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EQC Declaratory Judgment

EQC Declaratory Judgment

Sunday, 21 December 2014 4:22 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

EQC asked the High Court to make various declarations in relation to whether a property’s increased vulnerability to flooding after the earthquake(s) was land damage and, if so, approval to settle the claim by paying the diminution in value of the property rather than the cost to remediate the damage. 

Christchurch Holi is back on 21 March 2015

Christchurch Holi is back on 21 March 2015

Friday, 19 December 2014 11:52 a.m. by PriorityComms

Christchurch Holi is back in 2015 - bringing life, colour and fun to the central city.

Canterbury experts to simulate what occurred under the earth’s surface during the earthquakes

Canterbury experts to simulate what occurred under the earth’s surface during the earthquakes

Friday, 19 December 2014 11:03 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

University of Canterbury experts will next year use its BlueFern computer to simulate what happened under the ground during the Canterbury earthquakes.  

University settles with insurers

University settles with insurers

Monday, 15 December 2014 5:25 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

The University of Canterbury has agreed to settle its insurance claims under the Universities NZ collective insurance policy arising out of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

Thank you Christchurch

Thank you Christchurch

Monday, 15 December 2014 4:17 p.m. by SCIRT Featured Popular

Christchurch has been through a lot since the earthquakes. Here's a short video to say thanks.

Be a history maker with Arrow International

Be a history maker with Arrow International

Sunday, 14 December 2014 12:20 p.m. by ArrowInternational Popular

The scale of this project is unlike anything else. This is one of the largest construction projects in New Zealand's history. Arrow International is proud to be the delivery partner for Southern Response, a significant contributor in the rebuild of Canterbury, New Zealand 

EQC v Insurance Council (the Flockton Litigation) – Guest Post by Lane Neave

EQC v Insurance Council (the Flockton Litigation) – Guest Post by Lane Neave

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 2:48 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

The High Court has today given the go-ahead for EQC to settle land claims for increased flood vulnerability by payment of the loss of value to the land – at least in some instances. The key decisions of the Court …

Select Committee Recommendation on AvON Petition

Select Committee Recommendation on AvON Petition

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 9:42 a.m. by AvonOtakaro

In March 2012 Avon-Ōtākaro Network (AvON) presented a petition to Parliament with over eighteen thousand signatures. 

Declaratory Judgement High Court Decision

Declaratory Judgement High Court Decision

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 9:06 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The findings from the Declaratory Judgement High Court Hearing will be released today. Once released we will review, assess the potential impact on our customers and subsequently determine our position.

Asbestos evening for Canterbury homeowners

Asbestos evening for Canterbury homeowners

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 2:54 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

“It’s so important that anyone who is planning to do work on a property considers the risk of asbestos,” says WorkSafe’s Canterbury Rebuild Health and Safety Programme Director Kathryn Heiler.

Another kick in the guts for Christchurch

Another kick in the guts for Christchurch

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 2:31 p.m. by RuthDyson Popular

Release: New Zealand Labour Party

Built-wise cluster will change lives and save money

Built-wise cluster will change lives and save money

Friday, 5 December 2014 7:26 p.m. by PRNews Popular

By Bob Burnett

Boo! Christmas comes early for Context Architects in Christchurch

Boo! Christmas comes early for Context Architects in Christchurch

Friday, 5 December 2014 5:27 p.m. by Context

celebrated a busy rebuild year this week at a stunning new bar it designed in Christchurch’s burgeoning Victoria Street. With a speakeasy, American South vibe; Brett Gidden’s popular new Boo Radley’s bar hosted Context’s South Island Director Alisdair Daines, Director Stephen Voyle and clients and friends in acknowledging what has been a brilliant and demanding year for the practice in Christchurch. Credits for Context this year include designing four new major residentia ...

Southern Response Progress on Covered

Southern Response Progress on Covered

Thursday, 4 December 2014 8:02 p.m. by SouthernResponse

In this episode of , Casey Hurren, our Earthquake Strategy Manager, explains progress on settling our remaining 3,500 insurance claims, the complications with multi-unit buildings and the importance of communications in the settlement process.

