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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

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 […]

Special edition e-newsletter: Thoughts on the proposed class action + free legal advice

Special edition e-newsletter: Thoughts on the proposed class action + free legal advice

Monday, 22 June 2015 4:41 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Click for our special edition e-newsletter #7: 

Chief Ombudsman confirms Ministers’ are breaking the law by continuing to withhold information

Chief Ombudsman confirms Ministers’ are breaking the law by continuing to withhold information

Friday, 19 June 2015 9:14 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

JOIN THE PETITITION HERE The Chief Ombudsman has today confirmed a final opinion that the Ministers’ have broken the law, and continue to break the law. 

Did you know ….

Did you know ….

Thursday, 18 June 2015 5:15 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has bought a “3.7 percent stake in Insurance Australia Group (IAG) for 500 million Australian dollars ($388 million) as part of a partnership that IAG said would reduce its capital requirements and support its return on …

Has your Port Hills property been zoned correctly?

Has your Port Hills property been zoned correctly?

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 9:21 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

Many home owners missed their opportunity to submit an appeal against the Christchurch City Council (CCC) District Plan and challenge their property's zoning.

Customer e-newsletter #6

Customer e-newsletter #6

Friday, 12 June 2015 3:47 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Click to view our latest customer e-newsletter, released 11th June 2015.

Answers to our questions “being reconsidered by MBIE after further information from EQC” – by Change.org

Answers to our questions “being reconsidered by MBIE after further information from EQC” – by Change.org

Monday, 8 June 2015 3:33 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Answers to our questions “being reconsidered by MBIE after further information from EQC” Canterbury Claimants Christchurch, New Zealand 7 Jun 2015

Christchurch Police Station Blown up by Controlled Implosion

Christchurch Police Station Blown up by Controlled Implosion

Monday, 1 June 2015 2:39 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews

At 5pm on Sunday 31st May, the earthquake-damaged police station in Christchurch central was brought down by a controlled implosion.

Detailed Repair/Rebuild Analysis (DRA) in the news

Detailed Repair/Rebuild Analysis (DRA) in the news

Thursday, 28 May 2015 12:46 a.m. by SouthernResponse

You may have seen coverage in the media regarding information we provide to our customers - in particular, the Detailed Repair/Rebuild Analysis (DRA) which records the building elements of your home and the earthquake damage sustained.

Get the Slides: Insurance Dilemma Meeting – Over 600 attended

Get the Slides: Insurance Dilemma Meeting – Over 600 attended

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 10:46 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants

A great turn out at the Insurance Dilemma Meeting arranged by Claimants 4 Claimants and supported by Lane Neave and Anthony Harper.

Presentations from Cash Settlement evening May 25th

Presentations from Cash Settlement evening May 25th

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 11:30 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Here are the presentations from the Cash Settlement meeting held at the Transitional Cathedral last night. *         http://www.slideshare.net/Jotomero/may-2015-the-insurance-dilemma *         http://www.slideshare.net/Jotomero/dr-duncan-webb-of-lane-neavecash-settlments *         http://www.slideshare.net/Jotomero/peter-woods-of-anothony-harpercash-settlments-and-eqcFiled under: Uncategorized

This weeks seminar at the In The Know Hub

This week's seminar at the In The Know Hub

Sunday, 24 May 2015 11:36 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The In the Know Hub’s next cash settlement seminar coming up will be called

Free E-Book Special Report on insurance cash pay-outs and Cash Settlement public meeting details

Free E-Book Special Report on insurance cash pay-outs and Cash Settlement public meeting details

Saturday, 23 May 2015 10:04 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

This may be a useful resource for people. It is a free e-book special report on Cash settlements. Click on their website to down load the information. http://www.asqs.co.nz/. Have you been offered a cash pay-out instead of a repair for your …

Red-zone forest park an unmissable opportunity

Red-zone forest park an unmissable opportunity

Friday, 22 May 2015 4:50 p.m. by greeningtheredzone Popular

Returning the Avon River Red Zone to a large native forest park will improve health, wealth and wellbeing – and is an opportunity Christchurch can’t afford to miss.

Change.org Update

Change.org Update

Friday, 22 May 2015 12:55 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Canterbury Claimants just posted an update, 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, Ho…: Conduct a truly independent …

Preliminary Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan – guest blog by Jan Burney

Preliminary Draft Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan – guest blog by Jan Burney

Thursday, 21 May 2015 12:00 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

“This is the first opportunity to provide your views on whether the Crown should make new offers to buy vacant, commercial and uninsured properties in the residential red zone and, if so, how such offers should be structured. The Crown …

MediaWorks are about to make a decision on the future of Campbell Live

MediaWorks are about to make a decision on the future of Campbell Live

Thursday, 21 May 2015 10:23 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Click on this link below and make your voice count! BREAKING: MediaWorks are about to make a decision on the future of Campbell Live.     ~Future Proofing for a sustainable, participatory, democratic society. https://thechristchurchfiasco.wordpress.com/about/ https://twitter.com/fiascofiles http://www.facebook.com/thechristchurchfiascoFiled under: Uncategorized

Christchurch is on the rise

Christchurch is 'on the rise'

Monday, 18 May 2015 2:27 p.m. by TourismChCh

Christchurch is well on the way to becoming the newest and most innovative small city in the world, says the head of its regional tourism organisation.

