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There is a big problem. Decisions have to be made. For a fair conclusion the mos...

There is a big problem. Decisions have to be made. For a fair conclusion the mos...

Friday, 20 March 2015 6:37 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

There is a big problem. Decisions have to be made. For a fair conclusion the most affected stakeholders have to be consulted.



My Insurer Wants To Cash Settle My Claim... What Next

My Insurer Wants To Cash Settle My Claim... What Next

Friday, 20 March 2015 5:05 p.m. by DuncanWebb Recommended Popular

Many insurers have recently changed their strategy and are seeking to cash settle insurance claims. How you respond to this will depend on your personal circumstances, but there are some questions and concerns that need to be addressed:

TIme is on your side if you are at flood risk and your claim is not settled. The...

TIme is on your side if you are at flood risk and your claim is not settled. The...

Friday, 20 March 2015 3:56 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

TIme is on your side if you are at flood risk and your claim is not settled. The owner of the risk, be it the insurance company or the home owner will have to face this harsh fact. This report will have a big impact in Christchurch.

“The response from the insurance industry to sea level rise will be the same as what we are seeing in Christchurch. With increased frequency of flooding you get premiums being raised as a first step, then you get higher excesses in policies and then you get ...

The Piano - Centre for Music and the Arts Build Underway

The Piano - Centre for Music and the Arts Build Underway

Friday, 20 March 2015 1:36 p.m. by ThePiano Popular

The construction of a new Centre for Music and the Arts in Christchurch is officially underway following a launch ceremony held at the neighbouring Isaac Theatre Royal on Monday 16 March. Sited at 156 Armagh St, in the heart of the Performing Arts Precinct, the centre is the result of collaboration and co-operation between Christchurch City Council, CERA, The Crown and the organisation formerly known as the Music Centre of Christchurch Trust, said board chairman Steve Jones.

IAG’s Settlement Approach

IAG’s Settlement Approach

Thursday, 19 March 2015 3:02 p.m. by IAGinsurance Featured Popular

Challenge to those responsible for the Christchurch recovery

Challenge to those responsible for the Christchurch recovery

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 1:20 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

Christchurch company sends two helicopters to Vanuatu

Christchurch company sends two helicopters to Vanuatu

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 12:57 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/91395608/Chch_Recovery_0315.pdf
Ever since t...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/91395608/Chch_Recovery_0315.pdf Ever since t...

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 8:45 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh


Ever since the earthquakes occurred, I have become progressively more concerned about the post earthquake land damage, and how the information, critical to the earthquake recovery, has been omitted from calculations and dangerous hazards were not being identified. Responsible planning should be the first part of any recovery. It is extremely troubling to see what is going on in Christchurch. The movement and subsequent damage to the land during the earthquakes is the cause of the majority o ...

Whitebait on the move

Whitebait on the move

Monday, 16 March 2015 4:01 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The Canterbury earthquakes devastated the lower reaches of the Heathcote River / Ōpāwaho and its mouth at the Avon-Heathcote estuary.

Insurance Council Signs UN Statement on Disaster Resilience

Insurance Council Signs UN Statement on Disaster Resilience

Monday, 16 March 2015 1:25 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

The Insurance Council of New Zealand has signed the United Nations Statement in support of disaster risk reduction released at the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster and Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan.

Transitional, Emergency is Welcome News

Transitional, Emergency is Welcome News

Monday, 16 March 2015 1:10 p.m. by GlennLivingstone Featured

 

Helping bring the Ōtākaro back to life

Helping bring the Ōtākaro back to life

Monday, 16 March 2015 10:34 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

River restoration work as part of Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct project is nearing completion – ahead of programme. Project managed by Coffey, contractor City Care has removed more than 5,000 tonnes of liquefaction sediment between the bridges of Colombo and Barbadoes streets, with gravel cleaning and preparation of areas to accommodate planting. Aquatic scientists […]

Have your say on the Disposal of CERA documentation before 22nd March

Have your say on the Disposal of CERA documentation before 22nd March

Friday, 13 March 2015 3:04 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

This is the link to the New Zealand Archives website http://archives.govt.nz/advice/intentions-dispose/canterbury-earthquake-recovery-authority . At this page you can submit your comments in relation to the shedding of documentation planned around the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority. On the website the documentation intended for …

Quake Outcasts Win - Great news! 
We hope this brings some more clarity to the l...

Quake Outcasts Win - Great news! We hope this brings some more clarity to the l...

