alice Moorhouse, as she and her family cope with life from the time of the quakes to the present day. It asks the question ‘who do you want to be, when life is unjust and unfair?’ Although titled , it does not see a bleak future for Christchurch, but it does acknowledge that ...

Potential Class Action litigation against manufacturers of 500E Steel Mesh

Potential Class Action litigation against manufacturers of 500E Steel Mesh

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 5:37 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Adina Thorn Lawyers, with the assistance of , is proposing to launch Class Action litigation against the manufacturers of 500E Steel Mesh on behalf of owners who register to participate.  Please find attached a Media Release for immediate release.  We expect there will be significant public interest in the Action as the owners of (since 2012) are invited to register. 

IAG’s Limitation Announcement “Unreasonable”

IAG’s Limitation Announcement “Unreasonable”

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 10:51 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Rebuild Christchurch founder Deon Swiggs, is disappointed by IAG’s statement today that any court action related to commercial and body corporate Sept 4 2010 earthquake claims, must be filed in the next three days.

STAKEHOLDER UPDATE: IAG SETTLEMENT PROGRAMME 95% COMPLETE PROGRESS UPDATE

STAKEHOLDER UPDATE: IAG SETTLEMENT PROGRAMME 95% COMPLETE PROGRESS UPDATE

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 3:34 p.m. by IAGinsurance Featured Popular

We continue to focus on the settlement of outstanding earthquake claims. As at today:

“Massive” support among electoral candidates for city-to-sea river park and eco-reserve in Ōtākaro/Avon River Red Zone

“Massive” support among electoral candidates for city-to-sea river park and eco-reserve in Ōtākaro/Avon River Red Zone

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 2:52 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

“Massive” support has been found among Christchurch’s local and regional electoral candidates for a multipurpose city-to-sea river park and eco-reserve in the Ōtākaro/Avon River red zone.

Calder Stewart to develop major HOYTS cinema complex in Christchurch CBD

Calder Stewart to develop major HOYTS cinema complex in Christchurch CBD

Friday, 26 August 2016 4:31 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

August 26 2016 - Calder Stewart

MBIE Cash Settlement Booklet

MBIE Cash Settlement Booklet

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 6:27 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Here is the link to the MBIE Cash Settlement booklet recently released via an OIA request.  It was prepared by MBIE and CERA with input from EQC, CCC and Worksafe.  It is an excellent handbook for homeowners and contains accurate advice as to what to do when considering a cash settlement.  It makes many useful suggestions as to information to ask of the EQC/Insurer before settling and also what ought to be included in the cash settlement calculation.  Still a useful resource.

Documents reveal EQ repairs and methodology dont meet building code

Documents reveal EQ repairs and methodology don't meet building code

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 6:03 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

With the sixth anniversary of the September earthquake in Canterbury only days away, documents obtained by EQC Fix, under the Official Information Act, show hundreds of repairs referred to the MBIE’s Technical Engineering Panel, did not comply with the Building Code.