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Updated High Court Earthquake List

Updated High Court Earthquake List

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 12:18 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

The updated High Court list for earthquake cases involving insurance companies and EQC is available here.  The claims against insurance companies and EQC continues to grow.

GROUP ACTION AGAINST EQC – Group now forming after meeting at Cardboard Cathedral

GROUP ACTION AGAINST EQC – Group now forming after meeting at Cardboard Cathedral

Monday, 25 November 2013 10:54 p.m. by EQCGroupAction Featured Popular

Around two hundred people turned up to the Cardboard Cathedral this evening with a view to joining legal proceedings against EQC.  Law firm Anthony Harper called the meeting following a strong response to their recent call for interested homeowners to unite to take on EQC.

The Wendys Experience

The Wendys Experience

Monday, 25 November 2013 1:14 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Insurance Law: Appeal court says sum insured includes EQC payments

Insurance Law: Appeal court says sum insured includes EQC payments

Thursday, 21 November 2013 7:22 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

In Zurich Australian Insurance Ltd v BC398983 & anor [2013] NZCAS 560 the Court of Appeal allowed Zurich’s appeal from a High Court decision about earthquake damage to the Salisbury Park Apartments.  Reinstatement would cost $25M.  EQC had paid the statutory maximum of $6.8M.  However, the insurance policy had a sum insured of $12.95M.  The 

Upholding Good NZ Safety (Christchurch City) Standards For Better Economy And Business Growth

Upholding Good NZ Safety (Christchurch City) Standards For Better Economy And Business Growth

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 11:50 p.m. by SarahMiller

The current emerging human resources trend today leans toward prioritizing occupational health and safety management and corporate social responsibility, two of the top pillars of business growth and development. Global organizations are gaining more awareness and interest about the impact of businesses on socio-economic equality, environmental health and the people’s way of life. The simple premise is this: when you take care of people, you take care of business.

CCC Building consents……….  For the record, no improvements here….

CCC Building consents………. For the record, no improvements here….

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 6:32 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

5.00 pm Wednesday 20th November 2013.

Christchurch is Awesome video series

Christchurch is Awesome video series

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 12:57 p.m. by BareKiwi Recommended Featured Popular

Christchurch could become `the city of bridges’

Christchurch could become `the city of bridges’

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 9:04 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Our Central City

Our Central City

Monday, 18 November 2013 6:49 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

The Christchurch city centre is ever changing of recent times but nothing like the transformation that hits a person seeing the city for the first time since the earthquake that levelled parts of our beautiful city. Yesterday my mum saw the city centre for the first time in 4 years and her reaction was that of shock and upset at the empty space.

Christchurch Rebuild Market Updates?

Christchurch Rebuild Market Updates?

Thursday, 14 November 2013 12:35 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Brilliant news! CERA has just won an award at the A&P show for the amazing place schools competition which actually really is one of the most awesome competitions that has engaged the young people of Canterbury in the Rebuild and given them a way to express positively the change we are experiencing. It was the brain child of Matthew Hooton who is doing quite a bit of work with the CCDU.

Limbo on High- after 998 days…….

Limbo on High- after 998 days…….

Thursday, 14 November 2013 9:41 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for days – (since Feb 2011)

Disaster Capitalism on Rentals?

Disaster Capitalism on Rentals?

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 5:54 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Ridgecrest v IAG – Supreme Court

Ridgecrest v IAG – Supreme Court

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 9:34 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

The Supreme Court has granted leave to Ridgecrest New Zealand Ltd to appeal the Court of Appeal decision in its claim against IAG New Zealand Ltd in this short decision.  The case is about the ability of the insured to recover up to the sum insured for each earthquake event under the insurance policy  notwithstanding 

CPIT students ripe with talent

CPIT students 'ripe' with talent

Monday, 11 November 2013 10:27 p.m. by CPIT

A strait-jacket showing the frustration of insomnia and artworks made from quake-damaged homes are among works from CPIT’s Bachelor of Design students opening November 12 in the atrium. RIPE, an exhibition of the best works from students specialising in applied visual art, multi-media design and visual communication, will be on display until November 21 at CPIT as part of the Creative Festival.

