A sample letter to the Building Consent Authority

MBIE has worked with two project Management Offices (Insurance Companies) and have recommended the following. “Maximise use of Schedule 1 exemptions”  As can be...

Press Release – A letter from Her Majesty the Queen

Her Majesty The Queen forwards a plea for help from the residents of Christchurch to the Governor General in New Zealand. Christchurch residents sent a letter...

Know your rights

Repair or replacement to ‘as when new’ If you have a total replacement policy (and most people do) you are entitled to lodge a...

CERA Community Forum Presentation

If you are being scoped for a repair by EQC see this presentation to see why you need to be very careful.
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Avon Temporary Stopbanks Reports 2011-2019

Here are four reports that the Christchurch City Council received from the multinational technical professional services company GHD in response to an invitation to...

SUBMISSION BY EMPOWERED CHRISTCHURCH/SOUTH BRIGHTON RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION ON THE INSURANCE CONTRACT LAW REVIEW

General: Insurance plays a crucial role in New Zealand society, yet the New Zealand insurance industry is largely unregulated. It is dominated by two...

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE

 AN OPEN LETTER TO THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE Appeal for access to justice for Canterbury earthquake claimants “THERE ARE TWO LEGAL SYSTEMS: ONE FOR...
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THE GREAT RESILIENCE SHAM

 RESILIENT GREATER CHRISTCHURCH PLAN:  Are you sick of hearing the word “resilience”? Has the word lost all meaning for you? In June 2014, as...

Press Release: Christchurch City Council has no answers

The current Christchurch City Council regime started out in 2014 with great hopes for a sea change in its internal culture and amid promises...

Interactive High Court list as of 31 December 2016

As we approach the first anniversary of our protest rally, and the sixth anniversary of the earthquake that changed all our lives in 2011,...

Christchurch High Court Earthquake Litigation List

Christchurch High Court Earthquake Litigation List  As of 30 September 2016 Figure 1: Breakdown of insurers, claims amounts and areas  (Interactive version can be...

Existing Use Rights – Sustainability or a hazardous future

Guests: Helen Beaumont, Head of Strategic Planning, Christchurch City Council Councillor David East, Chair of the Regulation and Consents Committee, Christchurch City Council Audience:...

Empowered Christchurch Inc.

Empowered Christchurch has been extremely active since the protest rally on 21 February 2016. Following on from the submission made to the Local Government...

Community Concerns – A presentation to the CERA Community Forum 20 August 2015

Christchurch is ERODING in so many other ways than the land. This is our request for advice to the Minister and CERA Chief Executive We are...