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Insured Losses of February And March Storms $25 Million

Insured Losses of February And March Storms $25 Million

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 4:22 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Storms and flooding that mainly hit Canterbury in February and March have led to insured losses of about $25 million, the Insurance Council of New Zealand reported today.

Flooding

Flooding

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 2:40 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Intensive planning used to demolish hillside properties

Intensive planning used to demolish hillside properties

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 12:55 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Efficient demolition of the most precarious hillside properties on Sumner's Clifton Hill.

Urban Farm to launch composting initiative

Urban Farm to launch composting initiative

Monday, 28 April 2014 10:19 p.m. by Festa Popular

Agropolis Urban Farm is building a new initiative to divert organic waste from central city hospitality businesses and commercial offices into its compost heaps. Inner city composting workshops using innovative biological methods and traditional approaches will help launch a new grassroots initiative to transform inner city organic waste.

New Brighton is putting the power back in the hands of the people

New Brighton is putting the power back in the hands of the people

Monday, 28 April 2014 9:51 p.m. by SURFcommunity Popular

The old adage says that if you want something done properly – then do it yourself.  So that’s exactly what New Brighton is doing, they are taking the lead in the rebuild and rejuvenation of their community.  

Christchurch Failure – The Long History

Christchurch Failure – The Long History

Monday, 28 April 2014 3:55 p.m. by HughPavletich Popular

The mongrel political and commercial culture of Christchurch has erupted in to the open.

Canterbury carrying out the world's first earthquake damage-resistant bridge testing

Canterbury carrying out the world's first earthquake damage-resistant bridge testing

Monday, 28 April 2014 9:52 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

University of Canterbury engineers are carrying out the world's first earthquake damage-resistant bridge testing on campus.

Dealing with traffic congestion on the Northern Motorway

Dealing with traffic congestion on the Northern Motorway

Sunday, 27 April 2014 10:39 p.m. by GovtECAN

Environment Canterbury Performance Audit and Risk Committee today recommended Commissioners approve funding for a study to investigate the feasibility of a short-term passenger rail service on the existing railway line from Rangiora to Christchurch.

How not to Repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch Central City. part 142….

How not to Repair a Heritage Building in the Christchurch Central City. part 142….

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 9:40 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1157 days – (since Feb 2011) Do we still own our building????    Now 630 days since designated “South frame, Innovation Precinct” – only 1197 days to go before we get told if we are …

Avon-Otakaro Network welcomes Government announcement on residential red zone lands

Avon-Otakaro Network welcomes Government announcement on residential red zone lands

Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:10 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

“It is great that at last there is some forward traction on future use of the Avon River residential red zone lands, it is time we started to heal the wound that runs right through the east,” says Evan Smith Co-Chair of Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON).

The Other Side To The Recovery

The Other Side To The Recovery

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 6:09 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Recently I have been writing here, weekly, about current events and activities, such as new buildings, where insurers and authorities are at and the progress being made. At times this has been criticized for not discussing the issues people are facing, such as the housing shortage, insurance etc. Whilst these issues are of grave concern, there is also an appropriate time and place for discussions on these and to focus on solutions and outcomes.  

TWO MILLION DOLLARS OF FINANCIAL HELP AVAILABLE TO CANTERBURY COMMUNITY GROUPS

TWO MILLION DOLLARS OF FINANCIAL HELP AVAILABLE TO CANTERBURY COMMUNITY GROUPS

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 5:39 p.m. by Commtrust Featured Popular

Three years on from the Canterbury earthquakes, many community and social  service organisations remain stretched by additional demand for their services.

MBIE guidance for multi-unit residential buildings released

MBIE guidance for multi-unit residential buildings released

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 4:14 p.m. by GovtDBH Popular

Additional MBIE guidance for multi-unit residential buildings released

Need Some Support?

Need Some Support?

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 8:13 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

Question about our future presence

Question about our future presence

Friday, 11 April 2014 4:25 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Earlier this week on Facebook I asked this question on Facebook;

Christchurch’s sizzle-seller to be receive honorary doctorate at Canterbury

Christchurch’s sizzle-seller to be receive honorary doctorate at Canterbury

Friday, 11 April 2014 3:04 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

One of Christchurch’s most passionate business people leading the city’s rebuild will receive an honorary doctorate at next week University of Canterbury graduation ceremonies.

