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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.

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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Researchers analyse the test results at the earthquake laboratory in Shanghai
Kiwi earthquake innovations tested on one of the world’s largest shake tables

Real-life earthquake testing on three-storey buildings in one of the world’s biggest earthquake laboratories has delivered stunning results and endorsements for New Zealand engineering solutions.

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New building design guidance culmination of decades of seismic engineering research

Updated engineering guidance to help with the design of new buildings in New Zealand has been the culmination of decades of natural hazard research funded by Toka Tū Ake EQC and other research agencies.

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Working at the boundary of science and impact

As Head of Research at Toka Tū Ake EQC, Dr Natalie Balfour works at the interface of science and impact, directing the agency’s up to $20 million annual investment in science. For International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Natalie reflects on how funding agencies like Toka Tū Ake support researchers to deliver impact from their science.

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Consultation opens on new dispute resolution scheme

Consultation opens today on a new, independent dispute resolution scheme to support insured homeowners disputing decisions about their natural hazards insurance claims under the new Natural Hazards Insurance Act 2023 (NHI Act).