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Christchurch as global epicentre for creative urban renewal this Labour Weekend

Christchurch as global epicentre for creative urban renewal this Labour Weekend

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:05 p.m. by Festa Popular

Christchurch is an exciting place to be this week in terms of creative and collective city-making. With the free, public and urban-scale Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA) taking place over Labour Weekend and an engaging public programme on adaptive urbanism running through the week, Christchurch is full of fresh, innovative ideas and projects.

Update High Court Earthquake list

Update High Court Earthquake list

Monday, 20 October 2014 1:29 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

SCIRT traffic news - week starting 20/10/14

SCIRT traffic news - week starting 20/10/14

Monday, 20 October 2014 9:33 a.m. by SCIRT Recommended Popular

FESTA 2014 Conservation in the City: Turning Ideas into Reality

FESTA 2014 Conservation in the City: Turning Ideas into Reality

Thursday, 16 October 2014 1:21 p.m. by martinluff Popular

Sum insured includes EQC payments

Sum insured includes EQC payments

Thursday, 16 October 2014 9:40 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

By the judgment in Firm PI 1 Ltd v Zurich Australian Insurance Ltd & anor [2014] NZSC 147 delivered 15 October 2014 the Supreme Court by a 3:2 majority decided that the sum insured of $12.95M for the Salisbury Apartments included any amounts due from EQC which in this case was $6.8M.  The insured and […]

Work gets underway at The Terraces

Work gets underway at The Terraces

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 11:29 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

Construction has begun this week on The Terraces, a key attraction of Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct being project managed by Coffey. As part of the first phase of The Terraces, Fletcher Construction has been awarded the contract for construction of a new section of promenade pavement and a terrace structure on the eastern side […]

Christchurch Hospital’s Riverside entrance closes

Christchurch Hospital’s Riverside entrance closes

Monday, 13 October 2014 2:28 p.m. by GovtDHB Popular

Access to the Riverside entrance at rear of Christchurch Hospital will close next week.

Council Wrong to Put Cost-Benefit Before Property Rights

Council Wrong to Put Cost-Benefit Before Property Rights

Monday, 13 October 2014 11:19 a.m. by QuakeOutcasts

Christchurch City Council water and waste manager Mark Christison said in an interview by Radio New Zealand that it's "costly" to maintain essential services in the red zone. He also spoke of "extra cost per property" as being very significant.

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD

Sunday, 12 October 2014 11:40 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Do we still own our building???? Now 796 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – Designation to be in place until 2022. ( ie They can take the building any time between now and 2022) High Street Building amendment …

In the Know Land Hub Seminar Series post by CanCERN

In the Know Land Hub Seminar Series post by CanCERN

Saturday, 11 October 2014 1:38 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

        You’re welcome to attend the In the Know Land Hub seminar series. This is an opportunity to hear about land and recovery and have your questions answered by experts.   Tuesday, 7 OctoberWednesday, 8 October 6pm-7pm11am-12pm …

Understand How the Flat Land in Christchurch has Changed: post by CanCERN

Understand How the Flat Land in Christchurch has Changed: post by CanCERN

Saturday, 11 October 2014 1:35 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

In the Know Land Hub is a new public education space where residents can get information to better understand the changes to the flat land in their neighbourhood and across Christchurch. There is a lot of work going on to …

AVONSIDE HOLDINGS CASE A GOOD WIN FOR HOMEOWNERS by Dr Duncan Webb

AVONSIDE HOLDINGS CASE A GOOD WIN FOR HOMEOWNERS by Dr Duncan Webb

Wednesday, 8 October 2014 9:53 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Homeowners yet to settle with their insurer for their earthquake damaged homes have finally been given certainty in respect of contingencies and professional fees by the Court of Appeal judgment of Avonside Holdings Limited v Southern Response Earthquake Services Limited 

Another Important Event – Focus on EQC – Saturday, 8th November 2014

Another Important Event – Focus on EQC – Saturday, 8th November 2014

Tuesday, 7 October 2014 12:16 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Folks the time has come for another forum. The next event has been organised by Claimants4Claimants and is NOW Live. The forum will focus on the issues relating to EQC – what is not working with the interpretation of policy and the …

A Jolt To The Heart - Book Release

A Jolt To The Heart - Book Release

Monday, 6 October 2014 3:37 p.m. by FelicityPrice Featured Popular

A Jolt to the Heart

CCT targets Aussies with new twist to Canterbury Tales

CCT targets Aussies with new twist to Canterbury Tales

Monday, 6 October 2014 11:08 a.m. by TourismChCh Popular

 

The Future Will Be Live’ Labour Weekend in Christchurch

The Future Will Be Live’ Labour Weekend in Christchurch

Monday, 6 October 2014 9:45 a.m. by Festa Featured Popular

Vero Insurance and expert issues

Vero Insurance and expert issues

Sunday, 5 October 2014 8:29 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

EQC revises house repair costs from $500k to $50k

EQC revises house repair costs from $500k to $50k

Friday, 3 October 2014 2:18 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

A Christchurch family is attempting to sue the Earthquake Commission, and their insurer, Southern Response, after being told damage to their home may have been caused by wind, and a flax bush, rather than an earthquake.

