Earthquake Recovery

The Waimakariri District Council established an earthquake recovery organisation directly after the 4 September 2010 earthquake.

As our district moves on from the events of and following the September 2010 earthquake, the Council will continue to meet the changing needs of the community as they transition from recovery through to rebuilding and repairing their homes and businesses.

Frequently asked questions

In the Know website

In the Know is a community-driven question-and-answer based website launched by CERA in March 2014. It is a collaboration between community groups and recovery agencies to make information available in one place.



Agencies offering support to residents affected by the earthquakes are:

  • Residential Advisory Service - phone 03 379 7027
  • Canterbury Earthquake Temporary Accommodation Service - phone 0800 673 227
  • Earthquake Support Coordination Service - phone 0800 777 846
  • EQC - phone 0800 326 243

Community help