Earthquake assistance centres
The Avondale Earthquake Assistance Centre and Kaiapoi Earthquake Hub have both now closed. They provided information and assistance for red zone homeowners who were deciding on government offers to buy their properties.
- gave updates on services such as roading, sewerage and water
- helped connect people who had earthquake-related housing, legal and/or insurance issues with services
- shared material from official agencies and community organisations, including notices and contact details.
The Centres include staff from Councils, Canterbury Earthquake Temporary Accommodation Service (CETAS), Earthquake Commission (EQC), Community Law Canterbury, some insurance firms and some banks.
All of the partner agencies at the Earthquake Assistance Centres have agreed to continue to offer face to face meetings with residents and, where appropriate, multi-party meetings from their respective locations across wider Christchurch.
Below is a list of these agencies involved and information on how people can continue to access these services:
|The Earthquake Commission||0800 DAMAGE
(0800 326 243)
|Christchurch City Council||03 941 8999||www.ccc.govt.nz|
|Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority||0800 RING CERA
(0800 7464 2372)
|Canterbury Temporary Accommodation Service||0800 673 227||www.quakeaccommodation.govt.nz|
|Earthquake Support Co-ordination||0800 777 846|
|IAG - State||0800 802 424||www.state.co.nz|
|IAG - NZI||0800 694 222||www.nzi.co.nz|
|Southern Response||0800 501 525||www.southernresponse.co.nz|
|Community Law Canterbury||0508 CAN LAW
(0508 226 529)
If you have any questions please contact CERA by email email@example.com or ring 0800 RING CERA (0800 7464 2372).