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Monday, 12 August 2013 5:50 p.m. by the_csbf Featured Popular

High Street August 2013… trapped in a time warp.

High Street August 2013… trapped in a time warp.

Saturday, 10 August 2013 6:08 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for  days – (since Feb 2011)

Are They Worth It?

Are They Worth It?

Thursday, 8 August 2013 2:41 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Today’s Tale of EQC Troubles

Today’s Tale of EQC Troubles

Thursday, 8 August 2013 2:30 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

I received this horror story from yet another unhappy claimant.  Unfortunately, this story is typical of the things I receive from the victims of EQC.    EQC Truths    You asked for EQC sob stories and this is ours. We have a 300m square 2 story Rockcote house and we had an EQC assessor from […]

EQC Ministry of Propaganda Proof

EQC Ministry of Propaganda Proof

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 4:56 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

I received the following comment today from an EQC Troll in response to my claim that EQC has something akin to an “EQC Ministry of Propaganda”:     A Portion scott.shell@xtra.co.nz 202.20.3.61 Submitted on 2013/08/06 at 4:05 am The words “put up or shut up” spring to mind. Get your source to identify this ‘team’ and […]

Help us make history (quickly… before we burn it down)

Help us make history (quickly… before we burn it down)

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 12:51 p.m. by TempleforChCh Popular

 

Apologies to Radio New Zealand

Apologies to Radio New Zealand

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 12:50 p.m. by EQCTruths

 

Roofing Company Provides Bad Experience

Roofing Company Provides Bad Experience

Monday, 5 August 2013 12:23 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Before EQC Repairs Can Begin Please Replace The Roof In three weeks time the EQC Repairs are about to start on the house my partner and I are currently renting. We have chosen not to move out, so I plan to write an EQC Repair diary and update my blog on a daily basis with [...]

Time to make a decision CERA/CCDU….

Time to make a decision CERA/CCDU….

Saturday, 3 August 2013 4:41 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

On a lighter note, for a change.  Our infamy continues: The Christchurch Mail, accurately captures our frustration with the High Street situation.  Great picture of brother Joe.  (I am very camera-shy!)  Our thanks to Abbie Napier of the Christchurch Mail. …

EQC Assessments for the Seddon Earthquakes – post by Adrian Cowie

EQC Assessments for the Seddon Earthquakes – post by Adrian Cowie

Friday, 2 August 2013 4:32 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

MEDIA RELEASE EQC Assessments for the Seddon Earthquakes It would appear from comments made by Bruce Emson (EQC) in the media 1 August 2013, that EQC has not learnt the lessons from the Canterbury Earthquakes.  (See http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough- express/news/8989302/Quake-judgments-could-take-months ) His comments …

EQC Ministry of Propaganda

EQC Ministry of Propaganda

Friday, 2 August 2013 3:04 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

One of my sources at EQC has told me about what he dubs the “EQC Ministry of Propaganda”.  Of course, no such name exists, but my source’s revelations are nonetheless shocking.  They should anger anyone sitting in a cold broken house for the third consecutive winter.    Apparently, EQC has a team whose sole job […]

Radio New Zealand Censors Anti EQC/Insurer Advert

Radio New Zealand Censors Anti EQC/Insurer Advert

Friday, 2 August 2013 2:42 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

New Zealand prides itself as the world’s most transparent country and a beacon of freedom.  Regrettably, New Zealand is far from transparent and far from free.  The systemic corruption at EQC and the unwillingness of New Zealand government institutions to address the problem demonstrates that New Zealand is corrupt to the core.  Any well-governed country […]

One month to build a Temple!

One month to build a Temple!

Thursday, 1 August 2013 4:12 p.m. by TempleforChCh

Today is the 1st of August- The Temple opens in one month. Time is flying by with lots of work still to do onsite. On Saturday we held an ‘Open House’ event, telling people about the Temple, collecting donations for auction and starting our volunteer call-out campaign. Thanks to everyone who came, and to those who have contributed items for auction so far. The items for auction have been listed on trademe (though there’s still room for more- contact kat@templeforchristchurch.or ...

CCDU restructure in the wind???

CCDU restructure in the wind???

