Reprint as at 1 July 2013

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Earthquake Commission Act 1993

Public Act
1993 No 84
Date of assent
10 August 1993
see section 1(2)

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This Act is administered by the Treasury.


1Short Title and commencement
3Act to bind the Crown
4Earthquake Commission
4ACrown Entities Act 2004 to apply
4BMembership of Commission’s board
5Functions of Commission
6Powers of Commission [Repealed]
7Capital of Commission
8Commission to be Crown entity [Repealed]
9Minister may determine dividend
10Exemption from income tax
11Auditor-General to be auditor of Commission
12Directions by Minister
13Natural Disaster Fund
14Money payable into Fund
15Money payable out of Fund
16Deficiency in Fund
17Fees payable to Crown by Commission
18Residential buildings
19Residential land
20Personal property
21Property not insured under this Act
22Voluntary insurance against natural disaster damage
23Premiums payable to Commission
24Payment of premiums by insurance companies
25Secrecy of information
26Insurance companies to keep records
27Conditions of insurance in Schedule 3
28Certificates of certain events to be registered against land
29Settlement of claims
30Insurance otherwise than under this Act
31Application of conditions in other documents
32Power to inspect property, obtain information, and enter land
33Provisions applying in respect of entry
34Power to issue warrant authorising entry
37Transitional provisions relating to staff
38Amendment to Ombudsmen Act 1975 [Repealed]
39Repeals and revocations
40Temporary continuation of existing earthquake and war damage cover
41Insurance of non-residential property
Reprint notes

An Act to make provision with respect to the insurance of residential property against damage caused by certain natural disasters