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The foundation from which we stand strong, together

Toka Tū Ake EQC is a New Zealand crown entity investing in natural disaster research to help communities reduce their risks, and providing home insurance to help communities get their lives back on track after an event.

Natural hazards where you live What we do

Toka Tū Ake EQC has adopted a new name to better represent the role our scheme plays in supporting New Zealanders.

Our new name reflects the whakapapa of our nation. Our land is constantly changing from earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslips and floods. Communities have lived alongside those perils for hundreds of years, and Māori have always believed the relationship and connection of people to land and nature is inseparable. 

 

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New research hopes to save lives by predicting landslide dams

New research hopes to save lives by predicting landslide dams

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Reinsurance market shows trust and confidence in EQC scheme

The international reinsurance world continues to show strong support and confidence in New Zealand’s national hazard insurance scheme in a challenging reinsurance market, says Toka Tū Ake EQC chief executive Tina Mitchell.

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Toka Tū Ake EQC calls for University Research Programme proposals

Toka Tū Ake EQC calls for University Research Programme proposals

Professor Mark Stirling and Will Oliver from the University of Otago working hard to install one of the seismometers.
New seismometer network fills knowledge gap in Southland

University of Otago researchers, funded by Toka Tū Ake EQC, has started installing seismometers across 19 Southland sites, with the aim of capturing much smaller earthquakes than the existing Geonet network to get a better understanding of seismic activity and hazard in the region.