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How your home can ‘Be Prepared’ for a natural hazardMonday, September 17, 2018EQC has completed its new Be Prepared website section which provides tailored and detailed information for different New Zealand householders.

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on How your home can ‘Be Prepared’ for a natural hazardMonday, September 17, 2018EQC has completed its new Be Prepared website section which provides tailored and detailed information for different New Zealand householders.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC The Earthquake Commission has launched its new Be Prepared webpage which provides tailored and detailed information for different New Zealand householders so they can keep their homes and contents secure in the event of a natural disaster. EQC Manager Research Strategy and Investment, Richard Smith, says that Be Prepared provides […]

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EQC clarifies its position on Goodier storm damage claimFriday, September 14, 2018EQC is empathetic to the situation of the Goodier family, and our preference is to resolve any claim dispute before it goes to Court.

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EQC clarifies its position on Goodier storm damage claimFriday, September 14, 2018EQC is empathetic to the situation of the Goodier family, and our preference is to resolve any claim dispute before it goes to Court.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC 14 Sep 2018 EQC is empathetic to the situation of the Goodier family, and our preference is to resolve any claim dispute before it goes to Court. Our staff and experts have met with the family on several occasions to discuss their situation, the cover that EQC provides, and the settlement […]

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Virtual field trips bring natural hazards into classroomsWednesday, September 12, 2018New Zealand school children visit Iceland to learn about its volcanoes from local scientists and subject experts

By   /  September 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Virtual field trips bring natural hazards into classroomsWednesday, September 12, 2018New Zealand school children visit Iceland to learn about its volcanoes from local scientists and subject experts

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC Over the past week, 4500 school children from 180 classrooms from across New Zealand took part in a virtual field trip to Iceland to learn more about volcanic activity in that country. The field trip, called Natural Hazards — lessons from Iceland, allows the students to learn about Iceland’s biggest volcanoes, […]

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Researcher measures mighty movementTuesday, August 21, 2018Being able to use markers like fence lines and farm tracks was a big advantage in getting solid evidence on how much the land moved along the fault.

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Researcher measures mighty movementTuesday, August 21, 2018Being able to use markers like fence lines and farm tracks was a big advantage in getting solid evidence on how much the land moved along the fault.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC Kaikōura wasn’t just the most complex earthquake ever recorded, it also moved the ground further than most other known earthquakes, says EQC-funded Victoria University student researcher Jesse Kearse. Jesse looked at how the Earth’s surface was shifted sideways along the 83 km stretch of the Jordan, Kekerengu, and offshore Needles […]

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Changes to Executive Leadership TeamMonday, August 20, 2018EQC Chief Executive Sid Miller has confirmed the new structure of the Executive Leadership Team.

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Changes to Executive Leadership TeamMonday, August 20, 2018EQC Chief Executive Sid Miller has confirmed the new structure of the Executive Leadership Team.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC Earthquake Commission Chief Executive Sid Miller has confirmed the new structure of the Executive Leadership Team that was announced to EQC staff on 8 August 2018. Mr Miller says that the new leadership team and organisational structure firm up interim changes made to EQC’s leadership team and structure when Chief […]

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Mapping volcanic ash fall for all weathersThursday, August 16, 2018Research funded by EQC has developed a way of calculating where the ash from a volcano is most likely to fall in different parts of New Zealand.

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Mapping volcanic ash fall for all weathersThursday, August 16, 2018Research funded by EQC has developed a way of calculating where the ash from a volcano is most likely to fall in different parts of New Zealand.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC Research funded by the Earthquake Commission (EQC) has developed a way of calculating where the ash from a volcano is most likely to fall, and its thickness, in different parts of New Zealand. Research team leader Dr. Simon Barker, from Victoria University of Wellington, says that the research involves a […]

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EQC confirms $12 million 2018/19 funding for GeoNetThursday, August 2, 2018GeoNet has become critical in New Zealand’s ability to detect and interpret geological risk.

By   /  August 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EQC confirms $12 million 2018/19 funding for GeoNetThursday, August 2, 2018GeoNet has become critical in New Zealand’s ability to detect and interpret geological risk.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC We are happy to announce continued funding of $12 million for GeoNet in 2018/19. “EQC supported the establishment of GeoNet in 2001 and remains an anchor partner,” says EQC’s Dr Hugh Cowan. “GeoNet has become a critical national facility and underpins New Zealand’s ability to detect and interpret geological hazard risk […]

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Kaikōura earthquake update 10Tuesday, July 31, 2018In this update we’ll tell you about recent progress on settling Kaikōura claims, and why it’s important to complete those repairs once you’ve received your settlement. 

By   /  July 31, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Kaikōura earthquake update 10Tuesday, July 31, 2018In this update we’ll tell you about recent progress on settling Kaikōura claims, and why it’s important to complete those repairs once you’ve received your settlement. 

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC In this update we’ll tell you about recent progress on settling Kaikōura claims, and why it’s important to complete those repairs once you’ve received your settlement.  EQC and Insurers held a community drop-in session for Kaikōura residents on 14 June. Turnout was lower than we had anticipated, with 8 homeowners turning […]

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EQC funds research on Auckland volcanic surgesMonday, July 23, 2018Dr Stuart Mead from Massey University will lead a research project to investigate if evacuation is the most effective solution.

By   /  July 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EQC funds research on Auckland volcanic surgesMonday, July 23, 2018Dr Stuart Mead from Massey University will lead a research project to investigate if evacuation is the most effective solution.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC Right now, if an eruption threatens in Auckland, up to 435,000 people might need to be evacuated causing huge disruption to industry, transport and people who have to leave their homes.  But is this always the most effective solution? The Earthquake Commission has funded Dr Stuart Mead from Massey University […]

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EQC continues to settle storm and landslip claims Wednesday, July 18, 2018EQC has settled 727 claims from the storms and ex-cyclones that crossed the country between January and June.

