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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

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

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

Council identifies preferred option for flood protection

Council identifies preferred option for flood protection

Thursday, 23 October 2014 6:18 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured 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

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

Housing repairs almost finished

Housing repairs almost finished

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

New Zealand's biggest residential repair job is nearly finished, with Fletcher Earthquake Recovery completing most of the Christchurch housing repair backlog.

What earthquake support services are available?

What earthquake support services are available?

Monday, 13 October 2014 4:43 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Four years on there is still a strong need for earthquake related support. However, the need constantly changes as the recovery and rebuild takes shape. Currently we are seeing a need for insurance and rebuild related support through the processes to getting back into your home.

Mayor congratulates Minister Brownlee on his reappointment

Mayor congratulates Minister Brownlee on his reappointment

Tuesday, 7 October 2014 9:38 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Mayor Lianne Dalziel welcomes the reappointment of Minister Brownlee as the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery.

Land Hub

Land Hub

Monday, 6 October 2014 2:11 p.m. by GovtCera

 

Nominations open for civic heroes

Nominations open for civic heroes

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 9:58 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council is urging residents to get online or put pen to paper and nominate their local unsung heroes for the 2014 Christchurch Civic Awards.

Christchurch From the Streets Spring 2014

Christchurch From the Streets Spring 2014

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 2:26 p.m. by Swiggs Recommended Popular

Gerard Smyth (award-winning Director of When a City Falls) has assembled a team who are uncovering Christchurch’s innovations through the lives of every day people living in extraordinary times.

Lynched Monday 15 September - Deon Swiggs and Leanne Curtis

Lynched Monday 15 September - Deon Swiggs and Leanne Curtis

Monday, 15 September 2014 8:46 p.m. by ChrisLynch Popular

In the Know Land Hub

In the Know Land Hub

Saturday, 13 September 2014 9:50 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Staff from EQC, CCC consents staff, Tonkin and Taylor and community representatives are offering information sessions related to earthquake recovery and residential rebuild in October.

Council to consult residents

Council to consult residents

Friday, 12 September 2014 6:29 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Council is running a series of afternoon drop-in sessions for St Albans residents for two weeks, starting next Tuesday 16 September, to consult on the Long Term Plan the District Plan Review and information about flooding and building consents. 

Insurer-Managed Canterbury EQ Residential Rebuild & Repair Programme Gathers Pace

Insurer-Managed Canterbury EQ Residential Rebuild & Repair Programme Gathers Pace

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 2:59 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Insurance payouts for Canterbury earthquake claims has topped $12 billion and the insurer-managed residential rebuild and repair programme is gathering pace.

4 years on. The Christchurch Rebuild.

4 years on. The Christchurch Rebuild.

Thursday, 4 September 2014 5:51 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

A lot has happened in the 4 years since that first 7.1 earthquake shook us awake at 4:35am. The resulting earthquake sequence that lasted with severe aftershocks right through to January 2012 has changed the landscape in our city for ever. The worst of these shocks being February 22 where we must pay respect to the 185 lives that were lost on that day and the many tens of thousands of families who lost their homes, livelihoods and communities. 

Rebuild and repair of Council facilities to accelerate

Rebuild and repair of Council facilities to accelerate

Thursday, 4 September 2014 3:17 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Mayor Lianne Dalziel has today announced Christchurch City Council is committing more than $40 million to fast-track the repair and rebuild of 'priority' community and heritage facilities across the city and Banks Peninsula.

Government focuses on long term quake recovery

Government focuses on long term quake recovery

Tuesday, 2 September 2014 12:30 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Waiting game for at-risk claimants

Waiting game for at-risk claimants

Thursday, 21 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Nearly 6000 vulnerable Earthquake Commission and insurance customers are still waiting for a resolution to their claims.

Council approves funding for further short-term flood mitigation work

Council approves funding for further short-term flood mitigation work

Thursday, 14 August 2014 5:19 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council has approved funding for further short-term flood defence measures in the hardest hit areas of Christchurch and will consider potential mitigation options for the Central City.

Halfway mark for horizontal infrastructure rebuild

Halfway mark for horizontal infrastructure rebuild

Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:30 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Over 5000 red zoned houses now cleared

Over 5000 red zoned houses now cleared

Thursday, 14 August 2014 12:22 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Flooding Taskforce to deliver final progress report on short-term flood mitigation measures

Flooding Taskforce to deliver final progress report on short-term flood mitigation measures

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 2:04 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Mayoral Flood Taskforce will deliver its final progress report to the Council this Thursday 14 August, outlining short-term flood defence measures that will protect houses in the hardest-hit areas of Christchurch.

