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Our resources will help you better prepare for natural disasters, and to recover afterwards.

NZ Natural Hazards Info and Activity Book

EQC KidsActivityBook 2019How fast can a tsunami travel? Where was NZ’s strongest recorded wind gust? Find the answers, complete the fun activities, and find out the Fix. Fasten. Don’t Forget. steps to make your home stronger and safer with our NZ Natural Hazards Info and Activity Book – just for kids!

Natural Hazards Activity Book [PDF, 941 KB] (PDF, 303KB)

Natural Hazards Activity Book - low ink/colouring in [PDF, 302 KB] (PDF, 941KB)

Natural Hazards Alexa Skill

Our Natural Hazards Skill for Alexa devices is an official collaboration between Toka Tū Ake EQC, GeoNet and the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (MCDEM).

Using MMI data based on GeoNet ‘felt’ reports of earthquakes, Natural Hazards provides information about the strength and location of recent quakes that might have occurred near your location. You can also ask information about earthquakes that might have occurred near New Zealand’s six largest cities.

Following quake information, Toka Tū Ake EQC and Civil Defence tips are provided to help you prepare your homes and yourself for various natural hazards.

Learn more on the Amazon Skills website(external link)

Householders' Guide to EQCover

A guide to the Earthquake Commission’s natural disaster insurance, EQCover.

Householders' Guide to EQCover original [PDF, 1.7 MB]

A Guide to your EQCover claim

A guide that provides a step-by-step guide to the EQC claims settlement process and answers some of the questions most often asked about EQC’s cover.

A Guide to your EQCover claim [PDF, 2.2 MB]