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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

Linwood Park temporary village

Linwood Park temporary village

Friday, 17 June 2011 7:29 a.m. by NathanaelB Popular

Here is a panorama of the Linwood Park Temporary Housing Village - one of three similar villages being built in Greater Christchurch with a fourth being considered for Burwood.

Change is good

Change is good

Friday, 17 June 2011 12:03 a.m. by rachel_a Popular

You live a dynamic life. The world is constantly moving. And so you are always faced with change. Sometimes you control that change, sometimes it is forced upon you, sometimes you can influence it, sometimes you let it take you.

 Fight or flight – Christchurch #eqnz

Fight or flight – Christchurch #eqnz

Thursday, 16 June 2011 11:03 p.m. by nickmackechnie Popular

Hi All,

Rebuilding Christchurch - An Opportunity For Accessibility

Rebuilding Christchurch - An Opportunity For Accessibility

Thursday, 16 June 2011 11:02 a.m. by vavroom Popular

Christchurch went through two devastating earthquakes in 6 months, and thousands of "smaller" quakes. People are now looking at rebuilding. It will be costly, but this is an opportunity for Chrischurch to become the most accessible city in New Zealand.

Christchurch as a global showcase?

Christchurch as a global showcase?

Thursday, 16 June 2011 1:24 a.m. by hamishduff Popular

I know we are in crisis mode at the moment, and I feel for everyone who has been affected again by the events of June 13 - however I think the sooner we start looking and moving forwards again the better.

An opinion about information and compensation

An opinion about information and compensation

Wednesday, 15 June 2011 10:09 p.m. by ConcernedCitizen Popular

 

relocation?

relocation?

Wednesday, 15 June 2011 4:03 p.m. by sonya Popular

An article that was published on Voxy has been submitted and is discussed below. Please make comments where you can.

Montreal meanderings... from Dux to Knox (Part 2)

Montreal meanderings... from Dux to Knox (Part 2)

Tuesday, 14 June 2011 10:04 p.m. by KrisV

Another illustration today of how quickly things are changing around here, post-quake... one of the buildings featured in yesterday's post was demolished today, adding another empty lot to the landscape.

Just another bouncy day in Shakeytown

Just another bouncy day in Shakeytown

Monday, 13 June 2011 10:43 p.m. by KrisV

Today has been a particularly shakey day, even for Shakeytown. Here's a few articles if you want all the details:
- The Press
- NZ Herald
- NZ Herald
- TV3

Here we go again, another clusterf*ck of seismic shittery to ruin your day, just when things seemed to be quietening down again. I know it's totally within the expected aftershock pattern but that doesn't make it any easier to deal with.

There's only one thing for it... time to bake some cookies. Chocolate chip ...

Organising in the New Normal

Organising in the New Normal

Monday, 13 June 2011 9:04 a.m. by wdavie Popular

I AM PROUD TO OWN A CHRISTCHURCH BUSINESS AND BE THERE TO HELP IN THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THIS MAGNIFICENT CITY.

Land reports

Land reports

Sunday, 12 June 2011 9:23 p.m. by Luverduck Popular

If the delay is to help residents with the complex situation that will arise with several claims, then I see that as a really important reason. I don't understand why that has not been the key message in the media around this issue. Getting it right is important too but people will appreciate it even more if they understand the delay will make it easier and less stressful for them inthe long run.

September Claims / EQC visits

September Claims / EQC visits

Sunday, 12 June 2011 9:13 p.m. by Luverduck Popular

Is anyone else still waiting for movement on their Sept claim? And I have been told by our insurance company that they have at least 4 families on their books who have still not been seen by EQC for damage received in September. Does anyone know anyone in that group?

A Residents Vision

A Residents Vision

Sunday, 12 June 2011 9:04 p.m. by Swiggs

 

Remove on street parking

Remove on street parking

Sunday, 12 June 2011 7:48 p.m. by RossMackintosh Popular

Let's get rid of the on-street parking in the CBD.

Winter of discontent

Winter of discontent

Saturday, 11 June 2011 5:00 p.m. by KrisV

It seems whinging season is well & truly open lol... the letter I sent into The Press earlier this week appeared in this morning's edition.
Second letter on the page too... is that like second-best pic in ANTM?? :-)
Righto, enough marvelling at my published whinge, must go & cook dinner. Life - albeit strange - carries on regardless!!

Get over it

Get over it

Friday, 10 June 2011 7:20 p.m. by KrisV

A friend of mine was at a function in the North Island last week, when someone asked him how he'd been affected by the earthquake. Before he could answer, a man standing with the group groaned loudly and said "oh I'm f***ing sick of hearing about the earthquake!". Not quite knowing what to say in reply, my friend simply turned on his heel and walked away.

I guess I can understand how people elsewhere may be suffering from 'earthquake fatigue'. It's old news to them now, the crisis is past ...

CHRISTCHURCH: ALIVE WITH MUSIC

CHRISTCHURCH: ALIVE WITH MUSIC

Monday, 30 May 2011 3:50 p.m. by GetLocal

Mid-month, the day-long celebration of New Zealand music, Chartfest, opened with a concert by . The band flew down from Auckland on the Saturday morning to perform, bringing a plane full of fans back with them to Auckland for another concert. Lead singer James Reid wore a t-shirt that said, ‘I CHCH.’ I think CHCH loves him too!

Update from Orion

Update from Orion

Friday, 6 May 2011 12:54 p.m. by OrionNZ Popular

Update from Orion

What is the Temple?

What is the Temple?

Thursday, 3 March 2011 1:54 p.m. by TempleforChCh

The Temple concept is not one that would normally spring to mind. We are not talking about a building devoted to a god, demigod or other religious practice; we are talking about creating an open and safe space to allow people to let go of their emotions.