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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

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

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 …

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

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

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

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

  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

Kelly/EQC/Southern Response

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

The post appeared first on .

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

The post appeared first on .

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

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

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

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

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, […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …

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

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

Here is our newsletter #6

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

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

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

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

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.

Continued Government support for Southern Response

Continued Government support for Southern Response

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

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

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 .

Multiple events and proof of loss/damage

Multiple events and proof of loss/damage

Monday, 13 July 2015 9:44 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

The Courts have confirmed the ability of insureds to recover for separate damage to insured buildings in separate quakes even where the total recovery then exceeds the sum insured under the policy.  This has caused issues about proving the extent of the damage in each earthquake and remedial scope/costs.  In Vero Insurance New Limited v Morrison & anor [2015] NZCA 246, 16 June 2015 the Court of Appeal considered the use of a model based on ground shaking as a method of allocating damage and ...

MAS v East – Need to incur the cost(s) of rebuild/repair

MAS v East – Need to incur the cost(s) of rebuild/repair

Sunday, 12 July 2015 11:57 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

In Medical Assurance Society of NZ Ltd v East & ors [2015] NZCA 250, 17 June 2015 the Court of Appeal allowed the appeal by MAS against a High Court (Whata J) decision on the timing of payment of replacement cost and dismissed it on the standard of the work. The owners’ house was damaged in the February 2011 earthquake.  The concrete slab had a floor level differential of 44mm and areas of the slab had a slope greater than .5%.  The owners proposed underpinning the slab and MAS propose ...

Class actions – EQC & Southern Response

Class actions – EQC & Southern Response

Sunday, 12 July 2015 11:01 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Class actions against EQC and Southern Response have been the subject of media attention in the past 3 years.  This has intensified recently with the proposed class action against Southern Response.  Here is the link to Grant Cameron’s page.  Here is the Southern Response page about the proposed class action.  There is no specific mechanism, or rule(s), by which there can be a “class action” in NZ.  Rules proposed in 2008 have never been implemented.  Recently the Court(s) have ...

CERA new red zone proposal

CERA new red zone proposal

Saturday, 11 July 2015 10:35 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

CERA has released its draft red zone recovery plan.

EQC Act reform

EQC Act reform

Saturday, 11 July 2015 10:28 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Discussions begin on reform of EQC Act Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission (EQC), Gerry Brownlee, and Associate Minister of Finance, Steven Joyce, say the Government has developed a number of proposals to reform the EQC Act, which are being released for public discussion today. “These reforms are designed to ensure the EQC scheme remains focussed on insuring homes; resolves the difficulties experienced in Canterbury with the interaction of land and building cover; better integrate ...

Understanding processes during or after repairs

Understanding processes during or after repairs

Thursday, 9 July 2015 12:42 a.m. by SouthernResponse

The In the Know Hub’s latest seminar,  was held on  and was presented by Southern Response and Arrow.

Westende House – A Photo Opportunity for National?

Westende House – A Photo Opportunity for National?

Wednesday, 8 July 2015 2:06 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Around the corner from High Street, proceeding with more speed than anything else in Christchurch, silently, stealthfully and unnoticed by the media, the demolition of the undamaged Westende Building (2012)  progresses. With no “cover boy” photo opportunities wanted by anyone (and not a Member of Parliament to be seen)  this 2-year-old building joins the 100’s of other buildings from the central city at the refuse station.

Update on EQR repairs

Update on EQR repairs

Monday, 6 July 2015 5:15 p.m. by FletcherEQR Popular

Eight weeks after the establishment of a new Central hub repair teams are making good progress planning the completion of remaining repairs in the Canterbury Home Repair Programme.

