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Red-zone forest park an unmissable opportunity

Red-zone forest park an unmissable opportunity

Friday, 22 May 2015 4:50 p.m. by greeningtheredzone Popular

Returning the Avon River Red Zone to a large native forest park will improve health, wealth and wellbeing – and is an opportunity Christchurch can’t afford to miss.

Council reminds residents to check sewer pipes

Council reminds residents to check sewer pipes

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 4:21 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is urging people to get underground pipes checked for damage before earthquake repairs are done.

Some helpful hints to help you know your value: Costings Part II: guest post by Sarah O’Brien

Some helpful hints to help you know your value: Costings Part II: guest post by Sarah O’Brien

Monday, 18 May 2015 1:04 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Recommended

In order to determine the value of major items in your home, which will assist you in establishing a fair value when it comes to negotiating with your insurer, here are some tips and suggestions: 

Public Notice: Land Use Recovery Plan amendment to date of review and minor amendments

Public Notice: Land Use Recovery Plan amendment to date of review and minor amendments

Friday, 15 May 2015 2:32 p.m. by GovtCera

The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon Gerry Brownlee, has given approval for amendments to be made to the Land Use Recovery Plan extending the date of the Review from April 2015 to 30 September 2015 and to assist with interpretation of the Recovery Plan.

Aerial Panoramas – A New Way To View An Emerging City

Aerial Panoramas – A New Way To View An Emerging City

Friday, 15 May 2015 1:31 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Featured Popular

Christchurch has become a blank canvas where a new Christchurch is beginning to emerge, according to Christchurch’s leading rebuild website Rebuild Christchurch.

Insurers Settle $15 billion Canterbury Claims

Insurers Settle $15 billion Canterbury Claims

Monday, 11 May 2015 12:45 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

The Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today that private insurers have paid out almost $15 billion to settle commercial and residential claims since the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, of which over $6 billion was for domestic claims.

Public to have say on red zone offers

Public to have say on red zone offers

Tuesday, 5 May 2015 10:25 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The public is being invited to have a say on a Recovery Plan addressing Crown offers to buy vacant, uninsured and commercial/industrial properties in the Residential Red Zone.

Rezoning in Christchurch begins to meet housing need

Rezoning in Christchurch begins to meet housing need

Monday, 4 May 2015 9:36 p.m. by GovtECAN

Two years on, the Land Use Recovery Plan (LURP) is helping provide more land for residential and commercial development, according to Environment Canterbury Commissioner Peter Skelton. The LURP, which supports the recovery and rebuild through land-use provisions, was completed in 2013.

Summer of Fun Events Attract Thousands

Summer of Fun Events Attract Thousands

Friday, 1 May 2015 2:46 p.m. by GovtCera

Almost 20,000 people took part in this year's Summer of Fun season of free family events in Christchurch, the highest attendance in the series' four year history.

Council establishes Development Christchurch

Council establishes Development Christchurch

Thursday, 30 April 2015 6:26 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council today unanimously resolved to establish a development authority funded and operated under Christchurch City Holdings Limited.

Good progress on Christchurch housing welcomed

Good progress on Christchurch housing welcomed

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 1:15 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Press Release: New Zealand Government

Minister vows to hold slumlords to account

Minister vows to hold slumlords to account

Thursday, 23 April 2015 1:49 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Free, impartial advice for Cantabrians extended

Free, impartial advice for Cantabrians extended

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 3:04 p.m. by GovtCera

Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner says the continued funding of the Residential Advisory Service (RAS) means more Cantabrians will be able to access free, impartial advice on getting their home repaired or rebuilt.

New process for red zone Crown offers

New process for red zone Crown offers

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 11:16 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Deadline for managed EQC repair – 1 June 2015

Deadline for managed EQC repair – 1 June 2015

Friday, 10 April 2015 12:35 p.m. by GovtEQC Featured Popular

The Earthquake Commission is asking Canterbury homeowners to confirm whether they wish to be part of the Canterbury Home Repair Programme (CHRP), to allow it to commit the right amount of resources to the programme.

In The Know Hub - Eastgate Mall

In The Know Hub - Eastgate Mall

Thursday, 9 April 2015 4:47 p.m. by CanCERN Featured Popular

Finally, after many months of planning, we are excited to announce that the  is all set to be up and running on . . .  Monday, April 20th at the Eastgate Shopping Centre.

