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Quake tremors felt at Pitt St, Dunedin

Updated post
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 at 12:20 a.m.

█ Civil Defence Information
The first port of call is the otagocdem.govt.nz website.

2016-11-19-00-01-26[screenshot] GeoNet NZ

Severe M6.6 Earthquake
15 km SE of Hanmer Springs
A magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred 15 km SE of Hanmer Springs, New Zealand at Mon Nov 14 2016 12:02 AM (NZDT) …

What to do after an earthquake
Expect aftershocks for hours, days, or weeks after the main quake. Aftershocks can cause building damage and falling debris that could injure you.

9 mins ago · Sources: GNS Science (GeoNet), getthru.govt.nz Google Link

geonet-nz-screenshot-14-11-16-at-12-26-pm[screenshot – click to enlarge] GeoNet NZ

█ Check out other Canterbury quakes felt after midnight at this page:
https://www.geonet.org.nz/quakes/region/canterbury

█ Christchurch Quake Map [go to Monday 14/11/16 (3) – last 3 hours]
http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/all

quake-maps-3-quakes-post-12am-14-11-16[screenshots – click to enlarge]

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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Has DCC Delta stupidly bought into another Pegasus . . . . #notquite

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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 at 12:51 a.m.

Why has our Dunedin City Council decided to have anything to do with Infinity via council owned company Delta ? Which Infinity ? Infinity Investment Group Holdings Ltd ? Infinity Yaldhurst Ltd ? And who is Infinity Finance and Mortgage Ltd, of a bedroom at 12A Fovant St, Russley ? Is ‘Infinity’ a front for Gordon Stewart’s Noble Investments Ltd ? We delve…. meanwhile, here’s Infinity’s slow-troubled-road Pegasus.

Pegasus was a dream town, invented by a former infomercial salesman who believed wholeheartedly in his vision. Ten years on, it looks remarkably different. –The Press

pegasus-bob-robertson-with-the-scale-model-martin-hunter-fairfax-nzBob Robertson with scale model of Pegasus [Martin Hunter/Fairfax NZ]

pegasus-bob-robertson-ce-of-infinity-investment-group-with-large-scale-model-of-pegasus-town-feb-2006-teara-govt-nzRobertson, chief executive for Infinity Investment Group [teara.govt.nz]

pegasus-golf-and-sports-club-spans-nearly-80ha-stuff-co-nzPegasus golf and sports club spans nearly 80ha [Stuff.co.nz]

pegasus-town-pegasus-town-co-nzPegasus Town – not the vision…. [pegasustown.co.nz]

pegasus-300-chinese-model-makers-spent-6-months-crafting-1-to-100-scale-model-nzgeo-com300 Chinese model makers crafted the 1:100 scale model [nzgeo.com]

### Stuff.co.nz Last updated 05:00, June 4 2016
Life in Pegasus, the dream town yet to fly
By Charlie Mitchell – The Press
It’s rare to meet the inventor of a town. Even more so to shake his hand. It’s an odd sensation many experienced on a single day in 2006, when a former infomercial salesman clutched a microphone, took to the stage, and sold $122 million worth of property before the sun went down. Bob Robertson had developed property before, but nothing like this. He was dreaming of a town called Pegasus, a master-planned community in a swampy, coastal corner of North Canterbury. It would be the first master-planned town in New Zealand. It would appear fully-formed, as if dropped from the sky.

pegasus-artists-impression-of-planned-entertainment-and-retail-precinct-infinitypegasus-artists-impression-of-planned-hotel-and-retail-centre-infinityPlanned entertainment and retail precinct [Infinity]

pegasus-town-centre-stuff-co-nzArtist’s impression of the planned town centre [Stuff.co.nz]

There was something Utopian about the idea. At the time, Robertson said: “For Pegasus, I’m acutely keen to create what I would like to consider would be as close as possible to an ideal town.” He claimed to be the ultimate test-subject; he planned to create the town he’d want to live in, one built for “the traditional Kiwi family”.

