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EQC Allocates $3m To Country’s Top Scientists For Natural Hazards Research

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 1:03 pm | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is launching a revamped $3 million University Research Programme to support EQC’s aim of building New Zealand’s resilience to natural hazards. From today, the programme will fund eight leading scientists at Auckland, ... More >>

More Time For Canterbury Homeowners To Get Funding For Earthquake Repairs

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 4:03 pm | Earthquake Commission

Canterbury homeowners of on-sold, over-cap properties are being urged to apply for financial help to repair earthquake damage, and now they have an extra two months to apply. The deadline has been extended to 14 October 2020 for people who purchased ... More >>

EQC Successfully Renews New Zealand $6.2b Reinsurance Programme

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 10:24 am | Earthquake Commission

EQC has successfully renewed its $6.2 billion reinsurance programme for the forthcoming year. “International reinsurers have again shown their ongoing confidence in New Zealand and the Earthquake Commission with this year’s agreement which commenced ... More >>

‘A Lot On Our Plates’ – Kiwis Invited To Take Part In New Campaign

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 11:26 am | Earthquake Commission

Aotearoa New Zealand is a land shaped by immense plate boundary forces. Now, a new education campaign wants to make Kiwis more aware about the risk those forces pose and encourage them to take steps to be better prepared for the next earthquake or ... More >>

EQC Apologises For The Unintended Release Of Claims Information

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 12:00 pm | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission today apologises unreservedly to customers whose claims information was unintentionally shared with one of its customers and their lawyer. Chief Executive Officer Sid Miller says what is most disappointing about the incident ... More >>

EQC Encourages Homeowners To Lodge A Claim For The Levin Earthquake

Monday, 25 May 2020, 4:28 pm | Earthquake Commission

EQC Deputy Chief Executive Renée Walker says that EQC had received a small number of claims from today’s 5.8 magnitude earthquake at a depth of 37km, centred 30km north-west of Levin. “This was a slab event, relatively deep, the energy was widely ... More >>

East Coast Shellfish Unlock Earthquake History

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 11:19 am | Earthquake Commission

New EQC-funded research will enable scientists to pinpoint with more accuracy the frequency and size of large past earthquakes and tsunamis on the east coast of the North Island. By radiocarbon dating shells, GNS Science researcher Dr Kate Clark ... More >>

New Online Game Helps Kiwi Kids Learn Important Messages

Friday, 1 May 2020, 10:02 am | Earthquake Commission

A new online game developed by New Zealand disaster recovery agencies is the latest weapon in the war against COVID-19. What’s The Plan Stan? is a free online game developed to teach primary school children how to be prepared for emergencies, and ... More >>

EQC Staff Continue Processing Claims From Home

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 2:13 pm | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission continues to operate during the COVID-19 lockdown and has already started processing the first claims from last week’s earthquake in Canterbury. EQC Deputy Chief Executive Renée Walker said that EQC had received a ... More >>

EQC Welcomes Inquiry Report

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 10:48 am | Earthquake Commission

The Chair of the Earthquake Commission, Sir Michael Cullen, has welcomed Dame Silvia Cartwright’s Report of the Public Inquiry into the Earthquake Commission, released today. “The Report lays out clearly the challenges faced by EQC in responding to ... More >>

EQC Media Statement On Tower

Monday, 30 March 2020, 2:28 pm | Earthquake Commission

EQC Chief Executive Sid Miller confirmed that EQC was aware that Tower is filing proceedings, seeking $80m from EQC. “We have been working bi-laterally with each of the major insurers, including Tower, and their experts on the matter for some ... More >>

EQC Claims Process Continues In Lockdown Phase

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 4:08 pm | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission will continue to process claims for damage caused by natural disasters, including reopened Canterbury claims, despite its offices having to shut down. In response to the Government directives on March 23, all EQC staff are now ... More >>

EQC Responds To On-sold Policy Feedback

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 2:20 pm | Earthquake Commission

Owners of on-sold homes still have just under six months to register their interest in receiving an ex-gratia payment to repair earthquake damage to their homes. EQC is encouraging homeowners of on-sold properties who think that they may be eligible, ... More >>

Renée Walker Resigns From EQC

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 4:54 pm | Earthquake Commission

Earthquake Commission Chief Executive Sid Miller this afternoon announced the resignation of Renée Walker, Deputy Chief Executive, Readiness & Recovery. Ms Walker will be leaving the organisation in May after a three-month transition period. "It ... More >>

Enhanced EQC claims management system kicks into gear

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 1:57 pm | Earthquake Commission

Enhanced EQC claims management system kicks into gear just in time for Kāpiti claims More >>

Hillside foundations get a shake-up in cutting edge testing

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 2:32 pm | Earthquake Commission

New shake testing of house foundations aims to ensure homes built on slopes are better able to withstand future earthquakes. More >>

EQC gifts enduring resilience tool to the people of Chch

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 10:17 am | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) this week gifted the world’s largest local groundwater monitoring network to the people of Christchurch. More >>

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 >>