Extension to claims deadline

5:33 am on 26 October 2011

People in Canterbury who want their earthquake contents claims paid by Christmas, have an extension on the deadline to submit their information.

The Earthquake Commission had guaranteed that all claims sent by Monday would be paid by Christmas, but it has now given people until Friday to get all the neccessary paperwork in.

The commission says anyone who puts in a claim after then, will still be paid , but it may not be until next year.