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More residents back into their homes in 2014

More residents back into their homes in 2014

Monday, 10 February 2014 4:51 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

 

New Brighton Project Newsletter February 2014

New Brighton Project Newsletter February 2014

Monday, 10 February 2014 4:41 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

Christchurch Cardboard Transitional Cathedral

Christchurch Cardboard Transitional Cathedral

Saturday, 8 February 2014 5:57 p.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular

The stone neo-Gothic Christchurch Cathedral was badly damaged in the 22nd February 2011 earthquake and to date, still stands in ruins, its future undecided. A Japanese architect by the name of Shigeru Ban designed a new building with an expected life span of approximately 50 years. This was opened in August 2013 and continues to draw crowds of tourists as well as worshippers.

It is constructed from wood and steel with cardboard cylinders lining the polycarbonate roof. The floor is polishe ...

CanCERN Newsletter #114 - 7 February 2014

CanCERN Newsletter #114 - 7 February 2014

Friday, 7 February 2014 3:09 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

One of the most important leadership lessons is realizing you're not the most important 

CanCERN Newsletter #113 - 31 January 2014

CanCERN Newsletter #113 - 31 January 2014

Friday, 31 January 2014 4:31 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

 

No appeal in Rout v Southern Response

No appeal in Rout v Southern Response

Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:00 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

There is to be no appeal from the High Court decision in Rout v Southern Response.  The effect is that the judgment’s comments about the need to restore a house to its “as new” floor level remain unchallenged.   This is positive for insureds in their disputes with insurance companies and EQC.  It now makes 

How not to repair a heritage building in the Christchurch CBD part 137

How not to repair a heritage building in the Christchurch CBD part 137

Thursday, 30 January 2014 8:59 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1075 days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????    

RISE exhibition most successful in Museum’s history

RISE exhibition most successful in Museum’s history

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 10:08 a.m. by CantyMuseum Recommended Popular

Canterbury Museum is celebrating

UC students helping construction companies’ health and safety systems

UC students helping construction companies’ health and safety systems

Sunday, 26 January 2014 9:40 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

An entrepreneurial University of Canterbury (UC) student team has created a health and safety mobile phone system to help construction companies.

Building Consents Christchurch- snafu

Building Consents Christchurch- snafu

Thursday, 16 January 2014 2:14 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

I am afraid I need to start a new running total.

What stops you sharing your Canterbury Quake Story?

What stops you sharing your Canterbury Quake Story?

Thursday, 16 January 2014 10:56 a.m. by DebDonnell

Writing your Canterbury Quake story is perhaps one of the most important things to do, if you haven’t already done so. Yet so many people will never take the time to write it. The reason they won’t is simple. They don’t write it because they don’t know how to make it clear, interesting and readable. […]

Is 2014 the year you’ll publish your Canterbury Quake story?

Is 2014 the year you’ll publish your Canterbury Quake story?

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 9:43 a.m. by DebDonnell

We’re now into Year Four since the life-changing event of the September 2010 Canterbury Earthquake. Over that time everyone impacted by the events have been creating rough writing diamonds. Like natural diamonds, these writing diamonds have formed under the intense heat and pressure of our earthquake related experiences. Now they are waiting to be discovered, […]

Celebrate World Wetlands Day Sunday 2 February

Celebrate World Wetlands Day Sunday 2 February

Friday, 10 January 2014 10:03 a.m. by AvonOtakaro

CPITs Community Open Day

CPIT's Community Open Day

Monday, 6 January 2014 12:15 p.m. by CPIT Featured

Come along with friends and family to CPIT's Community Open Day on 25 January from 11am - 2pm.

High Street A National Disgrace- part 135

High Street A National Disgrace- part 135

Thursday, 2 January 2014 12:05 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1037 days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????    Now 510 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – only 1317 days to go before we get told if we are …

Street Art in Christchurch CBD December 2013

Street Art in Christchurch CBD December 2013

Sunday, 22 December 2013 5:51 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Street Art is taking over the central city where empty sections and bare walls dominate the landscape. It is so refreshing to see colour return to this great dark and at time depressing area. I had thought I signed off for the year but this stuff just has to be shared for those who cannot see it for themselves.

