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Response to Minister Gerry Brownlees Social Housing Concerns

Response to Minister Gerry Brownlee's Social Housing Concerns

Thursday, 14 March 2013 10:36 p.m. by YaniJohanson Popular

 

Reinventing the red zone    Inspiring Projects from Communities and Science

Reinventing the red zone Inspiring Projects from Communities and Science

Thursday, 14 March 2013 4:17 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

Eco-sanctuaries, urban forests, wetlands, recreation lakes, cycling facilities, gardens, heritage trails, boatshed cafes, community memorials and putting the “New” back into Brighton, all feature in an all-day “Projects Forum” hosted by the Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON) this Saturday.

EQC Responses to CanCERN’s Land Settlement Questions

EQC Responses to CanCERN’s Land Settlement Questions

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 8:26 p.m. by CanCERN Featured Popular

 

Five months to answer OIA questions

Five months to answer OIA questions

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 6:40 p.m. by EQCTruths

 

The New Zealand Government: Pay 100% RV to vacant land owners in the Red Zones by Andrea Newman

The New Zealand Government: Pay 100% RV to vacant land owners in the Red Zones by Andrea Newman

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 11:08 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Hi, We have just launched our  website. This website tells our story in minute detail.

Another ex-EQC Employee’ s Take

Another ex-EQC Employee’ s Take

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 9:12 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

I am including a comment posted by an ex-EQC employee that nicely encapsulates the lamentable reality of what happens at EQC.   

Possible Causes of Action

Possible Causes of Action

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 10:14 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

If you are intending talking settlement or going to court, here are a few issues that you might like to consider. All require some judicial debate and each one has a monetary value implication.  Sooner or later, all are likely …

Why Good People Leave EQC

Why Good People Leave EQC

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

 

The EQC Witch Hunt

The EQC Witch Hunt

Monday, 11 March 2013 8:00 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Coffey Projects Second Annual Lawn Bowls Tournament

Coffey Projects Second Annual Lawn Bowls Tournament

Monday, 11 March 2013 4:16 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

 

Good Faith Insurance

Good Faith Insurance

Monday, 11 March 2013 11:25 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

The Christchurch earthquakes and subsequent dealings with private insurers bring into stark relief the need for the appellate courts in this country to address the issue of what exactly good faith is – particularly in relation to insurance contracts which are still not honoured more than two and a half years after the event. Insurance policyholders need to be able to have confidence in the knowledge that the contracts which they have entered into – in good faith – have some tan ...

Collaborative Contracting with NEC3

Collaborative Contracting with NEC3

Monday, 11 March 2013 10:39 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

 

Christchurch Earthquake Books Attract Media Interest

Christchurch Earthquake Books Attract Media Interest

Monday, 11 March 2013 12:17 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

My two Christchurch Earthquake Books, Responders and Café Reflections have been in the news quite a bit in the past two weeks. It’s been very exciting to have been interviewed on TV One Breakfast, Newstalk ZB – Chris Lynch’s show, CTV’s Canterbury Life, and in the Mainland Press (Read Article dated_7_March_2013 HERE). Sometimes the questions [...]

Why Fixed Sum Insurance is NOT the answer for Policyholders!

Why Fixed Sum Insurance is NOT the answer for Policyholders!

Sunday, 10 March 2013 7:46 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

What’s on the horizon? – Insurance corporates are now proposing major changes to the way the private insurance industry structures its premiums- here comes ‘fixed sum insurance’ commonly referred to as ‘sum insured’. This is the cost to rebuild a home to the same size with similar materials at today’s rates. Their argument is that with a Sum Insured policy the customer has control of establishing the value of the home and ensuring that value is kept up-t ...

Interested in joining the project?

Interested in joining the project?

Friday, 8 March 2013 12:18 p.m. by TempleforChCh

 

Insurance Competition

Insurance Competition

Friday, 8 March 2013 10:58 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Jerry Larason’s hunger strike (See http://thechristchurchfiasco.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/christchurch-insurance-victim-goes-on-hunger-strike/) was successful. He settled with State Insurance this week. In fact he only had to miss breakfast. By early afternoon his claim was on its way to a resolution. (See http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/8380828/Hunger-protest-earns-Jerry-a-deal-and-meal). A success story!  …

Hunger Strike Success and Insurance Competition

Hunger Strike Success and Insurance Competition

Friday, 8 March 2013 10:58 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Jerry Larason’s hunger strike (See http://thechristchurchfiasco.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/christchurch-insurance-victim-goes-on-hunger-strike/) was successful. He settled with State Insurance this week. In fact he only had to miss breakfast. By early afternoon his claim was on its way to a resolution. (See http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/8380828/Hunger-protest-earns-Jerry-a-deal-and-meal). A success story!  …

“Demand Surge” and the Implications for Policyholders

“Demand Surge” and the Implications for Policyholders

Friday, 8 March 2013 10:30 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Demand surge is defined as the demand for products and services exceeding the regional capacity to efficiently supply them. This phenomenon is relevant for both Christchurch post earthquakes, and for the east coast of the US post Hurricane Sandy. It …

Political-events-banned-from-red-zone- yeah right!

Political-events-banned-from-red-zone- yeah right!

