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New Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre Video

New Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre Video

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

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

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

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

East shaping up as ‘an amazing giant waterpark’

East shaping up as ‘an amazing giant waterpark’

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 12:56 p.m. by EasternVision Popular

The eastern suburbs could become ‘an amazing giant waterpark playground’, says Rev Peter Beck one of the people behind Eastern Vision’s EVO::SPACE website.

Convention Centre good news for tourism

Convention Centre good news for tourism

Friday, 8 August 2014 9:06 a.m. by TourismChCh

Eden NZ – iconic new proposal announced for the east

Eden NZ – iconic new proposal announced for the east

Thursday, 7 August 2014 6:37 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

A new iconic scheme for the recovery of the east has been announced and made available for public comment on EVO::SPACE.

Access to buildings is a human right, says monitoring group

Access to buildings is a human right, says monitoring group

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:52 p.m. by HumanRightsComm Recommended

Other recent research resulting from the Christchurch Earthquakes – including public policy, infrastructure, organizational resilience etc.

Other recent research resulting from the Christchurch Earthquakes – including public policy, infrastructure, organizational resilience etc.

Thursday, 7 August 2014 10:31 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

I am regularly asked whether I have details of the latest papers for various disciplines relating to the Christchurch earthquakes. Here are the latest related references. A big thank you to all of those of you who keep me abreast of …

Non-Legal Insurance Advocacy Returning Homeowner’s Wellbeing

Non-Legal Insurance Advocacy Returning Homeowner’s Wellbeing

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 5:32 p.m. by CIAS_ Featured Popular

Homeowners with unresolved earthquake insurance claims are burdened down with copious and complicated technical reports and a myriad of explanations amid pressure to make decisions based on information they can no longer make sense of.

The Latest Engineering Research resulting from the Christchurch Earthquakes

The Latest Engineering Research resulting from the Christchurch Earthquakes

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 5:12 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

I am regularly asked whether I have details of the latest papers for various disciplines relating to the Christchurch earthquakes. Here are the latest engineering references – other disciplines to follow.   Digital buildings: Using sensors to monitor the performance …

RETAINING WALLS – Wednesday 6th August 7 – 8pm

RETAINING WALLS – Wednesday 6th August 7 – 8pm

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 11:08 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

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Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Settlements Top $12 Billion

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Settlements Top $12 Billion

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 10:27 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Insurance payouts for Canterbury earthquake claims has topped $12 billion, according to the Insurance Council of New Zealand.

Christchurch - what we see and what we feel

Christchurch - what we see and what we feel

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 11:45 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Last week I asked a question on Facebook: What one word comes to mind right now when you think about Christchurch?

Helicopter Only Option For Whitewash Heads Demolition

Helicopter Only Option For Whitewash Heads Demolition

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 11:06 a.m. by SouthernResponse

The first helicopter-assisted residential demolition will get underway this week after months of planning and evaluation of potential options.  

Shoddy repairs in CHCH will create problems

Shoddy repairs in CHCH will create problems

Friday, 1 August 2014 12:44 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Lawyers in Christchurch say a building crisis – that could be as widespread as the leaky homes issue – is looming in the city as more and more evidence of shoddy repair jobs makes its way into court. http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/20143310/shoddy-repairs-in-chch-will-create-problems  

Christchurch Building Consents.. sigh..

Christchurch Building Consents.. sigh..

Thursday, 31 July 2014 6:15 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

So…. whats new in High Street.   

Rebuild but not a recovery

Rebuild but not a recovery

Monday, 28 July 2014 7:07 p.m. by SamFisher

I'm impressed with the rebuild work underway.  I don't like some of it, and I am confused as to why we are rebuilding a city centre that was failing before September 2010.  In fact arguably the city centre moved to Riccarton in the 1980s as retail rental costs in Riccarton were three times that of Colombo Street in the late 90s.

New Zealanders’ film trophies arrive

New Zealanders’ film trophies arrive

Monday, 28 July 2014 6:36 p.m. by SamFisher

July 2014

Trust grants $1.4 million to help Canterbrians cope with an increase in mental health issues and support health and wellbeing

Trust grants $1.4 million to help Canterbrians cope with an increase in mental health issues and support health and wellbeing

Friday, 25 July 2014 2:41 p.m. by Commtrust Popular

The Canterbury Community Trust has announced over $1.4 million in donations for its Health and Wellbeing sector.

Canterbury DHB Closes Allan Bean Centre Due to Further Quake Damage

Canterbury DHB Closes Allan Bean Centre Due to Further Quake Damage

Friday, 25 July 2014 10:21 a.m. by GovtDHB Popular

Canterbury District Health Board received a verbal report from its engineers on Tuesday, resulting in the closure of the Allan Bean Centre on the Burwood Health Campus because of quake damage.

Loss of QE II Stadium has affected the performance of Canterbury athletes

Loss of QE II Stadium has affected the performance of Canterbury athletes

Friday, 25 July 2014 9:08 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Two University of Canterbury economics experts believe the loss of Queen Elizabeth II Stadium because of the earthquakes has affected the performance of Canterbury athletes.

International rowing lake proving increasingly popular

International rowing lake proving increasingly popular

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 9:55 a.m. by EasternVision Featured Popular

Proposals for a 2.25km flat water sports lake in the Avon River red zone are proving increasingly popular with over 80% of respondents now agreeing or strongly agreeing with the idea.

Guest Author: A Cry of desperation from Christchurch

Guest Author: A Cry of desperation from Christchurch

Saturday, 19 July 2014 3:23 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

 

Christchurch gets ffantastic ffringe ffestival this year. Ole!

Christchurch gets ffantastic ffringe ffestival this year. Ole!

Friday, 18 July 2014 6:41 p.m. by SamFisher Featured Popular

Christchurch gets ffantastic ffringe ffestival this year. Ole!

Clifton Hill Cluster Demolition

Clifton Hill 'Cluster Demolition'

Friday, 18 July 2014 2:53 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

A team of experts from within Southern Response, CERA and Arrow International spent a number of months planning a safe and efficient demolition of the most precarious hillside properties on Sumner’s Clifton Hill, severely damaged in the February 2011 earthquake.

Breakfast seminar: design management

Breakfast seminar: design management

Thursday, 17 July 2014 9:59 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

We are delighted to announce our ‘Design management: Breaking down the silos’ breakfast seminar will now be held on Wednesday 6 August from 8.30am at Chateau on the Park, 189 Deans Avenue. The seminar will include a forum to present and discuss how the emerging role of the independent design manager is challenging traditional perspectives. There […]

All Right?  St Michael’s School Students sure are as they discover the Secret Recipe to Wellbeing!!

All Right? St Michael’s School Students sure are as they discover the Secret Recipe to Wellbeing!!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 8:52 a.m. by marketing_saintmichaels Featured Popular

A visit from All Rightie, Ciaran, resulted in St Michael’s students discovering they really are !

Building Consent troubles in Christchurch….. still…..

Building Consent troubles in Christchurch….. still…..

Sunday, 13 July 2014 12:25 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

So what is new in the life of the beleaguered High Street building owners? 

Progress on the Cantabrian Show Home

Progress on the Cantabrian Show Home

Friday, 11 July 2014 4:36 p.m. by SouthernResponse

 

CERA misues section 38′s… Again…. or is that Still….

CERA misues section 38′s… Again…. or is that Still….

Friday, 11 July 2014 8:25 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

I notice that Labour stated:  Link here: