"Highlighting the inadequacies of the way in which the earthquakes of 2010-2012 were handled by the insurance industry! "

Understand How the Flat Land in Christchurch has Changed: post by CanCERN

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in the knowIn the Know Land Hub is a new public education space where residents can get information to better understand the changes to the flat land in their neighbourhood and across Christchurch.

There is a lot of work going on to identify what has happened to the land under Christchurch. The Earthquake Commission and Christchurch City Council, supported by CanCERN, Environment Canterbury, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment and the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, have joined together to share with the community what they know, what they don’t know yet and what they are doing to find answers to property owners’ questions.

In The Know Land Hub aims to join the dots for people affected by potential land damage – to help them understand the role each agency plays and how they are working together to solve land issues.

Visitors will be able to talk with geotechnical engineers about increased liquefaction and flooding vulnerability as well as representatives from the Earthquake Commission and Christchurch City Council; view the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment’s building guidelines and information from Environment Canterbury about how potentially contaminated land affects repairs when soil has to be disturbed.

Although visitors won’t be able to get answers about their individual property they will be referred to services which can help or to a seminar series about the land issues affecting our city.

The In the Know Land Hub aims to join the dots about:

  • The processes of identifying Increased Liquefaction Vulnerability
  • EQC ground improvement trials and pilots
  • Increased Flooding Vulnerability
  • Christchurch City Council flood management and local flood protection measures
  • Christchurch City Council District Plan review and consenting
  • Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment building guidelines on damaged land
  • Environment Canterbury Hazardous Activities and Industries List (HAIL) information.


Visit the In the Know Land Hub


140 Springfield Road (Beulah Church), Edgeware, Christchurch 7 October 2014 until 16 October 2014

Monday –Friday, 9am-12pm Monday–Wednesday,  4pm-7pm




Author: Sarah-Alice Miles

Love to write, create and watch the clouds move across the sky - these days in the Netherlands. 'Art allows us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time'.

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