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Insurers can help with mould menace – really,  – yeah right!

Insurers can help with mould menace – really, – yeah right!

Friday, 26 July 2013 1:05 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) have stated that Canterbury homeowners should contact their insurers if they are affected by creeping mould. As winter sets in, “insurers are prioritizing residents for rebuilds and repair based on their vulnerability and …

Thanks Chris Lynch

Thanks Chris Lynch

Friday, 26 July 2013 8:06 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

I spoke to one of my sources at EQC this morning who has reported that Reid Stiven has instructed the call centre to release engineer’s reports without having to go through the Official Information Act.  The one caveat is that the call centres will forward the request to another team, who will likely redact costings […]

Detroit outcome for High Street

Detroit outcome for High Street

Thursday, 25 July 2013 8:51 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 885 days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????   who knows – 359 days since designated “South frame”- only 4 +more years to go before we get told if we are …

Reid Stiven the Liar

Reid Stiven the Liar

Thursday, 25 July 2013 8:26 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Reid Stiven stated last week on Newstalk ZB that anyone could phone 0800 DAMAGE and obtain their EQC engineering report.  Stiven suffers either from delirium or from a pathological inability to tell the truth.  Of course, no one in the media actually challenges Stiven on his lies, although every objective person knows that it is […]

Photo Tour of Cathedral Square Christchurch - Post Earthquakes

Photo Tour of Cathedral Square Christchurch - Post Earthquakes

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 5:55 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

Christchurch CBD reopened to the public at the end of June 2013. This was after being cordoned off to the public since the 6.3 magnitude earthquake in February 2011. A walk through Cathedral Square on the 24th July 2013 revealed massive gaps were buildings have fallen. Christchurch Cathedral still stands in ruins and ongoing demolitions continue in the area.



















The Implications of a Wellington Scenario

The Implications of a Wellington Scenario

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 4:22 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

As we have often stated on this blog New Zealand is a seismic country and events in Wellington and Marlborough have recently again proved the point. (See http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10902101). Whilst we are pleased that no serious injury eventuated, Wellingtonian’s need to …

Home Sum Insured Package

Home Sum Insured Package

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 10:40 p.m. by pacsol Popular

 

Stadium design economics: an art or a science?

Stadium design economics: an art or a science?

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 4:27 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

To the Survivors of the Cook Strait Earthquakes

To the Survivors of the Cook Strait Earthquakes

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 11:11 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

How to cope with overwhelm and fear from the Cook Strait Earthquakes If you have experienced the Cook Strait Earthquakes (Seddon and Wellington) then you are a survivor! I am a survivor of the 2010-2011 Christchurch Earthquakes and offer you 7 tips on how to cope with your disaster. Your current experiences are stirring up [...]

The countdown is on

The countdown is on

Monday, 22 July 2013 1:14 p.m. by TempleforChCh Popular

Here’s what you’ve all been waiting for; the final dates for the Temple for Christchurch. It will be open for public interaction for the first two weeks of September, from the 1st to the 14th, before being relocated to the Motukarara race-course to be burnt ceremoniously on September 21st. These dates allow us to commemorate the anniversary of the first quake to hit Christchurch on September 4th, now one of the most significant dates in Christchurch’s history. The site is a hiv ...

Seddon Earthquake

Seddon Earthquake

Sunday, 21 July 2013 9:03 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Housing as a Human Right

Housing as a Human Right

Sunday, 21 July 2013 3:57 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

his post is based on the Tenants Protection Association (Christchurch) Rental Survey 2013. (See).  This is my summary, but I urge you to read the report for yourselves.

Temple set to burn

Temple set to burn

Friday, 19 July 2013 6:16 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The Temple for Christchurch, an art installation and community mental health project, is set to burn. The all volunteer-built installation will be open to the public from September 1 - 14 at the site of the former Convention Centre and will go up in flames on September 21 at the Motukarara Racecourse.

CDHB rescues heritage building - Whakatata House

CDHB rescues heritage building - Whakatata House

Friday, 19 July 2013 6:14 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The finishing touches are being put to one of the few Christchurch city heritage buildings to survive the quakes.

CanCERN Newsletter #92 - 19 July 2013

CanCERN Newsletter #92 - 19 July 2013

Friday, 19 July 2013 6:00 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

 

Ridgecrest NZ Limited v IAG in the High Court and Court of Appeal: Sarah’s Summary

Ridgecrest NZ Limited v IAG in the High Court and Court of Appeal: Sarah’s Summary

Friday, 19 July 2013 4:58 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

 A policy of insurance between Ridgecrest NZ Ltd (Ridgecrest) and IAG New Zealand Ltd (IAG) provided replacement cover for sudden and accidental loss of, or damage to, the business assets of the insured with a limit of liability for each “happening”. Ridgecrest commenced proceedings against IAG, seeking the estimated costs of all repairs necessary to restore the building to its pre-earthquake condition, after each of the earthquakes.

