Gerry Brownlee

Gerry Brownlee (Photo: Rob Hosking)

Community wakes over ‘draconian’ climate change measures


Christchurch residents are ramping up efforts against the city council’s proposed retreat from coastal neighbourhoods.

Earthquake Commission chief executive Ian Simpson

EQC to fix repairs at no cost to homeowners

Wed 19 Aug 3

Homeowners won't be required to pay anything.

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee

Some Quake Outcasts still out in the cold

Thu 6 Aug 1

The fight is not over yet.

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee (Rob Hosking)

Government makes better offer to Quake Outcasts

Thu 30 Jul 4

Long saga ends for red-zoned Quake Outcasts group.

Insurance Council of New Zealand chief executive Tim Grafton

Editor's Insight: EQC changes should take stress out of disaster claims

Thu 16 Jul

A surprising consensus of agreement has emerged from the government’s plans.


Nevil Gibson discusses his latest Editor's Insight on NBR Radio and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee (Rob Hosking)

EQC reform: what it means

Mon 6 Jul

The changes are – at this stage – only proposed, and people are being invited to make submissions on what Gerry Brownlee and Steven Joyce outlined this morning.


Rob Hosking gives his in-depth analysis on the big stories to watch out for this week on NBR Radio and on demand on MyNBR Radio.


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