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New Brighton Business Leaders Provide Solutions for Christchurch City Council

New Brighton Business Leaders Provide Solutions for Christchurch City Council

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 3:54 p.m. by PaulZaanen Featured Popular

New Brighton Business Leaders Provide Solutions for Christchurch City Council

Māori graduate had research approved 20 minutes before the 2011 earthquake

Māori graduate had research approved 20 minutes before the 2011 earthquake

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 3:26 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

A University of Canterbury Māori doctoral student who graduates today had her research approved by the university 20 minutes before the February 2011 earthquake hit.

The Latest Research (engineering, health and social) resulting from the Christchurch Earthquakes

The Latest Research (engineering, health and social) resulting from the Christchurch Earthquakes

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 7:47 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Once again thanks to all those of you who have contributed titles – the research keeps flowing…. I recommend the first title for policyholders. Vero states that there “is a tail of payments out to 2021 which includes allowance for delayed receipt of claims …

Fundraiser for the Womens Night Shelter at ArtBox

Fundraiser for the Women's Night Shelter at ArtBox

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 10:16 a.m. by ArtBox Popular

Get Ready to Rumble in the Rubble

Get Ready to Rumble in the Rubble

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 9:42 a.m. by PRNews

 

Group Action Against Insurers in Post Quake Christchurch

Group Action Against Insurers in Post Quake Christchurch

Sunday, 12 April 2015 5:39 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Bread and Games and the Plight of Campbell Live

Bread and Games and the Plight of Campbell Live

Saturday, 11 April 2015 8:36 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

It has come to my attention that there is some discussion about the demise of the current affairs programme Campbell Live. This is of great concern to many Cantabrians – why? Campbell Live is the only forum in mainstream media …

In The Know Hub - Eastgate Mall

In The Know Hub - Eastgate Mall

Thursday, 9 April 2015 4:47 p.m. by CanCERN Featured Popular

Finally, after many months of planning, we are excited to announce that the  is all set to be up and running on . . .  Monday, April 20th at the Eastgate Shopping Centre.

CallPlus zeroes in on South Island

CallPlus zeroes in on South Island

Thursday, 9 April 2015 3:57 p.m. by PRNews

CallPlus is expanding its presence in the South Island, with telco and technology stalwart Rob Haywood joining its Christchurch team.

Newsletter No. 5

Newsletter No. 5

Thursday, 9 April 2015 3:06 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Here is the link to newsletter no. 5  

Change.org Petition And OIA On Chch EQC Repair Quality

Change.org Petition And OIA On Chch EQC Repair Quality

Thursday, 9 April 2015 11:25 a.m. by CanterburyClaimants

Peition and OIA By Canterbury Claimants

Rebuilding Christchurch One Polygon at a Time

Rebuilding Christchurch One Polygon at a Time

Thursday, 9 April 2015 11:03 a.m. by KiwiCast

30 hours of non-stop gaming streamed live across the internet. It sounds crazy but that is exactly what Kiwi-Cast, a group of gamers and YouTubers is planning to do in April. So why would anyone in their right mind attempt such a feat? For a good cause of course!

Christchurch Rebuild Innovation Precinct Drone Fly Over April 2015

Christchurch Rebuild Innovation Precinct Drone Fly Over April 2015

Wednesday, 8 April 2015 11:04 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Christchurch Rebuild Innovation Precinct Drone Fly Over April 2015 

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD, Part 157

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD, Part 157

Monday, 6 April 2015 5:06 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

I see Will Harvie, from the Christchurch Press, has been busy. A further article on High Street in this mornings press, 6.4.2015.

No Costs  – EQC Declaratory Judgment

No Costs – EQC Declaratory Judgment

Monday, 6 April 2015 1:44 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Subsequent to the High Court judgment of 10 December 2014 on declarations sought by EQC on flooding and liquefaction vulnerability etc the two intervenors applied for an order that EQC contribute to their costs.  By a judgment 12 March 2015 the High Court decided to let costs lie where they fell.

Earthquake Claims for Multi Units

Earthquake Claims for Multi Units

Monday, 6 April 2015 11:39 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

EQC and Insurers postponed dealing with what they termed “multi-unit” claims.  

24 Speakers of the Seismics and the City 2015 Conference

24 Speakers of the Seismics and the City 2015 Conference

Monday, 6 April 2015 7:14 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

To see all 24 Speakers go to the following:    Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Peter Towsend, Raf Manji, Seismics in the City 2015

Cash settle! Why be moral!- Guest post by Herman Meijburg

Cash settle! Why be moral!- Guest post by Herman Meijburg

Monday, 6 April 2015 5:43 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Apparently our insurers here in New Zealand are in a hurry. 

A lot can be learned from this case.
In particular about ground conditions of TC...

A lot can be learned from this case. In particular about ground conditions of TC...

