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Home of the Taniwha - The Big Picture

Home of the Taniwha - The Big Picture

Thursday, 5 November 2015 1:04 a.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

EQC and its legal costs

EQC and its legal costs

Wednesday, 4 November 2015 12:00 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

This morning National Radio (Morning Report) broadcast an interview I did with Conan Young about the amount paid by EQC for legal costs in relation to Christchurch earthquake claims.  In information released under the OIA EQC disclosed that the legal costs have been $23.6M.  In 2014 the legal costs were $7.4M.  These numbers do not include amounts paid by EQC for legal costs of homeowners.  The interview was broken into 2 parts.  Here is the link to part 1 and here is the link to part 2.

Southern Response chairman Ross Butler in new rebuild role

Southern Response chairman Ross Butler in new rebuild role

Friday, 30 October 2015 2:18 a.m. by SouthernResponse

An announcement has been made this morning by Minister of Finance Bill English and Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee that our Southern Response Board Chair, Ross Butler, has been appointed as Chair to the new and highly anticipated entity provisionally named .

UC academic to be awarded for earthquake research at international conference

UC academic to be awarded for earthquake research at international conference

Thursday, 29 October 2015 4:13 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

University of Canterbury Associate Professor in Earthquake Engineering Brendon Bradley will receive the TC203 Young Researcher Award at the premier conference in his discipline, which is being held in New Zealand for the first time next month.

Newsletter #8

Newsletter #8

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 4:46 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Here is the link to EQC and Insurance newsletter from Grant Shand Barristers & Solicitors

The journey so far

The journey so far

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 12:55 a.m. by SouthernResponse

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Eight seconds that changed an earthquake engineer’s life

Eight seconds that changed an earthquake engineer’s life

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 11:36 a.m. by PRNews

 

High Court Earthquake List stats

High Court Earthquake List stats

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 10:07 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

The Christchurch High currently operates a special list to deal with earthquake cases.  Here are some stats from a recent Law Society presentation. 

Residential Advisory Service (RAS) – 30 minutes of free legal advice

Residential Advisory Service (RAS) – 30 minutes of free legal advice

Monday, 26 October 2015 10:24 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Having trouble settling your insurance claim? Don’t know what to do next? Need help?

6 year limitation- sue or no money

6 year limitation- sue or no money

Monday, 26 October 2015 1:14 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Under the Limitation Act insured homeowners only have 6 years from the date of the damaging earthquake(s) within which to sue EQC and insurance companies for compensation.  If homeowners do not sue then the claim(s) for money are no longer enforceable.  So EQC and insurers will escape without paying.  For houses and land damaged in the earthquake(s) on 4 September 2010 court proceedings must be filed  by 3 September 2016.  That date is fast approaching.  Once the limitation period has expired th ...

EQC land claims

EQC land claims

Monday, 26 October 2015 12:19 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

As well as covering buildings EQC also covers damage to residential land.  Homeowners need to progress these claims now.  These claims expire if the homeowner does not sue EQC within 6 years of the land damage.  The primary claim is for the cost to restore/remediate the land.  Do not believe EQC when it tells you that it only needs to pay a difference in value of the land between now and before the earthquakes. EQCover for land is limited to land that is within the property boundary – and includ ...

A call for Cantabrians to recognise everyday heroes

A call for Cantabrians to recognise everyday heroes

Friday, 23 October 2015 12:09 p.m. by SCAPE Christchurch Biennial Popular

A new project is giving Cantabrians a unique opportunity to thank someone who has helped or been kind to them.

Todays Annual Public Meeting

Today's Annual Public Meeting

Friday, 23 October 2015 3:23 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Our Annual Public Meeting was held today at Addington Events Centre.

Changes for Government housing support in Christchurch

Changes for Government housing support in Christchurch

Thursday, 15 October 2015 3:46 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Today, an announcement has been made that the focus of the Government’s housing support in Christchurch is changing.