Positive Rumblings from the East

Positive Rumblings from the East

Monday, 11 November 2013 5:08 p.m. by andreac414

 

CanCERN Newsletter #107 - 8 November 2013

CanCERN Newsletter #107 - 8 November 2013

Friday, 8 November 2013 5:33 p.m. by CanCERN Popular


GROUP ACTION AGAINST EQC – Meeting to be held at Cardboard Cathedral

GROUP ACTION AGAINST EQC – Meeting to be held at Cardboard Cathedral

Friday, 8 November 2013 12:21 p.m. by EQCGroupAction Featured Popular

Law firm Anthony Harper has received strong support for a possible group action against EQC.

Latest research from earthquakes- health, engineering and miscellaneous

Latest research from earthquakes- health, engineering and miscellaneous

Thursday, 7 November 2013 4:16 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

 AL Pearson, S Kingham, P Mitchell, P Apparicio – Spatial and Spatio-temporal …, 2013

Planning ahead for repairs and rebuilds - IAG

Planning ahead for repairs and rebuilds - IAG

Thursday, 7 November 2013 1:09 p.m. by IAGinsurance Featured Popular

While you’re involved in all steps of the process, there are three steps where your involvement is particularly important:

Air New Zealand increases flights

Air New Zealand increases flights

Thursday, 7 November 2013 12:15 p.m. by travelmagazine

Air New Zealand is boosting Pacific Island routes and will operate a third season of its Auckland to Bali service.

Women in trades - new initiatives at CPIT

Women in trades - new initiatives at CPIT

Thursday, 7 November 2013 9:49 a.m. by CPIT Popular

CPIT is encouraging more women to consider a career in trades, announcing new scholarships and adding a new Top Female Trades student award at the annual Trades Innovation Institute (TII) celebration of achievement in trades training night on 5 November. "I am pleased to announce our new package of Women in Trades scholarships that will help women to retrain for a career in trades," CPIT CE Kay Giles said. "Working closely with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, we are develop ...

“On Track”: More Insurance Spin! – Guest blog by Herman Meijburg

“On Track”: More Insurance Spin! – Guest blog by Herman Meijburg

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 10:01 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

At first sight the data sketch an optimistic picture, but statistics require “close reading” in order for us to understand exactly what information we are looking at. On March 1 2013, I posted a on the Christchurch Fiasco website dealing with the latest figures on the residential rebuild as presented by Michael Wright in the Christchurch Press. In comparison with those statistics we now seem to have a more accurate account of the number of damaged homes in the greater ...

Auditor-General’s report, Earthquake Commission: Managing the Canterbury Home Repair Programme

Auditor-General’s report, Earthquake Commission: Managing the Canterbury Home Repair Programme

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 3:32 p.m. by Swiggs Recommended Popular

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Labour’s KiwiAssure raises some questions too.

Labour’s KiwiAssure raises some questions too.

Monday, 4 November 2013 2:46 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

As I mentioned in my previous blog there are some very important questions for Labour to clarify and answer regarding their proposal to revisit the way we insure our homes and businesses in the future in relation to Labour’s new …

CASH SETTLEMENTS BEWARE – Guest Blog by Kevin Seque

CASH SETTLEMENTS BEWARE – Guest Blog by Kevin Seque

Monday, 4 November 2013 2:27 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Featured Popular


CanCERN Newsletter #106 -  1 November  2013

CanCERN Newsletter #106 - 1 November 2013

Monday, 4 November 2013 2:09 p.m. by CanCERN Recommended Popular


Rev Mike Colemans silent protest

Rev Mike Coleman's silent protest

Monday, 4 November 2013 10:58 a.m. by Coleman

The continuing saga of a beseiged building owner in the Christchurch CBD… part 130

The continuing saga of a beseiged building owner in the Christchurch CBD… part 130

Sunday, 3 November 2013 4:48 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

There was an interesting article by Liz McDonald in the CHCH Press 30th October 2013,  talking about the potential for the oversupply of office space that looks like it may become an issue for the city. Link Here: 

A Change of Heart: the Labour Party has put disaster coverage on the agenda- some sense at last!