Friday, 13 March 2015 1:35 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Quake Outcasts Win - Great news!
We hope this brings some more clarity to the land claim settlements.
Considering that EQC has covered up all the land damage from June 2011. It is timely to look at the actual land damage in the East. The EQC stage 3 Land Reports only include land damage up till June 2011. Check the dates on the maps. 23 December earthquake under the Eastern Suburbs measured the tenth largest Peak Ground Acceleration ever measured in the world.
A substantial Land D ...

Human Rights Commission delighted with Supreme Court result

Human Rights Commission delighted with Supreme Court result

Friday, 13 March 2015 12:37 p.m. by HumanRightsComm

The government should act swiftly and take an individualised approach to each of the families remaining in Christchurch’s Red Zone, says Chief Human Rights Commissioner David Rutherford in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on the ‘Quake Outcasts’ today.

NZ Supreme Court Judgment: Quake Outcasts v CERA

NZ Supreme Court Judgment: Quake Outcasts v CERA

Friday, 13 March 2015 11:49 a.m. by NZSupremeCourt Popular

Judgment: Quake Outcasts v CERA

When the insurance companies retreat from coastal hazards the banks will follow....

When the insurance companies retreat from coastal hazards the banks will follow....

Thursday, 12 March 2015 3:30 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

When the insurance companies retreat from coastal hazards the banks will follow. Is this recovery aimed at people or Banks and Insurance companies? People stuck on hazardous coastal land will be facing very challenging times ahead. Leaving hundreds of families below high tide protected by temporary stop banks is under no circumstances sustainable recovery for the people.



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Victoria Square Redevelopment - Is it Legal?

Victoria Square Redevelopment - Is it Legal?

Thursday, 12 March 2015 10:47 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Victoria Square has been in the spotlight recently due to the plans made by the CCDU to redevelop it. CERA have now backtracked a bit and called for public consultation . Victoria Square is a historically important area to the city with it previously called Market Square. It is an area that was not largely damaged by the earthquakes and serves as a nice green space in the city. The square is protected under the Christchurch City (Reserves) Empowering Act 1971.

Public Notice of Objection to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s intention to dispose of records and documentation – Guest post by WeCAN

Public Notice of Objection to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s intention to dispose of records and documentation – Guest post by WeCAN

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 1:08 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Just to let you know that this letter has been sent out today to: 1.TV1 News, Radio NZ, CTV News 2. His Excellency Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae GNZM, QSO Governor-General of New Zealand 3. The director, …

Public Notice of Objection to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s intention to dispose of records and documentation.

Public Notice of Objection to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s intention to dispose of records and documentation.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 12:22 p.m. by WeCAN

On behalf of the people and communities of Christchurch, the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network (WeCan) are asking for an to the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority's (CERA) plan to dispose of any records, information or documentation pertaining to:

JOBS builders We are on the lookout for workers

JOBS builders We are on the lookout for workers

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 8:43 p.m. by jasonjackSON

Builders - Tradesmen

The truth will out
Surveyor General suggested changes to the boundary approach i...

The truth will out Surveyor General suggested changes to the boundary approach i...

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 3:18 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

The truth will out
Surveyor General suggested changes to the boundary approach in Christchurch following the earthquakes. Few days later Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) published a new map for Shallow Surface Movements. We identified an error in the new map. We have asked LINZ for explanations by 16 March.

Here is a link to our request to LINZ.



Partial Payment/Interim Payment – have you had yours yet??

Partial Payment/Interim Payment – have you had yours yet??

Monday, 9 March 2015 12:05 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

So they have said it will cost $500,000 to fix and you are arguing with your experts that it will be a great deal more and it could all drag on for quite a while longer. Sound familiar? Do not …

Here is a valuable contribution from Lindsay Breach on the Limitation Act. 

"De...

Here is a valuable contribution from Lindsay Breach on the Limitation Act. "De...

Friday, 6 March 2015 5:03 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Here is a valuable contribution from Lindsay Breach on the Limitation Act.

"Dear Empowered Christchurch, I am an academic who recently wrote an article called 'Earthquake Limitations' (admittedly, I am not the best at titles) in the NZ Law Journal [Dec. 2014]. From the outset, this is not an area of law I would profess to hold expertise in but I wrote it because I believed it would be a prudent reminder that the Limitation Act 2011 (or 1950, if Sept. 2010) may have undes ...

Asian disaster management officers to learn from Christchurch’s earthquakes

Asian disaster management officers to learn from Christchurch’s earthquakes

Friday, 6 March 2015 11:05 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

A group of South East Asian disaster management specialists will be in New Zealand later this month taking part in training hosted by the University of Canterbury’s Centre for Risk Resilience and Renewal (UCR3). 

