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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.

Be prepared 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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Endangered indigenous Māori construction methods revived to rebuild and strengthen historic wharenui

Internationally acclaimed architect and researcher Professor Anthony Hoete has returned from a successful career in London to work with communities here to revive ancient Māori construction techniques.

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Years of data promotes research and understanding of NZ’s tsunami risk

Toka Tū Ake EQC has supported GNS Science in combining hundreds of years of tsunami data and information into a public resource that will increase awareness of New Zealand's tsunami risk, provide evidence to inform better land-use planning, and promote further research.

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Toka Tū Ake co-sponsors Aotearoa New Zealand’s 10th national ShakeOut drill-sponsors Aotearoa New Ze

New Zealanders can once again practice their Drop, Cover and Hold skills as part of the 10th anniversary of New Zealand ShakeOut drill on 27 October 2022.

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Researchers celebrate engineering triumph that has made Kiwi homes stronger

Researchers celebrate engineering triumph that has made Kiwi homes stronger