Some helpful hints to help you know your value: Costings Part II: guest post by Sarah O’Brien

Some helpful hints to help you know your value: Costings Part II: guest post by Sarah O’Brien

Monday, 18 May 2015 1:04 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Recommended Popular

In order to determine the value of major items in your home, which will assist you in establishing a fair value when it comes to negotiating with your insurer, here are some tips and suggestions: 

CERA- compulsory acquisition

CERA- compulsory acquisition

Saturday, 16 May 2015 11:53 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Insurance Settlement Agreement trends – Part I: guest post by Sarah O’Brien

Insurance Settlement Agreement trends – Part I: guest post by Sarah O’Brien

Friday, 15 May 2015 12:52 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS: Part 1 ‘LIKE FOR LIKE TO WHEN AS NEW, USING MODERN MATERIAL EQUIVALENTS’ The ‘shocking truth’ is, I have found that most insurance company settlement agreements which I have read, are offering the claimants between 33% to 50% …

An award of Interest – are you entitled to it?

An award of Interest – are you entitled to it?

Friday, 15 May 2015 10:41 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Understandably after four years of waiting for settlement of what are often clear cut claims I am beginning to receive more and more questions from people about ‘interest payments’ and whether or not these could be recovered from insurers. Below is …

Response from Andrew Little, Labour Leader of the Opposition

Response from Andrew Little, Labour Leader of the Opposition

Thursday, 14 May 2015 3:42 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

6 May 2015 Dear Sarah Thank you for your letter. 

A Significant Milestone- guest post by Empowered Christchurch

A Significant Milestone- guest post by Empowered Christchurch

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 3:32 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Empowered Christchurch has reached an agreement with the City Council on a process to protect the rights of ratepayers.One of the Building Consent Authority’s roles should be to protect ratepayers from dangerous building practices.The Council has now agreed with us …

Cash Settlements – guest post by Claimants 4 Claimants

Cash Settlements – guest post by Claimants 4 Claimants

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 11:43 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Managing the Insurance Dilemma: Cash Settlements Event to be held at the following time, date and location: Click here to register: https://canterburyinsurance.eventbrite.co.nz. Monday, 25 May 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (NZST) Christchurch Transitional Cathedral 234 Hereford Street Christchurch, …

Managing the Insurance Dilemma: Cash Settlements

Managing the Insurance Dilemma: Cash Settlements

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 10:38 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants

Dr Duncan Webb and Peter Woods are following up as promised on the 22nd February Forum. Below is the link for you to be able to register. This is a free meeting, but asking for a donation to help those out in Nepal. Sincerely hope you can make. Every bit we learn, every bit we do differently as homeowners, is one way to apply pressure to achieve change from our government and insurers.

Time To Ask The Hard Questions About The Central City Rebuild

Time To Ask The Hard Questions About The Central City Rebuild

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 3:54 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

There is a saying that when ministers or the government release information late on a Friday it is usually because they want it swept under the rug without too many questions. This happens a lot with this government to do with this recovery and last Friday it happened again. This time we must take notice as it is a very serious situation. We must start asking some hard questions of CERA and the government.

Christchurch Police Station building Implosion Date Confirmed

Christchurch Police Station building Implosion Date Confirmed

Monday, 11 May 2015 4:12 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Statement by Ngai Tahu:

Women challenging assumptions in construction sector

Women challenging assumptions in construction sector

Monday, 11 May 2015 3:58 p.m. by PRNews

Winners of the inaugural Hays NAWIC Excellence Awards have been hailed as “courageous leaders who are passionate about changing the construction sector” during last night’s awards ceremony at the Rydges Latimer in Christchurch.

Insurers Settle $15 billion Canterbury Claims

Insurers Settle $15 billion Canterbury Claims

Monday, 11 May 2015 12:45 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today that private insurers have paid out almost $15 billion to settle commercial and residential claims since the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, of which over $6 billion was for domestic claims.

Youth of Canterbury are struggling with the “new normal”

Youth of Canterbury are struggling with the “new normal”

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 3:07 p.m. by Commtrust Featured Popular

Youth of Canterbury are struggling with the “new normal” post earthquake

Red Cross Launches Book for Leaders in Disaster Recovery

Red Cross Launches Book for Leaders in Disaster Recovery

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 3:04 p.m. by RedCross

New Zealand Red Cross has launched Leading in Disaster Recovery: Companion through the Chaos, a book for leaders working in disaster recovery.