Christchurch housing response changes gear

Christchurch housing response changes gear

Thursday, 15 October 2015 3:46 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Today, an announcement has been made that the focus of the Government’s housing support in Christchurch is changing.

Bad building video

Bad building video

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 7:10 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

here is a link to a story and video about bad building work – particularly of foundations.

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchuch CBD, Part 167….

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchuch CBD, Part 167….

Monday, 12 October 2015 7:37 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

So, whats new in Lower High Street….. 

Data Manipulation, IFV and ILV – Guest blog by Adrian Cowie

Data Manipulation, IFV and ILV – Guest blog by Adrian Cowie

Monday, 12 October 2015 1:50 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

MBIE took levels on the floors of newly built house slabs around New Zealand.  The largest height difference was 22mm, the smallest 11mm.  The average was 16mm in height. MBIE then ‘set’ the magical figure at 50mm.  Over 3 times …

Data Manipulation, IFV and ILV – Guest blog by concerned citizen

Data Manipulation, IFV and ILV – Guest blog by concerned citizen

Monday, 12 October 2015 1:50 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

MBIE took levels on the floors of newly built house slabs around New Zealand.  The largest height difference was 22mm, the smallest 11mm.  The average was 16mm in height. MBIE then ‘set’ the magical figure at 50mm.  Over 3 times …

Port Hills rebuild story

Port Hills rebuild story

Friday, 9 October 2015 12:02 a.m. by SouthernResponse

The following article, published in on Wednesday this week, details the rebuild journey of the Jarman family who are now settled into their Port Hills home.

Lladro claim fails against AA Insurance

Lladro claim fails against AA Insurance

Thursday, 8 October 2015 5:41 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

In Newberry v AA Insurance Ltd [2015] NZHC 2457  the High Court (Nation J) on 8 October 2015 considered a claim by Brian Newberry about 30 Lladro figurines damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes that had a replacement value of $210,065.  The problem for Mr Newberry was that his insurance policy had a limit for “works of art” of $5000 per item with a total of $20,000, unless the items were separately specified in the insurance policy schedule.  Unfortunately, he did not specify the L ...

An Important Tool to Test Earthquake Tolerance

An Important Tool to Test Earthquake Tolerance

Monday, 5 October 2015 1:42 p.m. by PRNews

Release: Praxis Communications

UC Alumnus helps save historic telescope

UC Alumnus helps save historic telescope

Monday, 5 October 2015 1:27 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

 

Southern Response e-newsletter #10

Southern Response e-newsletter #10

Thursday, 1 October 2015 3:31 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Click  to view our e-newsletter #10, released today.

New heritage videos

New heritage videos

Thursday, 1 October 2015 3:30 a.m. by SouthernResponse

If your house is built on a culturally significant site, we have two new videos to show how we can work with you and other agencies or iwi to incorporate this into your build process.

Southern Response e-newsletter #9 - Completed repairs special edition

Southern Response e-newsletter #9 - Completed repairs special edition

Thursday, 1 October 2015 3:24 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Click to view our e-newsletter #9, a special edition on completed repairs, released 26th August 2015.

Major power failure or earthquake biggest risks to NZ – survey shows

Major power failure or earthquake biggest risks to NZ – survey shows

Monday, 28 September 2015 8:52 p.m. by PRNews

A major power failure or an earthquake on the Alpine fault or in Wellington are two of the biggest risks New Zealand risk managers worry about, according to a Risk NZ survey.

A Tale of Two Cathedrals

A Tale of Two Cathedrals

Thursday, 24 September 2015 10:52 a.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews


Mapping the changing landscape in the east

Mapping the changing landscape in the east

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 9:51 p.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

Perspective piece for Eyes East Episode 1 by Evan Smith

Request from Serena Tagliacozzo at the Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London

Request from Serena Tagliacozzo at the Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 2:13 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

My name is Serena Tagliacozzo and I’m a PhD Researcher at the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR), University College London (UK). 

New social housing units open in St Albans

New social housing units open in St Albans

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 4:09 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Three new social housing units in St Albans have been purpose built to cater for the needs of elderly tenants.

Has the stigma of asbestos got in the way of dealing with it safely?

Has the stigma of asbestos got in the way of dealing with it safely?

Monday, 21 September 2015 4:24 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

Since the 1990s, our understanding of asbestos and the potential health risks it can cause has greatly improved. We now know that if left buried and undisturbed, asbestos doesn’t pose a health risk. But what if your project requires asbestos to be disturbed, exposed or removed?

The Benefits of Group/Representative  Actions

The Benefits of Group/Representative Actions

Sunday, 20 September 2015 5:22 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

In the words of one Cantabrian: “We live in a time where “justice and fairness” has to be fought for – put in check. Established. Grounded. Where intentional fraudulent dishonest Insurance Companies / Corporations and the like, get the message …

Heritage on the rocks… in High Street.

Heritage on the rocks… in High Street.

Thursday, 17 September 2015 11:17 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

News Flash from Lower High Street… After lying in rubble for over 3 years, the burnt out Billen’s building in Lower High street, is finally under demolition today. From this to this: to demolition under way now: It is good …

The University of Canterbury names College of Engineering building after inventor John Britten

The University of Canterbury names College of Engineering building after inventor John Britten

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 1:55 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The University of Canterbury is to name a College of Engineering building in honour of trailblazing Christchurch innovator and engineer John Britten.

New Canterbury Museum Visitor Attraction for Christchurch

New Canterbury Museum Visitor Attraction for Christchurch

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 1:46 p.m. by CantyMuseum Featured Popular

Canterbury Museum and the Ravenscar Trust today unveiled plans for New Zealand’s first contemporary house museum to display the Trust’s collections of New Zealand arts, sculpture, designer furniture and classical antiquities.

Red Cross provides a further $1.05m for cold homes in Canterbury

Red Cross provides a further $1.05m for cold homes in Canterbury

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 1:43 p.m. by RedCross Popular

New Zealand Red Cross is providing an additional $1.05 million to Canterbury families with health conditions living in cold and poorly insulated houses over the next 15 months.

The Tide is Changing

The Tide is Changing

Sunday, 13 September 2015 4:29 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

The citizens of Canterbury are running out of time, money and feasible means of settling their insurance claims. It is now Five years post-earthquakes and with the Limitations Act looming in the background the time has come for those remaining …

Royal Commission of Inquiry – Repair Standards Petition

Royal Commission of Inquiry – Repair Standards Petition

Friday, 11 September 2015 10:30 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants

A petition is underway for a Royal Commission of Inquiry.  A PDF version is accessible from this site.  You need to print it, full it in and return to the address on the form ideally by the 10th October 2015.   It is important that we do this as paper based petition as we believe it will […]

Our response to the proposed action

Our response to the proposed action

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 10:39 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

You may have read an article in The Press over the past couple of days regarding our response to the proposed representative action. 

Group Action outlines case against EQC

Group Action outlines case against EQC

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 12:24 p.m. by EQCGroupAction Featured Popular

 

Our projects: Earthquake Prone Buildings Remediation Project

Our projects: Earthquake Prone Buildings Remediation Project

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 9:51 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

Client name: Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZC) Duration: January 2013 – June 2014 Location: Hutt Valley and Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand Coffey helped Housing New Zealand reach a seismic resistance rating of more than 33% across their property portfolio to meet national legislation and new building standards. Situation Housing New Zealand owns a large portfolio […]

GCA Representative Action against Southern Response

GCA Representative Action against Southern Response

Tuesday, 8 September 2015 5:19 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Here is a little more information about the representative action against Southern Response. Policyholders who have not yet signed up can still benefit from doing so. For those of you unsure about the benefits of the action or wanting to …

2015 Awards for contractors excelling in Health and Safety

2015 Awards for contractors excelling in Health and Safety

Monday, 7 September 2015 9:35 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Our goal is to see Cantabrians back in safe and quality homes, or settle their claims, as quickly as possible. For the repairs and rebuilds we manage as part of our programme, the safety and wellbeing of those working on and visiting each site is our priority.