Minister of Educations announcement for Phillipstown and Woolston Schools April 2014

Minister of Education's announcement for Phillipstown and Woolston Schools April 2014

Wednesday, 9 April 2014 1:41 p.m. by GovtMOE Popular

The Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced her decision on the proposed merger of Phillipstown School and Woolston School.

Uretek- use by insurers

Uretek- use by insurers

Wednesday, 9 April 2014 1:08 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Apparently Insurance companies have used Uretek to endeavour to relevel concrete slabs in Christchurch.  I am aware of situations where the use of Uretek has failed to achieve the required re-level.   Court proceedings are likely to be issued shortly.  Any people that have had bad experiences with insurance companies and Uretek are welcome to 

New Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre Update

New Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre Update

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 12:59 p.m. by Vbase Popular



Quake City admission charges on the rise

Quake City admission charges on the rise

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 11:53 a.m. by CantyMuseum Popular

Canterbury Museum has today announced admission charges to Christchurch’s only purpose-built earthquake attraction, will increase from Monday 5 May.

Quake Rebuild Insurance Woes Relentless

Quake Rebuild Insurance Woes Relentless

Monday, 7 April 2014 4:24 p.m. by InsuranceWatch Popular

Quake Rebuild Insurance Woes Relentless

Let’s Find & Fix

Let’s Find & Fix

Monday, 7 April 2014 10:21 a.m. by CanCERN Popular

 

New Alpine Fault Earthquake Research

New Alpine Fault Earthquake Research

Monday, 7 April 2014 9:11 a.m. by geology Popular

Canterbury DHB & Council land swap receives approval

Canterbury DHB & Council land swap receives approval

Friday, 4 April 2014 2:33 p.m. by GovtDHB Popular

Release: Canterbury District Health Board

Community Energy Action’s Curtain Bank going mobile

Community Energy Action’s Curtain Bank going mobile

Thursday, 3 April 2014 11:46 a.m. by Jaimita_de_Jongh Popular

The Curtain Bank is one of Community Energy Action Charitable Trust’s projects.

Earthquake & Insurance Law Conference

Earthquake & Insurance Law Conference

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 4:24 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Pay Outs Crosses $11 Billion Mark

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Pay Outs Crosses $11 Billion Mark

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 11:29 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Pay Outs Crosses $11 Billion Mark

Victoria Street Building Momentum

Victoria Street Building Momentum

Monday, 31 March 2014 2:10 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Victoria Street is one part of the city really coming along in the early stages of the rebuild.In recent times each time I’ve driven down the street it has been different. There recently have been a number of new builds open which is fabulous for the city. 

High Court earthquake list

High Court earthquake list

Monday, 31 March 2014 8:45 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

EQC late payment & Interest

EQC late payment & Interest

Saturday, 29 March 2014 2:32 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Time for a Peep Under the Rug

Time for a Peep Under the Rug

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 6:43 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

In terms of the most costly earthquakes on the planet since the 1950s, the Christchurch earthquakes were the 13th (Sept 4th 2010), 17th (Feb 22nd 2011) and 18th (June 13th 2011) most costly. 

Coddington article is ill-informed and wrong

Coddington article is ill-informed and wrong

Monday, 24 March 2014 12:35 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Southern Response is concerned at misinformation promoted in an opinion piece by Deborah Coddington in the Sunday Star Times.  The assertions in the article surrounding Southern Response’s completion statistics and percentages are simply not correct.  

Tower Insurance loses in Court of Appeal

Tower Insurance loses in Court of Appeal

Thursday, 20 March 2014 5:18 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

The Court of Appeal in  [2014] NZCA 76 on 20 March 2014 allowed an appeal by Skyward against a decision of David Gendall J in the High Court that had wrongly said that Tower Insurance had the choice as to how it would settle the claim and could foist upon the insured a replacement house that in Tower Insurance’s view was comparable to the original.

UC simulating more than 100 earthquakes in its lab to design safer buildings

UC simulating more than 100 earthquakes in its lab to design safer buildings

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:47 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The University of Canterbury (UC) is simulating more than 100 earthquakes on a building prototype to make post-quake buildings safer.

Child Haematology Oncology Centre to be open for Christmas

Child Haematology Oncology Centre to be open for Christmas

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 2:34 p.m. by GovtDHB

Christchurch Hospital’s new temporary Child Haematology Oncology Centre is on track to open before Christmas.

