Recovery: What to do after a landslide

This page provides landslide recovery messages.

Further landslides may occur, so stay away from the affected area.

Look for broken utility lines (power, telephone) and report them to appropriate authorities. Reporting potential hazards will get the utilities turned off as quickly as possible, preventing further hazard and injury.

The Earthquake Commission Act 1993 may provide residential property owners EQCover for damage caused by landslides to residential properties, outbuildings, land within eight metres of buildings and outbuildings, access-way land, and a range of other structures and utilities. Toka Tū Ake EQC has partnered with insurers to provide a single point of contact for residential insurance customers. You should contact your insurer to make a claim for damage from natural hazards. Full details are available at