A Change of Heart: the Labour Party has put disaster coverage on the agenda- some sense at last!

Sunday, 3 November 2013 1:04 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Here in Christchurch we have been struggling with our insurance companies for well over three years. Through the often heart-breaking stories of affected Cantabrians, as regularly reported in the media, people have become aware that the way insurance companies have operated post quakes has complicated the recovery and the lives of many. Political parties have woken up to the idea that something has to be done to prevent such a fiasco from happening again. New Zealand First and now the ...

Cash Settlements: What the Insurer’s Don’t Want You to Know – Guest Post by Adrian Cowie

Cash Settlements: What the Insurer’s Don’t Want You to Know – Guest Post by Adrian Cowie

Sunday, 3 November 2013 11:59 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Much has been written about the pros and cons of accepting Cash Settlements for Earthquake Damage. Almost all of writers have focussed only on whether you would be able to get the scoped repairs actually completed for the settlement amount. That is, will the cash settlement amount be enough to get the scoped repairs completed.

For the Love of Travel Magazine Welcomes Mike Yardley

For the Love of Travel Magazine Welcomes Mike Yardley

Thursday, 31 October 2013 9:30 p.m. by travelmagazine

For the Love of Travel Magazine Welcomes Mike Yardley as New Online Editor of Fortheloveoftravel.Net.NZ.

Port Hills red zone offers

Port Hills red zone offers

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 1:13 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Gerry Brownlee 25 OCTOBER, 2013 Extension for Port Hills property owners Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the outcome of this week’s Quake Outcasts hearing in the Court of Appeal will determine how CERA should address issues identified in the Port Hills zoning review, but that may take some time. Given the delay, the 

New Mayor to open this year’s Spring River Festival

New Mayor to open this year’s Spring River Festival

Saturday, 26 October 2013 3:42 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

Newly elected Mayor Lianne Dalziel will officially open the Spring River Festival at Kerr’s Reach on November 2 as one of her first ceremonial duties since taking office.

CanCERN Newsletter #105 -  25th October  2013

CanCERN Newsletter #105 - 25th October 2013

Saturday, 26 October 2013 3:24 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

 

Innovation Precinct…. and so we wait… only 1375 days to go….

Innovation Precinct…. and so we wait… only 1375 days to go….

Friday, 25 October 2013 1:40 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 977days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????    Now 450 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – only 4 more years to go before we get told if we are …

The Canterbury Spring has arrived!

The Canterbury Spring has arrived!

Thursday, 24 October 2013 11:43 p.m. by GlennLivingstone

Well it arrived alright, as anticipated. 6 Councillors including the Mayor stood down, 8 sought re-election and 4 made it back. I sat in my old chair for a financial briefing in the chamber and was staggered to see how wide-spread the change was. Tonight, following nearly two weeks of meetings and beginning to set […]

Insurance Policy – automatic reinstatement

Insurance Policy – automatic reinstatement

Thursday, 24 October 2013 8:19 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

The High Court has considered an automatic reinstatement clause in an insurance policy in Wild South Holdings Ltd v QBE Insurance (International) Ltd [NZHC] 2781.  The relevant buildings suffered damage in the September 2010, February 2011 and June 2011 earthquakes. The quakes occurred during a single insurance policy period where the sum insured was about 

Heal Christchurch Event Sat 9 – Sun 10 November 2013

Heal Christchurch Event Sat 9 – Sun 10 November 2013

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 4:02 p.m. by HealChristchurch Featured Popular

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Research reduces earthquake strengthening costs for schools

Research reduces earthquake strengthening costs for schools

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 3:35 p.m. by GovtMOE

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says ground-breaking research released today by the Ministry of Education has found timber-framed classrooms are extremely resilient to earthquakes.

Temporary Fencing and Scaffolding available now!

Temporary Fencing and Scaffolding available now!

Thursday, 17 October 2013 4:07 p.m. by ATF

As New Zealands largest supplier of Site Safety and Securing systems we pride our selves on our commitment to Christchurch. We carry the largest amount of stock for Temporary Fencing and we are now proud to be able to offer Layher scaffolding! Contact us today to secure your site!

What is ‘Youth Engagement’?