University of Canterbury signs substantial contract to redevelop engineering precinct

University of Canterbury signs substantial contract to redevelop engineering precinct

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 4:12 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The University of Canterbury today signed a substantial contract with Hawkins Construction for the first major redevelopment of the campus’s engineering precinct in more than 40 years.

Lyttelton Port reclamation reaches over 7.5 hectares

Lyttelton Port reclamation reaches over 7.5 hectares

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 1:29 p.m. by LytteltonPort Popular

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) has now reclaimed over 7.5 hectares of harbour at Te Awaparahi Bay, east of its container operations. In May 2011, LPC was granted consent to reclaim ten hectares of the harbour bed to utilise and dispose of ‘clean’ rubble from Christchurch city’s earthquake damaged buildings.

Vero builds on solid progress in Earthquake Recovery Programme

Vero builds on solid progress in Earthquake Recovery Programme

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 1:06 p.m. by VeroInsurance Popular

Vero Insurance has paid out almost $3.9 billion or 80 per cent of its total costs toward the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery programme with plans to pay out more than 90 per cent by December 2015.

Orion rebuild on track for completion by 2019

Orion rebuild on track for completion by 2019

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 3:20 p.m. by OrionNZ

Orion has met another milestone in restoring resilience and reliability to Christchurch's electricity network with construction recently starting on a high voltage underground cable loop around the north of Christchurch. This is another big step in Orion's overall plan to restore pre-earthquake levels of reliability to the network by 2019.

Enjoy an evening at The Tannery - celebrating 57 shops

Enjoy an evening at The Tannery - celebrating 57 shops

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 1:44 p.m. by TheTannery Popular

Release: The Tannery

Collaborate Canterbury ramping up for the rebuild

Collaborate Canterbury ramping up for the rebuild

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 3:52 p.m. by collaboratecanty

Collaborate Canterbury has ramped up their support for local businesses with the The Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce (CECC), through the support of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), recruiting a dedicated Case Manager to drive the Collaborate Canterbury initiative to assist to build scale and meet increasingly tight market constraints.

Tower Peaceful Protest by WeCAN

Tower Peaceful Protest by WeCAN

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 9:49 a.m. by WeCAN Popular

The Wider Earthquake Canterbury Action Network : WECAN ask

ROVER in our repair programme

ROVER in our repair programme

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 4:29 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Check out the latest episode of , where Eric & Greg talk about how ROVER is contributing as a key innovation to our Southern Response repair programme.

Tourism surviving natural disasters: Preparedness and planning

Tourism surviving natural disasters: Preparedness and planning

Monday, 24 November 2014 9:59 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

A University of Canterbury doctoral student is investigating the preparedness and planning of post-disaster tourism service providers.

Accountability following quake response inquiry not achieved, legal expert says

Accountability following quake response inquiry not achieved, legal expert says

Friday, 21 November 2014 3:49 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

Lessons still need to be learned from the search and rescue efforts following the February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, a leading New Zealand lawyer, Nigel Hampton QC, says.

Opportunity For Christchurch To Have World Class Bike Share System

Opportunity For Christchurch To Have World Class Bike Share System

Friday, 21 November 2014 3:30 p.m. by BikeShare Popular

A crowdfunding campaign to support the introduction of a public Bike Share system in central 

IAGs Canterbury Recovery team Contribute To New Show, Covered

IAG's Canterbury Recovery team Contribute To New Show, Covered

Thursday, 20 November 2014 2:56 p.m. by IAGinsurance Popular

IAG’s Canterbury Recovery team has been taking part in Canterbury TV’s (CTV) new weekly show, Covered, which looks to provide a behind the scenes update on how residential rebuilds are progressing post-quake in Canterbury.

Aucklanders discover Christchurch’s ‘pockets of awesome

Aucklanders discover Christchurch’s ‘pockets of awesome

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 10:00 a.m. by TourismChCh Popular

Take a bunch of sceptical Aucklanders, show them a good time in Christchurch, and leave them eager to come back.

