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New heritage videos

New heritage videos

Thursday, 1 October 2015 3:30 a.m. by SouthernResponse

If your house is built on a culturally significant site, we have two new videos to show how we can work with you and other agencies or iwi to incorporate this into your build process.

Southern Response e-newsletter #9 - Completed repairs special edition

Southern Response e-newsletter #9 - Completed repairs special edition

Thursday, 1 October 2015 3:24 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Click to view our e-newsletter #9, a special edition on completed repairs, released 26th August 2015.

Major power failure or earthquake biggest risks to NZ – survey shows

Major power failure or earthquake biggest risks to NZ – survey shows

Monday, 28 September 2015 8:52 p.m. by PRNews Popular

A major power failure or an earthquake on the Alpine fault or in Wellington are two of the biggest risks New Zealand risk managers worry about, according to a Risk NZ survey.

A Tale of Two Cathedrals

A Tale of Two Cathedrals

Thursday, 24 September 2015 10:52 a.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular


Mapping the changing landscape in the east

Mapping the changing landscape in the east

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 9:51 p.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

Perspective piece for Eyes East Episode 1 by Evan Smith

Request from Serena Tagliacozzo at the Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London

Request from Serena Tagliacozzo at the Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 2:13 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

My name is Serena Tagliacozzo and I’m a PhD Researcher at the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR), University College London (UK). 

New social housing units open in St Albans

New social housing units open in St Albans

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 4:09 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Three new social housing units in St Albans have been purpose built to cater for the needs of elderly tenants.

Has the stigma of asbestos got in the way of dealing with it safely?

Has the stigma of asbestos got in the way of dealing with it safely?

Monday, 21 September 2015 4:24 p.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

Since the 1990s, our understanding of asbestos and the potential health risks it can cause has greatly improved. We now know that if left buried and undisturbed, asbestos doesn’t pose a health risk. But what if your project requires asbestos to be disturbed, exposed or removed?

The Benefits of Group/Representative  Actions

The Benefits of Group/Representative Actions

Sunday, 20 September 2015 5:22 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

In the words of one Cantabrian: “We live in a time where “justice and fairness” has to be fought for – put in check. Established. Grounded. Where intentional fraudulent dishonest Insurance Companies / Corporations and the like, get the message …

Heritage on the rocks… in High Street.

Heritage on the rocks… in High Street.

Thursday, 17 September 2015 11:17 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

News Flash from Lower High Street… After lying in rubble for over 3 years, the burnt out Billen’s building in Lower High street, is finally under demolition today. From this to this: to demolition under way now: It is good …

The University of Canterbury names College of Engineering building after inventor John Britten

The University of Canterbury names College of Engineering building after inventor John Britten

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 1:55 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The University of Canterbury is to name a College of Engineering building in honour of trailblazing Christchurch innovator and engineer John Britten.

New Canterbury Museum Visitor Attraction for Christchurch

New Canterbury Museum Visitor Attraction for Christchurch

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 1:46 p.m. by CantyMuseum Featured Popular

Canterbury Museum and the Ravenscar Trust today unveiled plans for New Zealand’s first contemporary house museum to display the Trust’s collections of New Zealand arts, sculpture, designer furniture and classical antiquities.

Red Cross provides a further $1.05m for cold homes in Canterbury

Red Cross provides a further $1.05m for cold homes in Canterbury

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 1:43 p.m. by RedCross Popular

New Zealand Red Cross is providing an additional $1.05 million to Canterbury families with health conditions living in cold and poorly insulated houses over the next 15 months.

The Tide is Changing

The Tide is Changing

Sunday, 13 September 2015 4:29 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

The citizens of Canterbury are running out of time, money and feasible means of settling their insurance claims. It is now Five years post-earthquakes and with the Limitations Act looming in the background the time has come for those remaining …

Royal Commission of Inquiry – Repair Standards Petition

Royal Commission of Inquiry – Repair Standards Petition

Friday, 11 September 2015 10:30 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

A petition is underway for a Royal Commission of Inquiry.  A PDF version is accessible from this site.  You need to print it, full it in and return to the address on the form ideally by the 10th October 2015.   It is important that we do this as paper based petition as we believe it will […]

Our response to the proposed action

Our response to the proposed action

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 10:39 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

You may have read an article in The Press over the past couple of days regarding our response to the proposed representative action. 

Group Action outlines case against EQC

Group Action outlines case against EQC

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 12:24 p.m. by EQCGroupAction Featured Popular

 

Our projects: Earthquake Prone Buildings Remediation Project

Our projects: Earthquake Prone Buildings Remediation Project

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 9:51 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

Client name: Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZC) Duration: January 2013 – June 2014 Location: Hutt Valley and Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand Coffey helped Housing New Zealand reach a seismic resistance rating of more than 33% across their property portfolio to meet national legislation and new building standards. Situation Housing New Zealand owns a large portfolio […]

GCA Representative Action against Southern Response

GCA Representative Action against Southern Response

Tuesday, 8 September 2015 5:19 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Here is a little more information about the representative action against Southern Response. Policyholders who have not yet signed up can still benefit from doing so. For those of you unsure about the benefits of the action or wanting to …

This weeks In The Know Hub seminar: Substandard repairs

This week's In The Know Hub seminar: Substandard repairs

Tuesday, 8 September 2015 12:28 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

2015 Awards for contractors excelling in Health and Safety

2015 Awards for contractors excelling in Health and Safety

Monday, 7 September 2015 9:35 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Our goal is to see Cantabrians back in safe and quality homes, or settle their claims, as quickly as possible. For the repairs and rebuilds we manage as part of our programme, the safety and wellbeing of those working on and visiting each site is our priority.

Media Statement from Rt Rev’d Victoria Matthews

Media Statement from Rt Rev’d Victoria Matthews

Monday, 7 September 2015 3:45 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Anglican Church in Aotearoa

The Time Has Passed – We Need to Be Active – 10th September | 7:00pm

The Time Has Passed – We Need to Be Active – 10th September | 7:00pm

Monday, 7 September 2015 9:36 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

For most of us dealing with our own home has been overwhelming.   ” ”

Youth Vision - Christchurch 2030 Launched

Youth Vision - Christchurch 2030 Launched

Friday, 4 September 2015 12:36 p.m. by YouthVision Featured Popular

Youth Vision Website: 

Fair Insurance Entitlement as soon as Reasonably Practicable

Fair Insurance Entitlement as soon as Reasonably Practicable

Friday, 4 September 2015 9:40 a.m. by CIAS_ Featured Popular

Today marks five years from the first earthquake which triggered a chain reaction that ultimately has changed the lives of so many people in Canterbury.

Public Earthquake Meeting Repair Standards | MBIE Guidelines | Cash Settlements Statute of Limitations | Royal Commission of Inquiry | Group Actions

Public Earthquake Meeting Repair Standards | MBIE Guidelines | Cash Settlements Statute of Limitations | Royal Commission of Inquiry | Group Actions

Thursday, 3 September 2015 7:22 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

I hope to see you there!   Where: Christchurch Transitional Cathedral When: Thursday 10th September 2015 7:00pm – 9:30pm The purpose of this meeting is to use a public setting to address a number homeowners concerns. Members of Parliament, the Insurance …

University of Canterbury launches Earthquake Scholarships

University of Canterbury launches Earthquake Scholarships

Thursday, 3 September 2015 3:23 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

The University of Canterbury is to offer scholarships for postgraduate research into the effects of the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes, focusing on the lessons learned from the response.

Collaborate Canterbury Winding Down

Collaborate Canterbury Winding Down

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 12:31 p.m. by collaboratecanty Featured Popular

 

Pressing need for basic infrastructure overtakes Christchurch smart city plan

Pressing need for basic infrastructure overtakes Christchurch 'smart city' plan

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 11:40 a.m. by PRNews Popular

By Jonathan Underhill

Class Action Now Filed in High Court

Class Action Now Filed in High Court

Thursday, 27 August 2015 3:25 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

GCA Lawyers , Grant Cameron has filed proceedings against Southern Response in the High Court. He is seeking damages of $25000 for each claimant represented in the action along with the settlement of outstanding claims for those in the class action. He has extended the option to join the class for the next three weeks, […]

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch CBD…part 165…. Still waiting For Building consent….