Earthquake Claims for Multi Units

Earthquake Claims for Multi Units

Monday, 6 April 2015 11:39 a.m. by GrantShandLawyers

EQC and Insurers postponed dealing with what they termed “multi-unit” claims.  

Housing Crisis And Stress - a Toxic Combination

Housing Crisis And Stress - a Toxic Combination

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 11:01 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Release by: Canterbury Family Violence Collaboration

Cash settlements in the news

Cash settlements in the news

Sunday, 22 March 2015 8:02 p.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

You may have recently read about IAG’s decision on cash settling customers in the pre-contract stage and heard speculation on whether this approach will be adopted by other insurers.

My Insurer Wants To Cash Settle My Claim... What Next

My Insurer Wants To Cash Settle My Claim... What Next

Friday, 20 March 2015 5:05 p.m. by DuncanWebb Recommended Popular

Many insurers have recently changed their strategy and are seeking to cash settle insurance claims. How you respond to this will depend on your personal circumstances, but there are some questions and concerns that need to be addressed:

Building inspection failures delay consents

Building inspection failures delay consents

Thursday, 19 March 2015 11:48 p.m. by MediaThePress

Consenting delays in Christchurch are being made worse by a nearly 50 per cent fail rate on building inspections, the city council says.

IAG’s Settlement Approach

IAG’s Settlement Approach

Thursday, 19 March 2015 3:02 p.m. by IAGinsurance Featured Popular

Another $138 million for Christchurch schools

Another $138 million for Christchurch schools

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 11:46 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye say almost $140m is to be spent on the next wave of schools to be repaired and rebuilt in Christchurch.

Transitional, Emergency is Welcome News

Transitional, Emergency is Welcome News

Monday, 16 March 2015 1:10 p.m. by GlennLivingstone Featured

 

NZ Supreme Court Judgment: Quake Outcasts v CERA

NZ Supreme Court Judgment: Quake Outcasts v CERA

Friday, 13 March 2015 11:49 a.m. by NZSupremeCourt Popular

Judgment: Quake Outcasts v CERA

MBIE Guidelines- Sarah’s view on the matter

MBIE Guidelines- Sarah’s view on the matter

Monday, 2 March 2015 8:34 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

An insurance policy constitutes the rights and entitlements for the policyholder under the insurance contract. The courts have long insisted that the parties are to be confined within the four corners of the contract in which they have chosen to enshrine their agreement. Nowhere in my contract with State Insurance or in your contract will you find reference to the MBIE Guidelines – they are neither provided for or even anticipated. The Guidelines were

Christchurch Recovery Four Years On - By Numbers

Christchurch Recovery Four Years On - By Numbers

Thursday, 26 February 2015 3:52 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Four years on:

Christchurch faces 30 more years of rough roads

Christchurch faces 30 more years of rough roads

Thursday, 26 February 2015 12:59 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch residents will have to put up with rough roads and footpaths for the next three decades.

Still a challenge for health to stay on top post-quake

Still a challenge for health to stay on top post-quake

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:28 a.m. by GovtDHB

Release: Canterbury District Health Board

Time to eradicate the fruit fly in the legislation – Guest post by Sleazkey

Time to eradicate the fruit fly in the legislation – Guest post by Sleazkey

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 5:19 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Today I want to cover some of the interesting new developments in earthquake recovery technology and a bit of the politics and law involved in this developing science. 

Land settlements put EQC between a rock and a hard place

Land settlements put EQC between a rock and a hard place

Saturday, 21 February 2015 12:00 p.m. by MediaStuff

EQC is arousing suspicion again with its manoeuvring on the coming payouts for flood and liquefaction land damage. But is it just doing the right thing in a somewhat impossible situation? JOHN McCRONE reports.

Old Neighbours Gather by the Rivers to Reconnect and Reflect

Old Neighbours Gather by the Rivers to Reconnect and Reflect

Saturday, 21 February 2015 6:16 a.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured

Old neighbours from communities decimated by the earthquakes will meet up again on Sunday at gathering places along the waterways of Christchurch. 

Concern for the Wellbeing of Those with Unsettled Claims

Concern for the Wellbeing of Those with Unsettled Claims

Thursday, 19 February 2015 3:45 p.m. by Allright Featured Popular

Growing Concern for the Wellbeing of Those with Unsettled EQC And Insurance Claims

Private Insurers Pay Out $14 Billion Settling Canterbury Earthquake Claims

Private Insurers Pay Out $14 Billion Settling Canterbury Earthquake Claims

Monday, 16 February 2015 12:01 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Private insurers have paid out almost $14 billion in settling Canterbury earthquake claims, with more than 80% of all Canterbury earthquake commercial and out of scope claims completely settled.