Foundation damage ‘not quake’ owners told

Foundation damage ‘not quake’ owners told

Friday, 3 October 2014 2:16 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Insurers whittled down an agreed rebuild of a Burwood house to a $50,000 repair, the High Court was told today. Cameron and Suzanne Kelly are, through their company, claiming about $590,000 for the rebuild of their house which, they say, is uneconomic to repair.   http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch-earthquake-2011/10557626/Foundation-damage-not-quake-owners-told    

House damage blamed on wind, flax

House damage blamed on wind, flax

Friday, 3 October 2014 2:13 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Identifying Asbestos in Building Materials Now Made Easy

Identifying Asbestos in Building Materials Now Made Easy

Wednesday, 1 October 2014 3:15 p.m. by PRNews

CRL Energy Media Release: Identifying Asbestos in Building Materials Now Made Easy

Bold new building for Engineering and Architectural Studies

Bold new building for Engineering and Architectural Studies

Wednesday, 1 October 2014 1:56 p.m. by CPIT Featured Popular

Release: CPIT

Orion continues to progress earthquake rebuild work

Orion continues to progress earthquake rebuild work

Monday, 29 September 2014 1:06 p.m. by OrionNZ Featured Popular

Release: Orion New Zealand Limited

UC project uses earthquake data to improve earthquake response models for buildings

UC project uses earthquake data to improve earthquake response models for buildings

Friday, 26 September 2014 11:21 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

A University of Canterbury engineering research project is evaluating the methods and models used to predict the expected damage to multi-storey reinforced concrete buildings during earthquakes, using data gathered during the Canterbury earthquakes.

Bus Interchange Raft Foundation Pour

Bus Interchange Raft Foundation Pour

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 10:09 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

Widely reported as the largest concrete pour of the rebuild to date, from the early hours of Tuesday Morning, through to around 11.30am approximately 1460m3 of concrete was placed to form the raft foundation for the Lichfield street building.

Last Chance to Comment on Proposals for the East

Last Chance to Comment on Proposals for the East

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 8:48 a.m. by EasternVision Popular

IPENZ & Discipline of David Harding

IPENZ & Discipline of David Harding

Monday, 22 September 2014 10:30 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

David Harding was a member of IPENZ when he was involved in the design and construction of the CTV building in 1986 which collapsed in the earthquake on 22 February 2011.  People lodged complaints with IPENZ about Mr Harding.  Mr Harding resigned from IPENZ on 25 June 2014 before the hearing of the complaints took […]

New Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre Video

New Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre Video

Thursday, 18 September 2014 1:12 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

In the four months the new Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre has been open, around 100,000 people or nearly one third the population of Christchurch have visited the new facility.

Insurance & EQC newsletter

Insurance & EQC newsletter

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 12:35 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Here is the link to our first of many newsletters.  

Gerry’s “Old Dungas”…. and Still snagged at Building consents….

Gerry’s “Old Dungas”…. and Still snagged at Building consents….

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 9:40 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

I have spent the last few days, (between trying to deal with Insurance issues) reading the first critique of the Disaster in Christchurch.  And I refer to the man-made disaster, not the 14000+ earthquakes. “Once in a Lifetime: City-building after …

Mould Issues? This is a must see.

Mould Issues? This is a must see.

Friday, 12 September 2014 10:08 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Many Cantabrians have been living in mouldy environments for the last four years. 

Court of appeal on automatic reinstatement

Court of appeal on automatic reinstatement

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 6:17 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

EQC, its expert Dick Beetham and the “copy and pasted”signature

EQC, its expert Dick Beetham and the “copy and pasted”signature

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 4:04 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

In a current High Court proceeding the engineering expert engaged by EQC, Dick Beetham from GHD Ltd, produced and enabled the filing in court what he entitled as a “joint report” by the parties’ engineers.  In fact it was not the version of the report agreed to and signed by the homeowner’s engineer.  Instead Mr Beetham had copied/cut the engineer’s signature and applied it to a different document and then enabled the document to be filed in Court represen ...

Insurer-Managed Canterbury EQ Residential Rebuild & Repair Programme Gathers Pace

Insurer-Managed Canterbury EQ Residential Rebuild & Repair Programme Gathers Pace

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 2:59 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Insurance payouts for Canterbury earthquake claims has topped $12 billion and the insurer-managed residential rebuild and repair programme is gathering pace.

The role of Community Driven Recovery in Christchurch- Guest Post by Raven Cretney

The role of Community Driven Recovery in Christchurch- Guest Post by Raven Cretney

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 9:20 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

I’m a researcher looking into the role of community driven recovery in Christchurch and the ways in which government hinders or encourages this. 

A looming disconnect; what the 10 per cent game reveals- Guest Blog by Herman Meijburg

A looming disconnect; what the 10 per cent game reveals- Guest Blog by Herman Meijburg

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 2:40 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

How long can one consider oneself a victim of a natural disaster? 