Who should pay for community centres?

Who should pay for community centres?

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 4:09 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council funding is not in good shape for the rebuild, or so we have been told, with a $900 million shortfall. 

Eden NZ – iconic new proposal announced for the east

Eden NZ – iconic new proposal announced for the east

Thursday, 7 August 2014 6:37 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

A new iconic scheme for the recovery of the east has been announced and made available for public comment on EVO::SPACE.

Access to buildings is a human right, says monitoring group

Access to buildings is a human right, says monitoring group

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:52 p.m. by HumanRightsComm Recommended Popular

Non-Legal Insurance Advocacy Returning Homeowner’s Wellbeing

Non-Legal Insurance Advocacy Returning Homeowner’s Wellbeing

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 5:32 p.m. by CIAS_ Featured Popular

Homeowners with unresolved earthquake insurance claims are burdened down with copious and complicated technical reports and a myriad of explanations amid pressure to make decisions based on information they can no longer make sense of.

Christchurch - what we see and what we feel

Christchurch - what we see and what we feel

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 11:45 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

Last week I asked a question on Facebook: What one word comes to mind right now when you think about Christchurch?

Permanent community facility for St Albans

Permanent community facility for St Albans

Monday, 4 August 2014 12:50 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Rumours have been floating around St Albans for some weeks that the Christchurch City Council is planning to sell off land at 1049 Colombo Street and Caledonian Road and build a community facility instead at 43a Edgeware Road (also owned by the Council). 

Learning to play game of claims

Learning to play game of claims

Saturday, 2 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

You can't fight them if you don't understand them, says long-time insurance professional Peter MacLeod.

Christchurch City Council releases Cameron Partners report

Christchurch City Council releases Cameron Partners report

Friday, 1 August 2014 11:43 a.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Christchurch City Council today released a milestone report on options for managing the financial challenges and maximising the opportunities arising from the earthquakes.

When you disagree with quake repair assessment

When you disagree with quake repair assessment

Monday, 28 July 2014 1:22 p.m. by MediaStuff

A: Many homeowners are concerned, like you, about the standard or extent of the proposed repairs. What is a proper repair depends on two things - first, what is good building practice, and second, whether the repair proposal complies with your rights under the policy.

Stormwater management and earthquake recovery key focus for water management meeting

Stormwater management and earthquake recovery key focus for water management meeting

Thursday, 24 July 2014 9:03 a.m. by GovtECAN Popular

The Christchurch-West Melton Zone Committee will hold its monthly water management public meeting on Thursday 24 July (starting at 5pm). 

Neighbourhood Week celebrates new communities

Neighbourhood Week celebrates new communities

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 9:01 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch flood-proof house tests successful

Christchurch flood-proof house tests successful

Monday, 14 July 2014 6:00 a.m. by Media3News

Christchurch City Council has completed testing of its newly flood-proofed house, and it has been proven a success.
 

The process involves applying a water-proof membrane to the exterior panels of the house.

Transport and Green-space manager John Mackie says they used a red-zoned home to test the technique.

"We consider this as probably one of the least expensive alternatives to, for example ...

Progress on the Cantabrian Show Home

Progress on the Cantabrian Show Home

Friday, 11 July 2014 4:36 p.m. by SouthernResponse

 

Flood defence house-tanking pilot being tested

Flood defence house-tanking pilot being tested

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 4:29 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council is this week starting a pilot test of the 'house-tanking' flood defence measure outlined in the Mayoral Flood Taskforce report recommendations for flood mitigation.

Turning arrows for Cranford/Innes corner

Turning arrows for Cranford/Innes corner

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 11:32 a.m. by ChChTony

I have recieved an outpouring of support since I wrote a short article in The Mairehau about the need for turning arrows on the corner of Cranford and Innes.  

Community invited to provide feedback on proposals for the recovery of the east

Community invited to provide feedback on proposals for the recovery of the east

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 9:42 a.m. by EasternVision Popular

New high schools, a city-to-sea river park, eco-sanctuary, flatwater sports lake, heritage garden park, wave garden, and aquatic centres are among more than 25 proposals from the public for the eastern suburbs that feedback is now being sought on. 

