Missing from this mix of information is the important matter of consultation: discussions on when and where work will start, how it will progress, who will be affected and what homeowner issues arise. To my knowledge absolutely no one from EQC, nor Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee, mayor Bob Parker, the Council, EQR/Fletchers or insurance companies have so much as mentioned consultation. I don't recall the consultation word being raised in any context.
What follows relates to the information available from EQR/Fletchers, however we can anticipate it will also apply to insurance companies' project managers.
From item 13 of the Fletchers FAQ we find:
13. What if I have to move out of my house while repairs are being made?
EQR will identify this requirement and give you as much notice as possible so that you or your insurance company can arrange alternative accommodation. We will programme the works and order materials in advance so that the time you need to be out of your property is minimised.Add to this the following quote from item 3 of the Fletchers web page Repair Process:
3. ... The homeowner is informed of the proposed timing and duration of EQR activities on the property.
Once EQR/Fletchers get themselves sorted in our area the consultation and mutual convenience issues will be raised with them.
For the Fletchers FAQ go here, and for an outline of the repairs process go here.