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Rebuild Programme Presentation

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Rebuild Programme Presentation

Monday, 17 March 2014 2:45 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Rebuild Programme. Presented by Samson Samasoni, ICNZ Communications Manager

Top businessman to help launch Student Volunteer Army’s 2014 campaign

Top businessman to help launch Student Volunteer Army’s 2014 campaign

Monday, 17 March 2014 12:29 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

One of New Zealand's most successful businessmen, founder of 42 Below vodka and Moa beer, Geoff Ross, will help to launch the University of Canterbury (UC) Student Volunteer Army’s 2014 campaign on campus next week.

Getting People Back in their homes

Getting People Back in their homes

Monday, 17 March 2014 8:37 a.m. by SouthernResponse

Southern Response is working hard to get people home: repairing, rebuilding or paying them their insurance entitlements. This year sees our build programme ramp up and accelerate into 2015. We are solving the challenges and getting on with it.

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD part 141

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD part 141

Sunday, 16 March 2014 10:23 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Locked out of undamaged factory for 1118 days

Thank you.

Thank you.

Friday, 14 March 2014 4:20 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Thank you.

Has EQC prioritised VIPs, Politicians, TV and Sports Stars insurance claims ahead of the elderly and vulnerable?

Has EQC prioritised VIP's, Politicians, TV and Sports Stars insurance claims ahead of the elderly and vulnerable?

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 8:49 p.m. by WeCAN Popular

Have EQC prioritised VIP's, Politicians, TV and Sports Stars insurance claims ahead of the elderly and vulnerable?! !

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Four: Anchornomics

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Four: Anchornomics

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 5:17 p.m. by BarnabyBennett Popular

“Is this what you meant?”

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Three and a Half: The Cathedral

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Three and a Half: The Cathedral

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 5:16 p.m. by BarnabyBennett Popular

The battle for the Cathedral marches on. It struck me late last year how incredibly sad it will be if the current cathedral is destroyed because the idea of an empty flat site right in the heart of the city fills me with dread. So my preferences for the Cathedral are:

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Three: The River Project

The Planning of New Christchurch Part Three: The River Project

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 5:15 p.m. by BarnabyBennett Popular

by Barnaby Bennett

Planning of New Christchurch Pt 1:The Politicisation of CERA

Planning of New Christchurch Pt 1:The Politicisation of CERA

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 5:05 p.m. by BarnabyBennett Popular

No government was ever going to be able to seamlessly respond to a crazy series of events like the earthquakes that hit Christchurch between September 2010 and the end of 2011. It was an insanely complex and difficult event and the tangled nature of all the little parts mean the development of new ideas and plans and the construction of these is no easy task. Yet, this shouldn’t mean a pass card for our representatives. In this article I’ll argue, and explain, why I think the removal ...

Christchurch Storm Damage

Christchurch Storm Damage

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 1:35 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Christchurch Storm Damage

BNZ’s Future Hub mobilises to help Chch flood afflicted

BNZ’s Future Hub mobilises to help Chch flood afflicted

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 11:24 a.m. by BNZbank Popular

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 9:45 am

Summary of The Marsh Risk-Management Research Report: Comparing Claims From Catastrophic Earthquakes, Feb 2014

Summary of The Marsh Risk-Management Research Report: Comparing Claims From Catastrophic Earthquakes, Feb 2014

Monday, 10 March 2014 4:44 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Recently this item was referenced in an article in The Press.  Below is my précis of that report with a focus on the residential response rather than business. 

First post-tensioned timber building opens in Christchurch

First post-tensioned timber building opens in Christchurch

Monday, 10 March 2014 12:06 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

The first multi-storey post-earthquake timber building using low-damage post-tensioned timber technology has opened in Christchurch. 

Lyttelton landslide and Mobil Terminal spill response

Lyttelton landslide and Mobil Terminal spill response

Monday, 10 March 2014 12:02 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release: Mobil Oil New Zealand

Council and IAG providing skips to flood-hit areas

Council and IAG providing skips to flood-hit areas

Saturday, 8 March 2014 8:21 a.m. by IAGinsurance Recommended Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council and IAG Insurance are providing skips for resident use throughout the most affected areas of the city, following this week’s flood event.

A famous Irish bar reopening and win some art!

A famous Irish bar reopening and win some art!

Friday, 7 March 2014 4:34 p.m. by TourismChCh Popular