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UC academic looks at the role of post-earthquake social services

UC academic looks at the role of post-earthquake social services

Monday, 10 November 2014 10:00 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

A just released book by University of Canterbury’s Associate Professor Kate van Heugten examines the experiences of workers and managers from a broad array of human service organisations in post-earthquake Christchurch.

High Court orders EQC to pay costs to homeowners

High Court orders EQC to pay costs to homeowners

Saturday, 8 November 2014 3:16 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

In Ryde v EQC & anor [2014] NZHC 2763 and Van Limburg v EQC & anor [2014] NZHC 2764 the High Court has ordered EQC to pay the costs and disbursements of insured homeowners that sued EQC where EQC for years refused to pay and wrongly assessed the house(s) as under cap but paid cap once sued. These decisions are positive for homeowners and an incentive to them to sue EQC if they are dissatisfied with EQC.

Older Generations Open Letter

Older Generations Open Letter

Thursday, 6 November 2014 4:05 p.m. by JohnPatterson Popular

Dear Minister Gerry Brownlee , Roger Sutton,  Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Ian Simpson CEO EQC, Tim Grafton CEO of the Insurance Council, Insurers and all those who call the shots in our city:

UC student used her Christchurch experiences to help her tornado-ravaged home town

UC student used her Christchurch experiences to help her tornado-ravaged home town

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 4:12 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

A University of Canterbury international student, who took the CHCH101: Rebuilding Christchurch course modelled after the Student Volunteer Army's post-earthquake response, used her Christchurch experiences to help support her home town of Washington, Illinois, which was flattened by a tornado.

Another green blitz on the red zone to cap off Conservation Week

Another green blitz on the red zone to cap off Conservation Week

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 9:50 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

This Sunday will see another round of native planting within the red zone at Anzac Drive Reserve on the last day of Conservation Week 2014.

Action Required to Protect New Zealand from Natural Hazards Impact

Action Required to Protect New Zealand from Natural Hazards Impact

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 12:02 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The insurance industry has released a 15-point plan aimed at reducing the social and economic impact of natural hazards in New Zealand - heeding the call will help keep insurance available and affordable for all.

Are insurers underpaying for MUBs?

Are insurers underpaying for MUBs?

Tuesday, 4 November 2014 4:41 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

CanCERN is worried the earthquake insurance payouts for some multi-unit buildings (MUBs) are well shy of what they should be and some resident owners don’t realise it.

It’s all about people

It’s all about people

Tuesday, 4 November 2014 9:49 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh

The longer I work as a Project Manager in the construction industry, the more I realise that it’s all about people. 

New Code of Practice to Reduce Quake Risk

New Code of Practice to Reduce Quake Risk

Monday, 3 November 2014 12:59 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Morrison McDougall

New Photo Book Compares Christchurch Pre-Earthquake to 2014

New Photo Book Compares Christchurch Pre-Earthquake to 2014

Monday, 3 November 2014 11:33 a.m. by DebDonnell Popular

Repairing your home with Southern Response

Repairing your home with Southern Response

Monday, 3 November 2014 2:08 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Getting your home repaired as soon as possible so that you can move forward is our priority. We’re here to assist you and to ensure that, from here to home, your repair progress moves smoothly.

The Stadium Broadcast

The Stadium Broadcast

Sunday, 2 November 2014 2:32 p.m. by StadiumBroadcast Featured Popular

For almost 4 years Lancaster Park has been dormant. But the thousands upon thousands of fleeting, ecstatic, breath-catching moments that have taken place on this site are still a vital part of Christchurch’s identity.

Settlement of Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Claims Continues Apace, Topping $13 Billion

Settlement of Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Claims Continues Apace, Topping $13 Billion

Friday, 31 October 2014 4:13 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The settling of Canterbury earthquake private insurance claims continues apace as pay outs hit the $13 billion mark, advancing at $10 million a day in 2014.

Expo to Showcase Christchurch’s Transition to the World’s Best Edible Garden City

Expo to Showcase Christchurch’s Transition to the World’s Best Edible Garden City

Friday, 31 October 2014 10:24 a.m. by PRNews Popular

The Edible Canterbury Expo tomorrow, Saturday, 1 November, will showcase efforts to make Christchurch become the world’s best Edible Garden City.

