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Were all in the same leaky boat

We're all in the same leaky boat

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 2:33 a.m. by LoveRiverRoad Popular

Liquefaction under the house - Part 4, Removal Started!!

Liquefaction under the house - Part 4, Removal Started!!

Sunday, 17 July 2011 10:52 a.m. by benyoung Popular

I am writing this from my motel room which thankfully has a resaonable internet connection.What can i say - It has been a very interesting couple of weeks, which probably included no less that 50 phone calls to various people. But the good news is removal is now under way! Photos below.

Nuthin much

Nuthin' much

Friday, 15 July 2011 10:30 p.m. by KrisV

So apparently, today was day... not in a 'make a donation' kinda way but in a 'do something nice' for a Cantab person or business kinda way. It sounded like a lovely idea at the time, I'm sure... but did anything actually happen because of it? I saw nuthin' much different because of it although I did wear my aftersocks all day, with short trousers too so you could see them. Made a few people smile anyway :) Although that could have just been the sight of someone wearing ...

Packing

Packing

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 10:04 p.m. by KrisV

No... nothing as dire or dramatic as shifting. Well, not yet anyway. Tonight I'm packing a suitcase 'cos tomorrow me & my darling are off for a break. 10 days rest from Shakeytown and all its broken bits.

I never used to be this happy about leaving my hometown. Now that I think about it, that's a pretty sad development but one that is perhaps unavoidable - certainly understandable - given the circumstances.

Before I abandon this town (& this blog) all so briefl ...

Devil is in the detail

Devil is in the detail

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 10:03 p.m. by KrisV

As well as being instant geotech and seismic experts, many Shakeytown citizens are now also becoming all too familiar with the intricacies of insurance fine print. First it was the who found that business interruption insurance didn't cover. The insurance companies' argument was, it wasn't the earthquake that was preventing businesses from trading, it was the cordon - introduced by Civil Defense and now maintained by CERA - and wasn't covered under the policy.

Now there& ...

Becoming Empowered After a Disaster – Step One

Becoming Empowered After a Disaster – Step One

Tuesday, 12 July 2011 2:48 a.m. by DebDonnell

Step 1: Be a Class Act I know this is a really challenging step to start with. Your life is in ruins. Regardless of your disaster, whether it is natural, economic or illness, the last thing you feel you are capable of being is a Class Act. You are exhausted, scared, depressed and maybe even [...]

The Day of Disappointing Coffee

The Day of Disappointing Coffee

Monday, 11 July 2011 7:56 p.m. by KrisV

I'm not going to write much about my recent break from Shakeytown 'cos that's not really what this blog is for... however there was one subject that I promised myself would not slide by without a decent rant.

You would think that Auckland, being the land of latte-lovers, would be an ideal place for a random coffee jaunt of a weekend, n'est pas? Think again. Allow me to elucidate on the Day of Disappointing Coffee (DoDC).

Now, you know by now that I'm an unashame ...

Nicky Wagner - Earthquake Updates

Nicky Wagner - Earthquake Updates

Monday, 11 July 2011 1:54 p.m. by wdavie Popular

Here is a link to Nicky Wagners earthquake Updates to date.

Insurance Company Stalling Process

Insurance Company Stalling Process

Sunday, 10 July 2011 9:44 a.m. by letsgetonwithit Popular

Post Quake Business Success - Leap2it

Post Quake Business Success - Leap2it

Thursday, 7 July 2011 6:55 p.m. by wdavie Popular

 

Christchurch Earthquake – TSC NZ’s Darkest Day.

Christchurch Earthquake – TSC NZ’s Darkest Day.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011 7:22 p.m. by mrsgooding Popular

Linwood Park Temporary Village Open Homes

Linwood Park Temporary Village Open Homes

Tuesday, 5 July 2011 12:32 p.m. by JaneThompson Popular

There will be further open homes held at the temporary village at Linwood Park.  These will be held on Sunday 10 July 2011 and also Sunday 17 July 2011, 11am - 3pm

Reclamation is a win-win for the city and port

Reclamation is a win-win for the city and port

Tuesday, 5 July 2011 10:52 a.m. by LytteltonPort Popular

Website Updates 4 July 2011

Website Updates 4 July 2011

Monday, 4 July 2011 10:52 p.m. by benyoung Popular

We have just released a couple of new features to the site as well as a slightly different home page layout which we hope will give a little more visibilty to news posts that are nested within sections. I have made a quick summary of what has just been updated.

