PROJECT RED ZONE

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Project Red Zone

Project 2012-12-07 05:28:27 +1300

UPDATED FRIDAY MARCH 5


Kia ora EVERYONE. 

I am so blown away by the generosity and positive messages we have been receiving throughout this entire period - we are so grateful  to you all.

It's been a wonderful and rewarding journey so far. Yesterday we supported the O'Loughlins in their test case against Tower. You might have seen that on the  TV One news. They are a wonderful couple and we wish them all the best. They are going to have an impact on all insurances in this country.

Theraze and I then went around to support another friend Jerry Larissa who was on a hunger struck outside the AIG building - against State. He'd been there since 4:30 am and had rigged up a covered trailer equipped so that he could sleep there. We sat with him for a while together with a TV camera man until the phone rang at around 11:am. It was State Insurance who wanted to discuss his case with him which had been going on for over a year....and he got settlement. So isn't that great. He achieved his goal... but had to go that extent to get it. 

If we go to trial - a Queens Counsel has got in touch with me . He wants to help us on a pro bono basis - so isn't that marvellous. Our lawyer knows him so that was a piece of good news for us as he is well known as a great and affective QC. I am not at liberty to say his name as he will only be called on should we go to trial which can't happen until late May - and hopefully we will be settled out of court before then.

I had a meeting with the Brooklands Stayers group - with people who are staying regardless of what the government says. They are staying full stop!!! And they have a right to do so. Roger Sutton the CEO for CERA has stated that the government offer doesn't have to be taken up so ... they have decided not to take it up... at their risk.. which they are happy to do... and I wish them ll the best... because I'mm going. Don't know where to as we haven't got any money ... yet.... so we don't know what we can buy.... and that's what we're in court for. AMI say they have the right to only give us repair costs for our two storeyed 4 bedroomed home with attached car port and two car garage. Their amount is below $300,000. Our dispute is in the fact that their repair costs are far too unreal and it will be uneconomic to repair in the area we are in as it is a red zone. 

We have to get out by July 31st by law. 

In real terms our house will cost over $900,000 to replace/rebuild and according to our lawyer, to repair our home will be uneconomically not viable. In that case then our house has to be rebuilt to the amount stated by the specialist who built it and designed it. He has provided detailed figures on the like for like costs to rebuild it on the present day market. The house is around 17 years old.

This is our home, the largest investment Theraze and I have made and naturally we want to protect it. 

There is still time for a sponsor ..... until 8:pm tonight.....


...................................................................................................................................................

New Reward ideas:

Idea One.

I am currently re-writing my first novel with the guidance of a Literary Assessor and am a quarter of the way through. If you become my major sponsor - you will be the main character in the story. We can talk through what this means. 

Call me on 03 3298 106 or 021 1875 057 and I will discuss the novel content with you. 

In brief - It includes the earthquakes and the insurance hassles etc...and involves the study of ancient Maori symbology as a key to solving a series of mysterious illnesses and deaths to your relatives. A visiting professor of Indigenous Pacific studies intervenes. He has an understanding and academic curiosity about the functional realities of curses which he comes to believe are the cause of the unusual illnesses and deaths and which threatens your immediate family. The race is on to reverse the curse. The book title is Waiata Korimako - Songs of a Bellbird.

You will also be featured in the acknowledgements. 

I aim to complete it for the  Xmas market.

Idea Two.

If you belong to an organisation dealing with counseling, education, health and wellness or behavioural change - especially if you're Maori - then I can offer my services to your organisation to run a series of workshops on Mauri Hauora - Healing Energies to improve the quality of life based on the philosophy/psychology of Maori symbols which is my passion. Mauri Hauora is the driving force in my novel Waiata Korimako - Songs of a Bell bird  This - in exchange for your sponsorship. Numbers are only limited by the venue you choose which is preferably a marae which has carvings and tukutuku patterns so you can combine with other organisations to absorb the associated costs . Contact me should this idea be of interest and we can go through the details. You'd better hurry though - only a few days to go!!!! And that's not all - I will acknowledge your organisation in my book to include your website and highlight the wonderful work you do.

Call me on 03 3298 106 or 021 1875 057 and I will discuss the course content with you. 

...................................................................................................................................................

Stay well - kia kaha.


Comments

Updates 1

Court Conference

28/02/2013 at 5:21 AM

Hello people. We've just been to a court conference with Judge Miller, our lawyers and the Southern Response lawyers. The judge recommended that both legal teams and their experts get together to pin point the areas for legal argument - to save time in court. He wants to deal with our case as soon as possible so that we(Theraze and I ) can get on with our lives. So here's hoping... 

Oh well, March 5th looms up...

I'm still hopeful that  a major sponsor(s) will turn up.

...........................................................................................................................................................................

