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Flood-affected homeowners encouraged to contact EQC

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 2:33 pm | Earthquake Commission

Homeowners whose properties have suffered damage from the storms and resulting flooding hitting the country in recent days should contact the Earthquake Commission for advice on lodging a claim. More >>

EQC funds $1 million of research to reduce disaster risk

Monday, 9 December 2019, 2:01 pm | Earthquake Commission

EQC has announced $1 million of funding for 16 research projects to help reduce the impact of natural hazards on New Zealanders’ homes, towns and cities. More >>

BOP earthquake reminder to make Kiwi homes safer & stronger

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 10:05 am | Earthquake Commission

We can’t predict when New Zealand’s next damaging earthquake will occur, but we can all take steps to prepare. More >>

EQC encourages homeowners to register interest

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 8:58 am | Earthquake Commission

Owners of on-sold homes still have 9 months to register their interest in receiving an ex-gratia payment to repair earthquake damage to their homes. More >>

EQC’s important year of reflection

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 11:18 am | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission’s Annual Report 2018-19 has been tabled in Parliament today. The Annual Report summarises progress being made on EQC’s mission “to reduce the impact on people and property when natural disasters occur.” More >>

New Zealand volcanologist joins international team

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 10:31 am | Earthquake Commission

Drone technology developed at the Victoria University of Wellington has helped improve our understanding of one of the most active volcanoes in the world. More >>

NZ volcanologist joins international team testing drone tech

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 9:45 am | Earthquake Commission

Drone technology developed at the Victoria University of Wellington has helped improve our understanding of one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Volcanologist Dr Ian Schipper has just returned from an expedition with a group of international ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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