A City on a New Plate

A City on a New Plate

Monday, 4 July 2011 2:25 p.m. by Hardy Popular

There are thousands of anxious and worried people in and associated with the city of Christchurch and sadly many of them are moving away. If they could be given some assurance that the foundation on which the city would be built could be stabilised then my proposal may well put people's minds at rest. It won't stop crustal movement but their property will be sitting on a new man made plate, resting on top of nature’s fractured one. If there is movement in one place, it will be abso ...

We interrupt this holiday...

We interrupt this holiday...

Sunday, 3 July 2011 11:05 a.m. by KrisV

When we read in the paper that AMI was going to be contacting all their Chch customers, we just knew that they would ring while we were on holiday. Sure enough, less than an hour after arriving in Auckland, we got a phone call. As we were right in the middle of doing all the paperwork for the campervan we're hiring (oh, how middle-aged is that!), we decided to call the insurance company back the next day.

venice the red zone

venice the red zone

Sunday, 3 July 2011 9:41 a.m. by stilted2 Popular

Is The Government Land Package Too Generous?

Is The Government Land Package Too Generous?

Thursday, 30 June 2011 6:33 p.m. by user1 Popular

Liquefaction under the house - Part 3, Important information

Liquefaction under the house - Part 3, Important information

Thursday, 30 June 2011 11:44 a.m. by benyoung Popular

Right so it has been a while since the last update and not because i have been too busy but more still trying to work out what is going on. Read on for an update of where things are at and also an important message to everyone that has this issue.

Plates, Faultlines and Tectonics Explained In English

Plates, Faultlines and Tectonics Explained In English

Thursday, 30 June 2011 12:18 a.m. by user1 Popular

 

The New Adventure – Update 02 #EQC #CHCH #EQNZ

The New Adventure – Update 02 #EQC #CHCH #EQNZ

Thursday, 30 June 2011 12:15 a.m. by nickmackechnie Popular

Hi All,

Packing

Packing

Wednesday, 29 June 2011 10:37 p.m. by KrisV

No... nothing as dire or dramatic as shifting. Well, not yet anyway. Tonight I'm packing a suitcase 'cos tomorrow me & my darling are off for a break. 10 days rest from Shakeytown and all its broken bits.

I never used to be this happy about leaving my hometown. Now that I think about it, that's a pretty sad development but one that is perhaps unavoidable - certainly understandable - given the circumstances.

Before I abandon this town (& this blog) all so briefl ...

A bit of a laugh about the Christchurch Zones

A bit of a laugh about the Christchurch Zones

Wednesday, 29 June 2011 4:19 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

This was sent to us this morning and thought actually it is quite a laugh and we all need a bit of a pick me up at the moment. This is not intended to instill any disrespect.

Still smiling......?

Still smiling......?

Tuesday, 28 June 2011 5:03 p.m. by KrisV

Dear Mother Nature: Go the f*** to sleep!

Dear Mother Nature: Go the f*** to sleep!

Tuesday, 28 June 2011 5:02 p.m. by KrisV

There's a cool little project just starting up which asks quake-shaken C-city residents to write a letter to Mother Nature. Writings will be collated and used as the basis for a short film currently titled "Dear Mother Nature" - you can find out more about the project (& submit your letter) via this Films of Afternoon .

When I shared the link to my friends I borrowed the name of a hilarious recently released book, 'Go the fuck to sleep' by Adam Mansbach. To hear ...

Insurance to drive us away

Insurance to drive us away

Tuesday, 28 June 2011 12:57 p.m. by offshore Popular

For years people have thought me a bit weird maybe even radical.

Ups and downs of life near the new red zone

Ups and downs of life near the new red zone

Monday, 27 June 2011 9:11 p.m. by rumpelsnorcack Popular

CERA Community Forum Members Backgrounds

CERA Community Forum Members Backgrounds

Monday, 27 June 2011 7:34 a.m. by DrNick Popular

Damaged Suburbs Community Briefings Round 2 (UPDATED)

Damaged Suburbs Community Briefings Round 2 (UPDATED)

Monday, 27 June 2011 12:45 a.m. by martinluff Popular

Roadworks Image On Edgeware Road

Roadworks Image On Edgeware Road

Sunday, 26 June 2011 3:58 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

132-degree view of roadworks on Edgeware between Madras and Packe streets.