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 8:55 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

A very interesting article in the latest Business South article by Chris Hutching: Property Council welcomes restructure:  (turn to page 2.)  Link Here:  http://waterfordpress.co.nz/Publications/Business+South.html In particular the statement from Connal Townsend, CEO NZ Property Council that “the CCDU model has …

Insurance Companies & EQC – Human Rights Violations – post by WeCAN

Insurance Companies & EQC – Human Rights Violations – post by WeCAN

Sunday, 28 July 2013 11:31 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

If you are suffering or have suffered from dealing with your Insurance Company/ EQC as a result of the earthquakes, you have the opportunity of making a formal complaint to the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) of the New …

The GCSB Bill -’democracy trusts the people dictatorship does not’ –  a must watch

The GCSB Bill -’democracy trusts the people dictatorship does not’ – a must watch

Sunday, 28 July 2013 11:04 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

http://youtu.be/okQ6pl8AbuA ~Future Proofing for a sustainable, participatory, democratic society. http://thechristchurchfiasco.wordpress.com/about/ https://twitter.com/fiascofiles http://www.facebook.com/thechristchurchfiasco Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: democracy, John Key, spying on New Zealanders

Insurers can help with mould menace – really,  – yeah right!

Insurers can help with mould menace – really, – yeah right!

Friday, 26 July 2013 1:05 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) have stated that Canterbury homeowners should contact their insurers if they are affected by creeping mould. As winter sets in, “insurers are prioritizing residents for rebuilds and repair based on their vulnerability and …

Thanks Chris Lynch

Thanks Chris Lynch

Friday, 26 July 2013 8:06 a.m. by EQCTruths

I spoke to one of my sources at EQC this morning who has reported that Reid Stiven has instructed the call centre to release engineer’s reports without having to go through the Official Information Act.  The one caveat is that the call centres will forward the request to another team, who will likely redact costings […]

Detroit outcome for High Street

Detroit outcome for High Street

Thursday, 25 July 2013 8:51 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 885 days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????   who knows – 359 days since designated “South frame”- only 4 +more years to go before we get told if we are …

Reid Stiven the Liar

Reid Stiven the Liar

Thursday, 25 July 2013 8:26 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Reid Stiven stated last week on Newstalk ZB that anyone could phone 0800 DAMAGE and obtain their EQC engineering report.  Stiven suffers either from delirium or from a pathological inability to tell the truth.  Of course, no one in the media actually challenges Stiven on his lies, although every objective person knows that it is […]

Photo Tour of Cathedral Square Christchurch - Post Earthquakes

Photo Tour of Cathedral Square Christchurch - Post Earthquakes

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 5:55 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

Christchurch CBD reopened to the public at the end of June 2013. This was after being cordoned off to the public since the 6.3 magnitude earthquake in February 2011. A walk through Cathedral Square on the 24th July 2013 revealed massive gaps were buildings have fallen. Christchurch Cathedral still stands in ruins and ongoing demolitions continue in the area.



















The Implications of a Wellington Scenario

The Implications of a Wellington Scenario

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 4:22 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

As we have often stated on this blog New Zealand is a seismic country and events in Wellington and Marlborough have recently again proved the point. (See http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10902101). Whilst we are pleased that no serious injury eventuated, Wellingtonian’s need to …

Home Sum Insured Package

Home Sum Insured Package

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 10:40 p.m. by pacsol

 

Stadium design economics: an art or a science?

Stadium design economics: an art or a science?

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 4:27 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

To the Survivors of the Cook Strait Earthquakes

To the Survivors of the Cook Strait Earthquakes

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 11:11 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

How to cope with overwhelm and fear from the Cook Strait Earthquakes If you have experienced the Cook Strait Earthquakes (Seddon and Wellington) then you are a survivor! I am a survivor of the 2010-2011 Christchurch Earthquakes and offer you 7 tips on how to cope with your disaster. Your current experiences are stirring up [...]

The countdown is on

The countdown is on

Monday, 22 July 2013 1:14 p.m. by TempleforChCh

Here’s what you’ve all been waiting for; the final dates for the Temple for Christchurch. It will be open for public interaction for the first two weeks of September, from the 1st to the 14th, before being relocated to the Motukarara race-course to be burnt ceremoniously on September 21st. These dates allow us to commemorate the anniversary of the first quake to hit Christchurch on September 4th, now one of the most significant dates in Christchurch’s history. The site is a hiv ...

