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The foundation from which we stand strong, together

EQC Toka Tū Ake 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

EQC Toka Tū Ake 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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Tech-savvy scientists are helping New Zealanders prepare for natural hazards

Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and space satellites are just some of the new technologies being used to increase Aotearoa New Zealand’s resilience to natural hazards according to EQC Toka Tū Ake. This Tech Week, New Zealanders are celebrating home-grown advances in technology that make our nation a better place.

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Because they can’t protect themselves - 40,000 parents to now receive baby quake safe material in Plunket partnership

A partnership between EQC Toka Tū Ake and Whānau Āwhina Plunket will see more new parents than ever receive vital quake safety information to help keep their tamariki protected from harm if an earthquake strikes.

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Recent earthquakes a reminder to check your home is safe and secure

Following recent earthquakes felt across the North Island, EQC Toka Tū Ake is encouraging homeowners to make some simple checks on their homes, and to take actions that will help keep their whānau and properties safe.

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Ivan Skinner Award winner inspired by real-life earthquake experience

Witnessing the human cost of the Canterbury earthquakes inspired Ben Exton to become an earthquake engineer and find solutions to make New Zealand homes more resilient against future seismic events. Exton last week received the Ivan Skinner Award at the New Zealand Society of Earthquake Engineers (NZSEE) annual conference.