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.
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:
Consenting delays in Christchurch are being made worse by a nearly 50 per cent fail rate on building inspections, the city council says.
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.
Judgment: Quake Outcasts v CERA
Builders - Tradesmen
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
Four years on:
Christchurch residents will have to put up with rough roads and footpaths for the next three decades.
Release: Canterbury District Health Board
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.
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 from communities decimated by the earthquakes will meet up again on Sunday at gathering places along the waterways of Christchurch.
Growing Concern for the Wellbeing of Those with Unsettled EQC And Insurance Claims
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.
As some move forward positively, a significant number of Cantabrians still have questions and need support around earthquake claims.
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.
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.
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.
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 in 2015 - bringing life, colour and fun to the central city.
Christchurch City Council has been granted accreditation as a Building Consent Authority.
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley announced today that the Temporary Accommodation Assistance (TAA) programme for Canterbury quake victims would be extended.
Christchurch has been through a lot since the earthquakes. Here's a short video to say thanks.
Council to progress with flood mitigation work while it considers proposed and alternative options for Dudley Creek
“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.
The Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee has endorsed a staff proposal outlining the order the city’s 13 Major Cycle Routes will be built.
Christchurch people rebuilding or repairing their earthquake damaged homes can now get free advice to ensure they are warm, dry and energy efficient.
Christchurch City Council opens consultation on its preferred option to reduce the risk of flooding in the Flockton area on Monday.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summer of Fun, a series of free community events, is returning to Christchurch for its fourth year.
New Zealand's biggest residential repair job is nearly finished, with Fletcher Earthquake Recovery completing most of the Christchurch housing repair backlog.
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 Lianne Dalziel welcomes the reappointment of Minister Brownlee as the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Insurance payouts for Canterbury earthquake claims has topped $12 billion and the insurer-managed residential rebuild and repair programme is gathering pace.
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.
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.
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