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Fabulous Job Avaaz

Fabulous Job Avaaz

Monday, 14 December 2015 8:38 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

For those of you not familiar with Avaaz it is a 42-million-person global campaign network that works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people shape global decision-making. (“Avaaz” means “voice” or “song” in many languages.) Avaaz members live …

In The Know Hub to close

In The Know Hub to close

Sunday, 6 December 2015 8:16 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

The In The Know Hub at Eastgate Mall will close its doors as scheduled on Thursday 17th December 2015.

Be sure to fill this in….What’s your Experience

Be sure to fill this in….What’s your Experience

Saturday, 5 December 2015 10:20 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Despite the Insurance Council CEO, Tim Grafton’s recent comments, see http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/call-for-cantabrian-tales-of-earthquake-insurance/  about the insurers being well aware of their strengths and weaknesses it is critical that we as an affected population make sure they fill out this survey so the results can …

For a locally led recovery

For a locally led recovery

Thursday, 3 December 2015 11:26 p.m. by MakingChristchurch

Public invited to farewell UCSA building

Public invited to farewell UCSA building

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 4:43 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

For more than 40 years the University of Canterbury Students’ Association building has been a hub of student life, housing a radio station,magazinebars, a restaurant, and even a cat called Bentley.

Media statement in response to The Press

Media statement in response to The Press

Sunday, 29 November 2015 9:30 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

The following media statement was provided to The Press on 27th November 2015, in response to questions about the findings of a survey conducted in 2014.

Government Responsibility – Insurance and Climate Change

Government Responsibility – Insurance and Climate Change

Sunday, 29 November 2015 10:48 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

This Saturday I participated in the climate change protest in Christchurch City. It was great to see the thousands who attended. I was struck by the difference in the crowd between climate change protestors who were out in force and …

For a Locally Led Recovery: Change the Bill

For a Locally Led Recovery: Change the Bill

Friday, 27 November 2015 1:47 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

In April 2016, the legislation that enabled the creation of legally binding recovery plans and ministerial leadership over the post-quake recovery of Christchurch finishes. 

UC funding agreement varied

UC funding agreement varied

Thursday, 26 November 2015 4:59 p.m. by CantyMuseum Popular

The University of Canterbury and the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Hon Steven Joyce have agreed to vary the funding agreement for the University of Canterbury signed 15 September 2014.

Small victories worth celebrating

Small victories worth celebrating

Sunday, 22 November 2015 11:25 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

It's good to see a positive story in The Press about the rebuild, featuring one of our main contractors, Mike Greer Homes.

Local Publisher Releases New Edition of ‘Then and Now’ Christchurch Photo Book

Local Publisher Releases New Edition of ‘Then and Now’ Christchurch Photo Book

Friday, 20 November 2015 1:10 p.m. by KeswinPublishing Featured Popular

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The end of Lorraines rebuild journey

The end of Lorraine's rebuild journey

Friday, 20 November 2015 3:31 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Lorraine's rebuild journey comes to an end this month as she moves into her new Jennian-built home. In the below video, Lorraine shares the final chapter of her rebuild story.

Launch of Beach Accessible Wheelchairs in New Brighton

Launch of Beach Accessible Wheelchairs in New Brighton

Thursday, 19 November 2015 1:07 p.m. by SURF New Brighton Featured Popular

 

Insurance Council welcomes Commissioner’s report on sea level rise

Insurance Council welcomes Commissioner’s report on sea level rise

Thursday, 19 November 2015 1:03 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand welcomes the Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright’s report on sea-level rise released today.

EQC Action Group to file proceeding in High Court

EQC Action Group to file proceeding in High Court

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 9:52 a.m. by EQCGroupAction Popular

 

EQC Action Group to File Proceedings

EQC Action Group to File Proceedings

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 8:36 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Tuesday 17 November 2015 EQC Action Group to file proceeding in High Court A group of 150 Canterbury homeowners known as the EQC Action Group will file a legal proceeding in the High Court against the Earthquake Commission (EQC) today. …

Nourishing body and Soul

Nourishing body and Soul

Thursday, 12 November 2015 9:21 p.m. by MakingChristchurch

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch

How not to repair a Heritage Building in Christchurch

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 8:41 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

Hot off the Press… Notification that the South Frame details have been announced.  (The ones that have been sitting on the ministers desk for over 6 months….. Link here:  http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/73878366/south-frame-details-and-drawings-revealed “The powers that be” have finally released the South Frame …

Leave no-one behind’ essential in emergency response - Human Rights Commission

Leave no-one behind’ essential in emergency response - Human Rights Commission

Thursday, 5 November 2015 4:07 p.m. by HumanRightsComm Recommended Popular

The participation and empowerment of people  affected by national emergencies in decision making are two key principles the Human Rights Commission wants to see underpinning Parliament’s legislative response to future national emergencies.

Home of the Taniwha - The Big Picture

Home of the Taniwha - The Big Picture

Thursday, 5 November 2015 1:04 a.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

EQC and its legal costs

EQC and its legal costs

Wednesday, 4 November 2015 12:00 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

This morning National Radio (Morning Report) broadcast an interview I did with Conan Young about the amount paid by EQC for legal costs in relation to Christchurch earthquake claims.  In information released under the OIA EQC disclosed that the legal costs have been $23.6M.  In 2014 the legal costs were $7.4M.  These numbers do not include amounts paid by EQC for legal costs of homeowners.  The interview was broken into 2 parts.  Here is the link to part 1 and here is the link to part 2.

Southern Response chairman Ross Butler in new rebuild role

Southern Response chairman Ross Butler in new rebuild role

Friday, 30 October 2015 2:18 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

An announcement has been made this morning by Minister of Finance Bill English and Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee that our Southern Response Board Chair, Ross Butler, has been appointed as Chair to the new and highly anticipated entity provisionally named .