New Reward:

I am currently re-writing my first novel with the guidance of a Literary Assessor and am a quarter of the way through. If I you become my major sponsor - I will centre the main character around you. We can talk through what this can mean. Call me on 03 3298 106 and I will discuss the novel content with you. 

In brief - It includes the earthquakes and the insurance hassles etc...and involves the study of ancient Maori symbology as a key to solving a series of mysterious illnesses and deaths to the main character's family members...it's called Waiata Korimako - Songs of a Bellbird.

Your real name will be mentioned in the acknowledgements. 

I aim to complete it for Xmas.

...............................................................................................................................................................................


    Pledgers 105

    Annette & Di
    2013-02-27 20:56:17 +1300
    Ian Cumming
    2013-02-20 22:02:26 +1300
    bert
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    Frida Inta
    2013-02-05 13:19:30 +1300
    Teremoana Wilson
    2013-02-03 13:01:31 +1300
    Lisa rangihuna
    2013-01-28 21:34:27 +1300
    Josh Durning
    2013-01-26 13:31:52 +1300
    Heather & Murray Walls
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    Sarah Miles
    2013-01-23 11:12:13 +1300
    Fayne and Michael Baring
    2013-01-22 21:23:12 +1300
    Chantal
    2013-01-22 16:56:10 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-01-22 15:53:16 +1300
    John Sexton
    2013-01-20 19:52:16 +1300
    sarah
    2013-01-15 22:01:45 +1300
    Glen and Steff
    2013-01-15 21:15:46 +1300
    Emilie Dobinson
    2013-01-15 15:14:26 +1300
    Tracy Gillespie
    2013-01-15 09:22:26 +1300
    Camilo Borges
    2013-01-15 02:40:02 +1300
    Bart and Cherie Hanson
    2013-01-15 01:15:03 +1300
    John Davies
    2013-01-14 10:51:04 +1300
    bert
    2013-01-13 16:37:25 +1300
    Karen Degen
    2013-01-12 19:31:34 +1300
    Rex Bushell
    2013-01-12 14:39:13 +1300
    Sophie Goldingay
    2013-01-11 15:58:08 +1300
    Barry & Cushla
    2013-01-11 10:36:36 +1300
    David Williams
    2013-01-10 13:28:14 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-01-10 02:22:31 +1300
    Steve O'Neill
    2013-01-09 12:46:17 +1300
    Tony Meyer
    2013-01-09 11:44:29 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-01-08 12:43:03 +1300

    Project Red Zone

    Project 2012-12-07 05:28:27 +1300

    UPDATED FRIDAY MARCH 5


    Kia ora EVERYONE. 

    I am so blown away by the generosity and positive messages we have been receiving throughout this entire period - we are so grateful  to you all.

    It's been a wonderful and rewarding journey so far. Yesterday we supported the O'Loughlins in their test case against Tower. You might have seen that on the  TV One news. They are a wonderful couple and we wish them all the best. They are going to have an impact on all insurances in this country.

    Theraze and I then went around to support another friend Jerry Larissa who was on a hunger struck outside the AIG building - against State. He'd been there since 4:30 am and had rigged up a covered trailer equipped so that he could sleep there. We sat with him for a while together with a TV camera man until the phone rang at around 11:am. It was State Insurance who wanted to discuss his case with him which had been going on for over a year....and he got settlement. So isn't that great. He achieved his goal... but had to go that extent to get it. 

    If we go to trial - a Queens Counsel has got in touch with me . He wants to help us on a pro bono basis - so isn't that marvellous. Our lawyer knows him so that was a piece of good news for us as he is well known as a great and affective QC. I am not at liberty to say his name as he will only be called on should we go to trial which can't happen until late May - and hopefully we will be settled out of court before then.

    I had a meeting with the Brooklands Stayers group - with people who are staying regardless of what the government says. They are staying full stop!!! And they have a right to do so. Roger Sutton the CEO for CERA has stated that the government offer doesn't have to be taken up so ... they have decided not to take it up... at their risk.. which they are happy to do... and I wish them ll the best... because I'mm going. Don't know where to as we haven't got any money ... yet.... so we don't know what we can buy.... and that's what we're in court for. AMI say they have the right to only give us repair costs for our two storeyed 4 bedroomed home with attached car port and two car garage. Their amount is below $300,000. Our dispute is in the fact that their repair costs are far too unreal and it will be uneconomic to repair in the area we are in as it is a red zone. 

    We have to get out by July 31st by law. 

    In real terms our house will cost over $900,000 to replace/rebuild and according to our lawyer, to repair our home will be uneconomically not viable. In that case then our house has to be rebuilt to the amount stated by the specialist who built it and designed it. He has provided detailed figures on the like for like costs to rebuild it on the present day market. The house is around 17 years old.

    This is our home, the largest investment Theraze and I have made and naturally we want to protect it. 

    There is still time for a sponsor ..... until 8:pm tonight.....


    ...................................................................................................................................................

    New Reward ideas:

    Idea One.

