Builders are laying off staff and say they face economic ruin in Christchurch because insurance companies and Fletcher EQR are taking too long to approve earthquake work writes Shelley Robinson of The New Zealand Herald. Read the full article article.
Building and decorating firms in Christchurch say work has suddenly and significantly dried up and they want to know why. Joining the panel discussion are: Lester Bryant who runs a Canterbury quantity surveying business, and who set up the group Cantrades – a lobby group of tradesmen and industry organisations in Christchurch; Paul O’Donnell – the managing director of the Canterbury decorating company 0800 We Paint, and; Reid Stiven, manager of the Canterbury Home Repair Programme for EQC.
Listen to the discussion on Radio New Zealand National – Nine to Noon.
Chris Lynch talks to surveyor Adrian Cowie and to EQC’s Reid Stiven about the difference they see in standards during the rebuild. Chris Lynch accuses EQC of providing faulty scopes around floor levels and alleges that EQC floor level standards lack a scientific basis.
Listen to the discussion – Newstalk ZB, July 16, 2013
Opinion piece by Sarah Miles: http://thechristchurchfiasco.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/speed-up-or-step-aside/
Repairing quake-damaged homes has the potential to lead to a disaster similar to the leaky homes debacle – John Chaplin, interest.co.nz
Quake-hit residents now face flood risk – Stuff.co.nz
Thousands of people are at a grave risk of loosing equity in their homes.
Flood risk has increased for many Christchurch properties. Natasha Utting talks to affected homeowners – Campbell Live Fri 30 Nov 2012