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What we do
In this section you can learn more about our research, education, insurance and fund management roles.
Insurance and claims
Resilience and research
Research and resilience
Ways to make your home stronger and safer in the event of a natural disaster.
EQCover can help get you back on your feet after a natural disaster
What you're covered for
EQCover applies to several types of natural hazard damage
Natural Disaster Fund
Find out what the Natural Disaster Fund is used for and how it's invested
Our research programme is a core part of our Resilience Strategy for Natural Hazard Risk Reduction and is part of our function under the Earthquake Commission Act 1993.
Our role in a natural disaster
We’re implementing a purchase order system
Natural disaster insurance
EQCover insurance overview
Natural Disaster Response Model
Natural disaster response model page
Make or manage an EQCover claim
Many new EQCover claims can be managed by your private insurer. This page provides more information.
Requesting claim information
If you want information about the history of a claim, find out more here
Process for managing EQCover claims
Making urgent repairs
Making urgent repairs
Projects on the go, how to apply for funding, search for research results
Data and modelling
Major data and loss modelling projects
Risk reduction and resilience
How we work to reduce risk and build resilience
Creating an Aotearoa New Zealand that is better informed about our natural hazards and more prepared for their impacts.
Making your home safer for natural hazards
Features to look for in a property
Building and renovating
Make your investment last
Apartments and shared property
What to think about and how to prepare
Ways to make your rental home safer
Ways to protect your investment
Natural hazards where you live
Know what hazards could affect the area you live in
Useful information to help you prepare
Our people ›
Here you can read about the people who govern and manage Toka Tū Ake EQC.
Hon Dr Deborah Russell is the Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission.
She is also the Minister of Statistics, Associate Minister of Justice and Associate Minister of Revenue.
Deborah lives in the New Lynn electorate with her husband Malcolm Wright. They have three grown up daughters.
More on Hon Dr Deborah Russell(external link)
Toka Tū Ake EQC has a board of nine Commissioners. The Board is accountable to the Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission, the Hon Dr Deborah Russell.
View the full list of Commissioners
Toka Tū Ake EQC's Executive Leadership Team is led by Tina Mitchell and based in Wellington and Christchurch.
View the full Executive Leadership Team