The Stapley home, 2 years after the quake
Mon, 03 Sep 2012 7:00p.m.
Campbell Live is in Kaiapoi, which was hit very hard two years ago by the earthquake in Canterbury. John Campbell is at the family home of Jess, Mike, Noah and Jake Stapley – a young family for whom this was their first home.
But this is the red-zone, and the house, and all around them, is condemned.
The formula is simple – the Stapley family get their payout and start again, elsewhere.
But things aren't that simple – not here, and not next door.
Two years on from the first Canterbury earthquake, it's still tough; it's still confusing; and it's still reality – every single day.
Watch the video to see their story.
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7/09/2012 1:50:21 p.m.
I understand the delay because the council, government cannot decide whether to knock the house buildings down or repair or not to.
As persons, well most of them from the start of any buying a house know you have to have some sort of ins especially with a mortgage.
Then the next thing is to have a building ins as well as content ins this will include things like fire,earthquake etc all costing a little more but as owners we have no choice but to go with it all.
Two years is a long time to wait for something that they as ins want directly so they the Ins should be making a fuss over this to the government involved in the delay.
So why is it that we do not hear about this, WHY because they are sitting back holding fast for their own convenience.
Make no fuss and hope it will go away and now the time is coming when things if not done will cause a frantic pull out of a lot of ins.
Believe me they will hold on as long as possible after taking the cream from the time that they have saved in interest.
I reckon that they invested all what they thought would have to pay out what ever the case.
So please persons out there step forward and now make a case out of it together as a mass.
Your right if you have done what I said and taken out the ins as your were meant to.
Otherwise you haven't a hell in chance of getting anything.
5/09/2012 10:41:32 a.m.
Although I feel for the people in CHCH you need to harden up, you are not the only people who have gone through trauma in your lives. I wish I had the same amount of people jumping through hoops to try and help me. My trauma has cost me the ability to work and has cost me more in dollar terms than what I could buy a house for not to mention the mental strain and the ongoing physical injuries I get as a direct result and not because of a natural event it was because of a deliberate act by someone when I did what every NZer wants every NZer to do.
4/09/2012 5:25:27 p.m.
Sick of the banking system, the insurers and government. They say they care but they don't, they are happy to take money but will only give as little back as they can. Greedy humans who need to live week to week to appreciate how demoralizing it really is.
4/09/2012 4:30:52 p.m.
I think its about time a head count is done and all affected people expose who they are insured with and the rest of the nation stands behind the affected and boycott the Insurance companies who are dragging their feet... Lets see some statistics..
4/09/2012 3:08:14 p.m.
I am sad for those who have suffered. I was there when the first quake hit a year ago, my first ever visit to such a beautiful city. But one has to think that perhaps there are others the aren't quake victims who are also suffering and have lost money on their houses at this point in time. Due to loss of jobs and many other reasons, unfortunately it's the middle of a recession and house prices have devalued.
4/09/2012 4:29:53 a.m.
This sucks bad. But I wonder how much of this we'll see around the country when we catch up to the great man-made disaster facing us: over-priced housing.
At least in the US you can walk away from your debt when your house becomes worth less than you paid for it.
3/09/2012 10:21:26 p.m.
Campbell Live - keep up the digging on Christchurch - I am in WEllington, and I usually watch you because of what you do for Chch - they badly need this sort of exposure and I hope it brings some positive results for all those deoerate people who have been badly treated by insurance companies, EQC, govt. My elderly friend, who had her own insured home there says "I will never have my own home again" - after giving up fighting all these authorities, and getting absolutely nowhere. she is just worn out. Some have done Ok - maybe those who just needed repairs - as another friend of mine did. All done and dusted a while ago. But DO keep up your good work for Chch - hopefully it will have a positive effect. IT SURE IS ABOUT TIME SOMETHING DID!
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