Sunday, 5 April 2015 3:41 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

A lot can be learned from this case.
In particular about ground conditions of TC3 land.
Council acceptance of section 112 of the building act may not reinstate property according to the 'as new' policy.



www.grantshand.co.nz
In East & anor v Medical Assurance Society New Zealand Ltd [2014] NZHC 3399 the High Court (Whata J) discussed the timing of payments by an insurer on reinstatement of a house and considered whether proposed concrete slab foundation re ...

Reinstatement and “as new”

Reinstatement and “as new”

Saturday, 4 April 2015 4:49 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

In East & anor v Medical Assurance Society New Zealand Ltd 

Wall verticality

Wall verticality

Saturday, 4 April 2015 3:06 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Leans of walls are a symptom of earthquake damage.  This is know as wall verticality.  We recently did a trial against Lumley General Insurance  where the primary issues was whether the wall leans were caused by earthquake(s) and if so, what is the required remedial work and cost.  The Court reserved its decision.  The lean of walls is often an item overlooked by people assessing earthquake damage.  It is important that it is not overlooked.

EQC and assessments

EQC and assessments

Saturday, 4 April 2015 2:42 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Thousands of people appear to still be trapped in the process and the victims of delayed and inadequate EQC assessments.  EQC prioritises assessments for houses where it is sued.  So the quickest way to get out of the EQC process is to sue.  If through the Court process EQC then pays cap EQC will be liable for legal costs and disbursements.  So, suing EQC is better economic choice.

EQC and its liability for legal costs

EQC and its liability for legal costs

Saturday, 4 April 2015 1:04 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

There High Court judgments have ordered EQC to pay costs and disbursements to homeowners where EQC paid cap after being sued. 

Major NZ companies named in human rights claims

Major NZ companies named in human rights claims

Thursday, 2 April 2015 9:16 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Two of New Zealand’s biggest companies have yesterday been named in a claim to the  international organisation OECD of ongoing human rights abuses against a Christchurch couple. Fletchers EQR, the building giant’s Christchurch construction arm, and IAG, the insurer which …

Kelly v EQC & Southern Response

Kelly v EQC & Southern Response

Thursday, 2 April 2015 7:37 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Learning through the Christchurch rebuild

Learning through the Christchurch rebuild

Thursday, 2 April 2015 1:28 p.m. by PRNews

A special summer school project saw Architecture students helping to get the Garden City back on its feet.

Major NZ companies named in human rights claims

Major NZ companies named in human rights claims

Thursday, 2 April 2015 9:44 a.m. by WeCAN

Two of New Zealand’s biggest companies have today been named in a claim to the international organisation OECD of ongoing human rights abuses against a Christchurch couple.

Lorraine’s rebuild continues

Lorraine’s rebuild continues

Thursday, 2 April 2015 3:15 a.m. by SouthernResponse

We continue to follow the progress of Lorraine’s home as it is being built by Jennian Homes in our rebuild programme.

Housing Crisis And Stress - a Toxic Combination

Housing Crisis And Stress - a Toxic Combination

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 11:01 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Release by: Canterbury Family Violence Collaboration

There is a good reason for being careful.

There is a good reason for being careful.

Monday, 30 March 2015 7:02 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

There is a good reason for being careful.



www.stuff.co.nz
The Rebuild Black Hole

Your last opportunity to sign:  survey of the EQ repair standards to homes repaired by EQC and / or Private Insurers, their PMO’s and contractors in Canterbury.

Your last opportunity to sign: survey of the EQ repair standards to homes repaired by EQC and / or Private Insurers, their PMO’s and contractors in Canterbury.

Monday, 30 March 2015 1:20 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

We invite New Zealanders interested in the standard of repair work carried out by EQC and Private Insurers to add their electronic signature in support of an Official Information Act (OIA) Request in respect of a Survey of Canterbury Earthquake Repairs commissioned by Cabinet.…… Please Sign …

What do you think the odds are that council will spend $200m to $2bn in flood pr...

What do you think the odds are that council will spend $200m to $2bn in flood pr...

Monday, 30 March 2015 12:31 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

What do you think the odds are that council will spend $200m to $2bn in flood protection along the estuary?
If you are considering your insurance claim it may be worth waiting till the truth is out.
Page 384. Is it possible that they are buying time till the insurance claims are settled. June 2015 seems to be a critical time.



Central city character home restoration

Central city character home restoration

Monday, 30 March 2015 2:54 a.m. by SouthernResponse

The following video features the first part of the story of a home repair in our programme, an historic 1890s villa in the Christchurch CBD.

This submission on the Long Term Plan at CCC makes an interesting reading.

This submission on the Long Term Plan at CCC makes an interesting reading.

Sunday, 29 March 2015 3:28 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

This submission on the Long Term Plan at CCC makes an interesting reading.



thedailyblog.co.nz
In May 2011, barely three months after Christchurch’s devastating earthquake that killed 185 people, there were already suggestions from Gerry Brownlee that the Christchurch Council would have to sell part of their community-owned assets to fund the re-build.

There is more to this than what is seen on the surface.
We have questioned the z...

There is more to this than what is seen on the surface. We have questioned the z...

