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The Insurance Industry Strikes Again after Hurricane Sandy- but the Americans are doing something about it!

The Insurance Industry Strikes Again after Hurricane Sandy- but the Americans are doing something about it!

Tuesday, 26 February 2013 4:24 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

While here in Canterbury the earthquake affected population are receiving no assistance from their Government the story is quite a different one in the US. It is only five months since the Sandy Hurricane yet Governor Cuomo announces that the Department of …

Interesting Media Spin Week in Christchurch…

Interesting Media Spin Week in Christchurch…

Tuesday, 26 February 2013 8:54 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 737 days.

Artbox - Launch Event 27/02/13 @ 5.30pm

Artbox - Launch Event 27/02/13 @ 5.30pm

Monday, 25 February 2013 10:34 p.m. by 77Bluepeter Featured

Looking forward to going along and supporting this event,  Martin and the Team. The more the merrier, all are most welcome to come along, please contact Martin Trusttam at Artbox for further details on this and other forthcoming events.

Internal EQC Study Reveals 30% of Assessments Had Critical Errors

Internal EQC Study Reveals 30% of Assessments Had Critical Errors

Monday, 25 February 2013 7:15 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Today I received an elucidating e-mail from someone at EQC.  My source explains that an internal EQC study reveals that 30% of the EQC assessments contained critical errors.  Imagine hoping on a plane that was 30% likely to have a critical error!   

EQC Joke of the Day

EQC Joke of the Day

Monday, 25 February 2013 6:39 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

A reporter phones the EQC media office and asks, “We have received reports of rampant nepotism at EQC.  What is your comment on the allegation?”   The EQC man replies, “I am not authorised to comment on the story.  However, I will put you through to my brother in the public relations department and he [...]

Campaign aims to take Canterbury beyond All Right

Campaign aims to take Canterbury beyond 'All Right'

Monday, 25 February 2013 3:26 p.m. by GovtDHB

 

Reflecting and Moving Forward

Reflecting and Moving Forward

Monday, 25 February 2013 12:21 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

What a beautiful few days we have had. I am not talking about the weather, I am talking about the vibe of the our communities.

EQC loses major insurance case

EQC loses major insurance case

Sunday, 24 February 2013 8:37 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Why I Choose to Remain Anonymous

Why I Choose to Remain Anonymous

Sunday, 24 February 2013 8:28 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Beware of Fletchers says a Former Fletchers Employee

Beware of Fletchers says a Former Fletchers Employee

Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:51 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

I have recently corresponded with a former Fletchers employee who writes that, “only 15 out of 100 people are happy with their repairs”.  Furthermore, he acknowledges that most of the EQC assessments had serious flaws given that EQC employed numerous incompetent assessors, many of whom were the relatives and friends of senior EQC people.    [...]

Your Claim Might Get Cash Settled

Your Claim Might Get Cash Settled

Saturday, 23 February 2013 6:41 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Christchurch Anniversary on CNN

Christchurch Anniversary on CNN

Saturday, 23 February 2013 9:32 a.m. by peter_hoffman Featured

Hello all. Some of you helped me work on a photography project about how people were coping with the earthquakes while I was in town last year. Part of is featured on CNN here in the U.S. as recognition of the 2nd Anniversary. Thanks for your help and I just wanted to share with you all. Having spoken with so many of you I know there's not much to say to help things so I hope you are all simply pushing forward with as much energy as you can muster. - And we're thinking of you.

Creative Times UK, Article on my CHCH220213

Creative Times UK, Article on my CHCH220213

Friday, 22 February 2013 10:41 p.m. by 77Bluepeter

Christchurch the engine room of NZ as rebuild steps up, UC lecturer says

Christchurch the engine room of NZ as rebuild steps up, UC lecturer says

Friday, 22 February 2013 10:44 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

February 22, 2013

Southern Response + Insurance woes + Southern No Response……

Southern Response + Insurance woes + Southern No Response……

Friday, 22 February 2013 9:18 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

 

Slow, Sedate, Agonising - Processing Earthquakes

Slow, Sedate, Agonising - Processing Earthquakes

Thursday, 21 February 2013 11:44 p.m. by andreac414 Recommended Popular

 

Graeme Robinson Strikes Again

Graeme Robinson Strikes Again

Thursday, 21 February 2013 7:58 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

New Brighton Project Update February 2013

New Brighton Project Update February 2013

Thursday, 21 February 2013 1:30 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

 

Looking at EQCs customer satisfaction survey results

Looking at EQC's customer satisfaction survey results

Thursday, 21 February 2013 7:08 a.m. by Avonside

From the EQC website:

CHCH 220212 - now 220213 Earthquake awareness project - Two years on.

