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EQC Action Group wins landmark settlement

EQC Action Group wins landmark settlement

Thursday, 28 April 2016 1:40 p.m. by EQCGroupAction Featured Popular

The EQC Action Group is a group of owners of houses that were damaged by the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.  In November 2015 the Action Group started a proceeding in the High Court against the Earthquake Commission. The Action Group sought declarations to clarify the extent of the Commission’s liability under the Earthquake Commission Act 1993 (Act) for the earthquake damage to the houses owned by members of the Action Group.

EQC and Action Group agree settlement principles

EQC and Action Group agree settlement principles

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 1:25 p.m. by GovtEQC Featured Popular

 

$20m mental health package for Canterbury

$20m mental health package for Canterbury

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 10:34 a.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Release: New Zealand Government

Broad support secured for Regeneration Bill

Broad support secured for Regeneration Bill

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 3:32 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team Update March 2016

Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team Update March 2016

Monday, 7 March 2016 10:25 a.m. by SCIRT Featured Popular

Empowered Christchurch Calls For Continued Lobbying

Empowered Christchurch Calls For Continued Lobbying

Monday, 29 February 2016 12:11 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh Featured Popular

Following the success of the protest rally to mark the fifth anniversary of the 22 February 2011 earthquake, we have encouraged claimants to use the Empowered Christchurch website to push and lobby for the demands made at the rally. Numbers and input on the site are steadily rising.

New trust set up to manage Councils social housing

New trust set up to manage Council's social housing

Thursday, 25 February 2016 10:40 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council has completed the first key step in setting up a charitable trust that is proposed to take over management of its social housing service in the second half of this year.

In the bank - earthquake insurance pay-out good news for ratepayers

In the bank - earthquake insurance pay-out good news for ratepayers

Thursday, 25 February 2016 9:51 a.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council has received full and final net payment of $603 million from its insurers for damage resulting from the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes.

Christchurch housing on track for full recovery

Christchurch housing on track for full recovery

Monday, 22 February 2016 11:30 a.m. by GovtBeehive

Press Release: New Zealand Government

Progress in rebuild of Christchurch schools

Progress in rebuild of Christchurch schools

Monday, 22 February 2016 11:18 a.m. by GovtMOE

As Christchurch’s new education network rises from the rubble, Education Minister Hekia Parata has praised all those involved in shepherding Christchurch’s kids through extremely difficult times.

Pride in progress as fifth anniversary marked

Pride in progress as fifth anniversary marked

Monday, 22 February 2016 8:50 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Gerry Brownlee says the people of Canterbury can be enormously proud of what they have achieved in the past five years.

Research Shows Effect of Quakes And Recovery on Cantabrians

Research Shows Effect of Quakes And Recovery on Cantabrians

Friday, 19 February 2016 3:24 p.m. by GovtDHB Featured

New Research Shows Effect of Earthquakes And Recovery on Cantabrians’ Mental Health

Looking back to the future - River of Flowers 2016

Looking back to the future - River of Flowers 2016

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 1:18 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

It starts with a low rumble that accelerates rapidly to shake us out of business as usual, but how many are listening or want to know anymore?

Earthquake update #6 - 5pm 16 February 2016

Earthquake update #6 - 5pm 16 February 2016

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 5:26 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

ADVOCACY – is there a downside?

ADVOCACY – is there a downside?

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 5:04 p.m. by CIAS_ Popular

As I read the Press this morning and within the first 4 pages of Monday’s edition, the text was full of the many issues ordinary people are struggling  to overcome; bureaucracy, injustice, natural disaster, limited health resources, compliance requirements and in Canterbury the length of time taking to complete and resolve insurance claims.

Canterbury Earthquake 5th Anniversary Protest Rally

Canterbury Earthquake 5th Anniversary Protest Rally

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 10:06 a.m. by EmpoweredChCh Recommended Popular

Five years of despair and frustration. We've had enough!

Quake counselling available to those who need it

Quake counselling available to those who need it

Monday, 15 February 2016 5:41 p.m. by GovtDHB Featured Popular

Release: Ministry of Social Development

Post earthquake situation update from Canterbury DHB

Post earthquake situation update from Canterbury DHB

Monday, 15 February 2016 5:36 p.m. by GovtDHB

Release: Canterbury District Health Board

Earthquake update #5 - 5pm 15 February 2015

Earthquake update #5 - 5pm 15 February 2015

Monday, 15 February 2016 5:15 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

All Council-owned facilities have been checked and are operating as normal, with the exception of the Linwood Service Centre and Library (at Eastgate Shopping Centre), which remains closed until repairs to light fittings can be carried out.

