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Post earthquake(s) property settlements

Post earthquake(s) property settlements

Thursday, 17 November 2016 4:17 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Below is a memo from the Property Law Section of the NZ Law Society about property settlements post earthquake(s). Post-Quake Property Settlement Considerations Recent events have not only changed the physical landscape, but also that of conveyancing and settlements. The purpose of this memo is to raise awareness of some of the factors that must now be considered when advising clients and determining the most appropriate course of action to take. While it is impossible to address every scenario, ...

High Court Earthquake List – 2016 Report

High Court Earthquake List – 2016 Report

Thursday, 17 November 2016 3:40 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Here is the 2016 Report on the Christchurch Earthquake Litigation List by the Chief High Court Judge.  Points of note are:  302 new proceedings since 30 September 2015;  This includes 53 cases involving alleged defective or inadequate repairs;  More Judges to be allocated to earthquake cases;  In the year 125 cases were settled and discontinued and only 2 required a full hearing and judgment;  There are 400 active cases of which 55 are set down for trial and 345 are in the case management proces ...

Availability of new insurance for house purchases post 14 November earthquake

Availability of new insurance for house purchases post 14 November earthquake

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 4:02 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Featured Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand advised today that insures are working hard to minimise any disruption to the availability of insurance for people putting offers in on houses.

Canterbury CDEM UPDATE 12pm 16/10/16

Canterbury CDEM UPDATE 12pm 16/10/16

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 12:17 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Earthquake effect on tourism - Expert Q&A

Earthquake effect on tourism - Expert Q&A

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 11:34 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Earthquake effect on tourism - Expert Q&A

November e-newsletter

November e-newsletter

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 1:04 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Please to read our latest customer e-newsletter.

Coping with disaster - Expert Q&A from Science Media Centre

Coping with disaster - Expert Q&A from Science Media Centre

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 8:31 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

Coping with disaster - Expert Q&A

Christchurch Latter-day Saints Mobilize to Support Communities Hit by Earthquake

Christchurch Latter-day Saints Mobilize to Support Communities Hit by Earthquake

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 8:16 p.m. by PRNews Featured

Release: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Tips from Christchurch quake survivors on how to deal with EQC

Tips from Christchurch quake survivors on how to deal with EQC

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 7:59 p.m. by EQCFix

Read the article here: 

Limitation – EQC and Insurance Update

Limitation – EQC and Insurance Update

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 5:51 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

We are fast approaching 6 years since the 22 February 2011 earthquake.  This is to remind people of limitation issues that were highlighted prior to the 6 year anniversary of the 4 September 2010 earthquake.  IAG said that it would not extend any limitation period for claims by body corporates or commercial claims.  Other insurers have also not provided a global extension for commercial claims.  So to be safe these ought to be filed in a Court by 21 February 2017.  AA, Tower, FMG, MAS and Vero h ...

Urban Search and Rescue Team arrived in Kaikoura

Urban Search and Rescue Team arrived in Kaikoura

Monday, 14 November 2016 9:09 p.m. by PRNews

Release: New Zealand Fire Service

Red Cross Launches Emergency Appeal to Help Quake-Affected Areas

Red Cross Launches Emergency Appeal to Help Quake-Affected Areas

Monday, 14 November 2016 9:04 p.m. by RedCross Featured Popular

Red Cross Launches Emergency Appeal to Help Quake-Affected Areas

Police responding to post-earthquake burglaries

Police responding to post-earthquake burglaries

Monday, 14 November 2016 7:30 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

 

Insurers offer help in making earthquake claims to EQC

Insurers offer help in making earthquake claims to EQC

Monday, 14 November 2016 12:47 p.m. by EQCFix

Tower Insurance has offered to help policyholders make their claims to the EQC in the aftermath of that shakes that began in the early hours of Monday morning.

Blow for Christchurch homeowners as EQC refuses to pay for alternative accommodation

Blow for Christchurch homeowners as EQC refuses to pay for alternative accommodation

Monday, 14 November 2016 12:42 p.m. by EQCFix

Watch here: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/blow-christchurch-homeowners-eqc-refuses-pay-alternative-accommodation

EQC & Insurance newsletter #11

EQC & Insurance newsletter #11

Monday, 14 November 2016 11:29 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Here is the link to our EQC and Insurance Newsletter #11.    

