Activist Erin Brockovich compares central Christchurch to war zone

US lawyer and environmentalist Erin Brockovich says New Zealand insurance companies need to "step up" and help Cantabrians still waiting for repairs on their earthquake-damaged homes. - Radio New Zealand: Full story

NZ Herald video/phone interview: Read full story here


It’s very difficult and it’s unfair in situations like this when we’ve already been through a trauma to expect them to hold that ground and they [insurance companies] almost wait to beat them down, till they’re defeated and they’ll take five cents on the dollar.
— Erin Brockovich

The environmental activist became a household name after her involvement in a class action lawsuit against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company of California.

The case was made into blockbuster movie Erin Brockovich, starring Julia Roberts.

Seeing the state of damaged properties has saddened and frustrated her, she said.

On her first visit to NZ, the famous legal clerk is seeing the impact the Canterbury earthquakes still has on the region
Source: 1 NEWS 

Simon Darby