Eight years on

Eight years have past since the first earthquake hit Christchurch. Media interest may be dimming, but the number of outstanding claims and botched repairs remains a major concern and hardship for EQC customers.

Here are some recent Radio New Zealand interviews covering EQC. These interviews remind us the effects of September 2010 and the sequence that followed are not over yet.

Earthquakes front of mind in Christchurch eight years on

From Checkpoint, 5:37 pm on 4 September 2018 

Christchurch homeowners are still battling insurers eight years after the first major earthquake. Mike and Fran Dodge say their insurer AA has not honoured their insurance policy, and now court seems to be the only option left.

‘There is no closure with EQC’ - minister

From Checkpoint, 5:46 pm on 21 August 2018 

It's almost eight years to the day since the first Christchurch earthquake, and as anyone who lives in Christchurch knows, some insurance claims are still in dispute. Dodgy repairs are still being discovered and previously undiscovered damage is being found. Earthquake Commission minister Megan Woods says as problems emerge, people can come back and ask for re-repairs or have their home looked at. But just how much money is in the National Disaster Fund?

EQC CEO Sid Miller talks to John Campbell

From Checkpoint, 5:24 pm on 20 August 2018 

EQC CEO Sid Miller talks to John Campbell about ongoing disputes, new claims and the turnover in case managers, and what that means for claimants.

EQC claimant: 'Nothing could make up for what we've lost'

From Checkpoint, 5:18 pm on 20 August 2018 

EQC claimant Anita explains how she's still battling the Crown agency, years after her home was damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes. She says her floor is still uneven because the scope of works didn't state for it to be "flat".


Simon Darby