Christchurch: Are we still the Garden City?

Christchurch: Are we still the Garden City?

Sunday, 26 June 2011 1:41 p.m. by NathanaelB Popular

Devil is in the detail

Devil is in the detail

Saturday, 25 June 2011 10:07 p.m. by KrisV

As well as being instant geotech and seismic experts, many Shakeytown citizens are now also becoming all too familiar with the intricacies of insurance fine print. First it was the who found that business interruption insurance didn't cover. The insurance companies' argument was, it wasn't the earthquake that was preventing businesses from trading, it was the cordon - introduced by Civil Defense and now maintained by CERA - and wasn't covered under the policy.

Now there& ...

Uninsured

Uninsured

Saturday, 25 June 2011 9:03 p.m. by jmcwilliams Popular

Community spirit

Community spirit

Friday, 24 June 2011 7:04 p.m. by KrisV

There's been a lot of talk about community lately... with the recent focus on & the for , many wonderful little tight-knit groups are being highlighted in the media.

Here's Press reporter, Olivia Carville, in .
The rum-drinking club of Arnst Place was featured twice - on and in . Bloody marvellous way to cope with it all!
Here's another , the day of the land status/payout announcement. It features residents of Bexley, Dallington, Avondale, Kaiapoi & Kairaki Beach reactin ...

Community spirit

Community spirit

Friday, 24 June 2011 7:03 p.m. by KrisV

There's been a lot of talk about community lately... with the recent focus on & the for , many wonderful little tight-knit groups are being highlighted in the media.

Here's Press reporter, Olivia Carville, in .
The rum-drinking club of Arnst Place was featured twice - on and in . Bloody marvellous way to cope with it all!
Here's another , the day of the land status/payout announcement. It features residents of Bexley, Dallington, Avondale, Kaiapoi & Kairaki Beach reactin ...

Saturday in the park

Saturday in the park

Friday, 24 June 2011 4:37 p.m. by KrisV

It's been a tough week... it must be true, it even says so in The Press! But it really has been one of those weird, exhausting weeks in which so much happened & life got put on hold again. Just 7 days ago I was in Hagley Park taking part in a strange little competition with a small bunch of hopeful locals. There wasn't much pre-promotion of the Grabaseat Standby event - I saw a mention in a tiny online news story via The Press, and others heard something on the radio.
 The optimis ...

Retail therapy

Retail therapy

Friday, 24 June 2011 4:37 p.m. by KrisV

A number of businesses have been unable to operate as normal since February's quake, among them the iconic inner city department store . I have a certain fondness for the store, not because I'm a regular customer (my income does not match their price tags) but because I worked there when I was in my early twenties. I flitted through a few different departments during my time - Mailorder, Ladies Underfashions, Boys Schoolwear - and learnt a lot about the social fabric of C-city from both ...

Deja vu all over again

Deja vu all over again

Friday, 24 June 2011 4:36 p.m. by KrisV

Today has been a day filled with low-flying aircraft, police sirens and plenty of shakes. This morning I headed off towards C4HQ2 to pick up some coffee beans, travelling up the newly-lumpy surface of Fitzgerald Ave and down Tuam Street which has again been hit by liquifaction. Driving down Tuam is like being on a mogul slope at times except the bumps are sand volcanoes, pouring out grey-brown sludge.

It is evident that the inner city has taken another big hit from these latest quakes... ...

The Uninsured Problem

The Uninsured Problem

Friday, 24 June 2011 2:31 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Uninsured homeowners in Christchurch’s worst effected suburbs gained no Answers or grace from yesterday’s quake announcement but instead sit in limbo as the Government considers their plight.   On the other hand, the 5,100 insured homeowners in the city’s red zones now have the option of a Government payout for their quake ravaged land and property.  

