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CERA misues section 38′s… Again…. or is that Still….

CERA misues section 38′s… Again…. or is that Still….

Friday, 11 July 2014 8:25 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

I notice that Labour stated:  Link here: 

Supporting promising High Street

Supporting promising High Street

Thursday, 10 July 2014 12:23 p.m. by PriorityComms

 

Muses on Sheep and Ruin- Guest Blog by Sleazkey

Muses on Sheep and Ruin- Guest Blog by Sleazkey

Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:40 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

You know, when I was younger, during an earlier New Zealand agricultural renaissance, the Aussies had a joke which went something like ’New Zealand is a country of sixty million sheep and three and a half million think that they …

Labour Party Insurance Policy A Mixed Bag - ICNZ

Labour Party Insurance Policy A Mixed Bag - ICNZ

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 4:28 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) would welcome any review of insurers’ response to the Canterbury earthquakes, rejects the Labour Party’s proposal for another regulator of the industry and supports its policy of transferring levies from insurance premiums.

Turning arrows for Cranford/Innes corner

Turning arrows for Cranford/Innes corner

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 11:32 a.m. by ChChTony

I have recieved an outpouring of support since I wrote a short article in The Mairehau about the need for turning arrows on the corner of Cranford and Innes.  

Retaining Walls – Notice Of Meeting – URGENT

Retaining Walls – Notice Of Meeting – URGENT

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 11:24 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Grant Cameron popped out home this morning to let me know about an urgent meeting he is calling in regards to Retaining Walls. 

Adelaide engineering students to learn about the impact of Christchurch’s earthquakes

Adelaide engineering students to learn about the impact of Christchurch’s earthquakes

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 10:43 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

Forty three final year engineering students from the University of Adelaide will spend two weeks in Christchurch, based at the University of Canterbury. 

Harcourts International to ‘Disaster Proof’ Online Systems

Harcourts International to ‘Disaster Proof’ Online Systems

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 10:42 a.m. by PRNews

Release: Harcourts

Excess Refunds

Excess Refunds

Friday, 4 July 2014 4:44 p.m. by SouthernResponse

A Dispatch from the front line

A Dispatch from the front line

Friday, 4 July 2014 8:57 a.m. by SamFisher Featured Popular

This week I leave Southern Response after six months as Communication Manager. Since letting people know I've had questions from friends, acquaintances, media and a range of others on why, and what was wrong?  Southern Response weren’t overjoyed with me writing my thoughts here but stressed as an open organisation it was up to me.

University of Canterbury Law Clinic to support WeCAN Human Rights Claims

University of Canterbury Law Clinic to support WeCAN Human Rights Claims

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 11:53 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Press Release 23 June 2014   The Wider Earthquake Community Action Network (WeCAN), supported by the University of Canterbury School of Law Clinical Studies Programme, are pleased to announce the formation of a law clinic project, with volunteer law student …

Solicitors standing up on the job

Solicitors standing up on the job

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 10:18 a.m. by Context

Partners at Christchurch legal firm Rhodes & Co. are standing up on the job in their sleek new post-earthquake offices. Celebrating their 130 anniversary this year, the firm has just moved into its Context Architects designed offices in the city’s emerging professional services quarter.

University of Canterbury Law Clinic to support WeCAN Human Rights Claims

University of Canterbury Law Clinic to support WeCAN Human Rights Claims

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 8:38 a.m. by WeCAN

The Wider Earthquake Community Action Network (WeCAN), supported by the University of Canterbury School of Law Clinical Studies Programme, are pleased to announce the formation of a law clinic project, with volunteer law student interns, to support local residents who have filed human rights claims against a number of  insurance and construction companies operating in Canterbury.

Finance & Expenditure Committee

Finance & Expenditure Committee

Monday, 30 June 2014 9:47 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

The Finance & Expenditure Committee recently heard evidence in relation to the money to be allocated to the Canterbury earthquake recovery.  Here is a link to its report.  I get a mention on page 13.

Canterbury researchers providing earthquake advice to Nepalese communities

Canterbury researchers providing earthquake advice to Nepalese communities

Monday, 30 June 2014 8:20 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

A group of University of Canterbury natural hazard researchers will provide suggestions to strengthening Nepal’s resilience in the face of major earthquakes at an international symposium in Singapore this weekend.

Canterbury researchers to present psychological quake impact findings in Paris

Canterbury researchers to present psychological quake impact findings in Paris

Monday, 30 June 2014 8:19 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

University of Canterbury researchers who for three years have been investigating the psychological effects of people who survived the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes will present their findings to the 28 International Congress of Applied Psychology in Paris next month.

