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Dangerous chimneys remain an issue on Wairarapa earthquake anniversaryMonday, June 24, 2019Up to 20,000 chimneys came crashing down in homes around the Wellington and Wairarapa region, 77 years ago.

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Dangerous chimneys remain an issue on Wairarapa earthquake anniversaryMonday, June 24, 2019Up to 20,000 chimneys came crashing down in homes around the Wellington and Wairarapa region, 77 years ago.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC Up to 20,000 chimneys came crashing down in homes around the Wellington and Wairarapa region, 77 years ago today, but decades later unsecured bricks remain a major danger in homes. Quite incredibly, nobody was killed by the thousands upon thousands of falling bricks in what we now know as the […]

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Fulbright-EQC award winner journeys to understand how earthquakes shape our landThursday, June 13, 2019Dropping out of a helicopter to research the impact of the Kaikōura earthquake was one of the many adventures.

By   /  June 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Fulbright-EQC award winner journeys to understand how earthquakes shape our landThursday, June 13, 2019Dropping out of a helicopter to research the impact of the Kaikōura earthquake was one of the many adventures.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC [embedded content] Dropping out of a helicopter to research the impact of the Kaikōura earthquake was one of many adventures for geophysics graduate Danielle Lindsay. The Wellington researcher will soon be heading to the University of California, Berkeley, to complete a PhD in Geophysics and use that knowledge to help […]

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Reinsurers continue to show their confidence in New Zealand and EQCTuesday, June 4, 2019Our reinsurance programme is critical to providing cover to New Zealand homeowners for big events like the Canterbury earthquakes.

By   /  June 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Reinsurers continue to show their confidence in New Zealand and EQCTuesday, June 4, 2019Our reinsurance programme is critical to providing cover to New Zealand homeowners for big events like the Canterbury earthquakes.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC International reinsurers have shown their continuing confidence in New Zealand and the Earthquake Commission with this year’s agreement for $6.2 billion of reinsurance with EQC for the policy year beginning 1 June 2019, according to EQC Chief Financial Officer Chris Chainey. Reinsurance is how EQC insures itself (and the Crown) […]

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EQC funds science on the seafloorWednesday, May 29, 2019An underwater robot called Jason has recently placed the newest EQC-funded sensors 3500 metres below the ocean surface near the edge of the Hikurangi subduction zone.

By   /  May 29, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EQC funds science on the seafloorWednesday, May 29, 2019An underwater robot called Jason has recently placed the newest EQC-funded sensors 3500 metres below the ocean surface near the edge of the Hikurangi subduction zone.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC An underwater robot called Jason has recently placed the newest EQC-funded sensors 3500 metres below the ocean surface near the edge of the Hikurangi subduction zone. Jason, says GNS Science scientist Dr Laura Wallace, is a robot with a highly skilled arm that will not only place the sensor exactly […]

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EQC calls for applicants for the 2020 Biennial grants programmeFriday, April 12, 2019EQC funds research that helps New Zealanders understand our natural hazard risk and find ways of reducing the impact

By   /  April 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EQC calls for applicants for the 2020 Biennial grants programmeFriday, April 12, 2019EQC funds research that helps New Zealanders understand our natural hazard risk and find ways of reducing the impact

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC The Earthquake Commission’s 2020 Biennial Grants programme is now open for applications. EQC funds research that helps New Zealanders understand our natural hazard risk and find ways of reducing the impact when events do happen.  The Biennial Grants programme has been running since 1989 and has provided around $10 million […]

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Earth dam researcher wins 2019 Ivan Skinner AwardThursday, April 4, 2019Dr Kaley Crawford-Flett has been awarded the 2019 Ivan Skinner Award by EQC and NZSEE

By   /  April 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Earth dam researcher wins 2019 Ivan Skinner AwardThursday, April 4, 2019Dr Kaley Crawford-Flett has been awarded the 2019 Ivan Skinner Award by EQC and NZSEE

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC Dr Kaley Crawford-Flett has been awarded the 2019 Ivan Skinner Award by the Earthquake Commission and New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering for excellence in earthquake engineering research. The award was presented at the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering’s annual conference today and recognises Dr Crawford-Flett’s work on dam […]

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​What would you do if you knew an earthquake was coming?Monday, April 1, 2019New Zealanders are being asked to take part in a survey on what they would do if they had prior warning of a strong earthquake

By   /  April 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on ​What would you do if you knew an earthquake was coming?Monday, April 1, 2019New Zealanders are being asked to take part in a survey on what they would do if they had prior warning of a strong earthquake

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC New Zealanders are being asked to take part in a survey on what they would do if they had prior warning that a strong earthquake was approaching and what type of early warning system best suit their community. The survey is part of a research project which is being funded […]

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EQC advice to homeowners affected by heavy rainThursday, March 28, 2019The main priority following any storm event is the welfare of your family, neighbours and friends and making sure your homes are secure.

