Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Kaikoura earthquake Update: How are we doing?

As at 31 January 2018, we've completed 98% of all initial residential building assessments, 88% of residential building settlements, 96% of contents settlements and 98% of land settlements.

So what's left overall?

As at 31 January, of the 38,000 residential claims that resulted from the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake, we've got the following left to complete:

• 2%, or just under 800, of initial assessments of residential buildings.

• 12%, or less than 5,000, building settlements,

• 4% of all contents settlements, and

• 2%, or just over 70, of all land settlements

Below is our settlement progress in the following areas as at 31 January 2018:

RegionTotal number of building claims% of building claims left to be settled
Christchurch city7,27711%
Wellington city4,29912%

So far we have paid:

• $295 million to insurers who manage EQC customers; and

• $32.19 million to customers who we manage (land and/or properties with open or unresolved claims for prior natural disaster damage).

EQC-managed claims

We were responsible for directly managing just over 5,400 claims. As of 31 January 2018, we've got just over 150 claims, or three per cent, left to settle.

What's next?

We've learnt from managing previous natural disaster responses that it's really hard to forecast exactly how long it's going to take to finish the last few claims. As at today, we're confident we are well on track to complete the vast majority of the remaining EQC claims by the end of March this year.

As always, if you have any feedback on this newsletter, we'd love to hear from you. Email us at communications@eqc.govt.nz.

Kia kaha,

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Lest We Forget: ANZAC Day - WWI 100 Year Anniversary

The Governor-General, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, GNZM, QSO, will represent the people of New Zealand at the 2018 Anzac Day commemorations in Gallipoli. On Anzac Day, Dame Patsy will speak at the Joint New Zealand and Australian Dawn Service in Anzac Cove, and at the New Zealand Commemorative Service at Chunuk Bair later that morning... More>>


HiveMind: Fair Enough? How Should New Zealanders Be Taxed?

Have Your Say - Scoop and PEP invite you to share your issues, ideas and perspectives on the NZ tax system with other New Zealanders using Scoop’s HiveMind tool. This Tax HiveMind is intended to complement and feed into the review being run by the Government-appointed Tax Working Group (TWG), which is looking at the fairness, balance and structure of the tax system with a 10-year time horizon. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Thompson + Clark & Russia’s World Cup

Daily, the coalition government keeps running into examples of the toxic legacy left behind by National – and just as regularly, even the simple fixes are proving stubbornly difficult to enact. Take the case of the security firm Thompson + Clark ... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The GCSB’s Security Hang-Up With Russia

So our GCSB has chimed in, alongside its British, Australian and US allies, with warnings about a “fresh wave” of Russian cyber attacks, although the warning has been curiously framed. More>>


PM's Europe Trip: CHOGM & Bilateral Meetings

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in Europe for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London and meetings with counterparts in Paris and Berlin. More>>


Addressing Climate Change: No New Offshore Exploration Permits

The Coalition Government is taking an important step to address climate change and create a clean, green and sustainable future for New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. More>>


Road Safety Summit: Actions To Improve Identified

The Local Government Road Safety Summit held last week identified actions that will lead to lasting changes to road safety in New Zealand, says Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter. More>>





Featured InfoPages