Housing as a Human Right

Housing as a Human Right

Sunday, 21 July 2013 3:57 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

his post is based on the Tenants Protection Association (Christchurch) Rental Survey 2013. (See).  This is my summary, but I urge you to read the report for yourselves.

CanCERN Newsletter #92 - 19 July 2013

CanCERN Newsletter #92 - 19 July 2013

Friday, 19 July 2013 6:00 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

 

Ridgecrest NZ Limited v IAG in the High Court and Court of Appeal: Sarah’s Summary

Ridgecrest NZ Limited v IAG in the High Court and Court of Appeal: Sarah’s Summary

Friday, 19 July 2013 4:58 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

 A policy of insurance between Ridgecrest NZ Ltd (Ridgecrest) and IAG New Zealand Ltd (IAG) provided replacement cover for sudden and accidental loss of, or damage to, the business assets of the insured with a limit of liability for each “happening”. Ridgecrest commenced proceedings against IAG, seeking the estimated costs of all repairs necessary to restore the building to its pre-earthquake condition, after each of the earthquakes.

TOGAF- A SPRINGBOARD TO GROW

TOGAF- A SPRINGBOARD TO GROW

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 9:46 p.m. by tka123

An organisation is a like a micro organism. The cells of an organism multiply over a period of time to register growth. A small seed becomes a tall tree. Similarly, in the business industry everyone is growth oriented. They are trying to take a leap from their present position to a higher plane. How does this transformation take place is the question that is addressed by TOGAF Training. The Open Group Architectural Framework (TOGAF) was initiated by the Open Group in 1996. It issued a set of pra ...

New Literature: health, engineering, governance and miscellaneous

New Literature: health, engineering, governance and miscellaneous

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 2:17 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Frequently I have researchers both national and international contact me wanting to know whether I have access to literature on various topics related to the earthquakes. So I have included a list of new titles of which I am aware, arising …

Rebuild Grounds to a Halt

Rebuild Grounds to a Halt

Monday, 15 July 2013 2:02 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Here is an excellent interview from Radio New Zealand from the real people doing the real work. Note Stiven’s mendacity and obstruction. 

Fellow Whistleblower Blogger Heads to Jail

Fellow Whistleblower Blogger Heads to Jail

Sunday, 14 July 2013 2:01 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

TV3 Story on OIA Madness

TV3 Story on OIA Madness

Friday, 12 July 2013 8:08 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

It is good that at least one opposition MP has taken a stand and that he will help WECAN obtain the information to which they are entitled under the OIA.  I am thrilled to see the good news, although I am eager to see what sort of information EQC ultimately present.  

EQC’s Civil Case is Falling Apart

EQC’s Civil Case is Falling Apart

Friday, 12 July 2013 6:26 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

EQC has embarked on a crusade to destroy me because I have been the most vocal and effective critic of EQC and the nincompoops running it.  For instance, I pointed out on this blog that Ian Simpson squandered incalculable time and energy trying to figure out what kind of animal EQC wanted to be while […]

Opinion Dr Andrew Cardow: Bob Parkers House of Usher

Opinion Dr Andrew Cardow: Bob Parker's House of Usher

Friday, 12 July 2013 5:49 p.m. by PRNews Popular

By Dr Andrew Cardow

CanCERN Newsletter #91 - 12 July  2013

CanCERN Newsletter #91 - 12 July 2013

Friday, 12 July 2013 5:29 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

Please Sign This Petition

Please Sign This Petition

Friday, 12 July 2013 7:36 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Please sign Jeremy’s petition requesting that Gerry Brownlee amend EQC’s claims management process.  If you are upset at the dysfunction and corruption at EQC, then I kindly ask you to take a minute of your time to sign the petition.  

My OIA Request

My OIA Request

Thursday, 11 July 2013 11:54 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Here is the latest obstructive tactic from EQC.  Apparently, it will take six-seven months to process my simple OIA request. 