EQC loses costs appeal

EQC loses costs appeal

Monday, 4 May 2015 11:15 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

The Court of Appeal has today dismissed the appeal(s) by EQC against High Court decisions awarding homeowners costs and disbursements where EQC paid cap after being sued.  This is an excellent result for homeowners and should encourage more people to sue EQC.  The High Court had awarded each homeowner 50% of the 2B costs and disbursements on the basis that an insurer was still a party.  The Court of Appeal refused to increase this to 100%.

Avonside Holdings (Supreme Court)

Avonside Holdings (Supreme Court)

Monday, 4 May 2015 11:09 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Southern Response applied to the Supreme Court for leave to appeal the Court of Appeal decision including a 10% contingency and 10% professional fees as part of a rebuild costing.  By a brief  the Supreme Court said:

Southern Response Class Action

Southern Response Class Action

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 11:53 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants

NO WIN – NO FEE A summary from the www.srca.co.nz web site follows, please go the site for more information (Note:  it is vital that you register to find out more, includes those that may have already settled, full and final,  those with EQC and / or those unhappy with standard of repair, if you […]

New Brighton delivers a message

New Brighton delivers a message

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 11:52 a.m. by PRNews Popular

This morning (Tuesday 28th of March), third generation New Brighton resident Esther Perriam has delivered over 550 formal written submissions to Christchurch City Council. 

Different approaches to comparable problems- guest post by Herman Meijburg

Different approaches to comparable problems- guest post by Herman Meijburg

Saturday, 25 April 2015 12:00 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

After 584 earthquakes and with still some 1100 predicted quakes in the near future, the first natural gas production unit in Groningen, The Netherlands, was finally shut down on April 14th. 

Alpine fault earthquake will involve more infrastructure challenges

Alpine fault earthquake will involve more infrastructure challenges

Thursday, 23 April 2015 1:39 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

A University of Canterbury geological sciences researcher says an alpine fault earthquake is likely to be markedly different to the Canterbury earthquakes, with infrastructure losses potentially exposing the regional economy rather than the concentrated building losses seen in Christchurch in 2010 and 2011.

Save Campbell Live Protest – Jo Bond’s Event

Save Campbell Live Protest – Jo Bond’s Event

Thursday, 23 April 2015 7:54 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

John Campbell has used his big heart to do a lot of things for the people of Christchurch, let’s do something for him! Friday, April 24 at 12:00pm in UTC+12 Hagley Park in Christchurch, New Zealand Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: …

Community to commemorate restoration of Poppies sculpture with a ceremony and planting

Community to commemorate restoration of Poppies sculpture with a ceremony and planting

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 5:36 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

The “Poppies over Gallipoli” sculpture at the corner of Anzac Drive and Travis Road has been restored and moved to higher ground in time for the centenary commemorations of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli.

Notice - Antigua Street Bridge Opening– Central City

Notice - Antigua Street Bridge Opening– Central City

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 3:59 p.m. by SCIRT Featured Popular

Downer, as part of SCIRT, has been repairing the earthquake damaged Antigua Street Footbridge. This notice is to let you know that the repairs are almost finished and we will be opening the bridge soon.

Letter to Andrew Little and the Labour Party

Letter to Andrew Little and the Labour Party

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 5:22 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Dear Andrew, Christchurch Earthquake 2010-2012 – Bipartisan agreement. Firstly, may I belatedly congratulate you on your election to leader of the Labour Party which has of course raised new hope amongst the affected population here is Christchurch.  I know that …

Repair pre-construction meeting

Repair pre-construction meeting

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 10:41 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The second instalment in Mary and Malcolm’s repair story details their pre-construction meeting with the contractor, Milne Construction.

Earthquake support hub to open at Eastgate next week

Earthquake support hub to open at Eastgate next week

Thursday, 16 April 2015 9:45 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The In the Know Hub is a new community-led initiative opening next week at Eastgate Shopping Centre. The hub will be the place to go to ask questions to help you better understand the repair or rebuild process, connect with the right people and get the assistance you need to move forward.

Bring back the Lions!

Bring back the Lions!

Thursday, 16 April 2015 12:15 p.m. by marketing_saintmichaels

The Asbestos Saga Continues

The Asbestos Saga Continues

Thursday, 16 April 2015 6:32 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Hear the Audio:    http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/remote-player?id=20174859 Read the report:  http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/media/2015/04/Asbestos-exposure-in-New-Zealand-April-2015.pdf http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1504/S00327/asbestos-exposure-unlikely-to-cause-major-health-problems.htm http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/2015/04/15/asbestos-exposure-during-canterbury-rebuild-unlikely-to-cause-significant-health-problems-for-house-occupants-report-finds/ http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/regional/2 ...

SUMNER Schist going up in Christchurch

SUMNER Schist going up in Christchurch

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 4:37 p.m. by murdertonic

is being used for rebuild projects all over christchurch. Ou stones create stunning feature walling.

New Brighton Business Leaders Provide Solutions for Christchurch City Council

New Brighton Business Leaders Provide Solutions for Christchurch City Council

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 3:54 p.m. by PaulZaanen Featured Popular

New Brighton Business Leaders Provide Solutions for Christchurch City Council