EQC & Insurance newsletter #14

EQC & Insurance newsletter #14

Monday, 14 November 2016 11:29 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Here is the link to our EQC and Insurance Newsletter #14.    

EQC & Insurance newsletter #12

EQC & Insurance newsletter #12

Monday, 14 November 2016 11:29 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Here is the link to our EQC and Insurance Newsletter #12.    

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD..  Have another big shake!

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD.. Have another big shake!

Monday, 14 November 2016 8:13 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Wa hoo, that was a roller coaster ride.  It went on for ever…  well maybe 60 seconds.  It is the first one in 6 years that had me under the doorway. Quick up date:  I checked High Street very early …

Western Pacific Insurance- brokers

Western Pacific Insurance- brokers

Sunday, 13 November 2016 3:21 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

It is coming up to 6 years since Western Pacific Insurance Ltd (“in liq”) was placed into liquidation by its shareholders on 1 April 2011.  Time is fast running out to sue insurance brokers who placed insurance cover with Western Pacific in circumstances where there were solvency issues.  We are aware of about 6 court proceedings against brokers arising out of Western Pacific from unsatisfied earthquake claims.  We are also aware that brokers have notified their insurers of a likelih ...

Costs from EQC and Southern Response

Costs from EQC and Southern Response

Sunday, 13 November 2016 2:48 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

In Ramage v EQC & Southern Response [2016] NZHC 2327 the High Court considered an award of costs against Southern Response after it settled a claim at a mediation, but with costs not agreed.  EQC prior the Court hearing had agreed to pay costs of $32,677.51.  The judgment is notable at para [27] for the statement that success against EQC is determined by whether EQC concedes the claim is over cap.  If so, then EQC should be liable for costs of at least 50%.  Southern Response was found to ha ...

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…. part 188

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch CBD…. part 188

Thursday, 10 November 2016 10:08 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Humm…..  I wonder… James Lunday.   Urban Designer and Economic Development Entrepreneur. http://www.la3.com.au/our-network-our-people/australia-office/2-uncategorised/138-australia-james-lunday.html “Jim also had starring performance on Gerard Smyth’s recent series. Link Here: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201811229/gerard-smyth-christchurch-dilemmas   Jim was a welder in the Glasgow Shipyards. He was sent to Strathclyde University …

Maan Alkaisi Open Letter to: Christchurch City Council

Maan Alkaisi Open Letter to: Christchurch City Council

Wednesday, 9 November 2016 9:15 a.m. by PRNews

Maan Alkaisi Open Letter to: Mayor Dalziel, Dr. Edwards and Councillors - Christchurch City Council

EQC has a win on costs

EQC has a win on costs

Monday, 7 November 2016 12:33 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

The Court of Appeal in Yarrall & anor v EQC [2016] NZCA 517 dismissed an appeal against a costs judgment where the High Court had ordered the homeowner to pay EQC costs of $23,482 plus disbursements of $121.40.  The homeowners sued EQC challenging the apportionment of damage between the quakes.  Before the homeowners commenced the proceedings in August 2013 the insurer had accepted the EQC apportionment and had agreed to replace the house.  The dispute proceeded through the High Court earthq ...

Earthquake Prone Buildings

Earthquake Prone Buildings

Sunday, 6 November 2016 2:55 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Identifying and Managing Earthquake-prone Buildings Regulations have been approved for new earthquake-prone building legislation and these have been released for consultation. MBIE is consulting on the regulations, together with a methodology that will set the new approach for identifying and managing earthquake-prone buildings.  The methodology will outline the criteria for engineering assessments, and it is designed to enable councils to make informed decisions about whether buildings are eart ...

Insurers settle $19 billion Canterbury claims

Insurers settle $19 billion Canterbury claims

Wednesday, 2 November 2016 3:50 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Featured Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today that private insurers have paid out nearly $19 billion to settle commercial and residential claims since the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, of which nearly $9 billion was for domestic claims.

