Rural recovery group in Canterbury winds up

9:21 am on 22 October 2010

The group that set up to oversee recovery efforts in rural Canterbury following last month's earthquake winds up on Friday, but says new issues are starting to emerge in the rural community.

Rural Recovery Group co-ordinator Allan Baird says while most rural activities are back to normal, there is a lot of uncertainty around insurance and Earthquake Commission claims.

He says those with barely habitable homes are starting to get frustrated about not seeing anyone yet from the Earthquake Commission, and are confused about how the whole process works.

"I think the answers are there, it's just a case of whether people actually read them or understand them"

Mr Baird says some farmers have been downplaying their situation, and have put off lodging insurance claims.

He says the agencies that made up the rural recovery group will now take over the relief effort.