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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

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.

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.



www.bankingday.com

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 Popular

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,…