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Canterbury research on earthquake engineering and resilient infrastructure

Canterbury research on earthquake engineering and resilient infrastructure

Thursday, 12 February 2015 4:38 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Civil and natural resources engineers at the University of Canterbury are developing new technologies to evaluate the effects of earthquake-induced ground movement on buildings and facilities critical for the safety and well-being of communities throughout New Zealand.

Victoria Square: No Need For Change - Open Letter to PM

Victoria Square: No Need For Change - Open Letter to PM

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 12:23 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: From Christchurch Civic Trust and Historic Places Canterbury

More stellar performances from the New Zealand insurance industry.

More stellar performances from the New Zealand insurance industry.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 11:12 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

  I have heard the comment made that the Christchurch earthquakes are ‘yesterday’s news’ – unfortunately the reality is that they are today’s agonies. It is time Cantabrians started to share their stories so the rest of New Zealand and the …

Cam Preston uses Warren Buffett’s insurance operations to counter NZ insurers’ argument they’re not financially better off by delaying claims

Cam Preston uses Warren Buffett’s insurance operations to counter NZ insurers’ argument they’re not financially better off by delaying claims

Monday, 9 February 2015 10:50 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

Cam Preston uses Warren Buffett’s insurance operations to counter NZ insurers’ argument they’re not financially better off by delaying claims Posted in Opinion  February 3, 2015 – 12:41pm Warren Buffett By Cameron Preston* This month marks the 4th anniversary of the February 2011 earthquake and the halfway point in the settlement of residential “over EQC […]

Collaborate Canterbury February Update

Collaborate Canterbury February Update

Monday, 9 February 2015 10:36 a.m. by collaboratecanty Popular

Our Customer Support Team on "Covered"

Our Customer Support Team on "Covered"

Sunday, 8 February 2015 9:40 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

The below episode from CTV and Rebuild Christchurch's  features our very own John McSweeney, Customer Support Team Manager. Here, he discusses how the team provides tailored support to help customers in a variety of different situations through the claims process.

Canterbury Residential Guidance online tool released

Canterbury Residential Guidance online tool released

Thursday, 5 February 2015 11:21 a.m. by GovtDBH Popular

An online tool that supports the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) technical guidance document on repairing and rebuilding houses affected by the Canterbury earthquakes is now available.

New Fair Insurance Code Sets High Benchmark For General Insurance Industry Self-Regulation

New Fair Insurance Code Sets High Benchmark For General Insurance Industry Self-Regulation

Thursday, 5 February 2015 9:45 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The general insurance industry is to impose higher standards on itself when servicing consumers and small to medium-sized enterprises, the Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today.

Community Support Gets Fanfare Installation Underway

Community Support Gets Fanfare Installation Underway

Thursday, 29 January 2015 7:33 p.m. by SCAPE Christchurch Biennial Popular

Installation of New Zealand’s largest public sculpture at the northern entrance to Christchurch City is set to go ahead in 2015 after the Canterbury Community Trust awarded a $100,000 grant toward the project.

In memory of four years of our lives lost to Insurance and building issues in Christchurch.

In memory of four years of our lives lost to Insurance and building issues in Christchurch.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 9:50 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

A CBD Building Owners guide to surviving 15,787 earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand.

INCREASED FLOODING VULNERABILITY HELP SHEET – WHAT HAPPENS NOW? Guest Post by Dr Duncan Webb, Lane Neave

INCREASED FLOODING VULNERABILITY HELP SHEET – WHAT HAPPENS NOW? Guest Post by Dr Duncan Webb, Lane Neave

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 8:35 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Recommended Popular

The High Court has given the go-ahead for EQC to settle land claims for increased flood vulnerability.  

