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VIP has a lot to offer Christchurch

VIP has a lot to offer Christchurch

Thursday, 28 March 2013 11:16 a.m. by Franchisingexpo.co.nz

EQC Bullies Bryan Staples of Earthquake Services by Complaining to the Cops

EQC Bullies Bryan Staples of Earthquake Services by Complaining to the Cops

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 8:30 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

As most of you know, Bryan Staples of Earthquake Services received an e-mail inadvertently sent to him by EQC employee Lisa David.  The e-mail contained file information on close to 100,000 claims including EQC costings and the status of the claim.   

EQC Timeframes Leaked to EQC Truths!

EQC Timeframes Leaked to EQC Truths!

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 8:07 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

An angry EQC employee sent me an e-mail earlier today providing me with EQC’s internal timeframes for settlement.  

Why EQC’s Privacy Breach is Inconsequential

Why EQC’s Privacy Breach is Inconsequential

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 8:00 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

EQC’s privacy breach deflects attention from the real issues at EQC. 

IAG LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO INFORM HOMEOWNERS OF INSURANCE CHANGE

IAG LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO INFORM HOMEOWNERS OF INSURANCE CHANGE

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 1:58 p.m. by IAGinsurance Recommended Featured Popular

 

Why a Bipartisan Approach to Disaster Recovery is not working for Christchurch

Why a Bipartisan Approach to Disaster Recovery is not working for Christchurch

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 10:25 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Some would have us believe that political collaboration is a necessary foundation for dealing with a natural disaster but personally, I have grave doubts and concerns about the validity of a bipartisan approach.

Sage Reseve – Volunteering Day

Sage Reseve – Volunteering Day

Monday, 25 March 2013 2:19 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

Back in November 2012, Coffey Projects sponsored ‘The Concert’, an event organised by The Volunteer Army Foundation to encourage people to donate their time in return for free tickets to

Sage Reserve – Volunteering Day

Sage Reserve – Volunteering Day

Monday, 25 March 2013 2:19 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

Back in November 2012, Coffey Projects sponsored ‘The Concert’, an event organised by The Volunteer Army Foundation to encourage people to donate their time in return for free tickets to ‘The Concert’ a night of live music. Since then we have been keen to donate some of our precious free time to a worthy cause. [...]

1996 Christchurch Earthquake Documentary

1996 Christchurch Earthquake Documentary

Sunday, 24 March 2013 8:57 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

EQC and the Private Insurance Industry Be Warned!

EQC and the Private Insurance Industry Be Warned!

Sunday, 24 March 2013 8:48 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

EQC Privacy Breach

EQC Privacy Breach

Friday, 22 March 2013 8:50 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Red Zone is very dangerous- do not try this at home

Red Zone is very dangerous- do not try this at home

Friday, 22 March 2013 7:06 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

This has got me riled.  After 2 years of telling us that High Street is very dangerous and we have to grovel for access we get this: This is very dangerous, but only if you own any of these buildings. …

Book Signing- Saturday 23nd March 2013

Book Signing- Saturday 23nd March 2013

Friday, 22 March 2013 11:07 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Sarah Miles will be signing her book on: Saturday 23rd March at the Whitcoulls Bookshop, Riccarton Mall, Christchurch  12:00 noon Come and have a chat! Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Canterbury, Central Business District, Christchurch, Christchurch earthquake, insurance, New Zealand, Oceania, policyholder …

SFO probes two rebuild fraud cases

SFO probes two rebuild fraud cases

Friday, 22 March 2013 7:30 a.m. by EQCTruths

 

Peters questions Brownlee over alleged frauds

Peters questions Brownlee over alleged frauds

Thursday, 21 March 2013 6:26 a.m. by EQCTruths

I am glad that Winston Peters brought up the issue of Fletchers frauds, including invoiced work that has never taken place.  One of the most alarming things about the whole process is that EQC’s overall incompetence facilitates the ability of fraudsters to operate and screw the system.  It is akin to having a dirty house [...]

Local Tradie Jobs

Local Tradie Jobs

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 8:02 p.m. by Local Tradie Popular

has just launched our new that lets tradies submit job vacancies in the Canterbury & Christchurch areas for FREE.

To Mr Roger Sutton & Mr Gerry Brownlee from the Brooklands Stayers Group (red zone) – by Stephen Bourke

To Mr Roger Sutton & Mr Gerry Brownlee from the Brooklands Stayers Group (red zone) – by Stephen Bourke

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 5:06 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

“I read in the Christchurch Press today (20 March 2013) ”Red Zone Rebellion Fizzles”. Well I should like to remind the Christchurch Press not to ‘sell the hide before the bear has been shot’. Just to bring some perspective to this …

Calling the Constitutional Lawyers of New Zealand- we need your help once again in the red zone…

Calling the Constitutional Lawyers of New Zealand- we need your help once again in the red zone…

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 11:56 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

I was really impressed and heartened in late 2010 when a group of 27 constitutional law experts from all six New Zealand law faculties issued an open letter (See http://thestandard.org.nz/open-letter-on-the-cerra/) detailing concerns about the breadth of the proposed power to …

Sarah’s Response to David Shearer (Part A), Leader of the Labour Party

Sarah’s Response to David Shearer (Part A), Leader of the Labour Party

Monday, 18 March 2013 2:13 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Dear David, 

A Response from David Shearer, Leader of the Labour Party

A Response from David Shearer, Leader of the Labour Party

Monday, 18 March 2013 2:11 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Christchurch earthquake, David Shearer, Government, insurance, Labour Party, policyholder protection, The Christchurch Fiasco

Design Agency

Design Agency

Sunday, 17 March 2013 9:18 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

 

Games at EQC

Games at EQC

Saturday, 16 March 2013 9:57 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Joint Review Process

Joint Review Process

Saturday, 16 March 2013 9:21 p.m. by EQCTruths Popular

 

Seismics and The City Conference Christchurch

Seismics and The City Conference Christchurch

Friday, 15 March 2013 6:48 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Keynote Speech Session: “Clearing the Decks” Prof. Jay Feinman, USA author of Delay Deny Defend see http://www.delaydenydefend.com/ Sarah Miles, former investment banking lawyer and psychotherapist and author of  The Christchurch Fiasco: the Insurance Aftershock and its Implications for New Zealand …

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 Popular

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 Popular

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