EQC inspections 'weren't up to scratch'

By Jenny Woods

Earthquake Commission national contracting workforce manager Paul Walsh (left) and EQC chief executive Ian Simpson.
Earthquake Commission national contracting workforce manager Paul Walsh (left) and EQC chief executive Ian Simpson.

Delayed confessions from EQC...it got it wrong. The commission has announced plans to re-inspect a number of drainage claims.

It currently has two-and-a-half thousand awaiting settlement. When asked why the inspections needed to be re-done, General manager of customer and claims Trish Keith told Newstalk ZB it was to provide customers with the most up-to-date information available.

Labour cried foul, claiming EQC was just trying to cover up the fact that the initial inspections were dodgy. When pressed a second time by Newstalk ZB, Trish Keith admitted the initial inspections weren't up to scratch. She says customers should have confidence that due diligence will be followed this time round.

- Newstalk ZB

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