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.
Christchurch has become a blank canvas where a new Christchurch is beginning to emerge, according to Christchurch’s leading rebuild website Rebuild Christchurch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christchurch City Council today unanimously resolved to establish a development authority funded and operated under Christchurch City Holdings Limited.
Press Release: New Zealand Government
This morning (Tuesday 28th of March), third generation New Brighton resident Esther Perriam has delivered over 550 formal written submissions to Christchurch City Council.
Thursday, 23 April 2015
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.
Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery
New Brighton Business Leaders Provide Solutions for Christchurch City Council
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.
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.
EQC and Insurers postponed dealing with what they termed “multi-unit” claims.
Release by: Canterbury Family Violence Collaboration
By Paul Zaanen
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
Christchurch City Council today gave the final sign-off on the Master Plan for the recovery and redevelopment of New Brighton’s commercial centre.
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.
Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced that Queen Elizabeth II Park (QEII) is the preferred relocation and co-location site of Avonside Girls’ High School and Shirley Boys’ High School.
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.
Several events are happening this Saturday at New Brighton which will see increased traffic heading into the area.
Pages Road will be CLOSED from this Saturday 24 January for approximately four days.
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.
1800 houses still need to be demolished. Houses on flat land due now to complete by mid 2015. Houses on the port hills due to complete no earlier than end 2015.
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.
In March 2012 Avon-Ōtākaro Network (AvON) presented a petition to Parliament with over eighteen thousand signatures.
“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.
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.
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