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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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EQCover building cap begins doubling for homeowners from 1 October 2022

A new law change comes into effect on 1 October 2022 that will see insured homeowners covered for $300,000 of EQCover if their home is damaged by a natural hazard.

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Annual virtual field trip shows tsunami impact on Chatham Islands

Students, along with their teachers, can now digitally explore Rēkohu Wharekauri/Chatham Islands and learn about the impact of past tsunami as part of the latest Toka Tū Ake EQC online field trip through LEARNZ. 

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Research provides guidance around recurrence for parts of the Rauoterangi Fault

Research has helped better define the chance of a significant earthquake along part of the Rauoterangi Fault. The Manawatū District Council sought funding from the Toka Tū Ake EQC last year to contract GNS Science for further surveying of the district’s fault lines last year after several were reclassified as active – one being the Rauoterangi Fault, which passes through Feilding.

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Young students tackle earthquake problems in CRISiSLab Challenge

Wellington High School students claimed the top prize in the annual CRISiSLab Challenge yesterday, with their own unique earthquake alert system which could launch their careers in disaster management.