Villa at the Edge of the Empire by Fiona Farrell

Villa at the Edge of the Empire by Fiona Farrell

Monday, 6 July 2015 5:02 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Last week I attended the book launch of the book Villa at the Edge of the Empire by Fiona Farrell. She was the recipient of the Michael King Writer’s Fellowship in 2013 and was to write twin books, one fiction and …

Villa at the Edge of the Empire by Fiona Farrell and Introduced by James Norcliffe

Villa at the Edge of the Empire by Fiona Farrell and Introduced by James Norcliffe

Monday, 6 July 2015 5:02 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Last week I attended the book launch of the book Villa at the Edge of the Empire by Fiona Farrell. She was the recipient of the Michael King Writer’s Fellowship in 2013 and was to write twin books, one fiction and …

Brownlee Baiting……

Brownlee Baiting……

Monday, 6 July 2015 10:19 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Interesting article in the Press this morning by Barnaby Bennett.  I particularly enjoyed his comments about heritage and the existing buildings. “Exhibit 5: He was wrong about heritage and existing buildings. Dr Jessica Halliday explains this best in her essay …

Booze left on the shelf after 2011 earthquake

Booze left on the shelf after 2011 earthquake

Saturday, 4 July 2015 2:03 p.m. by PRNews

Release: Lincoln University

Mayors statement following Prime Ministers announcement

Mayor's statement following Prime Minister's announcement

Friday, 3 July 2015 11:41 a.m. by LianneDalziel

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has welcomed Prime Minister John Key's announcement this afternoon regarding plans for the transition of the Government's role in the recovery of Christchurch back to the city.

Gerry Brownlee: Regeneration the focus of Chch governance

Gerry Brownlee: Regeneration the focus of Chch governance

Thursday, 2 July 2015 1:27 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Press Release: New Zealand Government

Tomorrows seminar at the In The Know Hub

Tomorrow's seminar at the In The Know Hub

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 2:37 a.m. by SouthernResponse

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

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD …. part 160

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD …. part 160

Sunday, 28 June 2015 8:36 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Well, here we are nearly 4.5 years down the track from the February 2011 earthquake and still waiting.  The city is in the depths of winter and despair. The building owners are fed up and walking away,  CERA is pulling …

Extending Canterbury accommodation support

Extending Canterbury accommodation support

Sunday, 28 June 2015 12:01 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Extending Canterbury accommodation support. “Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has announced that the Temporary Accommodation Assistance (TAA) programme for Canterbury residents affected by earthquakes is to be extended. The TAA supports homeowners with additional costs such as rent, board, or …

Hope in the face of dishonesty and Southern Response – Guest post from the Christchurch Insurance Fiasco

Hope in the face of dishonesty and Southern Response – Guest post from the Christchurch Insurance Fiasco

Saturday, 27 June 2015 6:06 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants

The post on the Christchurch Insurance Fiasco is a MUST read for all Southern Response customers, whether they have settled or not.  The first couple of paragraphs are post below, please make sure you read the entire posting….  GO TO THE FULL POSTING HERE “The Southern Non-Response fiasco grinds on.  It seems that even after […]

HRC continues to urge Government to act with dignity

HRC continues to urge Government to act with dignity

Friday, 26 June 2015 2:42 p.m. by HumanRightsComm

HRC continues to urge Government to act with dignity

NZ Governments Free Legal Offer is a Divide and Conquer Tactic – guest post by Southern No-Response

NZ Governments Free Legal Offer is a Divide and Conquer Tactic – guest post by Southern No-Response

Friday, 26 June 2015 1:15 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

NZ Governments Free Legal Offer is a Divide and Conquer Tactic QC states on TVNZ – Southern Response Desperate – watch it HERE. Read Gerry Brownlee’s comments on Stuff HERE. Read the Southern Response offer HERE. When the Southern Response …

Quake Outcasts v The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake

Quake Outcasts v The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake

Thursday, 25 June 2015 11:58 a.m. by PRNews

Quake Outcasts v The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake

Hope in the face of dishonesty and Southern Response – Guest post by Sleazkey

Hope in the face of dishonesty and Southern Response – Guest post by Sleazkey

Thursday, 25 June 2015 4:04 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

The Southern Non-Response fiasco grinds on.  It seems that even after four and a half years, neither Government nor Southern Response could care less about the plight of the hundreds of homeowners who have either received nothing or have been …

Southern Response Free Legal Offer – Divide and Conquer

Southern Response Free Legal Offer – Divide and Conquer

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 6:39 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants

When the Southern Response claimants first received an offer of “two hours of free legal advice”, we are sure there were many things that went through their minds, like: that’s weird; why? First up, the list of questions provided by Southern Response are very good questions, they are very good questions to ask any legal […]