Media Statement from Rt Rev’d Victoria Matthews

Media Statement from Rt Rev’d Victoria Matthews

Monday, 7 September 2015 3:45 p.m. by PRNews

Release: Anglican Church in Aotearoa

Apology to CTV News

Apology to CTV News

Monday, 7 September 2015 1:23 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Last week I insinuated that the cancellation of the bi-weekly rebuild update segment on CTV News was cancelled because of influence from CERA. I was wrong and retract that statement. I wish to apologise for any hurt and upset this may have caused and look forward to the continuing relationship Rebuild Christchurch has with CTV into the future.

The Time Has Passed – We Need to Be Active – 10th September | 7:00pm

The Time Has Passed – We Need to Be Active – 10th September | 7:00pm

Monday, 7 September 2015 9:36 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

For most of us dealing with our own home has been overwhelming.   ” ”

Youth Vision - Christchurch 2030 Launched

Youth Vision - Christchurch 2030 Launched

Friday, 4 September 2015 12:36 p.m. by YouthVision Featured Popular

Youth Vision Website: 

Fair Insurance Entitlement as soon as Reasonably Practicable

Fair Insurance Entitlement as soon as Reasonably Practicable

Friday, 4 September 2015 9:40 a.m. by CIAS_ Featured Popular

Today marks five years from the first earthquake which triggered a chain reaction that ultimately has changed the lives of so many people in Canterbury.

Public Earthquake Meeting Repair Standards | MBIE Guidelines | Cash Settlements Statute of Limitations | Royal Commission of Inquiry | Group Actions

Public Earthquake Meeting Repair Standards | MBIE Guidelines | Cash Settlements Statute of Limitations | Royal Commission of Inquiry | Group Actions

Thursday, 3 September 2015 7:22 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

I hope to see you there!   Where: Christchurch Transitional Cathedral When: Thursday 10th September 2015 7:00pm – 9:30pm The purpose of this meeting is to use a public setting to address a number homeowners concerns. Members of Parliament, the Insurance …

University of Canterbury launches Earthquake Scholarships

University of Canterbury launches Earthquake Scholarships

Thursday, 3 September 2015 3:23 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

The University of Canterbury is to offer scholarships for postgraduate research into the effects of the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes, focusing on the lessons learned from the response.

Collaborate Canterbury Winding Down

Collaborate Canterbury Winding Down

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 12:31 p.m. by collaboratecanty Featured Popular

 

Pressing need for basic infrastructure overtakes Christchurch smart city plan

Pressing need for basic infrastructure overtakes Christchurch 'smart city' plan

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 11:40 a.m. by PRNews Popular

By Jonathan Underhill

Class Action Now Filed in High Court

Class Action Now Filed in High Court

Thursday, 27 August 2015 3:25 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

GCA Lawyers , Grant Cameron has filed proceedings against Southern Response in the High Court. He is seeking damages of $25000 for each claimant represented in the action along with the settlement of outstanding claims for those in the class action. He has extended the option to join the class for the next three weeks, […]

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch CBD…part 165…. Still waiting For Building consent….

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch CBD…part 165…. Still waiting For Building consent….

Thursday, 27 August 2015 9:11 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

So whats new in High Street today?  Nearly 5 years on from the September 2010 Quake…  

Your home, your peace of mind

Your home, your peace of mind

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 10:15 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Even if your Southern Response-managed home repair has been completed, we know questions can come up.

Kelly v EQC & Southern Response – no appeal

Kelly v EQC & Southern Response – no appeal

Sunday, 23 August 2015 1:05 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular