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GeoNet The Natural Hazards Powerhouse In Your Pocket

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 11:42 am | Earthquake Commission

Twenty years ago, New Zealand’s natural hazards monitoring was catapulted from weeks-long waits for earthquake information to near instant data streams via GeoNet that now sit underneath nearly all our natural hazard science and emergency management ... More >>

GeoNet Data Holds Key To Securing Affordable Insurance For New Zealand

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 10:23 am | Earthquake Commission

EQC’s ongoing investment in natural hazard science including the world-leading GeoNet platform provides confidence to international reinsurance markets to continue providing cover for New Zealand , writes Fraser Gardiner , Chief Financial Officer ... More >>

EQC Secures Increased Natural Hazard Reinsurance Cover For Kiwi Homeowners

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 10:47 am | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has secured a record-high reinsurance cover of nearly $7 billion on the international reinsurance market for the 2021/22 financial year. “We are extremely pleased we have been able to increase the cover for New Zealand ... More >>

Scientists Examine Evacuation Timelines For Future Auckland Volcanic Eruptions

Thursday, 27 May 2021, 10:21 am | Earthquake Commission

Scientists are working to understand how long it might take for people to move out of harm’s way ahead of a future eruption of the Auckland Volcanic Field. “The next eruption in the Auckland Volcanic Field could happen anywhere in the existing ... More >>

New Research Findings To Help Businesses Increase Seismic Resilience

Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 10:19 am | Earthquake Commission

New research has revealed that many New Zealand businesses are left in the dark around how to make their workplaces earthquake safe. “Our larger businesses are doing very well, but our smaller and medium-sized businesses could do with more support,” ... More >>

Earthquake, Tsunami Hazards Captivate East Coast Schoolkids In New Roadshow

Friday, 30 April 2021, 10:11 am | Earthquake Commission

Students at Hatea-a-Rangi and Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tokomaru in Tairāwhiti have been the first to take part in a new roadshow aimed at educating about the risks posed by a Hikurangi subduction zone earthquake and tsunami. The school roadshow ... More >>

Scientists Dig Pits On Wairarapa Coast To Understand Earthquake And Tsunami History

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 11:57 am | Earthquake Commission

Scientists have started digging several pits along the south Wairarapa Coast to unearth the secrets of previous earthquakes and tsunamis to better understand future risks to the greater Wellington region. The research near Cape Palliser is part of ... More >>

Unsung Heroes In Natural Disasters Gather To Share Expertise

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 10:07 am | Earthquake Commission

Geotechnical engineers and scientists are the unsung heroes of protecting New Zealanders, their properties and infrastructure from natural hazards, including earthquakes and landslides. Most New Zealanders may have little awareness of geotechnical engineers ... More >>

New Research Aims To Uncover Earthquake Risk Of Recently Discovered Waikato Fault

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 12:15 pm | Earthquake Commission

GNS Science experts have embarked on a research project to determine the earthquake risk of a recently discovered fault in the Waikato. This is part of an effort to better understand quake risk in parts of New Zealand that are traditionally seen ... More >>

Researchers Mobilise Citizen-scientists For Insights Into Community-based Earthquake Early Warning System

Monday, 15 February 2021, 9:43 am | Earthquake Commission

Scientists are calling on New Zealanders to become citizen seismologists to help determine whether a low-cost community-based earthquake early warning system is feasible in New Zealand. The project, co-funded by EQC and Massey University, has enabled ... More >>

Volcanic Missiles Help Auckland Prepare For Threats From Below

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 10:04 am | Earthquake Commission

Scientists unleashing volcanic ballistics onto Kiwi roofs hope to help Aucklanders understand and manage their volcanic hazards. “Auckland sits on an active volcanic field with 53 known volcanic centres and it is likely there will be an eruption in ... More >>

EQC Receives Nearly 6,000 Applications For On-solds Support Package

Monday, 7 December 2020, 10:15 am | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) received nearly 6,000 applications from Canterbury homeowners for the Government’s On-solds support package, with more than half arriving in the month before the 14 October 2020 deadline. EQC is now working through a process ... More >>

EQC Thanks And Commends The Claimant Reference Group For Its Commitment

Friday, 27 November 2020, 2:54 pm | Earthquake Commission

Earthquake Commission Chief Executive Sid Miller today thanked the Claimant Reference Group (CRG) for its advocacy of the interests of claimants as they negotiate EQC claims management processes. The CRG was established in October 2018 and has worked ... More >>

National Landslide Database Invaluable Asset To New Zealand

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 10:08 am | Earthquake Commission

A new database for landslides will become an invaluable asset for any organisation involved in planning housing and infrastructure in New Zealand, says EQC’s Chief Resilience and Research Officer Jo Horrocks. The Earthquake Commission has been working ... More >>

Less Than Two Weeks To Apply For On-solds Support Package

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 2:38 pm | Earthquake Commission

Time is running out for Canterbury homeowners who unknowingly bought a house with missed earthquake damage to apply for the Government’s On-solds support package. Administered on behalf of the Government by EQC, the $300 million On-sold support ... More >>

Marlborough Gravelly Soil Could Provide A New Understanding Of Liquefaction

Monday, 7 September 2020, 3:26 pm | Earthquake Commission

Scientists today started drilling deep into the fertile Marlborough land to gain new understanding of liquefaction in gravelly soils, and the impact of their findings will reach beyond our shores. Prior to the Kaikōura quake it was thought that only ... More >>

New Research To Help Businesses Increase Seismic Safety

Monday, 7 September 2020, 11:36 am | Earthquake Commission

New research aims to reduce injuries in future earthquakes by collating and sharing what New Zealand companies have done to protect their staff and customers. Over 3500 people were injured in the Canterbury earthquakes by masonry, bricks or other projectiles ... More >>

EQC Well Advanced In Implementing Inquiry Recommendations

Monday, 31 August 2020, 1:19 pm | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission has embraced the findings by Dame Silvia Cartwright’s Public Inquiry into EQC and is well advanced in implementing all recommendations to make improvements across the organisation. EQC Chairperson Mary-Jane Daly says ... More >>

New Law Will Help Tenants Make Their Homes Safer For Earthquakes

Monday, 17 August 2020, 12:09 pm | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) says a recent law change will make it easier for tenants to “quake-safe” their homes. One of the changes in the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act specifies that landlords must not unreasonably withhold consent for ... More >>

Kiwi Kids Embark On Virtual Field Trip To Learn About Alpine Fault

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 12:28 pm | Earthquake Commission

Students from around New Zealand will soon embark on a unique field trip to discover the incredible powers which created the South Island landscape and still pose a threat to our communities. And they will be all be able to do this from the safety of their ... More >>