What is ‘Youth Engagement’?

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 11:11 a.m. by TheConcert

 

Liquefaction is it under your home?

Liquefaction is it under your home?

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 9:18 a.m. by LRS_CHCH

Have you had around the outside of your house?

Precinct one out of the box…

Precinct one out of the box…

Monday, 14 October 2013 10:01 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

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Is Data Loss Disaster Prevention Possible?

Is Data Loss Disaster Prevention Possible?

Sunday, 13 October 2013 12:32 p.m. by DebDonnell

Data Loss Disaster Prevention Lessons from the Christchurch Earthquakes A huge number of businesses experienced a data loss disaster after the September 2010 and February 2011 earthquakes. 40% of them never reopened, and 30% of those who did have gone out of business since, or are operating in a seriously reduced capacity. I’m not talking […]

Lianne Dalziel highest-polling candidate for Mayor of Christchurch

Lianne Dalziel highest-polling candidate for Mayor of Christchurch

Saturday, 12 October 2013 2:52 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Lianne Dalziel highest-polling candidate for Mayor of Christchurch The progress results of the Christchurch 2013 local body elections are now in, showing that Lianne Dalziel is currently the highest-polling candidate for the position of Mayor of Christchurch.

Who Follows the Untrodden Paths of Christchurch?

Who Follows the Untrodden Paths of Christchurch?

Saturday, 12 October 2013 2:09 p.m. by DebDonnell

The Familiar Paths of Christchurch City Are No More Christchurch has become a city of untrodden paths. Most of the familiar buildings and streets in the central city have gone. Our period of grief and loss is now over and people are turning their focus to starting to rebuild their lives. We are now living […]

Christchurch City Council Elections - The Campaigns End

Christchurch City Council Elections - The Campaigns End

Friday, 11 October 2013 11:49 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

In just over 12 hours the shape of the new Councils nationwide will be formed. 

Y is for Yahoooooo!

Y is for Yahoooooo!

Friday, 11 October 2013 1:10 p.m. by andreac414

I have so many Yahoooo’s I don’t know where to begin… My first Yahooo would be that I made it through the entire campaign without getting a graffiti moustache! Another is that along with the rest of the Burwood Pegasus People’s Choice team we have run an extraordinary and clean campaign. I has been a […]

Corruption

Corruption

Friday, 11 October 2013 12:56 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters”. Corruption – It is one of the world’s most baffling social problems – the dynamic relationship between state power, corruption, corporate power and organized crime …

How not to Repair a Heritage Block in the CBD Christchurch… part 127

How not to Repair a Heritage Block in the CBD Christchurch… part 127

Friday, 11 October 2013 8:16 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 964days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????    Now 437 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – only 4 more years to go before we get told if we are …

X is for X Marks the Spot!

X is for X Marks the Spot!

Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:09 p.m. by andreac414

We are nearly there!! It’s been an 8 month intense journey for me and I have loved every minute of it! I have met some amazing friends and characters… And the experience has been entirely positive! If you haven’t posted your vote it’s now too late! You’ll need to take it to The Palms library […]

Can You Control Your Emotions of Fear?

Can You Control Your Emotions of Fear?

Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:08 a.m. by DebDonnell

What Are the Emotions of Fear? For many survivors of disasters like the Christchurch Earthquakes, we have developed new emotions of fear. The first step to overcoming these sometimes paralysing and debilitating fear is to understand exactly what fear is. Fears can be broken down into two types. The first type is environmental fears, while […]

W is for Water

W is for Water

Wednesday, 9 October 2013 8:17 p.m. by andreac414

Water is something I am passionate about protecting… From beginning my political career with a deputation to council to ban fracking… Which was then unanimously adopted… to following with interest the sewerage into the rivers issue… I plan to work hard to ensure that Christchurch and Canterbury continue to look after one of its most […]

V is for Value

V is for Value

Tuesday, 8 October 2013 4:01 p.m. by andreac414

We hear in the news today that up to 20 managerial positions at Christchurch City Council will be axed in order to reduce and remove the silo effect that has been created during the last 6 years. This brings up the idea of Value – are you the Ratepayers getting value for your hard earned […]