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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 >>

Mapping volcanic ash fall for all weathers

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 12:54 pm | Earthquake Commission

Research funded by the Earthquake Commission (EQC) has developed a way of calculating where the ash from a volcano is most likely to fall, and its thickness, in different parts of New Zealand. More >>

EQC funds research on Auckland volcanic surges

Monday, 23 July 2018, 4:34 pm | Earthquake Commission

MEDIA RELEASE 23 July 2018 EQC funds research on Auckland volcanic surges Right now, if an eruption threatens in Auckland, up to 435,000 people might need to be evacuated causing huge disruption to industry, transport and people who have to leave ... More >>

EQC continues to settle storm and landslip claims

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 3:11 pm | Earthquake Commission

EQC continues to settle storm and landslip claims The Earthquake Commission has settled 727 claims from the storms and ex-cyclones that crossed the country between January and June, out of a total of 1,042 claims lodged for storm events so far this ... More >>

EQC information for April 2018 storm customers

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 2:31 pm | Earthquake Commission

Homeowners who suffered land damage from flooding or landslip in the April storm are encouraged to contact the Earthquake Commission to lodge a claim if they have not already done so. More >>

How will Auckland’s underground cables cope with an eruption

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 12:48 pm | Earthquake Commission

With eyes on Hawaii’s Kīlauea volcano, a local researcher is asking how Auckland's underground water pipes and power cables would cope if lava cut over their pathway. More >>

EQC team attending community insurance drop-in session

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 2:38 pm | Earthquake Commission

A team from the Earthquake Commission will be attending a community session in Kaikōura on Thursday 14 June to discuss claims lodged for the 2016 earthquake. More >>

EQC storm, flood and landslip claim information

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 2:53 pm | Earthquake Commission

EQC storm, flood and landslip claim information The Earthquake Commission is advising homeowners who suffered landslip damage from recent bad weather to lodge a claim. Manager National Customer Care, Robyn Nation, says the safety and welfare of family, ... More >>

EQC revises reporting of remaining claim numbers

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 2:23 pm | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission has revised its reporting of the number of open claims it is working to settle after upgrading its claim management system. Chief Executive Sid Miller says that EQC has identified an additional 949 claims that had not previously ... More >>

EQC update on 2018 storm claim numbers

Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 11:49 am | Earthquake Commission

Residents around New Zealand have lodged a total 495 claims with the Earthquake Commission for damage caused by the storm events that hit the country between 1 January and 30 April this year. The average time for closing a claim for storm events is ... More >>



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