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EQC extends cap to $150,000 as part of new legislation

Sunday, 30 June 2019, 3:07 pm | Earthquake Commission

EQC extends cap to $150,000 as part of new legislation New Zealand home owners will be covered for up to $150,000 (plus GST) by the Earthquake Commission for damage to their property caused by a natural disaster, thanks to changes to the EQC Act ... More >>

Helicopter drop sparks seismic studies

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 4:14 pm | Earthquake Commission

Dropping out of a helicopter to research the impact of the Kaikōura earthquake was one of many adventures for geophysics graduate Danielle Lindsay. More >>

Calls for change heard by Inquiry into EQC

Monday, 20 May 2019, 12:38 pm | Earthquake Commission

People are saying they want to see more empathy, transparency, relevant expertise, quality assurance around assessments and repairs, and greater timeliness with claims, in feedback so far to the Public Inquiry into the Earthquake Commission. More >>

Earth dam researcher wins 2019 Ivan Skinner Award

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 1:22 pm | Earthquake Commission

Dr Kaley Crawford-Flett has been awarded the 2019 Ivan Skinner Award by the Earthquake Commission and New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering for excellence in earthquake engineering research. More >>

Survey on Early Earthquake Warning

Monday, 1 April 2019, 4:34 pm | Earthquake Commission

New Zealanders are being asked to take part in a survey on what they would do if they had prior warning that a strong earthquake was approaching and what type of early warning system best suit their community. The survey is part of a research ... More >>

EQC advice to homeowners affected by heavy rain

Thursday, 28 March 2019, 12:05 pm | Earthquake Commission

Homeowners whose properties have been damaged by the storms that crossed parts of the country this week are encouraged to get in contact with the Earthquake Commission. Head of Response and Recovery, Robyn Nation, says that although the heavy rain may ... More >>

EQC advice ahead of Cyclone Oma

Friday, 22 February 2019, 3:08 pm | Earthquake Commission

As Cyclone Oma heads towards New Zealand, the Earthquake Commission is prepared to assist homeowners with lodging an EQC claim if the impact is as severe as some are forecasting. Deputy Chief Executive Operations, Paul Jepson, says whilst it remains ... More >>

Recent earthquakes a reminder to check your home is safe

Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 4:02 pm | Earthquake Commission

Following recent and widely felt earthquakes, the Earthquake Commission is encouraging homeowners to check the condition of their homes, making sure that their foundations, chimneys, and tall and heavy furniture are secure. Director Resilience Research, ... More >>

EQC advice for lodging claims following the storm this week

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 11:35 am | Earthquake Commission

Homeowners whose properties have suffered damage from the storm that has hit the south of the country should contact the Earthquake Commission for advice on lodging a claim. Head of Response and Recovery, Robyn Nation, says people have three months ... More >>

An enhanced experience for customers

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 3:28 pm | Earthquake Commission

The new partnership established between the Earthquake Commission and insurers for settling claims for the November 14 Kaikōura earthquake has resulted in quick settlements and an enhanced customer experience. More >>

International earthquake experts meet in Oamaru

Monday, 12 November 2018, 3:48 pm | Earthquake Commission

This month, Oamaru is host to 70 top earthquake scientists at the 2018 Taiwan-Japan-New Zealand Seismic Hazards Assessment Meeting, which is being held between 14 – 18 November. More >>

EQC advice for lodging claims following latest storm

Friday, 9 November 2018, 3:01 pm | Earthquake Commission

Homeowners whose properties have suffered damage from the storm hitting the country this week should contact the Earthquake Commission for advice on lodging a claim. Head of Response and Recovery, Robyn Nation, says people have three months to lodge ... More >>

EQC seeks clarity on ‘on-sold overcap’ issue

Friday, 9 November 2018, 12:32 pm | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission is working with a group of homeowners to seek legal clarity on EQC’s liability for on-sold overcap claims. More >>

Sir Michael Cullen takes up role as EQC Board Chair

Friday, 2 November 2018, 4:01 pm | Earthquake Commission

Sir Michael Cullen has officially started as the new Board Chair of the Earthquake Commission. More >>

Looking after yourself and your home following today’s quake

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 7:06 pm | Earthquake Commission

Our thoughts are with all New Zealanders following the 6.2 magnitude earthquake today. Our first priority is your safety and the safety of your family. More >>

EQC’S Crown Guarantee Funding

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 8:55 am | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission will receive $50m + GST in funding this Thursday [1 November] from the Government under the Crown Guarantee. More >>

EQC settles majority of 2018 storm and landslip claims

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 4:09 pm | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission has settled 1120 of the 1333 claims received for the storm events that crossed the country between January and September this year. Manager National Customer Care, Robyn Nation, says EQC paid a total of just over $17m in ... More >>

Researching high hazard, but quiet, fault lines

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 11:33 am | Earthquake Commission

“Some of these faults have been quiet for a long time, and some have been really active after long periods of calm. It’s the quiet ones you need to watch, the wisdom goes, and that applies to earthquakes too”, says Professor Mark Stirling, Chair ... More >>

EQC to engage closely with new claims resolution service

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 9:35 am | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission will work closely with the Greater Christchurch Claims Resolution Service (GCCRS) to provide outcomes for Cantabrians with unresolved residential insurance claims. Deputy Chief Executive, Canterbury and External Affairs Renée ... More >>

How your home can ‘Be Prepared’ for a natural hazard

Monday, 17 September 2018, 4:08 pm | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission has launched its new Be Prepared webpage which provides tailored and detailed information for different New Zealand householders so they can keep their homes and contents secure in the event of a natural disaster. More >>

 

 

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