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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

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

Judgment: Quake Outcasts v CERA

JOBS builders We are on the lookout for workers

JOBS builders We are on the lookout for workers

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 8:43 p.m. by jasonjackSON

Builders - Tradesmen

Final total for Port Hills Crown offer acceptances

Final total for Port Hills Crown offer acceptances

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 11:36 a.m. by GovtCera

The final total for the acceptance of the Port Hills red zone Crown offer is now available.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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 Popular

 

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

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

Port Hills mass movement decision announced

Port Hills mass movement decision announced

Friday, 22 August 2014 1:34 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The safety of people living on earthquake-damaged land in the Port Hills at risk of mass movement is at the heart of decisions announced today.

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.

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.