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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 Popular

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

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 Popular

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 Popular

 

Last Chance to Comment on Proposals for the East

Last Chance to Comment on Proposals for the East

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 8:48 a.m. by EasternVision Popular

Nominations open for civic heroes

Nominations open for civic heroes

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

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

Major intersection works this weekend – Aldwins/Linwood/Buckleys Road

Major intersection works this weekend – Aldwins/Linwood/Buckleys Road

Friday, 12 September 2014 8:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Road users are advised that after 9am Friday 12th September major intersection work will commence until Sunday 14th September at the Aldwins/Linwood/Buckleys Road intersection.

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.

Community to recommend location for Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

Community to recommend location for Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 3:32 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

A community advisory group formed to consider a site for a new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre in north east Christchurch has finalised its recommendations for a preferred site for the facility.

Council to fund emergency housing project with City Mission

Council to fund emergency housing project with City Mission

Thursday, 14 August 2014 5:09 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council will help fund a collaborative project with Christchurch City Mission and the Government to address emergency housing needs in Canterbury.

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.

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?

Learning to play game of claims

Learning to play game of claims

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

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 Popular

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

Progress on the Cantabrian Show Home

Progress on the Cantabrian Show Home

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