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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.

Do I have to accept injection levelling of broken foundation?

Do I have to accept injection levelling of broken foundation?

Monday, 1 December 2014 12:55 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants

Southern Response want to “repair” the concrete slab foundation of my house by injection levelling, crack repair and painting over (presumably to hide the repair job). To my mind this is not restoring the foundation to “as-new” condition. Has this approach been challenged in court? Has there been any legal precedent in favour of a […]

The Insurance Hoax??

The Insurance Hoax??

Monday, 1 December 2014 12:52 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants

….Paying out less to victims of catastrophes has helped produce record profits. In the past 12 years, insurance company net income has soared–even in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the worst natural disaster in U.S. history. Property-casualty insurers, which cover damage to homes and cars, reported their highest-ever profit of $73 billion last year, up […]

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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.

Reply to open letter on earthquake repair in Christchurch

Reply to open letter on earthquake repair in Christchurch

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 9:53 a.m. by JohnPatterson Popular

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 Popular

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.

Still Burning Cash – Southern Response

Still Burning Cash – Southern Response

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 11:53 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants

Are Southern Response doing enough to protect tax payer funds – think not!!  Great article HERE  

Collaborate Canterbury - the next stage

Collaborate Canterbury - the next stage

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

 

Southern Response and Privacy

Southern Response and Privacy

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

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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

Venue Details for SR AGM = Public Meeting

Venue Details for SR AGM = Public Meeting

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 11:01 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants

“The meeting will be taking place in the Christian Cullen Lounge at the Metropolitan Stand, Addington Raceway. There is plenty of free parking available. Please follow the link below for directions to the venue: http://www.addington.co.nz/about-us-section/location-map/ The meeting provides an opportunity for our stakeholders to learn more about our business performance, key challenges and plans for […]

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 Popular

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 Popular

 

Questions for Southern Response AGM

Questions for Southern Response AGM

Monday, 27 October 2014 12:06 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants

Their web site says this meeting is not the place to address individual claims.  But it is a place to ask questions like: Why are their customers seen as security threats? When meetings are cancelled using a security threat excuse why it is not backed up with substance? Why will SR will not engage with us, their customer? Why […]

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 Popular

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.

Meeting Postponed – 22 October

Meeting Postponed – 22 October

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 2:31 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants

If you were planning to go, then don’t…….. EMAIL FROM CANcern….. “Due to unforeseen circumstances tonight’s ‘Just 4 Southern Response Claimants’ meeting has been postponed. The decision has not been made lightly and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We are in the process of rescheduling an opportunity for Southern Response customers to […]

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

        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 …