Canterbury earthquakes

13 Nov 18, 10:46am
Ex-Governor-General and High Court Judge Silvia Cartwright to lead public inquiry with 'all the powers of a Royal Commission' into the Earthquake Commission
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3 Aug 18, 10:53am
Insurance Council boss lobbies Government to give insurers same access to proposed Canterbury quake tribunal as homeowners
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2 Aug 18, 10:47am
Duncan Webb explains how the proposed Earthquake Tribunal could ping insurers who have used delay tactics and shares his hopes that it provides a model for the resolution of other civil disputes
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6 Jun 18, 4:16pm
Report reveals EQC's data is in such a state, even the Independent Ministerial Advisor can't get reliable information on the status of unresolved Canterbury quake claims
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18 May 18, 7:12am
Insurers back Government's move to spend $8 million on tribunal to help settle the thousands of outstanding Canterbury earthquake claims
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25 Apr 18, 7:24am
The greater the grillings Gerry Brownlee and Sid Miller receive for EQC’s re-repairs cost blowout, the more evident the lack of scrutiny of former AMI directors becomes
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5 Apr 18, 5:40pm
Gerry Brownlee speaks out on EQC: “I just think people aren’t seeing the wood for the trees here. And in this case the wood - Megan - is making a whole lot of mischief"
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9 Mar 18, 5:00am
Andrew Hooker delves into why he believes Southern Response's surveillance of Canterbury earthquake claimants got out of hand
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5 Mar 18, 7:04am
Jenée Tibshraeny looks at where Tower's at - three months after completing a capital raise and nearly a year after taking out a $30m bank loan to boost its solvency 
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1 Mar 18, 7:18am
Tower settles dispute with Peak Re; Agreement for it to receive half the reinsurance it was after will see its profit take a $15.2 million hit after tax
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23 Feb 18, 3:07pm
Government to appoint an independent ministerial adviser to help EQC settle claims more quickly
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25 Jan 18, 5:02am
The NZ Initiative calls for shareholders and policyholders, not taxpayers, to be made to take the hit if an insurer goes belly-up; Industry experts have their hesitations
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14 Nov 17, 9:58am
Tower's share price drops to record low of 64c as it unveils discounted share offer to address 'inherent uncertainty' via a $70m capital raise; Insurer reduces its annual loss to $8m
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13 Sep 17, 7:31am
With a strong economy, modest insurance premium increases, and the EQC Act review set to benefit insurers, S&P says quakes and cyclones aren't deterring reinsurers from the NZ market
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2 Aug 17, 1:46pm
Jenée Tibshraeny looks at reports from Forsyth Barr and Macquarie analysts to consider what the future holds for Tower in the absence of a takeover by Vero
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13 Jun 17, 2:29pm
Andrew Hooker retells a horror story of how new Christchurch homeowners were left $200k out of pocket due to EQC errors made after the 2010/11 earthquakes & argues for a commission of enquiry
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31 May 17, 1:53pm
RBNZ notes insurers are lowering their solvency margins, with some leaning more heavily on their shareholders in times of crisis
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24 May 17, 2:53pm
Tower gets $30 million cash advance from BNZ as quake costs see it only $5 million away from breaching the RBNZ solvency requirements
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30 Mar 17, 3:53pm
Michael Stiassny says bidders eyeing a Tower takeover will need to pay at least $1.40 per share; Says the Board's considering a capital raising
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23 Feb 17, 7:40am
IAG commits to employing 'targeted rates increases' in the wake of the Kaikoura quakes; Says it has been hiking motor insurance premiums throughout the country as more car owners are making claims
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