    I am currently re-writing my first novel with the guidance of a Literary Assessor and am a quarter of the way through. If you become my major sponsor - you will be the main character in the story. We can talk through what this means. 

    Call me on 03 3298 106 or 021 1875 057 and I will discuss the novel content with you. 

    In brief - It includes the earthquakes and the insurance hassles etc...and involves the study of ancient Maori symbology as a key to solving a series of mysterious illnesses and deaths to your relatives. A visiting professor of Indigenous Pacific studies intervenes. He has an understanding and academic curiosity about the functional realities of curses which he comes to believe are the cause of the unusual illnesses and deaths and which threatens your immediate family. The race is on to reverse the curse. The book title is Waiata Korimako - Songs of a Bellbird.

    You will also be featured in the acknowledgements. 

    I aim to complete it for the  Xmas market.

    Idea Two.

    If you belong to an organisation dealing with counseling, education, health and wellness or behavioural change - especially if you're Maori - then I can offer my services to your organisation to run a series of workshops on Mauri Hauora - Healing Energies to improve the quality of life based on the philosophy/psychology of Maori symbols which is my passion. Mauri Hauora is the driving force in my novel Waiata Korimako - Songs of a Bell bird  This - in exchange for your sponsorship. Numbers are only limited by the venue you choose which is preferably a marae which has carvings and tukutuku patterns so you can combine with other organisations to absorb the associated costs . Contact me should this idea be of interest and we can go through the details. You'd better hurry though - only a few days to go!!!! And that's not all - I will acknowledge your organisation in my book to include your website and highlight the wonderful work you do.

    Call me on 03 3298 106 or 021 1875 057 and I will discuss the course content with you. 

    ...................................................................................................................................................

    Stay well - kia kaha.


    Comments

    Court Conference

    28/02/2013 at 5:21 AM

    Hello people. We've just been to a court conference with Judge Miller, our lawyers and the Southern Response lawyers. The judge recommended that both legal teams and their experts get together to pin point the areas for legal argument - to save time in court. He wants to deal with our case as soon as possible so that we(Theraze and I ) can get on with our lives. So here's hoping... 

    Oh well, March 5th looms up...

    I'm still hopeful that  a major sponsor(s) will turn up.

    ...........................................................................................................................................................................

    New Reward:

    I am currently re-writing my first novel with the guidance of a Literary Assessor and am a quarter of the way through. If I you become my major sponsor - I will centre the main character around you. We can talk through what this can mean. Call me on 03 3298 106 and I will discuss the novel content with you. 

    In brief - It includes the earthquakes and the insurance hassles etc...and involves the study of ancient Maori symbology as a key to solving a series of mysterious illnesses and deaths to the main character's family members...it's called Waiata Korimako - Songs of a Bellbird.

    Your real name will be mentioned in the acknowledgements. 

    I aim to complete it for Xmas.

    ...............................................................................................................................................................................


      Annette & Di
      2013-02-27 20:56:17 +1300
      Ian Cumming
      2013-02-20 22:02:26 +1300
      bert
      2013-02-16 09:27:55 +1300
      Frida Inta
      2013-02-05 13:19:30 +1300
      Teremoana Wilson
      2013-02-03 13:01:31 +1300
      Lisa rangihuna
      2013-01-28 21:34:27 +1300
      Josh Durning
      2013-01-26 13:31:52 +1300
      Heather & Murray Walls
      2013-01-25 16:47:34 +1300
      Sarah Miles
      2013-01-23 11:12:13 +1300
      Fayne and Michael Baring
      2013-01-22 21:23:12 +1300
      Chantal
      2013-01-22 16:56:10 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-01-22 15:53:16 +1300
      John Sexton
      2013-01-20 19:52:16 +1300
      sarah
      2013-01-15 22:01:45 +1300
      Glen and Steff
      2013-01-15 21:15:46 +1300
      Emilie Dobinson
      2013-01-15 15:14:26 +1300
      Tracy Gillespie
      2013-01-15 09:22:26 +1300
      Camilo Borges
      2013-01-15 02:40:02 +1300
      Bart and Cherie Hanson
      2013-01-15 01:15:03 +1300
      John Davies
      2013-01-14 10:51:04 +1300
      bert
      2013-01-13 16:37:25 +1300
      Karen Degen
      2013-01-12 19:31:34 +1300
      Rex Bushell
      2013-01-12 14:39:13 +1300
      Sophie Goldingay
      2013-01-11 15:58:08 +1300
      Barry & Cushla
      2013-01-11 10:36:36 +1300
      David Williams
      2013-01-10 13:28:14 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-01-10 02:22:31 +1300
      Steve O'Neill
      2013-01-09 12:46:17 +1300
      Tony Meyer
      2013-01-09 11:44:29 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-01-08 12:43:03 +1300
      This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 27/02/2013 at 8:56 PM.