Merry Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

Saturday, 21 December 2013 8:05 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Merry Christmas.

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 5)

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 5)

Friday, 20 December 2013 12:06 p.m. by KrisV






Insurance- material damage- multiple events-merger applies

Insurance- material damage- multiple events-merger applies

Thursday, 19 December 2013 8:32 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

In the decision of Crystal Imports Ltd v Lloyds Underwriters & anor [2013] NZHC 3513 on 19 December 2013 the High Court (Cooper J) considered the ability of an insured to recover under a material damage insurance policy for separate damage to an insured property during a single insurance policy period where the property was rendered 

UC business and law academics return to a permanent base for first time since the earthquakes

UC business and law academics return to a permanent base for first time since the earthquakes

Thursday, 19 December 2013 5:20 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

For the first time since the 2011 earthquake, University of Canterbury (UC) business and law staff have begun returning to a permanent base in the former Law building, on campus. 

Paint Color Selection for Small Country Homes: Auckland Painters Guide

Paint Color Selection for Small Country Homes: Auckland Painters Guide

Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:45 a.m. by citywidedecorators1

Choosing color for your room is much like picking your favorite chocolate. You’ll only pick what you like and enjoy the most. The motive behind choosing the color should be to make the space look personal and appealing.

GROUP ACTION AGAINST EQC – Halfway there and more joining every day

GROUP ACTION AGAINST EQC – Halfway there and more joining every day

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 8:58 a.m. by EQCGroupAction Featured Popular

Three weeks after meeting at the Cardboard Cathedral more than 60 home owners have signed up with law firm Anthony Harper to join the EQC group action, with more people joining up every day.

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 4)

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 4)

Monday, 16 December 2013 2:15 p.m. by KrisV Popular




6 months in 6 pix (Pt 3)

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 3)

Saturday, 14 December 2013 3:50 p.m. by KrisV Popular




Difference between Pressure Washing and Water Blasting

Difference between Pressure Washing and Water Blasting

Friday, 13 December 2013 9:31 p.m. by citywidedecorators1

If you are serious about cleaning the surfaces of your house, you can select any one between pressure washing and water blasting techniques. But to pick one, you need to clarify what surfaces you are planning to clean, where will you be cleaning and how long will you take to clean them?

50,000 visitors experience Quake City attraction

50,000 visitors experience Quake City attraction

Thursday, 12 December 2013 1:39 p.m. by CantyMuseum

Quake City has welcomed its 50,000th visitor this week. The visitor was warmly greeted by Quake City’s Visitor Hosts and given a special gift to commemorate the occasion.

The Resilient City

The Resilient City

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 10:56 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

What is resilience. Well resilience is not remaining strong in the face of adversity – that’s Stoicism.

OECD information Cancern & WECAN Media Release for Human Rights abuses in Christchurch raising International awareness

OECD information Cancern & WECAN Media Release for Human Rights abuses in Christchurch raising International awareness

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:01 a.m. by WeCAN Popular

Canterbury Communities’ Earthquake Recovery Network (CanCERN)and Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network (WeCan)

UC to take pressure off the Christchurch housing market by building new accommodation for students

UC to take pressure off the Christchurch housing market by building new accommodation for students

Monday, 9 December 2013 6:19 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The University of Canterbury (UC) announced today it plans to take some pressure off the Christchurch housing market by building accommodation for students in partnership with the private sector.

Gold accreditation for Canterbury Museum

Gold accreditation for Canterbury Museum

Monday, 9 December 2013 10:54 a.m. by CantyMuseum

High Street a NATIONAL Disgrace…..The forgotten precinct….

High Street a NATIONAL Disgrace…..The forgotten precinct….