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch CBD…part 165…. Still waiting For Building consent….

Thursday, 27 August 2015 9:11 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

So whats new in High Street today?  Nearly 5 years on from the September 2010 Quake…  

Your home, your peace of mind

Your home, your peace of mind

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 10:15 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Even if your Southern Response-managed home repair has been completed, we know questions can come up.

Kelly v EQC & Southern Response – no appeal

Kelly v EQC & Southern Response – no appeal

Sunday, 23 August 2015 1:05 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Failed work for EQC

Failed work for EQC

Sunday, 23 August 2015 12:57 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

IAG exceeds reinsurance limit for February 2011

IAG exceeds reinsurance limit for February 2011

Sunday, 23 August 2015 12:48 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Claimants prepare to take EQC to the High Court – Guest post by Group Action Members

Claimants prepare to take EQC to the High Court – Guest post by Group Action Members

Sunday, 23 August 2015 11:04 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

A group of over one hundred Canterbury homeowners is preparing to take EQC to the High Court over it’s standard of repair. The recent announcement of a review into the standard of non-consented foundation repairs illustrates the serious shortcomings of EQC’s approach to dealing with earthquake claims.

They can’t say they weren’t warned….

They can’t say they weren’t warned….

Saturday, 22 August 2015 7:03 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

On the 21 June 2013 six concerned residents (all of whom you will be familiar with) and myself went to a meeting with a number of government agencies (MBIE, CERA and the Christchurch City Council). We asked for response to some 33 questions to …

MBIE Report on EQC Faulty Repairs

MBIE Report on EQC Faulty Repairs

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 4:07 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Below is an extract from the MBIE website about its report on faulty building repairs.  The report identified significant failings with the “jack and pack” method.  Here is the link. Report into Canterbury residential repairs released 19 August 2015 The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released a report into the Building Code compliance of earthquake repairs to Canterbury homes. The report follows an independent survey of 101 homes randomly selected from mor ...

MBIE survey results

MBIE survey results

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 5:35 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

You may have seen or heard of the results of a repairs survey by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), released today.

The Anatomy of a Claim: A Policyholder’s Guide To Property Insurance

The Anatomy of a Claim: A Policyholder’s Guide To Property Insurance

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 10:54 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

In 2012 I published The Christchurch Fiasco: the Insurance Aftershock. The book was developed as a result of my frustrations with IAG/State Insurance and the treatment of our claim which five years later is still, unresolved. That book was not …

SCAPE 8 New Intimacies

SCAPE 8 New Intimacies

Monday, 17 August 2015 1:44 p.m. by SCAPE Christchurch Biennial Featured Popular

A Public Art Walkway to help people create new memories and re-connect with the changed Christchurch landscape; .

Failed remedial work continued

Failed remedial work continued

Sunday, 16 August 2015 9:40 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Stuff and the Press recently published the article here about the likely liability of Fletchers and insurers for defective earthquake remedial work.  It is unfortunate that those involved in the article did not accurately state the law.  Where an insurer chooses to do, or have paid for, remedial work under the insurance policy then it is liable for the quality of that work as if it was the builder.  There are a few Court proceedings already against insurers for defective building work.  Fletcher ...

Agony Returns – guest post by Edward

Agony Returns – guest post by Edward

Saturday, 15 August 2015 12:36 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

As we approach the fifth anniversary of the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence, Mr Adrian Cowie’s analysis of the situation with City housing stock, as published on Stuff makes for chilling reading and at this point it behoves us to examine the …

EQC failed remedial work

EQC failed remedial work

Friday, 14 August 2015 12:35 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Here is the link to the post on the EQC website about failed remedial work.  The houses the subject of the investigation will be the tip of the iceberg.  I do not recommend that homeowners rely on EQC to accurately scope and remediate the failings.  Better to engage an independent expert.

