Severe Earthquake Strikes Just as Earthquake Commission Staff Are Labelled “Ailing” : Drug Abuse & Under Performance Exposed by OIA Request

  Still affected by the Earthquake Commission’s incompetence? you may want to read this article in today’s Stuff: Earthquake Commission (EQC) staff have been caught out using a Class A drug, assessing earthquake damage in 76 seconds and bullying. A long list of behavioural and performance issues has been released to The Press under the…

EQC Home Truths

We’ve heard that the EQC has received hundreds of new claims after yesterday’s quakes. The questions we’d like answered are: Does it have the resources and expertise to settle all claims in a timely manner? Does it, or New Zealand, have adequate resources to deal with the Alpine Fault or the big one that is sure…

Christchurch Earthquake Workers Threatened with Knives

Thinking about emigrating to ‘safe’ Christchurch to help out with the reconstruction work? You may want to think about somewhere safer to work. Long  suffering and angry homeowners, messed about for the last three years are deeply unhappy. Not only are they making heaps of complaints about shoddy work they’ve also been taking repair workers…

Canterbury Shaken By Strong Quake

The Canterbury region of New Zealand was shaken by a strong 5.5 magnitude earthquake this evening. Data from Geonet place the epicentre 20km east of Christchurch at a depth of only 12km. The quake was later classified as a new event by the Earthquake Commission for insurance purposes, fresh claims may be made for damage.…