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EQC funds science journalism awardWednesday, January 16, 2019The awards allow journalists to spend time investigating science-related issues that matter to New Zealanders

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EQC funds science journalism awardWednesday, January 16, 2019The awards allow journalists to spend time investigating science-related issues that matter to New Zealanders

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC EQC is very pleased to announce that it is funding an Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism Fund Award in 2019 in the area of natural hazards risk and resilience. The awards provide journalists with the opportunity to spend time investigating science-related issues that matter to New Zealanders. Dr Hugh Cowan, […]

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St Clair homes in Dunedin Update Friday, January 11, 2019Specialists were back on site yesterday and have analysed the data collected since late December.

By   /  January 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on St Clair homes in Dunedin Update Friday, January 11, 2019Specialists were back on site yesterday and have analysed the data collected since late December.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC View all News 11 Jan 2019 As a result of heavy rainfall in December 2018 a number of properties in St Clair Dunedin have been affected by a significant landslip. There are a total of eight claims lodged with EQC. Of these properties six have been deemed unsafe to occupy […]

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Ministerial Advisor Report updateThursday, December 20, 2018Information on the IMA report and progress made to date

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Ministerial Advisor Report updateThursday, December 20, 2018Information on the IMA report and progress made to date

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC Background Earlier this year, Independent Ministerial Advisor (IMA), Christine Stevenson, was appointed to lead a team of senior officials who would work with the EQC Board and Management to gain insight into EQC operations, and provide advice to the Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission. The IMA team was tasked […]

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Reduced Hours – Christmas & New Year HolidayFriday, December 14, 2018We close for the holiday period on Monday 24 December at 5pm. We return to normal hours from 7am on Thursday 3 January.

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Reduced Hours – Christmas & New Year HolidayFriday, December 14, 2018We close for the holiday period on Monday 24 December at 5pm. We return to normal hours from 7am on Thursday 3 January.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC 14 Dec 2018 We close for the holiday period on Monday 24 December at 5pm. We return to normal hours from 7am on Thursday 3 January. You can call EQC over the holiday period during the following reduced hours 8.00am – 6.00pm, closed the public holidays and Saturday: Monday 24th December […]

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National Geohazards Monitoring Centre is GoWednesday, December 12, 2018GeoNet helps power the state-of-the-art National Geohazards Monitoring Centre

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on National Geohazards Monitoring Centre is GoWednesday, December 12, 2018GeoNet helps power the state-of-the-art National Geohazards Monitoring Centre

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC GeoNet helps power the state-of-the-art National Geohazards Monitoring Centre which opened today at GNS Science’s Avalon campus. The new centre shows what can be achieved when government agencies work together, says EQC’s Director of Resilience Research Dr Hugh Cowan, who attended the opening. “EQC has been a founding partner in […]

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EQC advice for lodging claims following the storm this weekWednesday, November 21, 2018There is plenty of time to lodge a claim with EQC and the priority for is for people to look after themselves.

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EQC advice for lodging claims following the storm this weekWednesday, November 21, 2018There is plenty of time to lodge a claim with EQC and the priority for is for people to look after themselves.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC Homeowners whose properties have suffered damage from the storm hitting the south of the country this week should contact the Earthquake Commission for advice on lodging a claim.   Head of Response and Recovery, Robyn Nation, says people have three months to lodge an EQC claim from the time that the […]

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EQC welcomes Public Inquiry into the Earthquake Commission Tuesday, November 13, 2018The Inquiry is an opportunity for an independent examination of EQC’s approach to the Canterbury earthquakes and the events that followed.

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EQC welcomes Public Inquiry into the Earthquake Commission Tuesday, November 13, 2018The Inquiry is an opportunity for an independent examination of EQC’s approach to the Canterbury earthquakes and the events that followed.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC View all News 13 Nov 2018 Hon. Dr Megan Woods has today announced a Public Inquiry into the Earthquake Commission. EQC Board Chair Sir Michael Cullen says that the Inquiry will ensure that lessons from the Canterbury earthquakes and subsequent events are captured, and that EQC has the appropriate policies […]

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International earthquake experts meet in OamaruMonday, November 12, 2018This month, Oamaru is host to 70 top earthquake scientists at the 2018 Taiwan-Japan-New Zealand Seismic Hazards Assessment Meeting.

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on International earthquake experts meet in OamaruMonday, November 12, 2018This month, Oamaru is host to 70 top earthquake scientists at the 2018 Taiwan-Japan-New Zealand Seismic Hazards Assessment Meeting.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC This month, Oamaru is host to 70 top earthquake scientists at the 2018 Taiwan-Japan-New Zealand Seismic Hazards Assessment Meeting, which is being held between 14 – 18 November. Lead convener Professor Mark Stirling, Chair of Earthquake Science at the University of Otago, says scientists from the three countries meet each […]

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EQC advice for lodging claims following latest stormFriday, November 9, 2018There is plenty of time to lodge a claim with EQC and the priority for is for people to look after themselves.

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EQC advice for lodging claims following latest stormFriday, November 9, 2018There is plenty of time to lodge a claim with EQC and the priority for is for people to look after themselves.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC Homeowners whose properties have suffered damage from the storm hitting the country this week should contact the Earthquake Commission for advice on lodging a claim. Head of Response and Recovery, Robyn Nation, says people have three months to lodge an EQC claim from the time that the storm, flood or […]

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EQC seeks clarity on ‘on-sold overcap’ issueFriday, November 9, 2018The hearing will be a significant step in enabling homeowners with on-sold overcap issues to move forward.

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EQC seeks clarity on ‘on-sold overcap’ issueFriday, November 9, 2018The hearing will be a significant step in enabling homeowners with on-sold overcap issues to move forward.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC The Earthquake Commission is working with a group of homeowners to seek legal clarity on EQC’s liability for on-sold overcap claims. An ‘on-sold overcap claim’ is a claim that has been sold since the earthquakes, and has subsequently had unscoped or missed damage identified, and costed at more than the […]

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Sir Michael Cullen takes up role as EQC Board ChairFriday, November 2, 2018Sir Michael acknowledged that there is still work to do in settling Canterbury claims and improving EQC’s claim management processes.

By   /  November 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Sir Michael Cullen takes up role as EQC Board ChairFriday, November 2, 2018Sir Michael acknowledged that there is still work to do in settling Canterbury claims and improving EQC’s claim management processes.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC Sir Michael Cullen has officially started as the new Board Chair of the Earthquake Commission. “I am very much looking forward to working with the Board, management and the teams across EQC in my new role. “I have joined EQC as the organisation continues to undergo a great deal of […]

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Looking after yourself and your home following today’s earthquakeTuesday, October 30, 2018People have plenty of time to make a claim, after making sure they and their families and friends are safe.

By   /  October 31, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Looking after yourself and your home following today’s earthquakeTuesday, October 30, 2018People have plenty of time to make a claim, after making sure they and their families and friends are safe.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC Our thoughts are with all New Zealanders following the 6.2 magnitude earthquake today. Our first priority is your safety and the safety of your family. EQC Deputy Chief Executive Canterbury and External Affairs Renée Walker says that people have plenty of time to make a claim, after making sure they […]

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EQC’s Crown guarantee fundingMonday, October 29, 2018The funding will provide financial support for EQC and gives certainty for customers that claims will continue to be settled.

By   /  October 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EQC’s Crown guarantee fundingMonday, October 29, 2018The funding will provide financial support for EQC and gives certainty for customers that claims will continue to be settled.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC The Earthquake Commission will receive $50m + GST in funding this Thursday [1 November] from the Government under the Crown Guarantee. Chief Executive Sid Miller says that the funding will provide financial support for EQC and gives certainty for customers that claims will continue to be settled. “The Natural Disaster […]

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EQC settles majority of 2018 storm and landslip claimsWednesday, October 17, 2018EQC paid a total of just over $17m in settlements for all storm claims and the average time for settlement is 69 days.

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EQC settles majority of 2018 storm and landslip claimsWednesday, October 17, 2018EQC paid a total of just over $17m in settlements for all storm claims and the average time for settlement is 69 days.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC The Earthquake Commission has settled 1120 of the 1333 claims received for the storm events that crossed the country between January and September this year. Manager National Customer Care, Robyn Nation, says EQC paid a total of just over $17m in settlements for all storm claims and the average time […]

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Researching high hazard, but quiet, fault linesWednesday, October 17, 2018The biggest danger in an area like Otago is that we don’t think there is going to be an earthquake on one of these “quiet” faults.

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Researching high hazard, but quiet, fault linesWednesday, October 17, 2018The biggest danger in an area like Otago is that we don’t think there is going to be an earthquake on one of these “quiet” faults.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC “Some of these faults have been quiet for a long time, and some have been really active after long periods of calm. It’s the quiet ones you need to watch, the wisdom goes, and that applies to earthquakes too”, says Professor Mark Stirling, Chair of Earthquake Science at University of […]

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EQC to engage closely with new claims resolution serviceTuesday, October 9, 2018Resolving outstanding claim issues efficiently and fairly remains our number one goal.

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EQC to engage closely with new claims resolution serviceTuesday, October 9, 2018Resolving outstanding claim issues efficiently and fairly remains our number one goal.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC The Earthquake Commission will work closely with the Greater Christchurch Claims Resolution Service (GCCRS) to provide outcomes for Cantabrians with unresolved residential insurance claims. Deputy Chief Executive, Canterbury and External Affairs Renée Walker welcomed the Minister’s announcement of the new advisory service and says that EQC is committed to ensuring […]

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New EQC board chair appointedMonday, October 1, 2018Megan Woods announced this morning that the Hon Sir Michael Cullen will be the new Board chair.

By   /  October 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on New EQC board chair appointedMonday, October 1, 2018Megan Woods announced this morning that the Hon Sir Michael Cullen will be the new Board chair.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC View all News 1 Oct 2018 The EQC Minister, Megan Woods, announced this morning that the Hon Sir Michael Cullen will be the new Board chair when Dame Annette Kings term ends at the end of this month [October]. Sir Michael is a Board member from today and will be attending the […]

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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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