During 2010 and 2011, New Zealand experienced its most significant earthquake event sequence in recent times in the Canterbury region. This resulted in over 583,000 claims to the Commission for damage to approximately 168,000 residential dwellings. While the majority of claims have been addressed, multiple issues have arisen in relation to the Commission’s operational practices.

The Public Inquiry into the Earthquake Commission was established to examine the role and work of the Earthquake Commission (EQC) and to learn lessons that can be applied to how it operates in future.

Publication Details