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CPIT opens $15.9m sports and wellbeing centre

CPIT opens $15.9m sports and wellbeing centre

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 8:56 a.m. by CPIT

Prime Minister John Key has officially opened the first new building in CPIT's ambitious plan to invest in the future of vocational training with modern facilities and contemporary learning delivery.

What happens with damaged retaining walls?

What happens with damaged retaining walls?

Monday, 2 March 2015 7:42 p.m. by SouthernResponse

If you have a damaged retaining wall on your property, then you may find the following episode of  useful, providing a clearer idea of what the steps to resolution might be.

Getting to grips with the Canterbury Guidance

Getting to grips with the Canterbury Guidance

Monday, 2 March 2015 7:40 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released an online tool to support its Guidance for repairing and rebuilding homes in Canterbury.

It’s not too late for lawn bowls…

It’s not too late for lawn bowls…

Monday, 2 March 2015 4:22 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

There are still a few places left for teams or individuals to join our lawn bowls tournament on 13th March at the Burnside Lawn Bowls Club. Don’t miss out on the chance to join the coveted ranks of Coffey lawn bowls champions. Please RSVP to Tess Martin as soon as possible if you are interested in taking […]

MBIE Guidelines- Sarah’s view on the matter

MBIE Guidelines- Sarah’s view on the matter

Monday, 2 March 2015 8:34 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

An insurance policy constitutes the rights and entitlements for the policyholder under the insurance contract. The courts have long insisted that the parties are to be confined within the four corners of the contract in which they have chosen to enshrine their agreement. Nowhere in my contract with State Insurance or in your contract will you find reference to the MBIE Guidelines – they are neither provided for or even anticipated. The Guidelines were

The Revised Fair Insurance Code – reblogged from the Avonside Blog

The Revised Fair Insurance Code – reblogged from the Avonside Blog

Thursday, 26 February 2015 3:46 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Originally posted on :
There has been a flurry of insurance related developments this month. Recently EQC covertly released a Customer Interaction Review on how they had performed and on Monday Vero released a report about Canterbury four years on,…

Red Cross Launches Recovery Matters Workshops

Red Cross Launches 'Recovery Matters' Workshops

Thursday, 26 February 2015 2:28 p.m. by RedCross Popular

New Zealand Red Cross has launched a new initiative to educate people about the effects the Christchurch earthquakes have had on the city’s residents.

Christchurch earthquakes demonstrates people were caught by surprise

Christchurch earthquakes demonstrates people were caught by surprise

Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:44 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

Christchurch earthquakes demonstrate that people generally do not take any notice of the likely occurrence of rare events, University of Canterbury natural hazards researcher Professor Tim Davies says.

Are we in the digital age or not?

Are we in the digital age or not?

Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:04 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

On the 26th February, 2015 an article appeared in Stuff entitled “Cera plans to shred quake documents” (see http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/66668462/Cera-plans-to-shred-quake-documents). Here’s a sample of that article: “Thousands of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) documents will be destroyed after the agency is disestablished. Cera …

Are we in the digital age or not? My comments and Others. Have your voice heard before March 22.

Are we in the digital age or not? My comments and Others. Have your voice heard before March 22.

Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:04 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

On the 26th February, 2015 an article appeared in Stuff entitled “Cera plans to shred quake documents” (see http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/66668462/Cera-plans-to-shred-quake-documents). Here’s a sample of that article: “Thousands of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) documents will be destroyed after the agency is disestablished. Cera …

Cera to shred documents. Are we in the digital age or not? My comments and Others. Have your voice heard before March 22.

Cera to shred documents. Are we in the digital age or not? My comments and Others. Have your voice heard before March 22.

Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:04 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

On the 26th February, 2015 an article appeared in Stuff entitled “Cera plans to shred quake documents” (see http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/66668462/Cera-plans-to-shred-quake-documents). Here’s a sample of that article: “Thousands of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) documents will be destroyed after the agency is disestablished. Cera …

Helpful new video on shared property

Helpful new video on shared property

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:43 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Our new "Shared Property" video, shown below, is the first of a small series which will clearly illustrate the process which takes place over the course of the repair of a shared property.