Four Years On 2015 – Christchurch Earthquake February 2011- Guest Post by Claimants4Claimants

Four Years On 2015 – Christchurch Earthquake February 2011- Guest Post by Claimants4Claimants

Saturday, 24 January 2015 1:29 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

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EVENT:  4 YEARS ON 2015 – FEBRUARY EARTHQUAKE 2011

EVENT: 4 YEARS ON 2015 – FEBRUARY EARTHQUAKE 2011

Saturday, 24 January 2015 11:24 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

On the 23rd February 2015 a group of professional people will come together to reflect on the last four years, to share lessons learned, highlight potential issues going into 2015 and to discuss possible solutions for our community.  The venue is the Transitional Cathedral, from 6:30-9:30pm. Gold coin donation for the Cathedral. KEEP LEARNING FROM THE EXPERTS […]

Breach of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act

Breach of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act

Friday, 23 January 2015 10:24 a.m. by ArrowInternational Popular


INSURANCE PAY OUT CANNOT BE DRIP FED (AND OTHER WINS), Guest post by Dr. Duncan Webb, Lane Neave

INSURANCE PAY OUT CANNOT BE DRIP FED (AND OTHER WINS), Guest post by Dr. Duncan Webb, Lane Neave

Monday, 19 January 2015 4:38 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

East v Medical Assurance Society was decided by the High Court on 22 December 2014 and is an important case for a number of reasons.

East v Medical Assurance Society New Zealand Limited [2014] NZHC 3399 [22 December 2014]

East v Medical Assurance Society New Zealand Limited [2014] NZHC 3399 [22 December 2014]

Monday, 19 January 2015 4:38 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

The East’s home, a two storey dwelling, was damaged in the earthquakes, they had full replacement cover,  and they wished to repair seeking payment in advance of the works. However MAS would not pay until costs were incurred or about to …

23rd February Event Coming

23rd February Event Coming

Sunday, 18 January 2015 3:19 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

Over the last three months a number of people have been working on establishing a community meeting to update us on what has been happening, discuss and update us on recent issues, court findings, insuring homes, retaining walls, EQC issues, cross lease etc. The meeting is planned for the 23rd February, and will be held at the Transitional […]

CERA- Port Hills Red Zone Update

CERA- Port Hills Red Zone Update

Thursday, 15 January 2015 12:32 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

A message from CERA – Port Hills residential red zone Final offer acceptance date 

Foundation repair fact sheets

Foundation repair fact sheets

Thursday, 15 January 2015 1:21 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

If you’re having your home repaired with us, and you’d like to find out more about how the foundation repair work is carried out, then our new factsheets may be of interest to you.

Temporary Accommodation Assistance (TAA) programme to be extended

Temporary Accommodation Assistance (TAA) programme to be extended

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 8:28 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Recently, it has been announced that the Temporary Accommodation Assistance (TAA) programme will be extended, from March 2015 to October 2015.

Christmas Eve Shakes in Christchurch

Christmas Eve Shakes in Christchurch

Wednesday, 24 December 2014 9:09 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

On the 24th December 2014, Christchurch was shaken by a 4.0 earthquake at 7:43pm. This was felt strongly across the city and residents reported noticeable movement, banging and shaking. It was followed at 8:46pm by a 3.3 which was preceded by a noise and then a strong jolt. They were centred in different parts of the city and surrounds as shown on .

Canterbury has a history of aftershocks in the festive season with a swarm of shakes hitting the city on Boxing Day in 2011 and closing down ...

University of Canterbury v The Insurance Council of New Zealand Inc

University of Canterbury v The Insurance Council of New Zealand Inc

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 3:00 p.m. by NZSupremeCourt Popular

UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY v THE INSURANCE COUNCIL OF NEW ZEALAND INC & ORS

Christmas Meassage 2014 and guest poem by Nancy McLaughlin

Christmas Meassage 2014 and guest poem by Nancy McLaughlin

Monday, 22 December 2014 3:52 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Another year has come and gone. I wish all long suffering Canterbury policyholders a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Have a restful well deserved break! You may want to check out this link. http://www.interest.co.nz/opinion/73453/cameron-preston-takes-look-canterbury-earthquake-claims-settlements-and-finds-iag-and- Christmas Message 2014 I’m still …

EQC Declaratory Judgment

EQC Declaratory Judgment

Sunday, 21 December 2014 4:22 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

EQC asked the High Court to make various declarations in relation to whether a property’s increased vulnerability to flooding after the earthquake(s) was land damage and, if so, approval to settle the claim by paying the diminution in value of the property rather than the cost to remediate the damage. 