Clean green natural amenities top community wish-list for the east

Clean green natural amenities top community wish-list for the east

Friday, 31 October 2014 10:16 a.m. by EasternVision Recommended Popular

Initial analysis of the feedback from EVO::SPACE shows a very strong preference for east Christchurch to become the clean green environmental playground of the city.

Gap filling projects reach crucial juncture

Gap filling projects reach crucial juncture

Thursday, 30 October 2014 2:30 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Lincoln University

Crane drivers to open building

Crane drivers to open building

Thursday, 30 October 2014 2:28 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Parry Field Lawyers

TOWER brings back full replacement cover for homes lost to fire

TOWER brings back full replacement cover for homes lost to fire

Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:00 p.m. by PRNews Popular

TOWER is the only major insurer focusing on all New Zealanders to offer any form of full replacement benefit since the industry move to sum insured in early 2013. Policy holders’ homes will be fully replaced to the same standards as before the fire.

Foo Fighters to put Christchurch on the world map

Foo Fighters to put Christchurch on the world map

Thursday, 30 October 2014 11:41 a.m. by TourismChCh Popular

Christchurch’s AMI Stadium will be transformed from a sporting turf into a giant stage venue for the Foo Fighters’ first Australasian concert on their 20

Venue Details for SR AGM = Public Meeting

Venue Details for SR AGM = Public Meeting

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 11:01 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants

“The meeting will be taking place in the Christian Cullen Lounge at the Metropolitan Stand, Addington Raceway. There is plenty of free parking available. Please follow the link below for directions to the venue: http://www.addington.co.nz/about-us-section/location-map/ The meeting provides an opportunity for our stakeholders to learn more about our business performance, key challenges and plans for […]

Annual Public Meeting 2014

Annual Public Meeting 2014

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 3:36 a.m. by SouthernResponse

See below for details of the Southern Response Annual Public Meeting.

CityUps brings life to Christchurchs centre

CityUps brings life to Christchurch's centre

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 1:40 p.m. by Festa

The corner of Lichfield, Manchester and High streets came to life Saturday night with a panorama of fresh architecture, lights, forms and animation. The Festival of Transitional Architecture’s headline event CityUps transformed two blocks of central Christchurch with a spectacular city of the future designed and created by the next generation of architects in a Studio Christchurch-led collaboration.

The University of Canterbury reconnecting with CBD at the Arts Centre

The University of Canterbury reconnecting with CBD at the Arts Centre

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 11:50 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The University of Canterbury will build on and strengthen its connections with the central city, leasing the Chemistry Building in the Arts Centre for at least the next eight years.

The Tannery seals up

The Tannery seals up

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 11:06 a.m. by TheTannery Popular

The Tannery is pleased to announce completion of Stage 1 of the car park project that will see 230 car parks onsite and adjacent by June 2015. The paving and rationalisation of the customer vehicle area includes incorporating 5 bicycle stands and taxi and coach parking.

CanCERN Newsletter #147 - 24 October 2014

CanCERN Newsletter #147 - 24 October 2014

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 10:23 a.m. by CanCERN Popular

 

Questions for Southern Response AGM

Questions for Southern Response AGM

Monday, 27 October 2014 12:06 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants

Their web site says this meeting is not the place to address individual claims.  But it is a place to ask questions like: Why are their customers seen as security threats? When meetings are cancelled using a security threat excuse why it is not backed up with substance? Why will SR will not engage with us, their customer? Why […]

ROVER in the news: Our eyes under the floor

ROVER in the news: Our eyes under the floor

Thursday, 23 October 2014 4:44 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

The residential recovery of Christchurch is a monumental task, and there are some great efforts going on behind the scenes for the restoration of our city.

