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New earthquake bill to be introduced in New Zealand

March 21, 2022

The government of New Zealand has introduced a bill to make the claims process following a natural disaster easier.

The Natural Hazards Insurance Bill will reportedly make the the rules for mixed and multi-use buildings clearer, clarify regulations relating to repairing buildings and land following a landslip or other land damage, and simplify the excesses and calculations for retaining walls, bridges, and culverts.

A claimant code and a standing dispute resolution service are also to be introduced.

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