Christchurch Holi is back on 21 March 2015

Christchurch Holi is back on 21 March 2015

Friday, 19 December 2014 11:52 a.m. by PriorityComms Popular

Christchurch Holi is back in 2015 - bringing life, colour and fun to the central city.

Canterbury experts to simulate what occurred under the earth’s surface during the earthquakes

Canterbury experts to simulate what occurred under the earth’s surface during the earthquakes

Friday, 19 December 2014 11:03 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

University of Canterbury experts will next year use its BlueFern computer to simulate what happened under the ground during the Canterbury earthquakes.  

University settles with insurers

University settles with insurers

Monday, 15 December 2014 5:25 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The University of Canterbury has agreed to settle its insurance claims under the Universities NZ collective insurance policy arising out of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

Thank you Christchurch

Thank you Christchurch

Monday, 15 December 2014 4:17 p.m. by SCIRT Featured Popular

Christchurch has been through a lot since the earthquakes. Here's a short video to say thanks.

Be a history maker with Arrow International

Be a history maker with Arrow International

Sunday, 14 December 2014 12:20 p.m. by ArrowInternational Popular

The scale of this project is unlike anything else. This is one of the largest construction projects in New Zealand's history. Arrow International is proud to be the delivery partner for Southern Response, a significant contributor in the rebuild of Canterbury, New Zealand 

EQC v Insurance Council (the Flockton Litigation) – Guest Post by Lane Neave

EQC v Insurance Council (the Flockton Litigation) – Guest Post by Lane Neave

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 2:48 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

The High Court has today given the go-ahead for EQC to settle land claims for increased flood vulnerability by payment of the loss of value to the land – at least in some instances. The key decisions of the Court …

Select Committee Recommendation on AvON Petition

Select Committee Recommendation on AvON Petition

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 9:42 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

In March 2012 Avon-Ōtākaro Network (AvON) presented a petition to Parliament with over eighteen thousand signatures. 

Declaratory Judgement High Court Decision

Declaratory Judgement High Court Decision

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 9:06 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

The findings from the Declaratory Judgement High Court Hearing will be released today. Once released we will review, assess the potential impact on our customers and subsequently determine our position.

Asbestos evening for Canterbury homeowners

Asbestos evening for Canterbury homeowners

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 2:54 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

“It’s so important that anyone who is planning to do work on a property considers the risk of asbestos,” says WorkSafe’s Canterbury Rebuild Health and Safety Programme Director Kathryn Heiler.

Another kick in the guts for Christchurch

Another kick in the guts for Christchurch

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 2:31 p.m. by RuthDyson Popular

Release: New Zealand Labour Party

Re-leveling and NOT Happy with the Approach???

Re-leveling and NOT Happy with the Approach???

Monday, 8 December 2014 10:49 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

If any of you are having an issue with Southern Response’s approach to the re-leveling of a house that is 90mm out of level, using remedial techniques, you might like to be asking (and documenting their responses) to the following: My policy entitlement is to “As New”.  In regards to the repair strategy for a home […]

Built-wise cluster will change lives and save money

Built-wise cluster will change lives and save money

Friday, 5 December 2014 7:26 p.m. by PRNews Popular

By Bob Burnett

Boo! Christmas comes early for Context Architects in Christchurch

Boo! Christmas comes early for Context Architects in Christchurch

Friday, 5 December 2014 5:27 p.m. by Context Popular

celebrated a busy rebuild year this week at a stunning new bar it designed in Christchurch’s burgeoning Victoria Street. With a speakeasy, American South vibe; Brett Gidden’s popular new Boo Radley’s bar hosted Context’s South Island Director Alisdair Daines, Director Stephen Voyle and clients and friends in acknowledging what has been a brilliant and demanding year for the practice in Christchurch. Credits for Context this year include designing four new major residentia ...

Southern Response Progress on Covered

Southern Response Progress on Covered

Thursday, 4 December 2014 8:02 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

In this episode of , Casey Hurren, our Earthquake Strategy Manager, explains progress on settling our remaining 3,500 insurance claims, the complications with multi-unit buildings and the importance of communications in the settlement process.

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 Popular

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 Popular

….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 Popular

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