Meeting Postponed – 22 October

Meeting Postponed – 22 October

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 2:31 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants

If you were planning to go, then don’t…….. EMAIL FROM CANcern….. “Due to unforeseen circumstances tonight’s ‘Just 4 Southern Response Claimants’ meeting has been postponed. The decision has not been made lightly and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We are in the process of rescheduling an opportunity for Southern Response customers to […]

Christchurch as global epicentre for creative urban renewal this Labour Weekend

Christchurch as global epicentre for creative urban renewal this Labour Weekend

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:05 p.m. by Festa Popular

Christchurch is an exciting place to be this week in terms of creative and collective city-making. With the free, public and urban-scale Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA) taking place over Labour Weekend and an engaging public programme on adaptive urbanism running through the week, Christchurch is full of fresh, innovative ideas and projects.

Update High Court Earthquake list

Update High Court Earthquake list

Monday, 20 October 2014 1:29 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

SCIRT traffic news - week starting 20/10/14

SCIRT traffic news - week starting 20/10/14

Monday, 20 October 2014 9:33 a.m. by SCIRT Recommended Popular

FESTA 2014 Conservation in the City: Turning Ideas into Reality

FESTA 2014 Conservation in the City: Turning Ideas into Reality

Thursday, 16 October 2014 1:21 p.m. by martinluff Popular

Sum insured includes EQC payments

Sum insured includes EQC payments

Thursday, 16 October 2014 9:40 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

By the judgment in Firm PI 1 Ltd v Zurich Australian Insurance Ltd & anor [2014] NZSC 147 delivered 15 October 2014 the Supreme Court by a 3:2 majority decided that the sum insured of $12.95M for the Salisbury Apartments included any amounts due from EQC which in this case was $6.8M.  The insured and […]

Work gets underway at The Terraces

Work gets underway at The Terraces

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 11:29 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

Construction has begun this week on The Terraces, a key attraction of Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct being project managed by Coffey. As part of the first phase of The Terraces, Fletcher Construction has been awarded the contract for construction of a new section of promenade pavement and a terrace structure on the eastern side […]

Christchurch Hospital’s Riverside entrance closes

Christchurch Hospital’s Riverside entrance closes

Monday, 13 October 2014 2:28 p.m. by GovtDHB Popular

Access to the Riverside entrance at rear of Christchurch Hospital will close next week.

Council Wrong to Put Cost-Benefit Before Property Rights

Council Wrong to Put Cost-Benefit Before Property Rights

Monday, 13 October 2014 11:19 a.m. by QuakeOutcasts Popular

Christchurch City Council water and waste manager Mark Christison said in an interview by Radio New Zealand that it's "costly" to maintain essential services in the red zone. He also spoke of "extra cost per property" as being very significant.

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD

Sunday, 12 October 2014 11:40 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Do we still own our building???? Now 796 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – Designation to be in place until 2022. ( ie They can take the building any time between now and 2022) High Street Building amendment …

In the Know Land Hub Seminar Series post by CanCERN

In the Know Land Hub Seminar Series post by CanCERN

Saturday, 11 October 2014 1:38 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

        You’re welcome to attend the In the Know Land Hub seminar series. This is an opportunity to hear about land and recovery and have your questions answered by experts.   Tuesday, 7 OctoberWednesday, 8 October 6pm-7pm11am-12pm …

Understand How the Flat Land in Christchurch has Changed: post by CanCERN

Understand How the Flat Land in Christchurch has Changed: post by CanCERN

Saturday, 11 October 2014 1:35 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

In the Know Land Hub is a new public education space where residents can get information to better understand the changes to the flat land in their neighbourhood and across Christchurch. There is a lot of work going on to …

AVONSIDE HOLDINGS CASE A GOOD WIN FOR HOMEOWNERS by Dr Duncan Webb

AVONSIDE HOLDINGS CASE A GOOD WIN FOR HOMEOWNERS by Dr Duncan Webb

Wednesday, 8 October 2014 9:53 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Homeowners yet to settle with their insurer for their earthquake damaged homes have finally been given certainty in respect of contingencies and professional fees by the Court of Appeal judgment of Avonside Holdings Limited v Southern Response Earthquake Services Limited 

Another Important Event – Focus on EQC – postponed until further notice

Another Important Event – Focus on EQC – postponed until further notice

Tuesday, 7 October 2014 12:16 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Folks the time has come for another forum. The next event has been organised by Claimants4Claimants and is NOW Live. The forum will focus on the issues relating to EQC – what is not working with the interpretation of policy and the …

