The Earthquake Commission has received more than 9000 claims for the two big earthquakes which shook Wellington and the top of the South Island in July and August.
The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has received more than 9000 claims for the two big earthquakes which shook Wellington and the top of the South Island in July and August.
The quakes hit on July 21 and August 16 and measured 6.5 and 6.6 respectively. Both were centred at Seddon, 25km south of Blenheim.
EQC said about 3000 of the claims were from the South Island, with the rest from the North Island.
The biggest individual claims were in Marlborough, with seven buildings in Seddon and Ward suffering damage of more than $100,000 each.
EQC puts the total value of claims from both earthquakes at about $100 million.
Meanwhile, EQC is defending the quality of repairs it is doing on quake-damaged homes in Christchurch after a group of homeowners said it was considering taking a class action over the quality of repairs.
The group is accusing EQC of doing patch-up jobs which will not last. EQC is legally obliged to restore homes to an as-new condition but some owners are concerned the value of their properties will be reduced because of substandard repairs.
It says anyone concerned with the quality of the work has 90 days after the completion of the repair to raise their concerns and that it has a complaints process whereby work can be reviewed, as well as an independent mediation service
EQC refused to comment about the possible class action.