Sunday, 29 March 2015 2:25 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

There is more to this than what is seen on the surface.
We have questioned the zoning decisions.
"Officials have acknowledged conditions are ripe for major financial crime as billions of dollars are poured into the rebuild."



www.stuff.co.nz
Serious Fraud Office boss Julie Read has signalled that the Christchurch rebuild is entering a dangerous phase.

How not to repair a heritage building in the Christchurch CBD-  4 years on…

How not to repair a heritage building in the Christchurch CBD- 4 years on…

Saturday, 28 March 2015 8:25 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

This is great…. a story on High street. Written by Will Harvie, Christchurch Press. Interesting!

WikiHouseNZ and Space Craft Systems Event

WikiHouseNZ and Space Craft Systems Event

Thursday, 26 March 2015 6:44 p.m. by martinluff Popular

All are invited to a very special announcement event at which you can Discover a local project which plays a leading role in a global initiative… and - warm and dry, safe and strong, health, sustainable

Inquiry into Parliament’s legislative response to future national emergencies – have your say!

Inquiry into Parliament’s legislative response to future national emergencies – have your say!

Thursday, 26 March 2015 1:17 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

“Public submissions are now being invited on the Inquiry into Parliament’s legislative response to future national emergencies.

This is a research for an overseas study of what is going on in Christchurch. We...

This is a research for an overseas study of what is going on in Christchurch. We...

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 9:06 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

This is a research for an overseas study of what is going on in Christchurch. We need to get international attention.
Please participate and share if you see so fit.




www.surveymonkey.com
For current and former residents of Christchurch, New Zealand. Please take the survey titled "New Survey". Your feedback is important!

Mayors Chair Speech about East Christchurch Recovery

Mayors Chair Speech about East Christchurch Recovery

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 2:42 p.m. by PaulZaanen Featured Popular

By Paul Zaanen

University announces partnership with the Student Volunteer Army

University announces partnership with the Student Volunteer Army

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 12:00 p.m. by VolunteerArmy

The University of Canterbury has today announced a key partnership with the Student Volunteer Army (SVA).

Getting ready for the long-haul with Katja Brundiers- upcoming event

Getting ready for the long-haul with Katja Brundiers- upcoming event

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 5:16 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Getting ready for the long-haul: Seeing, seizing and sustaining post-disaster opportunities for strong sustainability From VISION to ACTION with Katja Brundiers When?: Thursday April 16 2015 from 7:30–9:00 pm Where?: WEA Centre, 59 Gloucester St Katja is visiting Christchurch to …

From the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network

From the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 5:05 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Sarah O’Brien, spokes person for the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network, has voiced serious concerns regarding insurance companies who are now suddenly paying out cash settlements to people who are deemed ‘rebuilds’. It appears the insurers relentlessly disregarded proper independent …

From the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network- make your voice count!

From the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network- make your voice count!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 5:05 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Sarah O’Brien, spokes person for the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network, has voiced serious concerns regarding insurance companies who are now suddenly paying out cash settlements to people who are deemed ‘rebuilds’. It appears the insurers relentlessly disregarded proper independent …

We guess this will not be smaller than the leaky house syndrome.
Tip of the iceb...

We guess this will not be smaller than the leaky house syndrome. Tip of the iceb...

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 6:28 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

We guess this will not be smaller than the leaky house syndrome.
Tip of the iceberg now showing.



www.nzherald.co.nz
Fallout from New Zealand's leaky building disaster continues. - New Zealand Herald

Pop up container village puts spotlight on worker accommodation shortage

Pop up container village puts spotlight on worker accommodation shortage

Monday, 23 March 2015 3:45 p.m. by RoyalWolf Popular

Shipping container specialists Royal Wolf are constructing a pop up container village in the heart of Christchurch to highlight the urgent need for worker accommodation during the rebuild. 

REGIONAL SCIENCE AND INNOVATION CENTRE (RSIC) CONTRACT AWARDED

REGIONAL SCIENCE AND INNOVATION CENTRE (RSIC) CONTRACT AWARDED

Monday, 23 March 2015 1:48 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

The University of Canterbury has agreed to award a contract to Fletcher Construction to carry out the construction of stage one of its Regional Science and Innovation Centre (RSIC).

Cash settlements in the news

Cash settlements in the news

Sunday, 22 March 2015 8:02 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

You may have recently read about IAG’s decision on cash settling customers in the pre-contract stage and heard speculation on whether this approach will be adopted by other insurers.

""If it isn't risk informed, it isn't sustainable development". That was the mes...

""If it isn't risk informed, it isn't sustainable development". That was the mes...

Saturday, 21 March 2015 10:21 a.m. by EmpoweredChCh

""If it isn't risk informed, it isn't sustainable development". That was the message our UNDP delegation took to the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan"
These are the words of Helen Clark, who spoke at the Disaster Risk Reduction forum in Japan this week.
She just posted on this issue. You could ask her to intervene and get the risk transfer problems in Christchurch addressed.
Hiding the risk as is done here is un-sustainab ...

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.