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Blog update - going into recess

Blog update - going into recess

Saturday, 24 August 2013 8:15 a.m. by avonsidechch Featured Popular

The Avonside Blog is going into recess. Why?

Avonside photography project – Official opening of Thx 4 the Memories

Avonside photography project – Official opening of Thx 4 the Memories

Friday, 23 August 2013 8:27 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Yesterday was the official opening of the Avonside photography project

Fracking and earthquakes

Fracking and earthquakes

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 3:35 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

From the website Science Daily (here). How Shale Fracking Led to an Ohio Town's First 100 Earthquakes Aug. 19, 2013 — Since records began in 1776, the people of Youngstown, Ohio had never experienced an earthquake. However, from January 2011, 109 tremors were recorded and new research in Geophysical Research-Solid Earth reveals how this may be the result of shale fracking. In December 2010,

Another Red Zone rebuild reversal

Another Red Zone rebuild reversal

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 6:35 a.m. by avonsidechch

A Red Zoner, having signed off with CERA just before the 31st of July, has now had the house that was a rebuild reclassified as a repair. .

Home insurance sum insured – Auckland Herald article

Home insurance sum insured – Auckland Herald article

Monday, 19 August 2013 8:51 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Diana Clement has written a very useful article on sum insured policies in the New Zealand Herald. The article (here), Make sure your house is valued properly, is a good read as are some of the comments. .

Retreat Road homeowner graffiti

Retreat Road homeowner graffiti

Friday, 16 August 2013 6:12 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

A lot of Retreat Road is gone now and, as houses have been abandoned, parting gestures have been left. Some are fond farewells and others more specific and pointed. Here are two that have personal messages for insurers.

Earthquake prone buildings – Cabinet Paper and Cabinet Minutes

Earthquake prone buildings – Cabinet Paper and Cabinet Minutes

Thursday, 15 August 2013 7:53 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment have released the Cabinet Paper and associated Cabinet Minute discussing and agreeing to the provisions for legislation requiring Territorial Authorities to assess buildings and for the buildings to be strengthened or demolished. Links to the documents are on their website  (part way down the page).

Avonside photography project update

Avonside photography project update

Thursday, 15 August 2013 6:10 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The University of Canterbury have posted more information about the project   .

AA Insurance - more on the July progress update

AA Insurance - more on the July progress update

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 7:45 a.m. by avonsidechch

In my post on the 10th of August () the observation was made that nearly half the AA Insurance rebuilds had “been cashed settled which, on the face of it, suggests a full replacement policy isn’t all it was advertised to be.”

Southern Response - the use of lighter cladding for rebuilds

Southern Response - the use of lighter cladding for rebuilds

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 8:00 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

If you have/had a brick house that is to be rebuilt it appears the Southern Response may substitute a lighter material for the external cladding. The news release is  and reads:

About Avonside Blog

This is a weblog about those living in Cowlishaw Street, Chaddesden Lane, Patten Street, Retreat Road (and close by) in the suburb of Avonside. Avonside is one of the suburbs in the city of Christchurch (New Zealand) which was damaged by an earthquake on the 4th of September 2010.

The bulk of the posts and comments come from the community blog at avonsidechch.blogspot.com which was set up to provide a source of information and background material along with opportunites for comments and opinions.

This site also contains material of a more general nature, or opinions purely my own, and so not necessarily representative of our little community.

In all cases what you read represents the views of the author or commentor and nobody else.

If you, as a visitor, feel something on the blog is not quite right, or not really appropriate, let me know and I will edit or moderate the material if appropriate.

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