When an assessment has been made homeowners are put into one of the three categories (below $10,000, between $10,000 and $100,000 or above $100,000 - plus GST) and eventually the money arrives, followed at some stage by the assessment.
Few of us have much, if any, knowledge on how damage should be fixed, what that will cost, or even if the damage assessment is correct. There is a lot of information available but finding it can be difficult.
We are starting to locate useful stuff and new information pages will be set up on this blog regarding Repairs, Rebuilding and Land Remediation. Links to the pages can be found to the right.
I am most grateful to the man who rang me on Sunday night with a whole lot of pointers to where stuff can be found and who can help. A specialist in building matters his call was in response to an e-mail he received "out of the blue" from me. What a great country we live in.