How not to Repair a Heritage Building in The Christchurch CBD…part 187

How not to Repair a Heritage Building in The Christchurch CBD…part 187

Monday, 24 October 2016 6:19 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Marketing the CBD. I note with considerable surprise that there is No Marketing Plan to encourage businesses and customers back to the Christchurch CBD.  I consider that creating a functioning CBD is one of the most important issues that the …

Backlog of defective buildings and shoddy workmanship sparks calls for building warranties

Backlog of defective buildings and shoddy workmanship sparks calls for building warranties

Sunday, 23 October 2016 11:24 a.m. by EQCFix

In August last year, the Government released its findings after investigating unconsented earthquake repairs.  A third of those repairs were not compliant with the building code.

Subscribing to the future of work

Subscribing to the future of work

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 1:42 a.m. by MakingChristchurch

Judicial modernisation

Judicial modernisation

Monday, 17 October 2016 11:47 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

beehive.govt.nz – Bill updates 108-year courts legislation Amy Adams 11 October, 2016 Bill updates 108-year courts legislation Parliament has passed legislation tonight that updates and modernises the century-old law underpinning New Zealand courts. Twenty-three Bills divided from the Bill formerly known as the Judicature Modernisation Bill were passed into law with widespread support. “At more than 1000 pages, the legislation was one of the biggest law-making tasks ever undertaken by Parl ...

Southern Response Announces Construction Deadline

Southern Response Announces Construction Deadline

Friday, 14 October 2016 4:59 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Southern Response Announces Construction Deadline for Final Stages

EQC defective repairs surpass 10,000, but figure not publicised

EQC defective repairs surpass 10,000, but figure not publicised

Monday, 10 October 2016 12:48 p.m. by EQCFix

THE PRESS
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New video - Lyttelton

New video - Lyttelton

Friday, 7 October 2016 12:22 a.m. by SouthernResponse

This video documents the settlement process so far for some of our Lyttelton-based customers, as the community recovers from the earthquakes.

Announcement - Construction Programme

Announcement - Construction Programme

Thursday, 6 October 2016 10:06 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Today we are announcing that we are setting a deadline of 30 June 2017 to enter our building programme, with signed build contracts, if you would like our team to manage your repair or rebuild for you.

Canterbury earthquake engineers win international honour

Canterbury earthquake engineers win international honour

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 4:39 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

Two University of Canterbury (UC) earthquake engineers have been honoured at an American convention for the world-class excellence of their post-quake research assessing liquefaction hazards in Christchurch.

Crown Owned Land and Rates

Crown Owned Land and Rates

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 3:11 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

A question that has come up multiple times in the campaign has been does the government pay rates on land in the central city that it has purchased under the blueprint. The question came up again when i made a statement about the terrible state of Wilsons Carparks in the central city. The example below isnt crown owned land but there are many Wilsons Parks on crown owned land. 

Red Zone Whispers

Red Zone Whispers

Monday, 3 October 2016 8:07 p.m. by OpawahoHeathcote Popular

Whispers that announcements would come this week by Regenerate Christchurch, regarding the Red Zone, were grasped eagerly by many local and Global (Ex- Cantab) people, and none more so than the Opawaho-Heathcote River Network.

The battle with EQC still rages

The battle with EQC still rages

Sunday, 2 October 2016 2:48 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

People in the North Island, quite sincerely, often ask me how we are getting on now that the earthquakes have stopped.

Tone deaf exit of EQC boss Ian Simpson hits the wrong note

Tone deaf exit of EQC boss Ian Simpson hits the wrong note

Sunday, 2 October 2016 2:45 p.m. by EQCFix Popular

In the news that Earthquake Commission (EQC) chief executive Ian Simpson would be leaving his job at the end of the year, one word shone like a beacon.

FESTA 2016 releases programme of vibrant urban creativity for Labour Weekend

FESTA 2016 releases programme of vibrant urban creativity for Labour Weekend

Friday, 30 September 2016 4:35 p.m. by Festa Featured Popular

FESTA 2016 releases programme of vibrant urban creativity for Labour Weekend

FESTA needs the means for its headline event: reusable materials!

FESTA needs the means for its headline event: reusable materials!

Thursday, 29 September 2016 1:18 p.m. by Festa

FESTA needs the means for its headline event: reusable materials!

Regenerate Christchurch must focus on the big picture and people

Regenerate Christchurch must focus on the big picture and people

Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:58 a.m. by greeningtheredzone Popular

Regenerate Christchurch must stay focused on the big picture and people of Christchurch when planning for the Avon River red zone, says community group Greening the Red zone.

