earthquakes

22 Jun 18, 3:43pm
Public wrongly lead to believe that 97% of Tower's customers will receive home insurance premium decreases due to new quake risk-based pricing changes, Jenée Tibshraeny says
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6 Apr 18, 12:37pm
Question marks remain over the extent to which further insurance premium hikes flagged for more disaster-prone parts of the country will be offset by decreases in lower risk places
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20 Mar 18, 11:33am
The Government commits to increasing EQC cover for buildings, extending the timeframe claims can be made within and enabling more data sharing
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13 Nov 17, 1:27pm
Auckland University researchers say beams of timber stuck onto the backs of unreinforced masonry façades could be a cheap and simple way to stop them collapsing in an earthquake. Laura McQuillan investigates
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29 Aug 17, 5:06pm
Insurance brokers say higher EQC and fire service levies, as well as a changing market post-Kaikoura, could see the cost of insuring some buildings increase by more than 50%
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26 Jun 17, 3:27pm
EQC Act reform to see private insurers receive claims on behalf of EQC; Private insurers urge Government to go all the way and let them assess and settle claims too
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25 May 17, 3:28pm
EQC levy to be bumped up 33%; Hike for insured homeowners comes further to 39% fire service levy increase; Decision on EQC Act Review on the way 
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24 Feb 17, 10:05am
Nirmal Nair on global energy issues, electricity blackouts, infrastructure resilience and university trends for export skill/qualification training and more
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24 Jan 17, 4:16pm
Insurers expected to cover 60% of Kaikoura quake losses; climate change expected to keep escalating risk of natural disasters
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6 Dec 16, 10:00am
Local Tourism and primary production impacted; losses offset by reconstruction activity; national impact minor
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30 Nov 16, 10:50am
Youi says it's part of its 'business practice' to keep writing new insurance policies in most cases in disaster struck areas, even if its competitors don't
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24 Nov 16, 8:31am
Infometrics pinpoints where population growth is set to soar and reveals just how many people Kaikoura could lose due to the quakes
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23 Nov 16, 2:29pm
Insurance Council calls for law change to oblige authorities to check businesses' air con units, lights, sprinklers, etc will be secure in an earthquake; Attributes up to 70% of commercial building damage to seismic restraint failures
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18 Nov 16, 11:42am
Insurer credit rating agency AM Best to closely monitor implications for the financial strength of insurers with significant exposure to earthquake hit regions
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17 Nov 16, 9:58am
Geof Mortlock calls for policyholder compensation to be introduced to prevent taxpayers covering the costs if an insurance company goes bust
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16 Nov 16, 5:02am
Andrew Hooker on how to side-step the insurance problems experienced by Cantabs after the 2010/11 earthquakes
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14 Nov 16, 12:26pm
Insurers urge those affected by the quakes to document damage, lodge claims with EQC in the first instance, and be assured there's money in the kitty to cover the costs
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27 Oct 16, 7:36am
EQC Act review stalled by 'the complexity of the issues and ongoing engagement with insurance industry stakeholders', Treasury says
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5 Nov 14, 8:44am
Action is required to protect New Zealand from natural hazard impacts says the Insurance Council
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7 Sep 12, 11:45am
Janine Starks on intergenerational wealth, insurance claims, earthquake stress and elderly parents.
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