Earthquake update #4 - 1pm 15 February 2016

Earthquake update #4 - 1pm 15 February 2016

Monday, 15 February 2016 1:42 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council is today checking Council-owned facilities for damage following yesterday's magnitude-5.7 earthquake.

Earthquake information update #3 - 10am 15 February 2016

Earthquake information update #3 - 10am 15 February 2016

Monday, 15 February 2016 9:55 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council is today checking Council-owned facilities for damage following yesterday's 5.7 earthquake. Some facilities are closed pending engineering reports; a full list will be available after 10am. The Christchurch Art Gallery will open at 10am today as usual.

Chch quake - what you need to know

Chch quake - what you need to know

Monday, 15 February 2016 9:00 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Second Earthquake Update - 14th Feb 320pm

Second Earthquake Update - 14th Feb 320pm

Sunday, 14 February 2016 6:07 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Featured Popular

Sunday 14 February 2016

Earthquake update - 14th Feb 320pm

Earthquake update - 14th Feb 320pm

Sunday, 14 February 2016 3:34 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council is receiving reports of damage throughout the city following the 5.7 earthquake which struck at 1.13pm.

5.7 magnitude quake hits Christchurch

5.7 magnitude quake hits Christchurch

Sunday, 14 February 2016 2:48 p.m. by GovtEQC Featured Popular

 

Christchurch’s housing affordability improves

Christchurch’s housing affordability improves

Thursday, 11 February 2016 5:48 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Release: Canterbury Development Corp

Deon Swiggs Newstalk ZB 10 February

Deon Swiggs Newstalk ZB 10 February

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 5:04 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB Popular

 

Your Story – Giving The People of Christchurch a Voice

Your Story – Giving The People of Christchurch a Voice

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 4:51 p.m. by RebuildChristchurch Recommended Popular

is a web-based service giving residents a chance to share their stories of how they have got through the different issues faced in the recovery of Christchurch.

Five years on - Christchurch remembers

Five years on - Christchurch remembers

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 12:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Canterbury will pause to reflect on a poignant milestone on Monday 22 February as it commemorates the fifth anniversary of the February 2011 earthquake.

Backing nature in the red zone will pay financial dividends

Backing nature in the red zone will pay financial dividends

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 12:14 p.m. by greeningtheredzone Popular

By Ashley Campbell

Private Insurance Earthquake Settlement Figures Demand Greater Scrutiny

Private Insurance Earthquake Settlement Figures Demand Greater Scrutiny

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 11:55 a.m. by PRNews Popular

The Private Insurance sector continues to overstate the rate of progress of Canterbury earthquake insurance settlements.

Insurers settle 20% more claims in 2015

Insurers settle 20% more claims in 2015

Monday, 1 February 2016 12:19 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Private insurers are on track to settle the vast majority of Canterbury earthquake claims by the end of this year, the Insurance Council announced today.

Earthquake support to continue in city libraries

Earthquake support to continue in city libraries

Monday, 25 January 2016 11:28 a.m. by breakthrough Popular

Certified Builders introduces mandatory building guarantees

Certified Builders introduces mandatory building guarantees

Monday, 25 January 2016 11:07 a.m. by PRNews

MEDIA RELEASE: Certified Builders Association of New Zealand 

Council reaches post-earthquake insurance settlement

Council reaches post-earthquake insurance settlement

Friday, 18 December 2015 5:53 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council and its insurers, LAPP (the Local Authority Protection Programme Disaster Fund) and Civic Assurance’s principal reinsurers, today announced that they have agreed a full and final conditional settlement in relation to damage resulting from the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes.

Insurance claims and the Limitations Act - Policy is needed now!

Insurance claims and the Limitations Act - Policy is needed now!

Monday, 14 December 2015 1:33 p.m. by Swiggs Recommended Popular

Under the Limitation Act insured homeowners only have 6 years from the date of the damaging earthquake(s) within which to sue EQC and insurance companies for compensation.  

Council agrees to sea-level rise response

Council agrees to sea-level rise response

Thursday, 10 December 2015 9:52 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Council has today agreed to a further peer review of its Coastal Hazard Assessment Report (Tonkin & Taylor 2015) and a subsequent review of the wording on LIMs for properties potentially affected by coastal hazards.