Four Years On: Legal Issues- Guest post by Dr Duncan Webb (Lane Neave)

Four Years On: Legal Issues- Guest post by Dr Duncan Webb (Lane Neave)

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 9:08 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Filed under: Uncategorized

Christchurch Four Years On – Guest post by Cam Preston

Christchurch Four Years On – Guest post by Cam Preston

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 9:04 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Filed under: Uncategorized

Christchurch Four Years On: the real figures – Guest post by Cam Preston

Christchurch Four Years On: the real figures – Guest post by Cam Preston

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 9:04 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

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Foundation Assessments – Guest post by Underfoot Services Ltd, Bevan Craig

Foundation Assessments – Guest post by Underfoot Services Ltd, Bevan Craig

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 8:33 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Filed under: Uncategorized

Sum Insured- Guest post by Harrisons Quantity Surveyors

Sum Insured- Guest post by Harrisons Quantity Surveyors

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 8:16 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

See also https://thechristchurchfiasco.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/why-fixed-sum-insurance-is-not-the-answer-for-policyholders/Filed under: Uncategorized

Still a challenge for health to stay on top post-quake

Still a challenge for health to stay on top post-quake

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:28 a.m. by GovtDHB

Release: Canterbury District Health Board

Time to eradicate the fruit fly in the legislation – Guest post by Sleazkey

Time to eradicate the fruit fly in the legislation – Guest post by Sleazkey

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 5:19 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Today I want to cover some of the interesting new developments in earthquake recovery technology and a bit of the politics and law involved in this developing science. 

Canterbury establishes Community Engagement Hub

Canterbury establishes Community Engagement Hub

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 12:42 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

The University of Canterbury has established the first Community Engagement Hub at an Australasian university so it can build on its vision of preparing people to make a difference by engaging more students and staff with the community.

Canterbury’s archive the most detailed collection of the earthquake images

Canterbury’s archive the most detailed collection of the earthquake images

Monday, 23 February 2015 1:33 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

As February 22 approaches, and Christchurch and the rest of the world are reminded of the terrible events of that day four years ago, University of Canterbury Professor Paul Millar believes it’s never been more important to focus on preserving the record of what Canterbury has been through.

Empowered Christchurch Issue 2

Empowered Christchurch Issue 2

Monday, 23 February 2015 1:08 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Recommended

Here find our second newsletter. We trust this is a helpful guide to navigate through the recovery.

“First we were scared, then we were anxious. But now, we are angry.”[v]

“First we were scared, then we were anxious. But now, we are angry.”[v]

Monday, 23 February 2015 12:12 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

David Rutherford, New Zealand’s Human Rights Commissioner wrote that “The Christchurch Recovery is New Zealands’ greatest human rights challenge”.

The Cantabrian is closing its doors

The Cantabrian is closing its doors

Monday, 23 February 2015 3:21 a.m. by SouthernResponse

The Cantabrian concept home will close at the end of this month and transition into the next phase of becoming a home, after seeing over 4,000 people walk through its doors to gain ideas.

How not to repair a Heritage Dunger in Christchurch…. 4 years on.

How not to repair a Heritage Dunger in Christchurch…. 4 years on.

Sunday, 22 February 2015 9:36 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Today, like so many Christchurch people, I have been reflecting on the last four years. 

Are the insurers morally liable? – Guest post by Herman Meijburg

Are the insurers morally liable? – Guest post by Herman Meijburg

Sunday, 22 February 2015 3:20 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

In modern societies the moral principle of ‘do-no-harm’ is well established. 

February 22nd Anniversary (Year Four) – The day the Spire fell

February 22nd Anniversary (Year Four) – The day the Spire fell

Sunday, 22 February 2015 10:25 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

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Old Neighbours Gather by the Rivers to Reconnect and Reflect

Old Neighbours Gather by the Rivers to Reconnect and Reflect

Saturday, 21 February 2015 6:16 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured

Old neighbours from communities decimated by the earthquakes will meet up again on Sunday at gathering places along the waterways of Christchurch. 

The Missing Billions: Are you Missing your Earthquake Entitlement? by Risk Worldwide

The Missing Billions: Are you Missing your Earthquake Entitlement? by Risk Worldwide

Friday, 20 February 2015 4:32 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Come and find Out how!!! Presenters: Brent Bailey, LLB Katherine Smith Dedrick, JD (Hons), MBA, BS George W. Keys, SPPA Location: Level 1, 242 Ferry Road, 5.30 to 6.30pm, Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th February, 2015. Numbers Limited. Call or …

EVENT  FOUR YEARS ON – CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKE 2015 EVENT – 23rd February

EVENT FOUR YEARS ON – CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKE 2015 EVENT – 23rd February

Friday, 20 February 2015 4:14 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Cash Settled? Have a Defective Repair? Concerns with Land?  Stuck with EQC? Foundation Issues? Still Being Assessed? 23rd February 2015  |  Transitional Cathedral 6:30pm – 9:30pm Lane Neave Lawyers in association with Anthony Harper bring you this event. Tickets are …

Kraal v Earthquake Commission CA281/2014 [2015] NZCA 13 [13 February 2015]- Summary by Sarah Miles