By   /  March 28, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EQC advice to homeowners affected by heavy rainThursday, March 28, 2019The main priority following any storm event is the welfare of your family, neighbours and friends and making sure your homes are secure.

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC Homeowners whose properties have been damaged by the storms that crossed parts of the country this week are encouraged to get in contact with the Earthquake Commission. Head of Response and Recovery, Robyn Nation, says that although the heavy rain may have unfortunately affected some properties more than others, anyone […]

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EQC completes settlements for the Dunedin landslip claims Thursday, March 21, 2019Along with settling the claims, we have provided local residents and the Council with all of our engineering reports and data

By   /  March 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EQC completes settlements for the Dunedin landslip claims Thursday, March 21, 2019Along with settling the claims, we have provided local residents and the Council with all of our engineering reports and data

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC The Earthquake Commission has settled the Dunedin landslip claims that were lodged by homeowners in St Clair. Head of Response and Recovery Robyn Nation says that EQC’s team met the homeowners on Tuesday 12 March to discuss the settlements. “We have worked closely with homeowners and the Dunedin City Council […]

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EQC advice ahead of Cyclone OmaFriday, February 22, 2019Keep a check on the weather forecasts and making sure that your home is secured and weather tight

By   /  February 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EQC advice ahead of Cyclone OmaFriday, February 22, 2019Keep a check on the weather forecasts and making sure that your home is secured and weather tight

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC As Cyclone Oma heads towards New Zealand, the Earthquake Commission is prepared to assist homeowners with lodging an EQC claim if the impact is as severe as some are forecasting. Deputy Chief Executive Operations, Paul Jepson, says whilst it remains unclear exactly which parts of the country could be affected […]

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Update on EQC’s response to Dunedin landslip Friday, February 15, 2019EQC has worked closely with Tonkin & Taylor to finalise and review geotechnical reports

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Update on EQC’s response to Dunedin landslip Friday, February 15, 2019EQC has worked closely with Tonkin & Taylor to finalise and review geotechnical reports

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC Dunedin residents whose properties have been affected by the landslip have been contacted again this week by the Earthquake Commission to update them on the situation regarding their claims.   Deputy Chief Executive Operations, Paul Jepson, says that EQC has worked closely with Tonkin & Taylor to finalise and review […]

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EQC welcomes Act changes and gets ready to respondWednesday, February 13, 2019The Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission has announced changes to the Earthquake Commission Act

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EQC welcomes Act changes and gets ready to respondWednesday, February 13, 2019The Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission has announced changes to the Earthquake Commission Act

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC The Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission Hon Dr Megan Woods has announced changes to the Earthquake Commission Act, which will be phased in over the next 12 months. The EQC Amendment Bill has been passed in Parliament and builds on the lessons of recent event responses including the Canterbury […]

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Recent earthquakes a reminder to check your home is safe and secureWednesday, January 30, 2019Summer is also a good time for keeping property well maintained and checking for any changes or work that needs to be done

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Recent earthquakes a reminder to check your home is safe and secureWednesday, January 30, 2019Summer is also a good time for keeping property well maintained and checking for any changes or work that needs to be done

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC Following recent, widely felt earthquakes, the Earthquake Commission is encouraging homeowners to check the condition of their homes, making sure that their foundations, chimneys, and tall and heavy furniture are secure. Director Resilience Research, Hugh Cowan, says that summer is also a good time for keeping property well maintained and […]

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Update on EQC’s meeting with Dunedin landslip customersWednesday, January 30, 2019 EQC and Engineers from Tonkin & Taylor met with Dunedin residents and representatives from the City Council on Monday

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Update on EQC’s meeting with Dunedin landslip customersWednesday, January 30, 2019 EQC and Engineers from Tonkin & Taylor met with Dunedin residents and representatives from the City Council on Monday

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC A team from the Earthquake Commission (EQC) and Engineers from Tonkin & Taylor met with Dunedin residents and representatives from the City Council on Monday to discuss the latest geotechnical testing on land in the St Clair area that was damaged by a recent landslip. Head of Response and Recovery […]

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Still time to lodge EQC claims for October 2018 earthquake eventWednesday, January 23, 2019Homeowners who have incurred damage can lodge a claim with EQC through to 30 January

By   /  January 23, 2019  /  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 Still time to lodge EQC claims for October 2018 earthquake eventWednesday, January 23, 2019Homeowners who have incurred damage can lodge a claim with EQC through to 30 January

Source: Earthquake Commission – EQC The Earthquake Commission is reminding customers whose homes and property suffered damage in the earthquake that struck the North Island near Taumarunui on 30 October last year that they still have time to lodge a claim. Head of Response and Recovery, Robyn Nation, says that homeowners who have incurred damage […]

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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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