Earthquake Insurance Statistics

Earthquake Insurance Statistics

Friday, 14 August 2015 12:30 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Five Years On: How Insurance Claims Arising from the 2010-11 Earthquakes Have Been Dealt With New Zealand’s proximity to the geologically active Pacific Ring of Fire leads to 20,000 recorded earthquakes each year. Most earthquakes are minor but annually around 200 are strong enough to be felt. Between September 2010 and June 2011, Canterbury was hit by three major earthquakes. While such natural events are not uncommon in the country, the intensity of those earthquakes, and the fact that they oc ...

Whittle Knight & Boatwood Ltd

Whittle Knight & Boatwood Ltd

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 7:58 p.m. by wkbco2015

Whittle Knight & Boatwood Ltd is among theleading property management and .Our goal is to provide services that fit the requirements of residential and commercial property owners, buyers and investors. We are based in Upper Riccarton, but we serve all main Christchurch suburbs, so you don’t have to go far to find agents who can give you what you need.

MBIE – A Seismic Slight of Hand and at Worst Fraud?

MBIE – A Seismic Slight of Hand and at Worst Fraud?

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 6:00 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

And it’s happening right under your nose. For me, throughout the post-earthquake phase, probably the most critical and cynical practice that I have witnessed taking place right across the city during the course of the settlement of insurance claims, is …

Liquefaction or Putrification?

Liquefaction or Putrification?

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 10:58 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Sometimes things smell and sometimes they really pong – but even when you look you can’t find the source – yet the smell lingers thickly in the air – I’m sure you’ve all had that experience. I really couldn’t go past this one, …

Liquefaction or Putrifaction?

Liquefaction or Putrifaction?

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 10:58 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Sometimes things smell and sometimes they really pong – but even when you look you can’t find the source – yet the smell lingers thickly in the air – I’m sure you’ve all had that experience. I really couldn’t go past this one, …

Customer e-newsletter #8

Customer e-newsletter #8

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 9:02 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Click  to view our latest customer e-newsletter, released 11th August 2015.

The ‘Rebuild Black Hole’ – Guest post by Herman Meijburg

The ‘Rebuild Black Hole’ – Guest post by Herman Meijburg

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 2:58 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Figures and comments show that it is not going well in Canterbury, five years after the earthquake sequence began. With the latest figures out from the Insurance Council (3 News, August 10th, 2015) it is time to look at the …

Insurers settle record Canterbury claims

Insurers settle record Canterbury claims

Monday, 10 August 2015 12:54 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today that private insurers have settled a record number of residential claims in the last quarter since the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.  

Another Cathedral Judgment

Another Cathedral Judgment

Sunday, 9 August 2015 2:34 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

In a judgment 5 August 2015 in Church Property Trustees v Attorney General & Anor [2015] NZHC 1843 the High Court (Dunningham J) discussed the consequences of the breach of trust by the CPT in spending $4.7M of the insurance proceeds for the Cathedral on the cardboard cathedral in Latimer Square.  CPT had recently transferred funds to cover the payment, so there was no need for any orders against it.  The Court decided that the payment for Cathedral contents was not required to be used for t ...

Newsletter #7- Kelly & Avonside

Newsletter #7- Kelly & Avonside

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 12:25 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Here is a link to our most recent newsletter.    

An MBIE Guideline Breakthrough…

An MBIE Guideline Breakthrough…

Monday, 3 August 2015 12:00 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

If a homeowner’s insurance policy provides for a repair to be undertaken, then this is a private contractual matter that should be adhered to by both parties and governed by only the law of contract. The MBIE Guidance document does …

New red zone offer

New red zone offer

Sunday, 2 August 2015 10:21 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Cera has published its later red zone offer.  Details are below. Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan The Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan has now been approved and released The Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan [PDF 716KB, 32 Pages] The media release announcing The Residential Red Zone Offer Recovery Plan » The Recovery Plan confirms the following Crown offers: For all vacant red zone land: a new Crown offer at 100% of the 2007/08 rateable land value. For all insured commerci ...

How Print Management Can Save Money?

How Print Management Can Save Money?

Saturday, 1 August 2015 11:03 p.m. by proclaim Popular

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