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Supporting CanCERN’s letter to Minister Brownlee

A number of community groups have sent e-mails to Minister Brownlee supporting CanCERN’s letter. Click the link to see our e-mail sent yesterday to Minister Brownlee. A copy of the e-mail was also sent to MP Nicky Wagner, who seems to have disappeared from the radar over these issues which affect much of her electorate.

Dear Minister Brownlee

Yesterday CanCERN wrote to Minister Brownlee in response to his appearance on Campbell Live earlier this week.  Hon. Gerry Brownlee
Minister of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery
22 May 2013Dear Minister Brownlee Firstly we would like to thank you for conducting the Campbell Live interview on Monday 20 May regarding the resident’s plight with the Earthquake Commission. Acknowledging their voice is the first step towards resolving issues. You mentioned in your interview that you had heard the issues but not the solutions. We found this statement disappointing because CanCERN has on numerous occasions tried to engage you in solution focused discussions regarding EQC. We would once again invite that opportunity and have reiterated the areas which have consistently been of most concern and the solutions that have come directly from the residents most impacted by EQC’s delivery of service. Prioritising the vulnerable the issueMany elderly, sick and vulnerable people are still waiting to be id…

EQC drilling update

EQC have updated information on their drilling programmehere. The information covers:Major drilling program completed Shallow geotechnical investigations (useful for those who don’t need a major geotechnical investigation).Accessing a copy of the shallow geotechnical investigation findings.

Red Zone meetings – urgent message

The following is from Leanne Curtis of CanCERN. If you are a Red Zoner and haven’t attended one of CERA’s Red Zone meetings please read.This is a very quick summary of the Red Zone Workshops which were held yesterday, Monday 20 May. There are two further planned workshops TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY 22 MAY at 1pm and 6.30pm.If you have not yet registered and would like to please ring:0800 RING CERA (0800 7464 2372). Registration is essential to cater for seating. (If you are unable to attend one of the workshops and you are concerned that you may not be able to meet your settlement date, you can call 0800 RING CERA (0800 7464 2372) to discuss your concerns.)The feedback from attendees has been positive and the phrase 'useful' was the most common. The workshop is mostly focused on the small group discussion/workshopping although there is an overview of the offer, deadlines and support services. The main questions relate to why exactly you have had issues with settling and vacating and …