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EQC-funded heavy-duty drones benefit scientists

Monday, 9 September 2019, 9:09 am | Earthquake Commission

Heavy-duty drones and monitoring equipment developed with EQC funding by a Wellington research team is starting to have an impact far beyond New Zealand shores in tough volcanic conditions around the Pacific. More >>

EQC advice to homeowners affected by the Tūrangi earthquakes

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 12:39 pm | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission is encouraging homeowners whose properties may have been damaged by last night’s Tūrangi earthquakes to get in contact about lodging a claim. More >>

New Zealanders keen for an earthquake early warning system

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 11:05 am | Earthquake Commission

New Zealanders have welcomed the idea of an early warning system for earthquakes so they can be mentally prepared, as well as drop, cover and hold in the moments before major shaking occurs. More >>

EQC and Shine Lawyers reach agreement with ‘test case’

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 12:03 pm | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission and Shine Lawyers are delighted to announce that EQC has reached an agreement with the Gibling family, agreeing to cover the cost of repairs of remaining earthquake damage on their property. More >>

Students go on volcano field trip without leaving classroom

Monday, 19 August 2019, 1:42 pm | Earthquake Commission

Thousands of New Zealand students will this week be taking a peek into active volcanic craters without having to leave the safety of their classrooms. More >>

Students go on volcano field trip without leaving classroom

Monday, 19 August 2019, 12:55 pm | Earthquake Commission

Thousands of New Zealand students will this week be taking a peek into active volcanic craters without having to leave the safety of their classrooms. More >>

New prospects for owners of Canterbury on-sold property

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 3:34 pm | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission has welcomed today’s announcement by the Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission, Hon Grant Robertson and Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Hon Megan Woods. More >>

NZ to have world-leading natural hazard risk modelling tool

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 1:42 pm | Earthquake Commission

EQC, GNS Science and NIWA have joined forces to further develop world-leading natural hazards risk modelling for New Zealand. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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