CHCH 220212 - now 220213 Earthquake awareness project - Two years on.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:21 p.m. by 77Bluepeter Featured Popular

On 22nd February 2011 disaster hit Christchurch in New Zealand, where a major earthquake ripped through the city killing 185 people.

A Gifted Garden Donation

A Gifted Garden Donation

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 10:57 p.m. by CircleTrust Popular

PRESS RELEASE

Red Cross continues its support for the people of Chch

Red Cross continues its support for the people of Chch

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 10:31 p.m. by RedCross Popular

Kitchen design and advice

Kitchen design and advice

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 1:27 p.m. by michaeleames

When planing your new kitchen..Quick tip.

NZ designed structural systems will help in the rebuild, UC experts say

NZ designed structural systems will help in the rebuild, UC experts say

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:07 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

Two University of Canterbury (UC) structural engineers believe there is an opportunity for the Christchurch rebuild to raise the bar and lift the minimum acceptable performance of new buildings using New Zealand-designed structural systems.

The Incompetent Insurance Verification Process

The Incompetent Insurance Verification Process

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 8:45 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Multi Dwelling Properties Still on Hold!!!

Multi Dwelling Properties Still on Hold!!!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 8:29 p.m. by EQCTruths

 

Our New Christchurch Earthquake Book – Responders

Our New Christchurch Earthquake Book – Responders

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 4:10 p.m. by DebDonnell Popular

 

Trade Event to explain Collaborate Canterbury

Trade Event to explain Collaborate Canterbury

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 6:54 a.m. by collaboratecanty

A free breakfast trade event at the end of the month will help construction sector trades people understand the opportunity collaborating can bring to local businesses. Employing staff is not the only way to grow a business during the rebuild years and Collaborate Canterbury wants to help businesses understand the advantages of teaming up.

Christchurch businesses need to team up to maximise their rebuild opportunity

Christchurch businesses need to team up to maximise their rebuild opportunity

Monday, 18 February 2013 2:00 p.m. by collaboratecanty Popular

The Canterbury rebuild is set to gain greater momentum this year and a new initiative will help businesses across New Zealand make the most of the opportunity.

Concrete Pad Foundation Repair Strategy

Concrete Pad Foundation Repair Strategy

Monday, 18 February 2013 12:12 a.m. by IAGinsurance Featured Popular

 

The EQC Reinsurance Rip-off

The EQC Reinsurance Rip-off

Sunday, 17 February 2013 5:06 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

WeCan (Wider Earthquakes’ Action Network) Media Release – posted by WeCan

WeCan (Wider Earthquakes’ Action Network) Media Release – posted by WeCan

Friday, 15 February 2013 8:41 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

************  Media Release ************   Please Earthquake Minister as you show foreign media around the inner city on Friday tell the full story about the recovery here in Canterbury Tomorrow the Earthquake Minister, Mr Gerry Brownlee, will show foreign media …

In the key of B

In the key of B

Friday, 15 February 2013 4:21 p.m. by KrisV

 

Are we choosing the road before the destination?

Are we choosing the road before the destination?

Friday, 15 February 2013 4:11 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

 

Red Cross announces $9.3M grant for Chch schoolchildren

Red Cross announces $9.3M grant for Chch schoolchildren

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 7:35 p.m. by RedCross Featured Popular

New Zealand Red Cross has launched a new grant to support Christchurch schoolchildren experiencing earthquake-related challenges that impact on their health and wellbeing.

The Abysmal State of the News

The Abysmal State of the News

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 7:35 p.m. by EQCTruths

Contemporary news is dreadful.  Much of what passes for news today is nothing more than gossip designed to cater to the lowest common denominator.  For example, Stuff devoted an inordinate amount of coverage today to leaked pictures of a pregnant Kate Middleton clad in a bikini and the major New Zealand newspapers ran stories about [...]

CCDU Design retains one way streets…..

CCDU Design retains one way streets…..

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 9:21 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

The “New” transport plan: Link here:  for the city has kept the one street system.  Their logic defies belief.  Internationally one way streets are a dead duck. 