Womens Hospital parking temporarily blocked

Women's Hospital parking temporarily blocked

Thursday, 18 July 2013 5:42 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The public is advised that the drop-off and pick up parking area outside the main entrance of Christchurch Women’s Hospital, Rolleston Ave, will be blocked tomorrow and Saturday (July 19 and 20).

Congratulations to Science Alive!

Congratulations to Science Alive!

Thursday, 18 July 2013 9:58 a.m. by NickyWagner Popular

rebuild to benefit from international partnership

rebuild to benefit from international partnership

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:02 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Arrow International

Enabling Good Lives to be demonstrated in Christchurch

Enabling Good Lives to be demonstrated in Christchurch

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 10:22 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The Minister for Disability Issues Tariana Turia announced today that Cabinet has approved a three-year demonstration of Enabling Good Lives in Christchurch, with work starting immediately.

New hospitality operator sought for heritage Chch location

New hospitality operator sought for heritage Chch location

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 10:20 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

A unique opportunity to become part of one of Christchurch’s best-known historic precincts is now available - with a call for a dining and hospitality operator for one of the first buildings to be fully restored within the Arts Centre of Christchurch.

TOGAF- A SPRINGBOARD TO GROW

TOGAF- A SPRINGBOARD TO GROW

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 9:46 p.m. by tka123 Popular

An organisation is a like a micro organism. The cells of an organism multiply over a period of time to register growth. A small seed becomes a tall tree. Similarly, in the business industry everyone is growth oriented. They are trying to take a leap from their present position to a higher plane. How does this transformation take place is the question that is addressed by TOGAF Training. The Open Group Architectural Framework (TOGAF) was initiated by the Open Group in 1996. It issued a set of pra ...

New Literature: health, engineering, governance and miscellaneous

New Literature: health, engineering, governance and miscellaneous

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 2:17 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Frequently I have researchers both national and international contact me wanting to know whether I have access to literature on various topics related to the earthquakes. So I have included a list of new titles of which I am aware, arising …

Life goes on-a poetic perspective on disaster

Life goes on-a poetic perspective on disaster

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 1:11 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The work of two artists, Lieko Shiga from Japan and Paul Johns from Christchurch, linked by their personal experiences of recent natural disasters, offers a perspective on this question in an upcoming exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery.

Police seek information on red zone arson

Police seek information on red zone arson

Monday, 15 July 2013 5:52 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch Police are appealing for information about the arson of a red-zone house in South Brighton early on Saturday morning.

Rebuild Grounds to a Halt

Rebuild Grounds to a Halt

Monday, 15 July 2013 2:02 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Here is an excellent interview from Radio New Zealand from the real people doing the real work. Note Stiven’s mendacity and obstruction. 

Vbase Venue Update July 2013

Vbase Venue Update July 2013

Monday, 15 July 2013 12:14 p.m. by Vbase Popular

Fellow Whistleblower Blogger Heads to Jail

Fellow Whistleblower Blogger Heads to Jail

Sunday, 14 July 2013 2:01 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

TV3 Story on OIA Madness

TV3 Story on OIA Madness

Friday, 12 July 2013 8:08 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

It is good that at least one opposition MP has taken a stand and that he will help WECAN obtain the information to which they are entitled under the OIA.  I am thrilled to see the good news, although I am eager to see what sort of information EQC ultimately present.  

EQC’s Civil Case is Falling Apart

EQC’s Civil Case is Falling Apart

Friday, 12 July 2013 6:26 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

EQC has embarked on a crusade to destroy me because I have been the most vocal and effective critic of EQC and the nincompoops running it.  For instance, I pointed out on this blog that Ian Simpson squandered incalculable time and energy trying to figure out what kind of animal EQC wanted to be while […]

Opinion Dr Andrew Cardow: Bob Parkers House of Usher

Opinion Dr Andrew Cardow: Bob Parker's House of Usher

Friday, 12 July 2013 5:49 p.m. by PRNews Popular

By Dr Andrew Cardow

CanCERN Newsletter #91 - 12 July  2013

CanCERN Newsletter #91 - 12 July 2013

Friday, 12 July 2013 5:29 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

Please Sign This Petition

Please Sign This Petition

Friday, 12 July 2013 7:36 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Please sign Jeremy’s petition requesting that Gerry Brownlee amend EQC’s claims management process.  If you are upset at the dysfunction and corruption at EQC, then I kindly ask you to take a minute of your time to sign the petition.  

Labour Canterbury earthquake portfolios reallocated

Labour Canterbury earthquake portfolios reallocated

Thursday, 11 July 2013 5:06 p.m. by PRNews Recommended Popular

Statement: Labour Leader, David Shearer

Registry Building re-opened

Registry Building re-opened

Thursday, 11 July 2013 3:09 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

Cathedral Square Re-opens

Cathedral Square Re-opens

Thursday, 11 July 2013 2:51 p.m. by NickyWagner Popular

Fenced off parts of the square have been decorated with tapestry mosaics on the netting.   Designed by Sarah Hughes, they speak to both Maori and Pakeha culture recalling tukutuku panels and the embroidery and slate patterns of the cathedral.

