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Tech-savvy Scientists Are Helping New Zealanders Prepare For natural hazards

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 1:09 pm | Toka Tu Ake EQC

Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and space satellites are just some of the new technologies being used to increase Aotearoa New Zealand’s resilience to natural hazards according to EQC Toka Tū Ake. More >>

40,000 Parents To Now Receive Baby Quake Safe Material In Plunket Partnership

Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 2:38 pm | Toka Tu Ake EQC

The improved partnership will see all parents of under-fives having easy access to quake safe information through Plunket’s ‘new baby bags’, and Plunket staff being upskilled in natural hazards safety to pass on to parents on their in-home ... More >>

New Report: Most Home Buyers Now Consider Natural Hazard Risks When Buying A Property

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 11:29 am | Toka Tu Ake EQC

It’s peak home buying time in New Zealand and a new report indicates 9 in 10 homebuyers are now considering natural hazard risk when deciding on a property. According to a new EQC Toka Tū Ake NeilsenIQ report, 89% of people who have recently bought or ... More >>

Researchers In Search Of Earthquakes Off Wairarapa Coast

Friday, 24 November 2023, 9:55 am | Toka Tu Ake EQC

An international team of scientists is setting sail this Saturday on the NIWA Research Vessel Tangaroa to get a better understanding of earthquake and tsunami risk from our largest and most active fault, the Hikurangi Subduction Zone. Thanks to funding ... More >>

Research Reveals Why Earthquake Shaking Varies Across Wellington

Tuesday, 24 October 2023, 10:38 am | Toka Tu Ake EQC

New research on the behaviour of the land underneath Wellington buildings during the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake has given engineers a much better understanding on how to make new buildings more seismically resilient in specific areas around the ... More >>

Partnership With QBE Simplifies More EQCover Claims

Wednesday, 7 June 2023, 11:00 am | Toka Tu Ake EQC

QBE customers in New Zealand will soon have a simplified EQCover claim process when QBE becomes the ninth insurer to join the world-leading partnership with Toka Tū Ake EQC from Monday 3 July 2023. “We’re delighted to welcome QBE to our claims ... More >>

Endangered Māori Construction Methods Pass Modern Seismic Testing Demands

Sunday, 23 April 2023, 5:33 pm | Toka Tu Ake EQC

Opotiki-Prototype for testing Architect and researcher Professor Anthony Hoete and his team have conclusively proven that endangered Māori construction techniques can withstand major earthquakes and will use this knowledge to rebuild a historic ... More >>

Toka Tū Ake EQC Welcomes Launch Of NZCRS

Monday, 20 February 2023, 6:23 am | Toka Tu Ake EQC

Toka Tū Ake EQC Chief Executive Tina Mitchell has welcomed the launch of the New Zealand Claims Resolution Service, announced by Minister Duncan Webb this weekend. “Toka Tū Ake EQC has worked hard with the insurance sector over the last three ... More >>

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint While Building Seismically Resilient Housing

Monday, 28 November 2022, 10:20 am | Toka Tu Ake EQC

New research wants to find the ‘sweet spot’ for one of the greatest challenges in the construction industry – balancing seismically resilient housing with reduced embodied carbon. Dr Charlotte Toma from the Department of Civil and Environmental ... More >>

New Seismometer Network Fills Knowledge Gap In Southland

Monday, 10 October 2022, 8:33 am | Toka Tu Ake EQC

A new network of seismometers in Southland will fill a seismic blind-spot to uncover any hidden fault lines in the deep south. University of Otago researchers, funded by Toka Tū Ake EQC, has started installing seismometers across 19 Southland sites, ... More >>

Research On Wellington Reclaimed Land Provides Seismic Treasure Trove For Engineers

Thursday, 18 August 2022, 10:09 am | Toka Tu Ake EQC

New research into the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake’s impact on reclaimed land in Wellington’s waterfront is giving engineers invaluable information for improving infrastructure design. University of Canterbury researcher Ribu Dhakal successfully ... More >>




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