Landcheck The Status Of Damaged Land

Landcheck The Status Of Damaged Land

Friday, 24 June 2011 1:21 a.m. by deons Popular

Power Staying On In Damaged Areas Till Not Needed

Power Staying On In Damaged Areas Till Not Needed

Friday, 24 June 2011 1:03 a.m. by deons Popular

Power staying on in damaged land areas

Living On The Edge of The Red Zone

Living On The Edge of The Red Zone

Thursday, 23 June 2011 11:09 p.m. by Scott Popular

Christchurch Earthquake Veterans Scream

Christchurch Earthquake Veterans Scream

Thursday, 23 June 2011 10:41 p.m. by DebDonnell

Has the Christchurch Earthquake tension got too much? Mama Earth isn’t the only one who has stresses building to breaking point. For those of us who have toughed it out in Christchurch for nearly ten months, dealing with over seven thousand aftershocks, crumbling houses, lives in limbo and yet more liquefaction to clear from our [...]

Still smiling......?

Still smiling......?

Thursday, 23 June 2011 5:52 p.m. by KrisV

The Land Options

The Land Options

Thursday, 23 June 2011 2:39 p.m. by deons Popular

For people who owned property with insurance in the residential red zones on September 3, 2010 - the day before the first big quake struck - there will be two options:

Rebuilding Without A CBD - Opinion

Rebuilding Without A CBD - Opinion

Thursday, 23 June 2011 12:42 p.m. by user1 Popular

Employment In an Earthquake Ravaged City

Employment In an Earthquake Ravaged City

Thursday, 23 June 2011 12:41 p.m. by user1 Popular

Government To Buy Damaged Houses - Land Decision

Government To Buy Damaged Houses - Land Decision

Thursday, 23 June 2011 11:28 a.m. by user1 Popular

Christchurch residents in areas worst affected by earthquakes will be able to sell their properties at 2007 values and sign over their insurance policies to the Government.

The TV goes down - EQC and Contents claim

The TV goes down - EQC and Contents claim

Thursday, 23 June 2011 8:12 a.m. by tbird Popular

Pretty trivial stuff considering people are finding out about whole houses today, but I thought I'd ask.  My TV took a tumble in last Monday's (after?)shock and now has a cracked screen. I'm keen to go out and replace it even before completing my contents claim with EQC.  

Liquefaction under the house - Part 2, Damage Video plus findings

Liquefaction under the house - Part 2, Damage Video plus findings

Wednesday, 22 June 2011 8:38 p.m. by benyoung Popular

Wow what can i say thank you to all of the people who have contacted me and submitted comments on our Facebook page - if you do not know what i am talking about . It certainly has been interesting reading it all and working out what to do next - read on from the slightly better news from this morning...

Liquefaction under the house - Who covers it? Sort it out EQC

Liquefaction under the house - Who covers it? Sort it out EQC

Wednesday, 22 June 2011 9:34 a.m. by benyoung Popular

So we are in the same boat as i imagine a lot of people and i am wondering if anyone has had the same experience as we have. Sorry to use this to get this message across but hopefully my experience will help others by saving them hours on the phone.

The Shock Doctrine and The EQ Response in Christchurch

The Shock Doctrine and The EQ Response in Christchurch

Monday, 20 June 2011 5:34 p.m. by user1 Popular

Parking

Parking

Monday, 20 June 2011 4:12 p.m. by Seanie Popular

I worked in the CBD for some years and it seems clear to me that malls had an advantage over central city shopping for 2 main reasons:

Lilliput Christchurch

Lilliput Christchurch

Monday, 20 June 2011 10:48 a.m. by Tina S.

We may have Ferrymead,Pioneer Village in the Canty.Museum,even Shantytown, but now we have an opportunity to showcase old Ch.Ch.as it was in central area."We loved you,we lost you but we will never forget you"!Work in progress for artisans; CPIT students, many others to recreate what has gone.Tourism Central!Let's do it! Tina S.

Help The Christchurch Womens Refuge

Help The Christchurch Women's Refuge

Sunday, 19 June 2011 12:06 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

EQC Volunteer Army

EQC Volunteer Army

Friday, 17 June 2011 9:56 p.m. by suedeu Popular

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Executing a Vision for Christchurch

Executing a Vision for Christchurch

Friday, 17 June 2011 10:18 a.m. by rafmanji Popular