Kraal v Earthquake Commission CA281/2014 [2015] NZCA 13 [13 February 2015]- Summary by Sarah Miles

Friday, 20 February 2015 1:21 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

The outcome of this case has devastating consequences for property owners in similar positions. 305 red zoned Port Hills properties are subject to s124 notices. There were 454 red zoned properties eligible for a Crown pay-out at 2007 values, of these …

Dear Prime Minister, Hon Brownlee, Hon Smith [with the utmost urgency]- post by Adrian Cowie (Registered Surveyor)

Dear Prime Minister, Hon Brownlee, Hon Smith [with the utmost urgency]- post by Adrian Cowie (Registered Surveyor)

Friday, 20 February 2015 12:52 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Incorrect legal boundaries have the potential to cause “catastrophic consequences” for Cantabrians. Licensed Cadastral Surveyor and registered professional surveyor Adrian Cowie, of Topografo Limited, claims Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is approving surveys that place property boundaries in their incorrect locations. Lateral …

Concern for the Wellbeing of Those with Unsettled Claims

Concern for the Wellbeing of Those with Unsettled Claims

Thursday, 19 February 2015 3:45 p.m. by Allright Featured Popular

Growing Concern for the Wellbeing of Those with Unsettled EQC And Insurance Claims

Animal welfare still an issue four years on from quakes

Animal welfare still an issue four years on from quakes

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 10:50 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

The repercussions of the earthquakes that struck Canterbury four years ago could still be having a detrimental effect on the city’s animals, according to University of Canterbury’s Associate Professor Annie Potts.

Todd Foundation to fund a vibrant central city for youth

Todd Foundation to fund a vibrant central city for youth

Monday, 16 February 2015 2:41 p.m. by ToddFoundation

Release: Todd Foundation

Private Insurers Pay Out $14 Billion Settling Canterbury Earthquake Claims

Private Insurers Pay Out $14 Billion Settling Canterbury Earthquake Claims

Monday, 16 February 2015 12:01 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Private insurers have paid out almost $14 billion in settling Canterbury earthquake claims, with more than 80% of all Canterbury earthquake commercial and out of scope claims completely settled.

Fly on the Wall in the SR Boardroom – Latest Results

Fly on the Wall in the SR Boardroom – Latest Results

Friday, 13 February 2015 8:42 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants

Wow this out today (12/02/2015):  Progress_to_the_end_of_January_2015 Total claim settlements for January 2015 = 44 12 Rebuilds completed + 22 Major Repairs completed + 12 cash settlements. However they got another 38 new claims from EQC – That equals net progress of 6 settled claims, hence they are stuck on 56% of claims settled, ie the […]

Coffey’s fourth annual lawn bowls tournament

Coffey’s fourth annual lawn bowls tournament

Friday, 13 February 2015 2:04 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

It’s that time again and here in the Christchurch office we are busy preparing for our annual afternoon of bowling and socialising at the Burnside Lawn Bowls Club. Like previous years, we will play a knock–out tournament with teams of four and prizes for winners, losers, and the best–dressed. Please RSVP to Tess Martin as soon as […]

Almost 4 Years On, Answers Around EQC and Insurance Claims Still Needed

Almost 4 Years On, Answers Around EQC and Insurance Claims Still Needed

Friday, 13 February 2015 12:32 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants Recommended Popular

As some move forward positively, a significant number of Cantabrians still have questions and need support around earthquake claims.

Canterbury research on earthquake engineering and resilient infrastructure

Canterbury research on earthquake engineering and resilient infrastructure

Thursday, 12 February 2015 4:38 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

Civil and natural resources engineers at the University of Canterbury are developing new technologies to evaluate the effects of earthquake-induced ground movement on buildings and facilities critical for the safety and well-being of communities throughout New Zealand.

Victoria Square: No Need For Change - Open Letter to PM

Victoria Square: No Need For Change - Open Letter to PM

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 12:23 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: From Christchurch Civic Trust and Historic Places Canterbury

More stellar performances from the New Zealand insurance industry.