Regenerate Christchurch Announcement Good News For Christchurch and Central Residents

Regenerate Christchurch Announcement Good News For Christchurch and Central Residents

Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:28 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Media Statement

2016 Annual Public Meeting

2016 Annual Public Meeting

Monday, 26 September 2016 12:19 a.m. by SouthernResponse

The Southern Response Annual Public Meeting is coming up next month. Please see below for the details:

The Protests at the Art Gallery/CERA Headquarters March 2011…. for the record…

The Protests at the Art Gallery/CERA Headquarters March 2011…. for the record…

Sunday, 25 September 2016 9:26 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues

I note that my original post for the protest at the Art gallery has been removed by the powers that be, it was less than complimentary of Minister Brownlee’s behaviour.  

New Brighton: Power to the People

New Brighton: Power to the People

Sunday, 25 September 2016 12:47 a.m. by MakingChristchurch Popular

‘A Walk on the Wild Side’

‘A Walk on the Wild Side’

Thursday, 22 September 2016 5:23 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

For quite a while our community have been wondering when public can have real access to the Christchurch Residential Red Zone and what is going to happen with this large tract of damaged land.

Collusion between Christchurch City Council, the EQC and insurers?

Collusion between Christchurch City Council, the EQC and insurers?

Thursday, 22 September 2016 5:21 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Popular

Empowered Christchurch recently wrote to the Office of the Ombudsman, calling for an investigation into the practices of the Christchurch City Council since the earthquakes. An excerpt from the letter is included below.

EQC confirms major downsizing of Canterbury operations

EQC confirms major downsizing of Canterbury operations

Thursday, 22 September 2016 8:36 a.m. by EQCFix

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has confirmed it will slash its Canterbury workforce by about a third, but the number of remaining staff will be higher than originally thought.

Judical modernisation – Interest & DC limit to $350,000

Judical modernisation – Interest & DC limit to $350,000

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 11:35 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

The Judicial Modernisation Bill has now been subdivided into subsidiary bills – one of which is the Interest on Money Claims Bill and another that deals with the District Court.  It has now passed through the House committee stage with only its third reading and Royal Assent to go.  Good for claimants and bad for EQC it now provides that a defendant is liable to pay interest where the defendant pays money to settle the claim after proceedings commenced, but before any judgment.  Previously ...

The Risk of Being Nowhere

The Risk of Being Nowhere

Monday, 19 September 2016 7:01 a.m. by MakingChristchurch

 Local body candidates don’t know about red zone proposals

Local body candidates don’t know about red zone proposals

Thursday, 15 September 2016 5:23 p.m. by greeningtheredzone Featured Popular

You can download the full survey results from .

EQC looking to cash settle remaining remedial work

EQC looking to cash settle remaining remedial work

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 10:47 a.m. by EQCFix Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) wants Canterbury customers to accept cash settlements, leaving homeowners to fix shoddy repair work, Labour says.

Generation Zero Local Body Election Questions - Deon Swiggs

Generation Zero Local Body Election Questions - Deon Swiggs

Friday, 9 September 2016 5:13 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Answers in Response to questions given by Generation Zero. 

Greening The Red Zone Presentation To Regenerate Christchurch

Greening The Red Zone Presentation To Regenerate Christchurch

Friday, 9 September 2016 1:55 p.m. by greeningtheredzone Featured Popular

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Silver Award for The Southern Response Archaelogical Risk Management project

Silver Award for The Southern Response Archaelogical Risk Management project

Friday, 9 September 2016 12:50 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Christchurch innovation has come out on top as rebuild projects took home half the awards at a prestigious national engineering competition.

Birds eye vision for a native forest and wetland park in the Red Zone:

Birds eye vision for a native forest and wetland park in the Red Zone:

Thursday, 8 September 2016 8:49 p.m. by aofpnz Featured Popular

The Avon-Ōtākaro Forest Park group have released a visual fly-through presentation to demonstrate their vision for a city to sea native forest park in Christchurch’s Avon River Red Zone.

Insurer signals further Canterbury claims boost

Insurer signals further Canterbury claims boost

Thursday, 8 September 2016 3:05 p.m. by EQCFix