Thursday, 7 March 2013 8:39 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 746 days Do we still own our building…. 219 days…. and who knows. Now this has got me seeing red….  Political events banned from the red zone????  My God what hypocrisy.  Bad call Roger …

Elections Looming – Politicians Scrambling

Elections Looming – Politicians Scrambling

Thursday, 7 March 2013 12:45 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

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How to Deal with Fletchers from an Insider

How to Deal with Fletchers from an Insider

Thursday, 7 March 2013 12:27 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

EQC Forgets to do 6,000 Assessments

EQC Forgets to do 6,000 Assessments

Thursday, 7 March 2013 12:16 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

I received e-mails from two reliable sources at EQC indicating that EQC forgot to conduct 6,000 assessments in the Comet system.  EQC have scrambled together some assessors to inspect these properties.  

Green Frame Exhibition Invitation

Green Frame Exhibition Invitation

Thursday, 7 March 2013 10:31 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

[STUDIO CHRISTCHURCH SUMMER SCHOOL] You are warmly invited to the GREEN FRAME EXHIBITION NIGHT produced by Studio Christchurch Summer School. Feel free to extend the invitation to friends and colleagues. Please bring this invitation for entry. Studio Christchurch Summer School was a collaborative Christchurch based research and design unit organized by the four New Zealand …

Wellington eyes Christchurch rebuild opportunities

Wellington eyes Christchurch rebuild opportunities

Tuesday, 5 March 2013 11:08 p.m. by MACRO

Hundreds of Wellington businesses attended the WellCan forum in the capital yesterday to find out how they could work on the $30 billion-plus rebuild in Christchurch. ThunderMaps managing director Clint van Marrewijk went to find out what opportunities there were for his geodata mapping software business. The company, which he started in June last year, [...]

Every smile counts

Every smile counts

Tuesday, 5 March 2013 10:10 p.m. by KrisV Popular

Today is census day here in NZ - it was but a rather disruptive earthquake sequence put paid to that. It was quickly realised, by the powers-that-be, that any data collected was going to be horribly skewed by the mass exodus of people escaping Shakeytown, and tracking down everyone left behind would be near impossible. So, we do it today instead.

More than 150 cafés, restaurants and bars have opened in Christchurch since Christmas

More than 150 cafés, restaurants and bars have opened in Christchurch since Christmas

Monday, 4 March 2013 9:07 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

More than 150 cafes, restaurants and bars have opened in Christchurch since Christmas, a University of Canterbury (UC) senior marketing lecturer said today.

Christchurch Insurance Victim Goes on Hunger Strike

Christchurch Insurance Victim Goes on Hunger Strike

Monday, 4 March 2013 7:30 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

It is early morning on March 4, 2013- today marks the two and a half year anniversary of the September 4, 2010 earthquake in Christchurch.  A couple of days ago the Christchurch Press published an article about people beginning to openly show their dissatisfaction, a concerning development …

Exciting projects to reinvent the red zone

Exciting projects to reinvent the red zone

Sunday, 3 March 2013 6:47 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Recommended Popular

These are just three exciting possibilities the public can explore at an all-day “Projects Forum” hosted by the Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON)..

EQC and the Private Insurance Industry Be Warned!

EQC and the Private Insurance Industry Be Warned!

Sunday, 3 March 2013 1:46 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

t was no surprise to me at all to read the article about EQC being bullied by angry homeowners. (See). A man walked into EQR Hub and went bananas and who can blame him! I am amazed that the population has taken so much pain and anguish on the chin for so long. Perhaps that’s all about to change!

EQC workers bullied by angry homeowners

EQC workers bullied by angry homeowners

Saturday, 2 March 2013 11:03 a.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Christchurch Numbers are Staggering!  Guest Post by Herman Meijburg

Christchurch Numbers are Staggering! Guest Post by Herman Meijburg

Saturday, 2 March 2013 10:36 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

On February 22nd Michael Wright presented in the Press the latest numbers relating to how Christchurch inches towards recovery. The figures refer to the number of damaged properties: of 84,500 properties with damage up to 100,000 NZ$, 32,000 have been …

Valerie and Matt Go to Court

Valerie and Matt Go to Court

Saturday, 2 March 2013 9:43 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

“We haven’t got that much time left. Instead of doing things we enjoy like spending time with our grandchildren we have spent countless hours fighting our insurance company. We’ve been totally consumed by the whole thing and so much money …

Has EQC Heard of Skype?

Has EQC Heard of Skype?

Friday, 1 March 2013 11:15 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Christchurch CBD - Photographic Tour Two Years after Earthquake

Christchurch CBD - Photographic Tour Two Years after Earthquake

Friday, 1 March 2013 8:36 a.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

A walk through Christchurch CBD in late February 2013 revealed that while many buildings have been demolished, there are still dozens more to come down. Wide open spaces bear testimony to the loss the city has sustained but there are also signs of progress and the rebuild that is underway. Follow this photographic tour to see Christchurch central two years after the devastating 6.3 earthquake on February 22nd 2011.

Views of Christchurch central from Cashel Mall. These pictures were t ...

OIA Debacle Continues as EQC Charges $76 Per Hour

OIA Debacle Continues as EQC Charges $76 Per Hour

Thursday, 28 February 2013 6:45 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

The following letter received by one of our readers shows the arrogance of EQC. 

EQC Finally Processing Carpets and Drapes Claims

EQC Finally Processing Carpets and Drapes Claims

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 6:48 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

The EQC Song

The EQC Song

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 6:24 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

UC reports annual deficit but showing signs of recovery

UC reports annual deficit but showing signs of recovery

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 6:09 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

 

UC looking into benefits of the CER Act and disaster recovery

UC looking into benefits of the CER Act and disaster recovery

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 4:01 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

February 27, 2013

Construction Health and Safety in NZ – Designing for Safety

Construction Health and Safety in NZ – Designing for Safety

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 11:38 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

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 Popular

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 Popular

 

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 Popular

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