Reflecting on Allyn & Josies story

Reflecting on Allyn & Josie's story

Friday, 6 March 2015 12:08 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Their family has been through a lot since the earthquakes, and after a bit of a rocky start to their claim process, things quickly got back on track once everyone started working together. Allyn & Josie are overjoyed to be back in their newly rebuilt home now, and would like to share their experiences with others who are still going through the process.

Restoring the Townsend Telescope and Observatory

Restoring the Townsend Telescope and Observatory

Thursday, 5 March 2015 2:04 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured

A restoration project is underway to rebuild the Townsend Telescope and restore it to the Arts Centre.

CPIT opens $15.9m sports and wellbeing centre

CPIT opens $15.9m sports and wellbeing centre

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 8:56 a.m. by CPIT Popular

Prime Minister John Key has officially opened the first new building in CPIT's ambitious plan to invest in the future of vocational training with modern facilities and contemporary learning delivery.

Cash Settling – the pitfalls

Cash Settling – the pitfalls

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 6:31 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

More and more Cantabrians are cash settling their earthquake claims. I personally find this a very concerning development and believe that any homeowner wanting to cash settle should think seriously before entering into any such agreement. One should at least …

What happens with damaged retaining walls?

What happens with damaged retaining walls?

Monday, 2 March 2015 7:42 p.m. by SouthernResponse

If you have a damaged retaining wall on your property, then you may find the following episode of  useful, providing a clearer idea of what the steps to resolution might be.

Getting to grips with the Canterbury Guidance

Getting to grips with the Canterbury Guidance

Monday, 2 March 2015 7:40 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released an online tool to support its Guidance for repairing and rebuilding homes in Canterbury.

It’s not too late for lawn bowls…

It’s not too late for lawn bowls…

Monday, 2 March 2015 4:22 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

There are still a few places left for teams or individuals to join our lawn bowls tournament on 13th March at the Burnside Lawn Bowls Club. Don’t miss out on the chance to join the coveted ranks of Coffey lawn bowls champions. Please RSVP to Tess Martin as soon as possible if you are interested in taking […]

MBIE Guidelines- Sarah’s view on the matter

MBIE Guidelines- Sarah’s view on the matter

Monday, 2 March 2015 8:34 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

An insurance policy constitutes the rights and entitlements for the policyholder under the insurance contract. The courts have long insisted that the parties are to be confined within the four corners of the contract in which they have chosen to enshrine their agreement. Nowhere in my contract with State Insurance or in your contract will you find reference to the MBIE Guidelines – they are neither provided for or even anticipated. The Guidelines were

The Revised Fair Insurance Code – reblogged from the Avonside Blog

The Revised Fair Insurance Code – reblogged from the Avonside Blog

Thursday, 26 February 2015 3:46 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Originally posted on :
There has been a flurry of insurance related developments this month. Recently EQC covertly released a Customer Interaction Review on how they had performed and on Monday Vero released a report about Canterbury four years on,…

Red Cross Launches Recovery Matters Workshops

Red Cross Launches 'Recovery Matters' Workshops

Thursday, 26 February 2015 2:28 p.m. by RedCross Popular

New Zealand Red Cross has launched a new initiative to educate people about the effects the Christchurch earthquakes have had on the city’s residents.

Christchurch earthquakes demonstrates people were caught by surprise

Christchurch earthquakes demonstrates people were caught by surprise

Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:44 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

Christchurch earthquakes demonstrate that people generally do not take any notice of the likely occurrence of rare events, University of Canterbury natural hazards researcher Professor Tim Davies says.

Are we in the digital age or not? My comments and Others. Have your voice heard before March 22.

Are we in the digital age or not? My comments and Others. Have your voice heard before March 22.

Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:04 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

On the 26th February, 2015 an article appeared in Stuff entitled “Cera plans to shred quake documents” (see http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/66668462/Cera-plans-to-shred-quake-documents). Here’s a sample of that article: “Thousands of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) documents will be destroyed after the agency is disestablished. Cera …

Cera to shred documents. Are we in the digital age or not? My comments and Others. Have your voice heard before March 22.

Cera to shred documents. Are we in the digital age or not? My comments and Others. Have your voice heard before March 22.

Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:04 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

On the 26th February, 2015 an article appeared in Stuff entitled “Cera plans to shred quake documents” (see http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/66668462/Cera-plans-to-shred-quake-documents). Here’s a sample of that article: “Thousands of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) documents will be destroyed after the agency is disestablished. Cera …

Are we in the digital age or not?

Are we in the digital age or not?

Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:04 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

On the 26th February, 2015 an article appeared in Stuff entitled “Cera plans to shred quake documents” (see http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/66668462/Cera-plans-to-shred-quake-documents). Here’s a sample of that article: “Thousands of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) documents will be destroyed after the agency is disestablished. Cera …

Helpful new video on shared property

Helpful new video on shared property

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:43 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Our new "Shared Property" video, shown below, is the first of a small series which will clearly illustrate the process which takes place over the course of the repair of a shared property.

