New Zealand Title
Earthquake Commission (EQC)
New Zealand Description
The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is New Zealand's primary provider of natural disaster insurance to residential property owners.
The Commission is a Crown Entity, wholly owned by the Government of New Zealand and controlled by a Board of Commissioners. Crown Entities are not Government departments or state-owned enterprises but nevertheless belong to the Government and are subject to public sector finance and reporting rules.
EQC administers the Natural Disaster Fund, comprising capital and reserves. The Government guarantees that this fund will meet all its obligations.
New Zealand News and Events
News and Events
9 Sep 2019. Heavy-duty drones and monitoring equipment developed with EQC funding by a Wellington research team is starting to have an impact far beyond New Zealand shores in tough volcanic conditions around the Pacific.
5 Sep 2019. The Earthquake Commission is encouraging homeowners whose properties may have been damaged by last night’s Tūrangi earthquakes to get in contact about lodging a claim.
29 Aug 2019. New Zealanders have welcomed the idea of an early warning system for earthquakes so they can be mentally prepared, as well as drop, cover and hold in the moments before major shaking occurs.
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.
This Earthquake Commission's (EQC) Briefing to the Incoming Minister (BIM) provides the Minister Responsible for the EQC with information on the functions and role of the EQC, along with its current situation and recent history.