Residents choose Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre water toys

Residents choose Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre water toys

Thursday, 10 December 2015 9:40 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has approved a range of water toys and other leisure attractions for residents of all ages that will feature in the new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre on QEII Park.

In the Know Hub to close

In the Know Hub to close

Friday, 4 December 2015 10:52 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

In the Know Hub at Eastgate Mall will close its doors as scheduled on Thursday 17 December 2015.

Council supports locally led regeneration

Council supports locally led regeneration

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 2:55 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Council supports locally led regeneration

EQC: Canterbury Home Repair Programme – follow-up audit

EQC: Canterbury Home Repair Programme – follow-up audit

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 9:23 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

EQC: Canterbury Home Repair Programme – follow-up audit

New phase begins for residential red zones

New phase begins for residential red zones

Tuesday, 1 December 2015 1:46 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

 

Greater transparency for Govt investment projects

Greater transparency for Govt investment projects

Monday, 30 November 2015 5:37 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Housing New Zealand completes 5000 house repairs in Christchurch

Housing New Zealand completes 5000 house repairs in Christchurch

Thursday, 26 November 2015 2:19 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Release: Housing New Zealand

Local Publisher Releases New Edition of ‘Then and Now’ Christchurch Photo Book

Local Publisher Releases New Edition of ‘Then and Now’ Christchurch Photo Book

Friday, 20 November 2015 1:10 p.m. by KeswinPublishing Featured Popular

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Council welcomes Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environments sea-level rise report

Council welcomes Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's sea-level rise report

Thursday, 19 November 2015 1:45 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has welcomed the release of a sea-level rise report by Dr Jan Wright, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

EQC Action Group to file proceeding in High Court

EQC Action Group to file proceeding in High Court

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 9:52 a.m. by EQCGroupAction Popular

 

EQC Act Must be changed

EQC Act Must be changed

Thursday, 12 November 2015 12:47 p.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Recommended Popular

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) is calling for changes to the EQC Act to reduce delays and duplicated effort when another natural disaster strikes.

Home of the Taniwha - The Big Picture

Home of the Taniwha - The Big Picture

Thursday, 5 November 2015 1:04 a.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

Christchurch parade following All Blacks victory

Christchurch parade following All Blacks victory

Monday, 2 November 2015 10:55 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch residents will have the chance to share in Rugby World Cup celebrations with a local parade to welcome home the All Blacks.

The Wisdom of WITH

The Wisdom of 'WITH'

Thursday, 29 October 2015 4:41 p.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

Focus on Community Connections from City to Sea)

Ecologist Says 100-year Plan For East Christchurch Needed to Accommodate Sea-Level Rise

Ecologist Says 100-year Plan For East Christchurch Needed to Accommodate Sea-Level Rise

Thursday, 22 October 2015 5:55 p.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

A Christchurch ecologist says the development of East Christchurch needs to be properly planned for the next 100 years, to accommodate almost certain sea-level rise.

Transition Recovery Plan released

Transition Recovery Plan released

Thursday, 22 October 2015 9:34 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has today released the finalised plan that sets out the path to the regeneration of Christchurch.

Christchurch housing market turning a corner

Christchurch housing market turning a corner

Monday, 19 October 2015 11:28 a.m. by GovtDBH Popular

 

EQC walks off repairs because of frustrated vulnerable homeowners

EQC walks off repairs because of 'frustrated' vulnerable homeowners

Sunday, 18 October 2015 7:35 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is walking off repair sites after "highly vulnerable" homeowners become argumentative, an assistance service says.

East could be the stunning aquatic playground of the city

East could be the stunning aquatic playground of the city

Thursday, 15 October 2015 11:47 a.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

Imagine having a lake on your back doorstep where you could paddle, row, sail, wakeboard or swim, and close by, a white water park, a surf park, beachfront hot salt water pools, restored sailing facilities on the estuary and a new state-of-the-art pools complex. 

The Recovery of Coastal New Brighton

The Recovery of Coastal New Brighton

Thursday, 8 October 2015 4:13 p.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

Perspective Piece for Eyes East Episode 3:

Committee considers tidal barrier feedback

Committee considers tidal barrier feedback

Thursday, 8 October 2015 3:56 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Large scale investigations into a tidal barrier on the Avon-Heathcote Estuary may not go ahead following a Christchurch City Council committee recommendation today.