Four Years On: Legal Issues- Guest post by Dr Duncan Webb (Lane Neave)

Four Years On: Legal Issues- Guest post by Dr Duncan Webb (Lane Neave)

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 9:08 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Filed under: Uncategorized

Christchurch Four Years On – Guest post by Cam Preston

Christchurch Four Years On – Guest post by Cam Preston

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 9:04 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Filed under: Uncategorized

Christchurch Four Years On: the real figures – Guest post by Cam Preston

Christchurch Four Years On: the real figures – Guest post by Cam Preston

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 9:04 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

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Foundation Assessments – Guest post by Underfoot Services Ltd, Bevan Craig

Foundation Assessments – Guest post by Underfoot Services Ltd, Bevan Craig

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 8:33 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

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Sum Insured- Guest post by Harrisons Quantity Surveyors

Sum Insured- Guest post by Harrisons Quantity Surveyors

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 8:16 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

See also https://thechristchurchfiasco.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/why-fixed-sum-insurance-is-not-the-answer-for-policyholders/Filed under: Uncategorized

Still a challenge for health to stay on top post-quake

Still a challenge for health to stay on top post-quake

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:28 a.m. by GovtDHB

Release: Canterbury District Health Board

Time to eradicate the fruit fly in the legislation – Guest post by Sleazkey

Time to eradicate the fruit fly in the legislation – Guest post by Sleazkey

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 5:19 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Today I want to cover some of the interesting new developments in earthquake recovery technology and a bit of the politics and law involved in this developing science. 

Canterbury establishes Community Engagement Hub

Canterbury establishes Community Engagement Hub

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 12:42 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

The University of Canterbury has established the first Community Engagement Hub at an Australasian university so it can build on its vision of preparing people to make a difference by engaging more students and staff with the community.

Canterbury’s archive the most detailed collection of the earthquake images

Canterbury’s archive the most detailed collection of the earthquake images

Monday, 23 February 2015 1:33 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

As February 22 approaches, and Christchurch and the rest of the world are reminded of the terrible events of that day four years ago, University of Canterbury Professor Paul Millar believes it’s never been more important to focus on preserving the record of what Canterbury has been through.

Empowered Christchurch Issue 2

Empowered Christchurch Issue 2

Monday, 23 February 2015 1:08 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Recommended

Here find our second newsletter. We trust this is a helpful guide to navigate through the recovery.

“First we were scared, then we were anxious. But now, we are angry.”[v]

“First we were scared, then we were anxious. But now, we are angry.”[v]

Monday, 23 February 2015 12:12 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

David Rutherford, New Zealand’s Human Rights Commissioner wrote that “The Christchurch Recovery is New Zealands’ greatest human rights challenge”.

The Cantabrian is closing its doors

The Cantabrian is closing its doors

Monday, 23 February 2015 3:21 a.m. by SouthernResponse

The Cantabrian concept home will close at the end of this month and transition into the next phase of becoming a home, after seeing over 4,000 people walk through its doors to gain ideas.

How not to repair a Heritage Dunger in Christchurch…. 4 years on.

How not to repair a Heritage Dunger in Christchurch…. 4 years on.

Sunday, 22 February 2015 9:36 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Today, like so many Christchurch people, I have been reflecting on the last four years. 

Are the insurers morally liable? – Guest post by Herman Meijburg

Are the insurers morally liable? – Guest post by Herman Meijburg

Sunday, 22 February 2015 3:20 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

In modern societies the moral principle of ‘do-no-harm’ is well established. 

February 22nd Anniversary (Year Four) – The day the Spire fell

February 22nd Anniversary (Year Four) – The day the Spire fell

Sunday, 22 February 2015 10:25 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

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Old Neighbours Gather by the Rivers to Reconnect and Reflect

Old Neighbours Gather by the Rivers to Reconnect and Reflect

Saturday, 21 February 2015 6:16 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured

Old neighbours from communities decimated by the earthquakes will meet up again on Sunday at gathering places along the waterways of Christchurch. 

The Missing Billions: Are you Missing your Earthquake Entitlement? by Risk Worldwide

The Missing Billions: Are you Missing your Earthquake Entitlement? by Risk Worldwide

Friday, 20 February 2015 4:32 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Come and find Out how!!! Presenters: Brent Bailey, LLB Katherine Smith Dedrick, JD (Hons), MBA, BS George W. Keys, SPPA Location: Level 1, 242 Ferry Road, 5.30 to 6.30pm, Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th February, 2015. Numbers Limited. Call or …