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New Zealand: Earthquake Commission settles claims worth $3.2 million


The New Zealand Earthquake Commission's national operations manager Barry Searle said "we are now through the bulk of assessments" for the January 2014 Eketahuna earthquake,

The New Zealand Herald reported.

Mr. Searle said "over 1000 claims at a total value of $3.7 million New Zealand ($3.2 million)" have been settled.

Damage to buildings accounted for 72% of claims, building and contents damage 11% and contents damage 9%.

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