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

Come Along and Be counted


Christchurch Still Trying to Recover after 2011 earthquake (ABC Australia): See

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“As you are probably aware by now a protest is taking place on Sunday 21 Feb at noon in Cathedral Square. please read the flyer below and distribute it electronically far and wide. Many community groups have been informed about this protest and the word is going out EVERYWHERE. I am glad that many people on this page are getting somewhere at last with their Insurance claims. Indeed many of you are at long last, living in new or repaired houses and goodness knows you deserve it after the protracted struggles to finally get what you were always entitled to anyway.
However, YOU are still needed!
Although thankfully you may be sorted or on your way, there are still many, many fully insured homeowners who are still at the mercy of this ripoff and its multitude of lies. Many of these people are vulnerable and elderly, they are less able than some of us to fight for so long and have already endured the injustices of the last 5 years. Some still can’t come to terms with what their own government / IC is doing after years of diligently paying their premiums.
We ask you to join with us and many others for a short time at this protest to loudly voice your disgust, support your less able citizens and embarrass those entities who have branded these disenfranchised people as just a “few carpers and moaners”!(See
We must gather together and show them just how many of us there are, who think that the insurance debacle here in Christchurch was, and continues to be,
UNJUST ! The situation is so dire for some of these folk that it has now become our civic duty to Act! Please BE THERE IN THE SQUARE!”  Percy Sugden


Cathedral Square Insurance Protest

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'.

3 thoughts on “Come Along and Be counted

  1. Our Insurer (Vero) is trying to rebuild our house according to the “Vero reinstatement programme” My contention is that, under ordinary Insurance Law, they cannot change a contract or any other aspect of our claim subsequent to the earthquake and that the Policy in existence at the time of the earthquake cannot be replaced by their “programme”


    • Hi Shirley, over the last year or so many of the insurers have just decided unanimously, without opposition in the main, that they can simply cash settlement without adhering to the contract. This article may be of interest to you -


  2. Like many claimants we have been told that we must participate in the insurers “reinstatement programme” It is my contention that, to change a contract or any other aspect of a claim after the insurance event is illegal for Claimant and Insurer alike (a basic tenet of Insurance Law) Insurer must reinstate under the policy existing at the time of the earthquake or be in breach of utmost good faith


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