Matariki planting signals the first step in greening the red zone

Matariki planting signals the first step in greening the red zone

Thursday, 26 June 2014 6:53 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

The Cantabrian Takes Off

The Cantabrian Takes Off

Thursday, 26 June 2014 1:50 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Launched two weeks ago as an innovative rebuild solution for TC3 landowners, The Cantabrian Concept Home at 81 Cranford Street, St Albans has seen more than 1,500 Cantabrians cross its threshold. 

Progress on Christchurch and Burwood hospitals’ redevelopment

Progress on Christchurch and Burwood hospitals’ redevelopment

Thursday, 26 June 2014 8:51 a.m. by GovtDHB Popular

​Progress on the Christchurch and Burwood hospitals' redevelopment is full steam ahead – with the first major concrete pour down for Burwood's new Back of House Building and enabling works for Christchurch set to start in September.

Insurance Council Urges Undecided Canterbury Earthquake Customers To Seek Free Advice

Insurance Council Urges Undecided Canterbury Earthquake Customers To Seek Free Advice

Thursday, 26 June 2014 8:48 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand is urging 1,500 over cap Canterbury earthquake claimants who have still not made decisions on insurance settlement offers to seek free, impartial advice.

Building Consent Despair Christchurch… Still…

Building Consent Despair Christchurch… Still…

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 10:08 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

We are Still trapped between our Engineer and the Christchurch City Council Building Consents Department. (Note that this is Gerry Brownlee’s restructured Building consent department).  An unenviable situation, one is hopelessly overworked and the other hopelessly rigid and rule bound …

Quake Outcasts welcome Labours promise

Quake Outcasts welcome Labour's promise

Monday, 23 June 2014 12:08 p.m. by QuakeOutcasts

On the 3rd anniversary of the first "red zone" announcement Quake Outcasts welcome Labour's promise to treat all red zoned residents equally- by offering to buy their land and homes for 100 percent of the 2007 rating valuation.

Canterbury researchers believe Christchurch could learn from Queensland’s Cyclone Larry

Canterbury researchers believe Christchurch could learn from Queensland’s Cyclone Larry

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 4:48 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

University of Canterbury and Auckland resilience researchers believe Christchurch could learn from Queensland’s 2006 Cyclone Larry to house short term rebuild workers.

Design management: breaking down the silos

Design management: breaking down the silos

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 4:02 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

A fundamental change has taken place in the way projects are being delivered. 

CERA Flip-flops Again……

CERA Flip-flops Again……

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 8:51 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1214 days

Save The Suburb

Save The Suburb

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 3:02 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Christchurch has the opportunity right now to move forward in many positive ways.

Latest Survey Results Show More Support For Advocacy Services Urgently Needed

Latest Survey Results Show More Support For Advocacy Services Urgently Needed

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 12:09 p.m. by CIAS_ Popular

A growing number of people seeking independent support to resolve earthquake insurance claims is major concern requiring more focus and funding.

New research shows Canterbury’s people still need support

New research shows Canterbury’s people still need support

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 11:36 a.m. by Allright Featured Popular

 

Insurance & EQC Land Payments

Insurance & EQC Land Payments

Monday, 16 June 2014 8:33 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Centennial Pool demolition short-sighted and wrong

Centennial Pool demolition short-sighted and wrong

Sunday, 15 June 2014 10:08 p.m. by ChChTony Featured Popular

Tony Milne - Labour Candidate for Christchurch Central

Labour Party Earthquake Court

Labour Party Earthquake Court

Thursday, 12 June 2014 2:58 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

New Brighton Project Newsletter June 2014

New Brighton Project Newsletter June 2014

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 12:36 p.m. by newbrightonproject

 

Here is the link to this months copy of The Wave On line

Happy reading! make sure you email your feedback and questions to us.


Earthquake Court Approach Misguided

Earthquake Court Approach Misguided

Monday, 9 June 2014 5:46 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

9 June 2014

Public meetings to share progress on Christchurch hospitals project

Public meetings to share progress on Christchurch hospitals project

Thursday, 5 June 2014 1:00 p.m. by GovtDHB Popular

Canterbury District Health Board is running two meetings in mid-June to update the public on progress of the $650 million plus redevelopment of Christchurch and Burwood Hospitals.