One in four Cantabrians receives Red Cross help

One in four Cantabrians receives Red Cross help

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 9:24 a.m. by RedCross Popular

Four years on from the first earthquake, New Zealand Red Cross has helped one in four Cantabrians, distributed $91 million in grants and spent $11 million on programmes for quake-hit communities.

Businesses need to plan better to recover faster from disasters

Businesses need to plan better to recover faster from disasters

Monday, 17 November 2014 10:10 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

New Zealand businesses and organisations need to accurately plan better to recover faster from any major disaster, University of Canterbury resilience researcher Dr John Vargo says.

City Discovery Day

City Discovery Day

Thursday, 13 November 2014 12:43 p.m. by FutureChristchurch Featured Popular

Find out about our ever evolving city centre and join in the free and fun activities for the family on City Discovery Day.

Collaborate Canterbury - the next stage

Collaborate Canterbury - the next stage

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 10:11 p.m. by collaboratecanty

 

Southern Response and Privacy

Southern Response and Privacy

Monday, 10 November 2014 10:35 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Campbell Live recently ran a piece about an insured that requested information/documentation held by Southern Response about him under the Privacy Act.  I highly recommend this process.  You may be surprised by what emerges when you get the documents.   The documents/information about me held by Southern Response were very informative.

UC academic looks at the role of post-earthquake social services

UC academic looks at the role of post-earthquake social services

Monday, 10 November 2014 10:00 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

A just released book by University of Canterbury’s Associate Professor Kate van Heugten examines the experiences of workers and managers from a broad array of human service organisations in post-earthquake Christchurch.

High Court orders EQC to pay costs to homeowners

High Court orders EQC to pay costs to homeowners

Saturday, 8 November 2014 3:16 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

In Ryde v EQC & anor [2014] NZHC 2763 and Van Limburg v EQC & anor [2014] NZHC 2764 the High Court has ordered EQC to pay the costs and disbursements of insured homeowners that sued EQC where EQC for years refused to pay and wrongly assessed the house(s) as under cap but paid cap once sued. These decisions are positive for homeowners and an incentive to them to sue EQC if they are dissatisfied with EQC.

Older Generations Open Letter

Older Generations Open Letter

Thursday, 6 November 2014 4:05 p.m. by JohnPatterson Popular

Dear Minister Gerry Brownlee , Roger Sutton,  Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Ian Simpson CEO EQC, Tim Grafton CEO of the Insurance Council, Insurers and all those who call the shots in our city:

UC student used her Christchurch experiences to help her tornado-ravaged home town

UC student used her Christchurch experiences to help her tornado-ravaged home town

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 4:12 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

A University of Canterbury international student, who took the CHCH101: Rebuilding Christchurch course modelled after the Student Volunteer Army's post-earthquake response, used her Christchurch experiences to help support her home town of Washington, Illinois, which was flattened by a tornado.

Another green blitz on the red zone to cap off Conservation Week

Another green blitz on the red zone to cap off Conservation Week

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 9:50 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

This Sunday will see another round of native planting within the red zone at Anzac Drive Reserve on the last day of Conservation Week 2014.

Action Required to Protect New Zealand from Natural Hazards Impact

Action Required to Protect New Zealand from Natural Hazards Impact

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 12:02 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The insurance industry has released a 15-point plan aimed at reducing the social and economic impact of natural hazards in New Zealand - heeding the call will help keep insurance available and affordable for all.

Are insurers underpaying for MUBs?

Are insurers underpaying for MUBs?

Tuesday, 4 November 2014 4:41 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

CanCERN is worried the earthquake insurance payouts for some multi-unit buildings (MUBs) are well shy of what they should be and some resident owners don’t realise it.

It’s all about people

It’s all about people

Tuesday, 4 November 2014 9:49 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

The longer I work as a Project Manager in the construction industry, the more I realise that it’s all about people. 

New Code of Practice to Reduce Quake Risk

New Code of Practice to Reduce Quake Risk

Monday, 3 November 2014 12:59 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Morrison McDougall

New Photo Book Compares Christchurch Pre-Earthquake to 2014

New Photo Book Compares Christchurch Pre-Earthquake to 2014

Monday, 3 November 2014 11:33 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Repairing your home with Southern Response

Repairing your home with Southern Response

Monday, 3 November 2014 2:08 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Getting your home repaired as soon as possible so that you can move forward is our priority. We’re here to assist you and to ensure that, from here to home, your repair progress moves smoothly.