Natural Environment Recovery Programme progress

Natural Environment Recovery Programme progress

Friday, 4 July 2014 9:16 a.m. by GovtECAN

At a forum in Christchurch last night, many of those who helped develop the Natural Environment Recovery Programme for greater Christchurch  learned more about the considerable progress being made across the 17 workstreams that make up the programme.

15 more Canterbury school pools to be repaired

15 more Canterbury school pools to be repaired

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 5:59 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Council commits to build cycleways in five years

Council commits to build cycleways in five years

Thursday, 26 June 2014 5:53 p.m. by GovtCCC

A network of 13 Major Cycleway Routes will be built in five years, Councillors have confirmed.

Insurance Council Urges Undecided Canterbury Earthquake Customers To Seek Free Advice

Insurance Council Urges Undecided Canterbury Earthquake Customers To Seek Free Advice

Thursday, 26 June 2014 8:48 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand is urging 1,500 over cap Canterbury earthquake claimants who have still not made decisions on insurance settlement offers to seek free, impartial advice.

CCC adds elevation changes and current elevation to the floor level maps

CCC adds elevation changes and current elevation to the floor level maps

Friday, 20 June 2014 2:19 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Recommended Popular

Christchurch City Council and CERA have by request added two new layers to the floor levels map.

Cash settlement guidelines

Cash settlement guidelines

Friday, 20 June 2014 12:35 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

• : Where significant, unrelated to earthquake damage should sensibly be addressed at the same time as the earthquake damage covered by EQC. This includes situations where:

New research shows Canterbury’s people still need support

New research shows Canterbury’s people still need support

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 11:36 a.m. by Allright Featured Popular

 

New Muscle Slab[TM] foundation design ideal for Christchurch TC2 & TC3

New Muscle Slab[TM] foundation design ideal for Christchurch TC2 & TC3

Monday, 9 June 2014 5:54 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press release, Monday 9 June 2014, msHAPPEN Ltd, Christchurch, NZ: A new ready-to-build slab foundation system called Muscle Slab[TM] is now available for quake damaged homes in Christchurch. Designed and developed by consulting engineers, Bekker Engineering Design NZ, the new Muscle Slab system is ideal for TC2 and TC3 properties that are to be repaired or rebuilt.

Earthquake Court Approach Misguided

Earthquake Court Approach Misguided

Monday, 9 June 2014 5:46 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ

9 June 2014

Christchurch City Council receives $15 million social housing insurance payment from EQC

Christchurch City Council receives $15 million social housing insurance payment from EQC

Monday, 9 June 2014 10:51 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Christchurch City Council has received a second interim payment from EQC in relation to the Council’s social housing EQC claim.

CCC implements flood solutions

CCC implements flood solutions

Sunday, 8 June 2014 10:05 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council has come up with some temporary solutions to cope with the flooding, including temporary pumps, vegetation removal, back flow improvements. It is also going to pilot a wrapping solution and will continue to research longer term solutions. The Flooding Taskforce report presented on June 5 gives more details.

Housing NZ too slow to build in Christchurch

Housing NZ 'too slow' to build in Christchurch

Sunday, 8 June 2014 8:10 p.m. by MediaOneNews Popular

Housing New Zealand is being criticised for building and repairing quake damaged houses too slowly.

Council deploys temporary pump operations ahead of forecast wet weather

Council deploys temporary pump operations ahead of forecast wet weather

Sunday, 8 June 2014 6:34 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is installing flood mitigation pump operations in the Flockton/Dudley Creek area. This is ahead of a weather forecast that shows a period of extended rainfall throughout Christchurch and Banks Peninsula, starting Sunday and continuing through to Tuesday.

Mayor’s Flood Taskforce breaks back of flood problem

Mayor’s Flood Taskforce breaks back of flood problem

Thursday, 5 June 2014 1:47 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

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Christchurch housing rebuild momentum grows

Christchurch housing rebuild momentum grows

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 7:21 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Hon Dr Nick Smith

Uncertain future for hundreds of quake-hit facilities

Uncertain future for hundreds of quake-hit facilities

Friday, 30 May 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch communities may need to chip in with funding or hold working bees if they want their quake-damaged community facilities repaired.

Brownlee must reassure over asbestos

Brownlee must reassure over asbestos

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 4:18 p.m. by PRNews Popular