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About EQC

The Earthquake Commission is a New Zealand Crown entity investing in natural disaster research, education and providing insurance to residential property owners.

The Earthquake and War Damages Commission began in 1945 following the 1942 Wairarapa Earthquake. In the over 70 years since, the role of EQC has changed significantly. The most recent changes can be viewed in the video below or on our Act changes page.

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