The Stadium Broadcast

The Stadium Broadcast

Sunday, 2 November 2014 2:32 p.m. by StadiumBroadcast Featured Popular

For almost 4 years Lancaster Park has been dormant. But the thousands upon thousands of fleeting, ecstatic, breath-catching moments that have taken place on this site are still a vital part of Christchurch’s identity.

Settlement of Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Claims Continues Apace, Topping $13 Billion

Settlement of Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Claims Continues Apace, Topping $13 Billion

Friday, 31 October 2014 4:13 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The settling of Canterbury earthquake private insurance claims continues apace as pay outs hit the $13 billion mark, advancing at $10 million a day in 2014.

Expo to Showcase Christchurch’s Transition to the World’s Best Edible Garden City

Expo to Showcase Christchurch’s Transition to the World’s Best Edible Garden City

Friday, 31 October 2014 10:24 a.m. by PRNews Popular

The Edible Canterbury Expo tomorrow, Saturday, 1 November, will showcase efforts to make Christchurch become the world’s best Edible Garden City.

Clean green natural amenities top community wish-list for the east

Clean green natural amenities top community wish-list for the east

Friday, 31 October 2014 10:16 a.m. by EasternVision Recommended Popular

Initial analysis of the feedback from EVO::SPACE shows a very strong preference for east Christchurch to become the clean green environmental playground of the city.

Gap filling projects reach crucial juncture

Gap filling projects reach crucial juncture

Thursday, 30 October 2014 2:30 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Lincoln University

Crane drivers to open building

Crane drivers to open building

Thursday, 30 October 2014 2:28 p.m. by PRNews

Release: Parry Field Lawyers

TOWER brings back full replacement cover for homes lost to fire

TOWER brings back full replacement cover for homes lost to fire

Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:00 p.m. by PRNews Popular

TOWER is the only major insurer focusing on all New Zealanders to offer any form of full replacement benefit since the industry move to sum insured in early 2013. Policy holders’ homes will be fully replaced to the same standards as before the fire.

Foo Fighters to put Christchurch on the world map

Foo Fighters to put Christchurch on the world map

Thursday, 30 October 2014 11:41 a.m. by TourismChCh Popular

Christchurch’s AMI Stadium will be transformed from a sporting turf into a giant stage venue for the Foo Fighters’ first Australasian concert on their 20

Annual Public Meeting 2014

Annual Public Meeting 2014

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 3:36 a.m. by SouthernResponse

See below for details of the Southern Response Annual Public Meeting.

CityUps brings life to Christchurchs centre

CityUps brings life to Christchurch's centre

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 1:40 p.m. by Festa

The corner of Lichfield, Manchester and High streets came to life Saturday night with a panorama of fresh architecture, lights, forms and animation. The Festival of Transitional Architecture’s headline event CityUps transformed two blocks of central Christchurch with a spectacular city of the future designed and created by the next generation of architects in a Studio Christchurch-led collaboration.

The University of Canterbury reconnecting with CBD at the Arts Centre

The University of Canterbury reconnecting with CBD at the Arts Centre

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 11:50 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The University of Canterbury will build on and strengthen its connections with the central city, leasing the Chemistry Building in the Arts Centre for at least the next eight years.

The Tannery seals up

The Tannery seals up

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 11:06 a.m. by TheTannery Popular

The Tannery is pleased to announce completion of Stage 1 of the car park project that will see 230 car parks onsite and adjacent by June 2015. The paving and rationalisation of the customer vehicle area includes incorporating 5 bicycle stands and taxi and coach parking.

CanCERN Newsletter #147 - 24 October 2014

CanCERN Newsletter #147 - 24 October 2014

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 10:23 a.m. by CanCERN

 

ROVER in the news: Our eyes under the floor

ROVER in the news: Our eyes under the floor

Thursday, 23 October 2014 4:44 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The residential recovery of Christchurch is a monumental task, and there are some great efforts going on behind the scenes for the restoration of our city.

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