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.
Release: The Tannery
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.
The Wider Earthquake Canterbury Action Network : WECAN ask
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.
A University of Canterbury doctoral student is investigating the preparedness and planning of post-disaster tourism service providers.
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.
A crowdfunding campaign to support the introduction of a public Bike Share system in central
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.
Take a bunch of sceptical Aucklanders, show them a good time in Christchurch, and leave them eager to come back.
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.
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.
Find out about our ever evolving city centre and join in the free and fun activities for the family on City Discovery Day.
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.
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.
In Ryde v EQC & anor  NZHC 2763 and Van Limburg v EQC & anor  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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
The longer I work as a Project Manager in the construction industry, the more I realise that it’s all about people.
Release: Morrison McDougall
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.
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.
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.
The Edible Canterbury Expo tomorrow, Saturday, 1 November, will showcase efforts to make Christchurch become the world’s best Edible Garden City.
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.
Release: Lincoln University
Release: Parry Field Lawyers
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.
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
See below for details of the Southern Response Annual Public Meeting.
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 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 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.
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 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.
By the judgment in Firm PI 1 Ltd v Zurich Australian Insurance Ltd & anor  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 […]
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 […]
Access to the Riverside entrance at rear of Christchurch Hospital will close next week.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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