“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…

‘World Class in NZ’ : Steel Mesh; and Hundreds of Requests for Emergency Housing in Kaikoura, but Hey Let’s Repair the Skate Park and Pool

Kaikoura is turning into the Marlborough equivalent of Christchurch’s eastern suburbs, a residential area that was affected badly during the Christchurch earthquakes. And it looks as if the same, tired solutions will be used in Kaikoura that were used in Christchurch: people are likely to be homed in expensive caravans and mobile homes that will…