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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.

Insurance and claims Resilience and research

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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Natural hazards education classroom activities trialled at Rotorua school

Year 8 students from Te Kura o Te Koutu in Rotorua have tested a wide range of natural hazard resources and activities, aimed at ensuring the next generation can understand the landscape they live in.

The Toka Tū Ake EQC funded research, led by Dr Marion Tan from Massey University, focuses on the sustainable sharing of resources in natural hazard education and strengthening community resilience.

Toka Tū Ake EQC launches Natural Hazards Portal

Toka Tū Ake EQC has launched a website that makes it easier for New Zealanders to find information on natural hazard risks in their communities. This includes being able to see settled EQCover claims on residential properties and land throughout Aotearoa New Zealand in one place for the first time.

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Next generation of scientists excel in the CRISiSLab Challenge

Wellington College students have claimed the top prize in the CRISiSLab Challenge, with their wave detection system, demonstrating how technology can support disaster management.

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Toka Tū Ake EQC awards $4.5m to universities for natural hazard research boost

Ten university research teams have been awarded a combined $4.5 million funding from Toka Tū Ake EQC, to boost Aotearoa New Zealand’s understanding of natural hazards and the effects on our communities. 

The research topics include ways to build more resilient buildings, land use planning for climate change, mapping areas which could suffer severe rainfall in the near future and investigating what’s getting in the way of people getting better prepared for natural hazards.