UC academic to be awarded for earthquake research at international conference

UC academic to be awarded for earthquake research at international conference

Thursday, 29 October 2015 4:13 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

University of Canterbury Associate Professor in Earthquake Engineering Brendon Bradley will receive the TC203 Young Researcher Award at the premier conference in his discipline, which is being held in New Zealand for the first time next month.

Newsletter #8

Newsletter #8

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 4:46 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Here is the link to EQC and Insurance newsletter from Grant Shand Barristers & Solicitors

The journey so far

The journey so far

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 12:55 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

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Eight seconds that changed an earthquake engineer’s life

Eight seconds that changed an earthquake engineer’s life

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 11:36 a.m. by PRNews Popular

 

High Court Earthquake List stats

High Court Earthquake List stats

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 10:07 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

The Christchurch High currently operates a special list to deal with earthquake cases.  Here are some stats from a recent Law Society presentation. 

Residential Advisory Service (RAS) – 30 minutes of free legal advice

Residential Advisory Service (RAS) – 30 minutes of free legal advice

Monday, 26 October 2015 10:24 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Having trouble settling your insurance claim? Don’t know what to do next? Need help?

6 year limitation- sue or no money

6 year limitation- sue or no money

Monday, 26 October 2015 1:14 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

Under the Limitation Act insured homeowners only have 6 years from the date of the damaging earthquake(s) within which to sue EQC and insurance companies for compensation.  If homeowners do not sue then the claim(s) for money are no longer enforceable.  So EQC and insurers will escape without paying.  For houses and land damaged in the earthquake(s) on 4 September 2010 court proceedings must be filed  by 3 September 2016.  That date is fast approaching.  Once the limitation period has expired th ...

EQC land claims

EQC land claims

Monday, 26 October 2015 12:19 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

As well as covering buildings EQC also covers damage to residential land.  Homeowners need to progress these claims now.  These claims expire if the homeowner does not sue EQC within 6 years of the land damage.  The primary claim is for the cost to restore/remediate the land.  Do not believe EQC when it tells you that it only needs to pay a difference in value of the land between now and before the earthquakes. EQCover for land is limited to land that is within the property boundary – and includ ...

A call for Cantabrians to recognise everyday heroes

A call for Cantabrians to recognise everyday heroes

Friday, 23 October 2015 12:09 p.m. by SCAPE Christchurch Biennial Popular

A new project is giving Cantabrians a unique opportunity to thank someone who has helped or been kind to them.

Todays Annual Public Meeting

Today's Annual Public Meeting

Friday, 23 October 2015 3:23 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Our Annual Public Meeting was held today at Addington Events Centre.

Changes for Government housing support in Christchurch

Changes for Government housing support in Christchurch

Thursday, 15 October 2015 3:46 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Today, an announcement has been made that the focus of the Government’s housing support in Christchurch is changing.

Christchurch housing response changes gear

Christchurch housing response changes gear

Thursday, 15 October 2015 3:46 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Today, an announcement has been made that the focus of the Government’s housing support in Christchurch is changing.

Bad building video

Bad building video

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 7:10 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

here is a link to a story and video about bad building work – particularly of foundations.

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchuch CBD, Part 167….

How not to repair a Heritage Building in the Christchuch CBD, Part 167….

Monday, 12 October 2015 7:37 p.m. by ShakyTownBlues Popular

So, whats new in Lower High Street….. 

Data Manipulation, IFV and ILV – Guest blog by Adrian Cowie

Data Manipulation, IFV and ILV – Guest blog by Adrian Cowie

Monday, 12 October 2015 1:50 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

MBIE took levels on the floors of newly built house slabs around New Zealand.  The largest height difference was 22mm, the smallest 11mm.  The average was 16mm in height. MBIE then ‘set’ the magical figure at 50mm.  Over 3 times …

Data Manipulation, IFV and ILV – Guest blog by concerned citizen

Data Manipulation, IFV and ILV – Guest blog by concerned citizen

Monday, 12 October 2015 1:50 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

MBIE took levels on the floors of newly built house slabs around New Zealand.  The largest height difference was 22mm, the smallest 11mm.  The average was 16mm in height. MBIE then ‘set’ the magical figure at 50mm.  Over 3 times …

Port Hills rebuild story

Port Hills rebuild story

Friday, 9 October 2015 12:02 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

The following article, published in on Wednesday this week, details the rebuild journey of the Jarman family who are now settled into their Port Hills home.

Lladro claim fails against AA Insurance

Lladro claim fails against AA Insurance

Thursday, 8 October 2015 5:41 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers Popular

In Newberry v AA Insurance Ltd [2015] NZHC 2457  the High Court (Nation J) on 8 October 2015 considered a claim by Brian Newberry about 30 Lladro figurines damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes that had a replacement value of $210,065.  The problem for Mr Newberry was that his insurance policy had a limit for “works of art” of $5000 per item with a total of $20,000, unless the items were separately specified in the insurance policy schedule.  Unfortunately, he did not specify the L ...

An Important Tool to Test Earthquake Tolerance

An Important Tool to Test Earthquake Tolerance

Monday, 5 October 2015 1:42 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: Praxis Communications

UC Alumnus helps save historic telescope

UC Alumnus helps save historic telescope

Monday, 5 October 2015 1:27 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity Featured Popular

 

Southern Response e-newsletter #10

Southern Response e-newsletter #10

Thursday, 1 October 2015 3:31 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Click  to view our e-newsletter #10, released today.

New heritage videos

New heritage videos

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

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 Popular

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.