There’s some good policy coming from Labour this morning to help speed up the Christchurch earthquake insurance claims and also to provide residents relief from the continual surface flooding.
As reported on RNZ:
Details can be found from Labour’s website:
- An Earthquake Court – a special division of the Canterbury District Court – will deal with insurance claims of up to $1 million.
- For people affected by flooding after the quakes, in government Labour will immediately start urgent work on quake-affected, flood-vulnerable homes.
- Amend the law as needed to make it clear that EQC must pay for earthquake damage in the form of land subsidence or other geological changes, and employ army engineers to help with the protection work.
Policy like this and the recent ACE night school one are good foundations for Labour, practical solutions for real problems that National refuses to even acknowledge.