Almost 4 Years On, Answers Around EQC and Insurance Claims Still Needed

Almost 4 Years On, Answers Around EQC and Insurance Claims Still Needed

Friday, 13 February 2015 12:32 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants Recommended Popular

As some move forward positively, a significant number of Cantabrians still have questions and need support around earthquake claims.

What do CERA do?

What do CERA do?

Thursday, 12 February 2015 4:23 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

If you didn’t know better you could assume CERA stood for the Canterbury Events and Recreation Authority. Right from the top the minister wants the vision for the rebuilt Christchurch to be the sports capital of the country right down to the operational public facing Facebook page which is home to giraffes and cricket.

Civic service for earthquake commemorations

Civic service for earthquake commemorations

Monday, 9 February 2015 5:11 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

A civic memorial service recognising the fourth anniversary of the 22 February 2011 Canterbury earthquake will start at midday on Sunday 22 February at the Botanic Gardens Archery Lawn.

Canterbury Residential Guidance online tool released

Canterbury Residential Guidance online tool released

Thursday, 5 February 2015 11:21 a.m. by GovtDBH Popular

An online tool that supports the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) technical guidance document on repairing and rebuilding houses affected by the Canterbury earthquakes is now available.

Council welcomes cycleways funding

Council welcomes cycleways funding

Friday, 30 January 2015 4:21 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council says a grant from a new Government fund for cycling infrastructure is a strong vote of support for its Major Cycle Routes (MCR) network.

Christchurch Holi is back on 21 March 2015

Christchurch Holi is back on 21 March 2015

Friday, 19 December 2014 11:52 a.m. by PriorityComms Popular

Christchurch Holi is back in 2015 - bringing life, colour and fun to the central city.

Council gets building consents accreditation

Council gets building consents accreditation

Thursday, 18 December 2014 1:54 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Christchurch City Council has been granted accreditation as a Building Consent Authority.

Canterbury accommodation help extended

Canterbury accommodation help extended

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 2:54 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley announced today that the Temporary Accommodation Assistance (TAA) programme for Canterbury quake victims would be extended.

Thank you Christchurch

Thank you Christchurch

Monday, 15 December 2014 4:17 p.m. by SCIRT Featured Popular

Christchurch has been through a lot since the earthquakes. Here's a short video to say thanks.

Signs Christchurch market cooling

Signs Christchurch market cooling

Friday, 12 December 2014 12:18 p.m. by GovtDBH Popular

Asbestos evening for Canterbury homeowners

Asbestos evening for Canterbury homeowners

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 2:54 p.m. by GovtECAN Popular

“It’s so important that anyone who is planning to do work on a property considers the risk of asbestos,” says WorkSafe’s Canterbury Rebuild Health and Safety Programme Director Kathryn Heiler.

Committee backs construction priority for cycleways

Committee backs construction priority for cycleways

Thursday, 4 December 2014 7:22 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee has endorsed a staff proposal outlining the order the city’s 13 Major Cycle Routes will be built.

Home owners offered free healthy home assessments

Home owners offered free healthy home assessments

Thursday, 20 November 2014 11:27 a.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Christchurch people rebuilding or repairing their earthquake damaged homes can now get free advice to ensure they are warm, dry and energy efficient.

Three summer pools make a comeback

Three summer pools make a comeback

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 9:12 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

Television Series To Support Insurance Information

Television Series To Support Insurance Information

Friday, 31 October 2014 3:30 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Featured Popular

Rebuild Christchurch is partnering with CTV to run a 2-part series that takes us behind the scenes on the residential rebuild in Canterbury. “Covered - restoring our community” looks at how things are progressing post-quake and seeks to get the answers people are wanting on rebuild and insurance matters.

CTV News - EQC Declaratory Judgement

CTV News - EQC Declaratory Judgement

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 9:12 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

CTV News - Monday 20th October 2014

CTV News - Monday 20th October 2014

Monday, 20 October 2014 7:44 p.m. by MediaCTV

Summer of Fun returns for its fourth year

Summer of Fun returns for its fourth year

Monday, 20 October 2014 4:16 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Summer of Fun, a series of free community events, is returning to Christchurch for its fourth year.

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

New asbestos website launched for homeowners in Canterbury

New asbestos website launched for homeowners in Canterbury

Friday, 17 October 2014 5:28 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: CHER