Another Important Event – Focus on EQC – Saturday, 8th November 2014

Another Important Event – Focus on EQC – Saturday, 8th November 2014

Tuesday, 7 October 2014 12:16 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Folks the time has come for another forum. The next event has been organised by Claimants4Claimants and is NOW Live. The forum will focus on the issues relating to EQC – what is not working with the interpretation of policy and the …

A Jolt To The Heart - Book Release

A Jolt To The Heart - Book Release

Monday, 6 October 2014 3:37 p.m. by FelicityPrice Featured Popular

A Jolt to the Heart

CCT targets Aussies with new twist to Canterbury Tales

CCT targets Aussies with new twist to Canterbury Tales

Monday, 6 October 2014 11:08 a.m. by TourismChCh Popular

 

The Future Will Be Live’ Labour Weekend in Christchurch

The Future Will Be Live’ Labour Weekend in Christchurch

Monday, 6 October 2014 9:45 a.m. by Festa Featured Popular

Vero Insurance and expert issues

Vero Insurance and expert issues

Sunday, 5 October 2014 8:29 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

EQC revises house repair costs from $500k to $50k

EQC revises house repair costs from $500k to $50k

Friday, 3 October 2014 2:18 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

A Christchurch family is attempting to sue the Earthquake Commission, and their insurer, Southern Response, after being told damage to their home may have been caused by wind, and a flax bush, rather than an earthquake.

Foundation damage ‘not quake’ owners told

Foundation damage ‘not quake’ owners told

Friday, 3 October 2014 2:16 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Insurers whittled down an agreed rebuild of a Burwood house to a $50,000 repair, the High Court was told today. Cameron and Suzanne Kelly are, through their company, claiming about $590,000 for the rebuild of their house which, they say, is uneconomic to repair.   http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch-earthquake-2011/10557626/Foundation-damage-not-quake-owners-told    

House damage blamed on wind, flax

House damage blamed on wind, flax

Friday, 3 October 2014 2:13 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Identifying Asbestos in Building Materials Now Made Easy

Identifying Asbestos in Building Materials Now Made Easy

Wednesday, 1 October 2014 3:15 p.m. by PRNews Popular

CRL Energy Media Release: Identifying Asbestos in Building Materials Now Made Easy

Bold new building for Engineering and Architectural Studies

Bold new building for Engineering and Architectural Studies

Wednesday, 1 October 2014 1:56 p.m. by CPIT Featured Popular

Release: CPIT

Orion continues to progress earthquake rebuild work

Orion continues to progress earthquake rebuild work

Monday, 29 September 2014 1:06 p.m. by OrionNZ Featured Popular

Release: Orion New Zealand Limited

UC project uses earthquake data to improve earthquake response models for buildings

UC project uses earthquake data to improve earthquake response models for buildings

Friday, 26 September 2014 11:21 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

A University of Canterbury engineering research project is evaluating the methods and models used to predict the expected damage to multi-storey reinforced concrete buildings during earthquakes, using data gathered during the Canterbury earthquakes.

Bus Interchange Raft Foundation Pour

Bus Interchange Raft Foundation Pour

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 10:09 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

Widely reported as the largest concrete pour of the rebuild to date, from the early hours of Tuesday Morning, through to around 11.30am approximately 1460m3 of concrete was placed to form the raft foundation for the Lichfield street building.

Last Chance to Comment on Proposals for the East

Last Chance to Comment on Proposals for the East

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 8:48 a.m. by EasternVision Popular

IPENZ & Discipline of David Harding

IPENZ & Discipline of David Harding

Monday, 22 September 2014 10:30 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

David Harding was a member of IPENZ when he was involved in the design and construction of the CTV building in 1986 which collapsed in the earthquake on 22 February 2011.  People lodged complaints with IPENZ about Mr Harding.  Mr Harding resigned from IPENZ on 25 June 2014 before the hearing of the complaints took […]

New Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre Video

New Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre Video

Thursday, 18 September 2014 1:12 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

In the four months the new Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre has been open, around 100,000 people or nearly one third the population of Christchurch have visited the new facility.

Insurance & EQC newsletter

Insurance & EQC newsletter

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 12:35 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Here is the link to our first of many newsletters.