More stellar performances from the New Zealand insurance industry.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 11:12 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

  I have heard the comment made that the Christchurch earthquakes are ‘yesterday’s news’ – unfortunately the reality is that they are today’s agonies. It is time Cantabrians started to share their stories so the rest of New Zealand and the …

Cam Preston uses Warren Buffett’s insurance operations to counter NZ insurers’ argument they’re not financially better off by delaying claims

Cam Preston uses Warren Buffett’s insurance operations to counter NZ insurers’ argument they’re not financially better off by delaying claims

Monday, 9 February 2015 10:50 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants

Cam Preston uses Warren Buffett’s insurance operations to counter NZ insurers’ argument they’re not financially better off by delaying claims Posted in Opinion  February 3, 2015 – 12:41pm Warren Buffett By Cameron Preston* This month marks the 4th anniversary of the February 2011 earthquake and the halfway point in the settlement of residential “over EQC […]

Collaborate Canterbury February Update

Collaborate Canterbury February Update

Monday, 9 February 2015 10:36 a.m. by collaboratecanty

Our Customer Support Team on "Covered"

Our Customer Support Team on "Covered"

Sunday, 8 February 2015 9:40 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The below episode from CTV and Rebuild Christchurch's  features our very own John McSweeney, Customer Support Team Manager. Here, he discusses how the team provides tailored support to help customers in a variety of different situations through the claims process.

Canterbury Residential Guidance online tool released

Canterbury Residential Guidance online tool released

Thursday, 5 February 2015 11:21 a.m. by GovtDBH Popular

An online tool that supports the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) technical guidance document on repairing and rebuilding houses affected by the Canterbury earthquakes is now available.

New Fair Insurance Code Sets High Benchmark For General Insurance Industry Self-Regulation

New Fair Insurance Code Sets High Benchmark For General Insurance Industry Self-Regulation

Thursday, 5 February 2015 9:45 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

The general insurance industry is to impose higher standards on itself when servicing consumers and small to medium-sized enterprises, the Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today.

Community Support Gets Fanfare Installation Underway

Community Support Gets Fanfare Installation Underway

Thursday, 29 January 2015 7:33 p.m. by SCAPE Christchurch Biennial Popular

Installation of New Zealand’s largest public sculpture at the northern entrance to Christchurch City is set to go ahead in 2015 after the Canterbury Community Trust awarded a $100,000 grant toward the project.

In memory of four years of our lives lost to Insurance and building issues in Christchurch.

In memory of four years of our lives lost to Insurance and building issues in Christchurch.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 9:50 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

A CBD Building Owners guide to surviving 15,787 earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand.

INCREASED FLOODING VULNERABILITY HELP SHEET – WHAT HAPPENS NOW? Guest Post by Dr Duncan Webb, Lane Neave

INCREASED FLOODING VULNERABILITY HELP SHEET – WHAT HAPPENS NOW? Guest Post by Dr Duncan Webb, Lane Neave

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 8:35 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Recommended Popular

The High Court has given the go-ahead for EQC to settle land claims for increased flood vulnerability.  

Four Years On 2015 – Christchurch Earthquake February 2011- Guest Post by Claimants4Claimants

Four Years On 2015 – Christchurch Earthquake February 2011- Guest Post by Claimants4Claimants

Saturday, 24 January 2015 1:29 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

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EVENT:  4 YEARS ON 2015 – FEBRUARY EARTHQUAKE 2011

EVENT: 4 YEARS ON 2015 – FEBRUARY EARTHQUAKE 2011

Saturday, 24 January 2015 11:24 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants

On the 23rd February 2015 a group of professional people will come together to reflect on the last four years, to share lessons learned, highlight potential issues going into 2015 and to discuss possible solutions for our community.  The venue is the Transitional Cathedral, from 6:30-9:30pm. Gold coin donation for the Cathedral. KEEP LEARNING FROM THE EXPERTS […]

INSURANCE PAY OUT CANNOT BE DRIP FED (AND OTHER WINS), Guest post by Dr. Duncan Webb, Lane Neave

INSURANCE PAY OUT CANNOT BE DRIP FED (AND OTHER WINS), Guest post by Dr. Duncan Webb, Lane Neave

Monday, 19 January 2015 4:38 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

East v Medical Assurance Society was decided by the High Court on 22 December 2014 and is an important case for a number of reasons.

East v Medical Assurance Society New Zealand Limited [2014] NZHC 3399 [22 December 2014]

East v Medical Assurance Society New Zealand Limited [2014] NZHC 3399 [22 December 2014]

Monday, 19 January 2015 4:38 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

The East’s home, a two storey dwelling, was damaged in the earthquakes, they had full replacement cover,  and they wished to repair seeking payment in advance of the works. However MAS would not pay until costs were incurred or about to …

23rd February Event Coming

23rd February Event Coming

Sunday, 18 January 2015 3:19 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants

Over the last three months a number of people have been working on establishing a community meeting to update us on what has been happening, discuss and update us on recent issues, court findings, insuring homes, retaining walls, EQC issues, cross lease etc. The meeting is planned for the 23rd February, and will be held at the Transitional […]

CERA- Port Hills Red Zone Update

CERA- Port Hills Red Zone Update

Thursday, 15 January 2015 12:32 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

A message from CERA – Port Hills residential red zone Final offer acceptance date