The eighty claimants who suffered property damage want $10 million.
The increase was finalised on Thursday.
"I've got a really good job and good tenant references - so he's missing out."
Fire and Emergency are still investigating how the fire began.
Three fire crews were called to Vivian St in Burwood on Tuesday night.
The demonstration came after Bathurst Coal applied to expand the Canterbury Coal Mine.
Experts are checking for mould growth after a flood inside Christchurch's new, unopened $500m hospital building.
With no public funding, it could be closed.
Two are critically injured and six others have been hospitalised.