Stuff’s Coverage of the Kaikoura Earthquake Wins Canon Media Award

News site Stuff.co.nz, and associated newspapers, have won an award for their coverage of the Kaikoura earthquake Stuff’s coverage of 2016’s biggest story – November’s 7.8-magnitude Kaikoura earthquake – has been praised at the Canon Media Awards, alongside Fairfax’s deep local and investigative reporting. Awarding the Best Coverage of a Major News Event category, judges…

“Insurers Censoring Information Provided to Kaikoura Earthquake Claimants.”Erin Brockovich, and the CERA Fraud Case

The website Rebuild Christchurch has re-published a startling revelation alleging that the NZ insurance council forced Kaikoura local district council to censor a video about how to make an earthquake claim. According to the site, the video was designed to assist earthquake claimants who are still struggling after the massive earthquake in November last year.…

Only 62% of Accommodation, 60% of Activity Providers are Currently Open for Business in Kaikoura. And, the Beginning of the end for the Kaikoura Star?

Further evidence today of the continued impact of the Kaikoura earthquake on the small fishing village. It’s peak tourist season but according to Whale Watch Kaikoura’s Facebook page Kaikōura Business Update: 48 – Accommodation Providers (62%) are currently open for business. 82 – Retail, Hospitality and General Service Providers (82%) are currently open for business.…

Steel Mesh Nightmare Looms for Thousands of NZ Property Owners, Worse than Leaky Homes Crisis. Steel Used in Roads and Bridges Too.

An insurance nightmare is looming for thousands of New Zealand property owners who’ve invested in buildings with reinforced concrete slabs built since 2012. There may also be serious repercussions for property prices in Auckland, and other areas with grossly over inflated values, if buildings become uninsurable because of the presence of sub-standard steel reinforcing. The…