Ten years later, Pegasus has come to life. It’s not quite what anyone envisaged; certainly not what Robertson dreamed. Pegasus, ultimately, was built somewhere between the vision promised in Robertson’s model and a messy reality, blighted by earthquakes and a global financial crisis. The promised developments struggled to keep up with the schedule. What did arrive was promising – the golf course and the lake are almost unanimously praised. But more basic facilities, such as a supermarket, or even mail delivery, were conspicuously missing.

pegasus-housing-not-all-endless-rows-of-boxes-david-walker-via-stuffpegasus-housing-teara-govt-nzpegasus-row-of-houses-stuff-co-nzPegasus housing [Stuff.co.nz] with render [teara.govt.nz]

By 2012, it was clear Pegasus would never become what was promised. Shortly afterwards, the developer defaulted on a $142 million payment and went into receivership. It was sold to Todd Property, owned by New Zealand’s wealthiest family. Pegasus no longer belonged to Robertson. The town’s new developers, Todd Property, are keenly aware of the promises made by its former owner. Since January 2013, about 30 people a month have steadily arrived to live in Pegasus. About 2500 people live in Pegasus, well short of the 7000 predicted by Robertson. When describing Todd’s vision for the town, the first word used is “realistic”. Another is “achievable.” A sharp turnaround from the rhetoric used by Robertson, who sold dreams, not property.
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Other stories via Stuff:
22.8.16 Opinion: Pegasus – a ‘vibrant village’ where people know nature…
10.12.15 Posthumous award for Pegasus developer, Gough also honoured
● 11.6.15 Former Pegasus owner leaves $100 million debt
25.4.13 Todd family paid $66m for Pegasus – report
6.12.12 Todd family takes Pegasus Town reins
17.8.12 Pegasus town developer in receivership

█ Welcome to Pegasus Town | www.pegasus-town.co.nz

Via LGOIMA response to Elizabeth Kerr:
Screenshot of Pegasus Town detail from Attachment B to the DCHL Report to Council (1 Aug 2016) — see Noble/Yaldhurst Village Update.
Highlighted by whatifdunedin, the last line is interesting.

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noble-yaldhurst-village-update-2016_08_01-final-pegasus-detail-p15

Related Posts and Comments:
26.9.16 Delta #EpicFail —Epic Fraud #14 : The Election and The End Game…
● 22.9.16 DCC : Delta deal 1 Aug 2016 Council meeting (non-public) #LGOIMA
18.9.16 Delta #EpicFail —Epic Fraud #13 : Councillors! How low can you Zhao ?
26.8.16 Delta #EpicFail —EpicFraud #12 : The Buyer Confirmed
24.8.16 Delta peripheral #EpicFail : Stonewood Homes —Boult…
8.8.16 Delta #EpicFail —Epic Fraud #11 : The Buyer
1.8.16 Delta #EpicFail —The End Game according to CD
31.7.16 Delta #EpicFail —Epic Fraud #10 : The Beginning of the End : Grady Cameron and his Steam Shovel

█ For more, enter the terms *delta*, *infinity*, *noble* or *epic fraud* in the search box at right.

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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EQC reforms, proposed changes to Earthquake Commission Act

Government was now seeking submissions on the proposals, before introducing a bill to Parliament in early 2016.

### NZ Herald Online 11:31 AM Monday Jul 6, 2015
Reforms to Earthquake Commission Act outlined
By Isaac Davison
Government has outlined the changes it wants to make to insurance cover after natural disasters, including a doubling of the cap on building cover to $200,000.

The Earthquake Commission Act is being reformed, and a discussion paper on the proposed changes has been released today.

Earthquake Commission Minister Gerry Brownlee said the reforms would ensure the EQC remained focused on rebuilding homes and would resolve the difficulties experienced in Christchurch with regard to land and building cover. The changes would also better integrate EQC and private insurers’ claim handling processes and ensure the natural disaster insurance scheme remained sustainable. Among the key proposals was increasing the cap on EQC building cover from $100,000 to $200,000.
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Christchurch quakes 13 June 2011

Powerful earthquakes rock Christchurch #eqnz
Aftershocks continue #eqnz

New Zealand Civil Defence (NZCD)
http://www.civildefence.govt.nz http://www.twitter.com/NZcivildefence

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA)
http://www.cera.govt.nz/
http://www.facebook.com/CanterburyEarthquakeRecoveryAuthority
https://twitter.com/CERAgovtnz

Earthquake Commission New Zealand (EQC)
http://www.eqc.govt.nz/

Christchurch City Council
http://www.ccc.govt.nz/
http://www.twitter.com/ChristchurchCC

Media news:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/
http://www.3news.co.nz/
http://tvnz.co.nz/

(13 June, 9.01pm) @CERAgovtnz RT @msdgovtnz Cowles Stadium Welfare Centre open http://ow.ly/5geid for those needing emergency assistance in #chch following #eqnz

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