Aftershocks to Continue Following Yesterday’s Quake

Sizable aftershocks are expected following yesterday’s earthquake which was centred west of Arthur’s Pass. Some of them are already occurring, leading to fears the government’s Earthquake Commission may not have enough reserves to meet significant numbers of fresh damage claims. It’s been 4 years since the original quake devastated Christchurch, New Zealand’s second largest city,…

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…

Another Strong Quake Affects Christchurch

A strong earthquake affected parts of Christchurch tonight. The magnitude 4.6 quake was just 8km deep and centred 10km south west of Christchurch. So far there have been over 3,000 reports made to GNS, whose drums recordings show it was detected over much of New Zealand (see below) Given the late hour there have yet to be any…