Super moon may produce post-quake flooding in coastal areas of Christchurch

Super moon may produce post-quake flooding in coastal areas of Christchurch

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 9:17 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

A super large moon tonight may produce some post-quake flooding in low lying parts of Christchurch.

Cantabrians Uniting

Cantabrians Uniting

Monday, 8 September 2014 10:00 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

The first earthquake of September 4th 2010 is not usually officially commemorated because it is over shadowed by the mayhem of the February 22nd, 2011 earthquake despite the fact that the Sept 4th earthquake was much stronger than the February 2011 earthquake. Nevertheless four years on many people are still struggling with their insurance claims. How many of you attended the Campbell Live memorial programme on September 4th 2014 at Shirley Boys High School?   

Empowered Christchurch Issue 1.

Empowered Christchurch Issue 1.

Saturday, 6 September 2014 4:18 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Empower Christchurch

Available customer support

Available customer support

Friday, 5 September 2014 3:31 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Living in a city that is rebuilding itself can be extremely challenging. We remain committed to getting you back into a safe, quality home and as you progress through to your claim settlement, it’s important to be aware of the support that is available to help you along the way.

Mayor Lianne Dalziels speech - 4 September 2014

Mayor Lianne Dalziel's speech - 4 September 2014

Thursday, 4 September 2014 3:14 p.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

When my husband woke me this morning just after 4.30 this morning I turned over to go back to sleep.

WECAN Press Release and open letter

WECAN Press Release and open letter

Wednesday, 3 September 2014 1:05 p.m. by WeCAN

During the past 2 days, IPENZ has been conducting a disciplinary inquiry into the conduct of one of its members, Graeme Robinson.  An Inquiry that has heard from victims of the Christchurch Earthquakes allegations of :

‘Our Christchurch’:  Todd Foundation launches $1m fund for Christchurch children and youth

‘Our Christchurch’: Todd Foundation launches $1m fund for Christchurch children and youth

Wednesday, 3 September 2014 10:36 a.m. by ToddFoundation Recommended Popular

The Todd Foundation has today launched a $1 million funding initiative which will provide significant financial support to a major project for children and youth in Christchurch.

Cheap fixes

Cheap fixes

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 11:01 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Here is a link to an excellent article in the The Press by John McCrone about the future problems that will be caused by current EQC and insurance company promoted repair strategies.

Insurers Tend to Escalate Claims When The Media Gets Involved!

Insurers Tend to Escalate Claims When The Media Gets Involved!

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 10:15 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Still Experiencing Issues with Your Insurance Claim? 4 YEARS ON  IS YOUR HOME STILL BEING ASSESSED? IS YOUR HOME POORLY REPAIRED? ARE YOU STILL IN LIMBO? ARE YOU ISOLATED, FRUSTRATED, STRESSED?   4th September 2014 6:00pm to 7:30pm Shirley Boys High …

Jack and Pack information

'Jack and Pack' information

Monday, 1 September 2014 2:39 p.m. by SouthernResponse

MBIE has put together a great video about how jack and pack should be done.

High Court Earthquake List & Case Summaries

High Court Earthquake List & Case Summaries

Friday, 29 August 2014 2:52 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Here is the link to the NZ Law Society Library page that contains links to case summaries for court decisions from the earthquake list and details of cases in the list current to 15 August 2014.  

IAG loses Ridgecrest case in Supreme Court

IAG loses Ridgecrest case in Supreme Court

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 11:47 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Community led recovery research launched

Community led recovery research launched

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 11:41 a.m. by ravencretney

A Christchurch raised PhD student, Raven Cretney, has launched the start of a research project looking into the specific role of community driven recovery intiatives in Christchurch.

Port Hills Red Zone offer extended until 27 February 2015

Port Hills Red Zone offer extended until 27 February 2015

Monday, 25 August 2014 11:03 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority Chief Executive Roger Sutton has announced an extension of almost six months for the owners of eligible Residential Red Zone properties in the Port Hills to consider a Crown offer to purchase their properties.

University of Canterbury thesis looking at social media impacts after the earthquakes

University of Canterbury thesis looking at social media impacts after the earthquakes

Monday, 25 August 2014 9:54 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

A University of Canterbury PhD student is investigating the impact of social media following the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes.

Southern Response Contract signing

Southern Response Contract signing

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 9:23 a.m. by SouthernResponse

What can you expect at your Southern Response contract signing?

Whitewash Heads Heli-Assisted Demolition

Whitewash Heads Heli-Assisted Demolition

Friday, 15 August 2014 11:45 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

The first helicopter-assisted residential demolition in the Christchurch rebuild is on on a Sumner cliffs house perched some 70 metres above sea level.

Christchurch bravery recognised

Christchurch bravery recognised

Thursday, 14 August 2014 3:20 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Release: New Zealand Police

CCC Building Consents….

CCC Building Consents….

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 3:34 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

What an unhelpful meeting with Building consents that was.  

UC reopens remediated and renamed Registry (Matariki) building

UC reopens remediated and renamed Registry (Matariki) building

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 12:39 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

UC staff are moving back into the fully-remediated Registry building, which has been renamed Matariki.