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.

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...

Q&A Christchurch City Council

                      A list of questions to Council planners. Answers received in August 2015. Our...

Q&A – EQC Received 13 August 2014

RESPONSES TO YOUR QUESTIONS RELATED TO RESIDENTIAL LAND 13 August 2014 Thank you for sending the 28 questions related to residential land. We set...
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Public submission on CERA transition plan

Download the document here. Submission_CERA_TRANSITION.docx Email to: info@cera.govt.nz

Submission on the Draft Transition Recovery Plan: Greater Christchurch Earthquake Recovery: Transition to Regeneration

The earthquakes and their aftermath have hit the eastern suburbs hardest, so we feel that it is essential to have relevant community representatives’ involvement...

Empowered Christchurch asks Labour MP’s to take concerns to Parliament. Part1

  Christchurch, 16 November 2014.   Subject: Concerns of residents in the Eastern suburbs. Briefing for a meeting with Poto Williams MP. on Monday,...
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Christchurch’s Legal Boundaries in Chaos – Press release

Adrian Cowie, Registered Professional Surveyor, Topografo Ltd Monday 8 December 2014 It appears that speed, rather than accuracy is becoming the new norm in...