CERA will not revise offer until court case on red zone finalised

CERA will not revise offer until court case on red zone finalised

Thursday, 5 June 2014 11:20 a.m. by QuakeOutcasts Popular

Christchurch, 4 June 2014 - Today CERA CEO Roger Sutton announced that his organisation will not consider a revised offer until the Supreme Court case examining the legality of the "red zone" is finalised.

Response to Earthquake Services advertisement

Response to Earthquake Services' advertisement

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 12:36 p.m. by SouthernResponse

We respond directly to the recent advertisement in the Christchurch Star on 14 May 2014.

Vodafone to develop new Christchurch facilities in the heart of Innovation Precinct

Vodafone to develop new Christchurch facilities in the heart of Innovation Precinct

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 11:18 a.m. by VodafoneNZ Popular

Vodafone New Zealand is to establish a $50 million South Island headquarters in the heart of Christchurch’s new Innovation Precinct.

SKY makes big splash in Christchurch

SKY makes big splash in Christchurch

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 10:09 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Innovation Precinct update… “why are we waiting?…

Innovation Precinct update… “why are we waiting?…

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 9:47 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

The rumours about Vodafone in the innovation precinct have been bubbling away for months and all the while CERA/CCDU/MBIE has been delaying the release of the “Innovation Precinct plans” until they could “find, bribe, con, secure” – take your pick, an anchor tenant. Looks like Vodafone is to be the “anchor tenant” they have so desperately wanted. Why they needed an anchor tenant is a bit of a moot point, but it was they only way they could stick with the ...

UFB cost blowout hits Enable Networks

UFB cost blowout hits Enable Networks

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 9:38 a.m. by PRNews

One billion reached in settling claims

One billion reached in settling claims

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 7:51 a.m. by SouthernResponse

The following graphs show Southern Response's claim payments, for all claim types, by month and project to date.

Engaging Hands-on Learning: St Michael’s students become archaeologist for the day!

Engaging Hands-on Learning: St Michael’s students become archaeologist for the day!

Friday, 30 May 2014 1:51 p.m. by marketing_saintmichaels Popular

After months of watching with interest the activity going on at the site of their next door neighbours, the $300 million Justice and Emergency Services Precinct in Christchurch’s central city, St Michael’s students have found out first hand what’s been discovered. 

Finished Finished Floor Levels - the limited effect of the Rout Judgment

Finished Finished Floor Levels - the limited effect of the Rout Judgment

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 2:51 p.m. by SouthernResponse

The Rout case is only authority for the proposition that houses subject to a Consent Notice must be restored to their previous height.

Youth of Canterbury still in crisis mode as Trust funds $1.6 million to help sector

Youth of Canterbury still in crisis mode as Trust funds $1.6 million to help sector

Monday, 26 May 2014 3:59 p.m. by Commtrust Recommended Popular

By announcing $1.6 million of funding for its Young People sector, The Canterbury Community Trust is acknowledging that Canterbury youth are still dealing with the aftermath of the earthquakes, particularly in relation to mental health.   According to Trust Chief Executive, Louise Edwards, a greater proportion of funding has been earmarked for services that target young people in crisis, noting that many young people are exhibiting worrying signs of post traumatic stress.

Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

Monday, 26 May 2014 2:52 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The Great White Elephant of Christchurch

The Great White Elephant of Christchurch

Thursday, 22 May 2014 10:08 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Originally posted on :
A great, if disturbing, image via felloffasofa: White Elephant via felloffasofa Last week, some of the anchor projects – including the stadium – were delayed. The stadium has been pushed out to 2019. That takes…

Some Quick Temporary Solutions

Some Quick Temporary Solutions

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 1:25 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Alan Reay responds to IPENZ

Alan Reay responds to IPENZ

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 4:09 p.m. by AlanReay Popular

High Court ruling a blow for residents

High Court ruling a blow for residents

Monday, 19 May 2014 12:39 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/10054364/High-Court-ruling-a-blow-for-residents

Man Made Disaster (Part II)

Man Made Disaster (Part II)

Sunday, 18 May 2014 1:04 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

My Next Prediction – A Man Made disaster in Christchurch (Part I)

My Next Prediction – A Man Made disaster in Christchurch (Part I)

Sunday, 18 May 2014 12:25 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

It is said that history repeats itself – does it not?! However, one might imagine that intelligent people and ‘advanced’ nations might learn from their previous mistakes and again I sit and watch another New Zealand  man-made disaster appearing on the horizon at a rapid rate of knots. In my book, , I predicted the insurance nightmare which currently has the City firmly in its grip – my next prediction is that we will see a huge earthquake repair fiasco lead ...