Sunday, 8 December 2013 9:53 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Still waiting……

Rout v Southern Response – Judge decides rebuild not repair

Rout v Southern Response – Judge decides rebuild not repair

Friday, 6 December 2013 8:44 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

In the judgment released 6 December 2013 in Rout v Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd [2013] NZHC 3262 Justice Gendall decided that Southern Response was in breach of  its policy obligations by wanting to settle the Routs’ claim, based on a repair cost of $263K.  The Court held that the insurance company was liable for 

Port Hills zoning

Port Hills zoning

Friday, 6 December 2013 7:48 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Below is the announcement about zoning Gerry Brownlee 5 DECEMBER, 2013 Port Hills zoning review announced Results of the Port Hills Zoning Review announced today will give property owners certainty and provide options for people to move on from areas posing a serious risk to life, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says. The outcome 

Red zone not unlawful – but offers were

Red zone not unlawful – but offers were

Thursday, 5 December 2013 9:48 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

In its decision in Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery & anor v Fowler Developments Ltd & ors [2013] NZCA 588 the Court of Appeal overturned the High Court decision that “red-zoning” was unlawful but agreed with the High Court that the offers made to land owners and uninsured red zone home owners were unlawful.  The Crown 

Travellers pick Christchurch as a destination on the rise

Travellers pick Christchurch as a destination on the rise

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 3:02 p.m. by TourismChCh Popular

Christchurch is winning favour with users of the world’s largest travel website, who have voted the city as the number one ‘Destination on the Rise’ in the South Pacific.

IAG deploys Exigen Insurance Solutions

IAG deploys Exigen Insurance Solutions

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 11:58 a.m. by IAGinsurance Popular

IAG and Exigen Insurance Solutions, a global provider of core systems and business transformation to insurers, announced today the successful country-wide roll out of Exigen's policy administration, billing and claims solutions for motor vehicle lines of business at IAG subsidiary AMI. The deployment is the first stage introduction of a new enterprise platform for managing AMI's more than one million motor, home, contents, farm and boat insurance policies.

Whos On Our Side?

Who's On Our Side?

Monday, 2 December 2013 6:38 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Today I am meh, not because of a lack in enthusiasm but for a confusion and frustration. The confusion comes from the perceived lack of compassion showed still by some of our civic leaders and the frustration is born from this and the absolute hard slog it is to get positive information out of people.

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 2)

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 2)

Sunday, 1 December 2013 7:18 p.m. by KrisV







CanCERN Newsletter #109

CanCERN Newsletter #109

Sunday, 1 December 2013 7:10 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 1)

6 months in 6 pix (Pt 1)

Friday, 29 November 2013 6:00 p.m. by KrisV Popular

Life: it got busy.

Too much to write up so I'm going to let the pictures do the talking :)







Curtain call for the Ministry Night Club in Lichfield Street…..

Curtain call for the Ministry Night Club in Lichfield Street…..

Thursday, 28 November 2013 4:04 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

 

Frustrations of Building Owners rise…….. Limbo on High…

Frustrations of Building Owners rise…….. Limbo on High…

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 11:53 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1111 days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????    Now 484 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – only 1343 days to go before we get told if we are …

Frustrations of Building Owners rise…….. Limbo on on High…

Frustrations of Building Owners rise…….. Limbo on on High…

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 11:53 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

 

Frustrations of Building Owners rise…….. Limbo on on High…

Frustrations of Building Owners rise…….. Limbo on on High…

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 11:53 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1111 days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????    Now 484 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – only 1343 days to go before we get told if we are …

Innovative architectural projects on display at CPIT

Innovative architectural projects on display at CPIT

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 11:11 a.m. by CPIT

A range of innovative architectural projects created by the next generation of Christchurch’s talented designers are now on display at CPIT.

Work to start on UC’s major new science facility next year

Work to start on UC’s major new science facility next year

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 3:46 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

Southern Response Mass Protest

Southern Response Mass Protest

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 3:38 p.m. by Action Popular

Copied and posted on Behalf. Thank you

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