How EQC Settles Claims

How EQC Settles Claims

Monday, 11 February 2013 8:48 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

ECQ repair strategy

ECQ repair strategy

Monday, 11 February 2013 8:45 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Today’s Fletchers Horror Story

Today’s Fletchers Horror Story

Monday, 11 February 2013 7:54 p.m. by EQCTruths

 

The Settlement Process

The Settlement Process

Monday, 11 February 2013 7:54 p.m. by EQCTruths

 

SHEARS & MAC WINS AT NZ RED AWARDS

SHEARS & MAC WINS AT NZ RED AWARDS

Monday, 11 February 2013 1:01 p.m. by Chris Stafford-Bush Featured

EXPERTS IN COMMERCIAL INTERIORS & BUILDING FIT OUTS

EXPERTS IN COMMERCIAL INTERIORS & BUILDING FIT OUTS

Monday, 11 February 2013 12:54 p.m. by Chris Stafford-Bush

For over 25 years we have managed and delivered a wide range of retail and commercial interiors projects ranging from 20 sqm to 4000 sqm.  These commercial interior projects range from $50,000 to $5 million.

Removal of Medway Street footbridge brings a mix of sadness, relief and hope

Removal of Medway Street footbridge brings a mix of sadness, relief and hope

Monday, 11 February 2013 10:28 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

Work to remove the munted Medway Street footbridge – an icon of the Canterbury earthquakes – is to begin this week. 

Mainzeal and Project Management Agreements

Mainzeal and Project Management Agreements

Monday, 11 February 2013 10:00 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

I for one am very pleased that my husband and I insisted we would not sign a Project Management Agreement with our insurer.

2013

2013

Friday, 8 February 2013 5:43 p.m. by TheConcert

With things finally starting to settle down for 2013, We thought it was about time to updated you all on what the Volunteer Army Foundation is going to be up to in 2013!

A1 Heat Pump Clean

A1 Heat Pump Clean

Friday, 8 February 2013 4:14 p.m. by deskjet Popular

 

Security Issues in CBD Red Zone Contractor Enclaves…… & IAG Service addresses

Security Issues in CBD Red Zone Contractor Enclaves…… & IAG Service addresses

Thursday, 7 February 2013 10:09 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 718 days…. 

Christchurch Boys’ High students to start year with a splash

Christchurch Boys’ High students to start year with a splash

Tuesday, 5 February 2013 11:11 a.m. by CBHS Popular

Job Card Tracking System

Job Card Tracking System

Tuesday, 5 February 2013 8:04 a.m. by avision

My Insurance Nightmare….

My Insurance Nightmare….

Saturday, 2 February 2013 9:59 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Since I published , many people have asked me about my personal insurance story, as this is not covered in the book. So in response, I am pleased to provide a brief break down of the facts:

Quote from The Marlborough Express

Quote from The Marlborough Express

Friday, 1 February 2013 5:42 p.m. by MACRO

“Former Christchurch Central MP Brendon Burns suggested the group form a cluster and hold monthly meetings to discuss who was doing what around the rebuild, including roadblocks and opportunities. Mr Burns was integral in setting up the trip to Christchurch and the forum in Blenheim last year. Although Marlborough had made some positive connections in [...]

UC designs phone app for Christchurch’s historic High Street precinct

UC designs phone app for Christchurch’s historic High Street precinct

Friday, 1 February 2013 12:54 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

The University of Canterbury (UC) has designed a phone app and a website for Christchurch’s quake-hit historic High Street precinct which was severely damaged in the February 22 earthquake.

United front over quake rebuild

United front over quake rebuild

Friday, 1 February 2013 12:15 p.m. by MACRO

Marlborough businesses need to work together to provide seamless delivery of services and materials of the scale required for the Christchurch rebuild. That was the message to the 25 Marlborough delegates who attended a two-day forum in Christchurch this week, aimed at connecting with key people and groups involved in the rebuild. Marlborough is believed [...]

EQC’s OIA Incompetence

EQC’s OIA Incompetence

Thursday, 31 January 2013 7:56 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

The Official Information Act (OIA) exists to promote transparency in New Zealand.  Under the Official Information Act, the government acknowledges the public’s right demand information concerning government activities along with permitting individuals to access information that government entities have on them. 

What is Happening to Claims Under $15,000

What is Happening to Claims Under $15,000

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 8:19 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

Many homeowners in Christchurch whose houses have less than $15,000 worth of damage wonder when EQC will settle their claims.  Initially, EQC stated that it would have all these claims settled by July of 2012.