New Rangiora Cafe to Reflect In

New Rangiora Cafe to Reflect In

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 7:14 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

 

Horses for Courses

Horses for Courses

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 4:39 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

I was cycling along Riccarton Rd into the city last week as I was attending a breakfast seminar from Tim Stoner.  It was a very interesting and stimulating discussion and as ever Shena at Go2 staged another well oiled event.  It was one of those glorious crisp, clear Christchurch winter mornings, slightly earlier than normal so the […]

An open letter to New Zealand’s people and their Parliament on the Canterbury Recovery

An open letter to New Zealand’s people and their Parliament on the Canterbury Recovery

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 4:24 p.m. by user1 Popular

Submitted by theRealRecovery on Tue, 07/24/2012 - 09:59

Radio NZ Story on EQC OIA Obstruction

Radio NZ Story on EQC OIA Obstruction

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 8:36 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

It looks as if we are gaining some momentum in raising awareness about EQC’s obstructionist tactics.  Feel free to listen to the interview. 

New touring club launched for locals

New touring club launched for locals

Monday, 8 July 2013 3:56 p.m. by TourismChCh Popular

A Christchurch couple keen to share their passion for Canterbury have set up a touring club to help other locals discover the wonders they have in their backyard.

WeCAN Response to EQC OIA Response

WeCAN Response to EQC OIA Response

Sunday, 7 July 2013 10:52 a.m. by WeCAN Popular

: deliberate treachery, deceit through trustingness in New Zealand. 

What’s Going On in this City???? … More on the “Guidelines”

What’s Going On in this City???? … More on the “Guidelines”

Saturday, 6 July 2013 2:02 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

In conjunction with Adrian Cowie’s work on foundation levels in a previous post I would like to make the following comments about the Guidelines generally. (See).

The DBH Guidelines and EQC – Operation ‘Hoodwink’

The DBH Guidelines and EQC – Operation ‘Hoodwink’

Friday, 5 July 2013 6:28 p.m. by user1 Popular

If you are a homeowner in Canterbury and have made an insurance claim for earthquake damage, then this article may be of interest to you.  However, reader discretion is advised – the conclusions may be alarming.

CanCERN Newsletter #90 - 5 July  2013

CanCERN Newsletter #90 - 5 July 2013

Friday, 5 July 2013 6:08 p.m. by CanCERN Recommended Popular

 

New Zealand’s Amateur Media

New Zealand’s Amateur Media

Thursday, 4 July 2013 8:01 p.m. by EQCTruths

 

Families for Families spread cheer in Chch

Families for Families spread cheer in Chch

Thursday, 4 July 2013 4:21 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Christchurch based charitable trust Families for Families is making 600 food packs for the Salvation Army to deliver next week to spread some mid year cheer.

NEC Australasia Users Group Conference 2013, Christchurch

NEC Australasia Users' Group Conference 2013, Christchurch

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 11:20 p.m. by Jessica Recommended Popular

In response to the ever-growing interest in across Australasia, NEC Events is proud to announce that we will be holding our second this August, in Christchurch

Innovation Precinct Update meetings…..

Innovation Precinct Update meetings…..

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 9:40 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

ha ha that was a joke.

Only at EQC and new contact details

Only at EQC and new contact details

Sunday, 30 June 2013 6:34 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

I often feel as if I am beating a dead horse, but the things that happen at EQC are beyond the inexplicable.  Yesterday, I learned that EQC had sent thousands of e-mails to claimants in multi unit buildings telling them essentially that their claim is on hold because of the tremendous “complexity” of their claim.  Incidentally, many months ago I mentioned on this blog that EQC placed multi dwellings, and anything else that was not a multi dwelling but anyone might conceivab ...

One Man’s Trouble With Fletchers

One Man’s Trouble With Fletchers

Saturday, 29 June 2013 5:09 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qlTmwMepTYM

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: ‘I don’t want to live in a socie

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: ‘I don’t want to live in a socie

Friday, 28 June 2013 6:20 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

I am thrilled that Edward Snowden leaked the information about the US government’s mammoth spying operations on ordinary people.  This is definitely worth watching if you have any interest in preserving your own personal freedom.     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yB3n9fu-rM