Building a stronger tomorrow - Social Housing Rebuilding

Building a stronger tomorrow - Social Housing Rebuilding

Thursday, 11 July 2013 2:47 p.m. by PRNews Popular

My OIA Request

My OIA Request

Thursday, 11 July 2013 11:54 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Here is the latest obstructive tactic from EQC.  Apparently, it will take six-seven months to process my simple OIA request. 

New Rangiora Cafe to Reflect In

New Rangiora Cafe to Reflect In

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 7:14 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

 

Horses for Courses

Horses for Courses

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 4:39 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

I was cycling along Riccarton Rd into the city last week as I was attending a breakfast seminar from Tim Stoner.  It was a very interesting and stimulating discussion and as ever Shena at Go2 staged another well oiled event.  It was one of those glorious crisp, clear Christchurch winter mornings, slightly earlier than normal so the […]

An open letter to New Zealand’s people and their Parliament on the Canterbury Recovery

An open letter to New Zealand’s people and their Parliament on the Canterbury Recovery

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 4:24 p.m. by user1 Popular

Submitted by theRealRecovery on Tue, 07/24/2012 - 09:59

Radio NZ Story on EQC OIA Obstruction

Radio NZ Story on EQC OIA Obstruction

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 8:36 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

It looks as if we are gaining some momentum in raising awareness about EQC’s obstructionist tactics.  Feel free to listen to the interview. 

New touring club launched for locals

New touring club launched for locals

Monday, 8 July 2013 3:56 p.m. by TourismChCh Popular

A Christchurch couple keen to share their passion for Canterbury have set up a touring club to help other locals discover the wonders they have in their backyard.

Book Launch "Would You Like A Toilet With That?

Book Launch "Would You Like A Toilet With That?

Sunday, 7 July 2013 3:55 p.m. by PRNews Popular

WeCAN Response to EQC OIA Response

WeCAN Response to EQC OIA Response

Sunday, 7 July 2013 10:52 a.m. by WeCAN Popular

: deliberate treachery, deceit through trustingness in New Zealand. 

What’s Going On in this City???? … More on the “Guidelines”

What’s Going On in this City???? … More on the “Guidelines”

Saturday, 6 July 2013 2:02 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

In conjunction with Adrian Cowie’s work on foundation levels in a previous post I would like to make the following comments about the Guidelines generally. (See).

The DBH Guidelines and EQC – Operation ‘Hoodwink’

The DBH Guidelines and EQC – Operation ‘Hoodwink’

Friday, 5 July 2013 6:28 p.m. by user1 Popular

If you are a homeowner in Canterbury and have made an insurance claim for earthquake damage, then this article may be of interest to you.  However, reader discretion is advised – the conclusions may be alarming.

CanCERN Newsletter #90 - 5 July  2013

CanCERN Newsletter #90 - 5 July 2013

Friday, 5 July 2013 6:08 p.m. by CanCERN Recommended Popular

 

Riskpool will cease cover for council works

Riskpool will cease cover for council works

Friday, 5 July 2013 5:39 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Christchurch City Council has today received advice from Riskpool, its professional indemnity and public liability insurer, that Riskpool will cease cover for council works arising under the Building Act, effective for all claims from 1 July 2013.

NZ Post drops red zone mail deliveries

NZ Post drops red zone mail deliveries

Friday, 5 July 2013 5:23 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Statement from New Zealand Post spokesman Michael Tull:

New Zealand’s Amateur Media

New Zealand’s Amateur Media

Thursday, 4 July 2013 8:01 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Insurance Companies Delay While Builders Businesses Crash and Burn

Insurance Companies Delay While Builders Businesses Crash and Burn

Thursday, 4 July 2013 4:54 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Builders are struggling to find work despite repeated reports that the rebuild is ramping up.

More transparency on the Christchurch rebuild helpful

More transparency on the Christchurch rebuild helpful

Thursday, 4 July 2013 4:28 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

CCDU market update welcomed

CCDU market update welcomed

Thursday, 4 July 2013 4:27 p.m. by PRNews Popular

"It signals a clear intent for greater private sector engagement in the next phase of the rebuild", says Stephen Selwood, CEO, NZCID.

Families for Families spread cheer in Chch

Families for Families spread cheer in Chch

Thursday, 4 July 2013 4:21 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch based charitable trust Families for Families is making 600 food packs for the Salvation Army to deliver next week to spread some mid year cheer.

Novotel Chch out of the Red Zone

Novotel Chch out of the Red Zone

Thursday, 4 July 2013 4:08 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch has reclaimed its CBD following the removal of the Red Zone cordon on Sunday. Locals thronged Cathedral Square to mark the end of the cordon around the city centre, which was originally 387 hectares, and can now roam free for the first time since February 2011.

Time for council and govt to act like consenting adults - Lianne Dalziel

Time for council and govt to act like consenting adults - Lianne Dalziel

Thursday, 4 July 2013 3:26 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Labour is repeating its call for Christchurch City Council and the government to form a collaborative partnership in the wake of news today that the council has asked for a Crown manager to step in and that its chief executive is on leave.