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EQC continues to settle storm and landslip claims Wednesday, July 18, 2018EQC has settled 727 claims from the storms and ex-cyclones that crossed the country between January and June.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC The Earthquake Commission has settled 727 claims from the storms and ex-cyclones that crossed the country between January and June, out of a total of 1,042 claims lodged for storm events so far this year. The average time for settlement is 54 days. Manager National Customer Care, Robyn Nation, says […]

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Timaru landslip damage – media responseThursday, July 12, 2018EQC received a query from the Timaru Herald regarding properties in the city that suffered landslip damage after the storms that hit the region in July 2017.

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Timaru landslip damage – media responseThursday, July 12, 2018EQC received a query from the Timaru Herald regarding properties in the city that suffered landslip damage after the storms that hit the region in July 2017.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC 12 Jul 2018 EQC received a query from the Timaru Herald regarding properties in the city that suffered landslip damage after the storms that hit the region in July 2017. The Herald asked whether EQC has settled the claims, whether any repairs are underway, are the houses safe to occupy […]

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International reinsurers continue to provide cover to EQCThursday, July 12, 2018International reinsurers have agreed to provide approximately $5 billion after 2018 reinsurance negotiations. 

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on International reinsurers continue to provide cover to EQCThursday, July 12, 2018International reinsurers have agreed to provide approximately $5 billion after 2018 reinsurance negotiations. 

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC International reinsurers have agreed to provide approximately $5 billion of cover for the Earthquake Commission following the conclusion of the 2018 reinsurance negotiations.  Chief Executive Sid Miller says that EQC’s reinsurance premium for 2018/19 is $179 million, and the reinsurance placement insures the Crown for the cost of claims from […]

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Two new Board members appointedMonday, July 9, 2018New skills and perspectives coming to EQC’s governance.

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Two new Board members appointedMonday, July 9, 2018New skills and perspectives coming to EQC’s governance.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC Two new Board members started with EQC this month and attended their first Board meeting today. Toni Ferrier and Erica Seville have replaced Roger Bell and Gordon Smith, whose terms finished in June. Both of them have direct professional experience in helping people prepare for and recover from natural disasters. […]

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EQC information for April 2018 storm customers Tuesday, June 26, 2018People whose property suffered storm, flooding or landslip damage have until the end of July to lodge a claim.

By   /  June 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EQC information for April 2018 storm customers Tuesday, June 26, 2018People whose property suffered storm, flooding or landslip damage have until the end of July to lodge a claim.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC Homeowners who suffered land damage from flooding or landslip in the April storm are encouraged to contact the Earthquake Commission to lodge a claim if they have not already done so.  Manager National Customer Care, Robyn Nation, says that EQC has so far received 83 claims following the April storm, […]

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EQC media response on multi-user buildingsFriday, June 22, 2018Information provided to Stuff about how EQC calculates the residential component of mixed-use buildings when assessing claims.

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EQC media response on multi-user buildingsFriday, June 22, 2018Information provided to Stuff about how EQC calculates the residential component of mixed-use buildings when assessing claims.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC EQC was asked about the way we calculate the residential component of mixed-use buildings. EQC provided these responses on 21 and 22 June 2018. The answers are attributable to the EQC Chief Executive, Sid Miller. Have you changed the way you calculate the residential component of mixed-use buildings? If the residential […]

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Hot or not? How will Auckland’s underground cables and pipes cope in a volcanic eruption?Wednesday, June 20, 2018Sophia Tsang, an EQC-funded student researcher at University of Auckland conducted tests at the end of last year at Syracuse University’s Lava Project in the USA.

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Hot or not? How will Auckland’s underground cables and pipes cope in a volcanic eruption?Wednesday, June 20, 2018Sophia Tsang, an EQC-funded student researcher at University of Auckland conducted tests at the end of last year at Syracuse University’s Lava Project in the USA.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC With eyes on Hawaii’s Kīlauea volcano, a local researcher is asking how Auckland’s underground water pipes and power cables would cope if lava cut over their pathway. Sophia Tsang, an EQC-funded student researcher at University of Auckland conducted tests at the end of last year at Syracuse University’s Lava Project […]

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Can a fault’s history signal future quakes? 

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Can a fault’s history signal future quakes? 

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Can a fault’s history signal future quakes?  17 Apr 2018 Scientists internationally are puzzled by the 2016 Kaikōura quake that ruptured more than 17 active faults, but did not break some other active faults in the area of the earthquake. The Earthquake Commission has funded Structural […]

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EQC information for January 2018 storm customers

By   /  March 29, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on EQC information for January 2018 storm customers

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Press Release/Statement: Headline: EQC information for January 2018 storm customers 29 Mar 2018 North Island residents with land damage from flooding or slips in the January storm centred in the Kaiaua and Thames coast still have time to lodge a claim with the Earthquake Commission.  Chief Customer Officer Trish […]

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Kaikōura earthquake update 9

By   /  March 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Kaikōura earthquake update 9

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Kaikōura earthquake update 9 22 Mar 2018 Kia ora, In this month’s newsletter, you can find an update on how many EQC customers have received their Kaikōura earthquake settlement, what customers need to think about after they have received their EQC cash settlement and where you […]

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EQC funds eyes in the sky on Auckland landslides

By   /  February 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on EQC funds eyes in the sky on Auckland landslides

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC – Press Release/Statement: Headline: EQC funds eyes in the sky on Auckland landslides EQC funds eyes in the sky on Auckland landslides Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Dr Brook and his team have just been provided with funding to use fast and economical new technology to see how land is moving […]

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