Because New Zealand has many earthquakes, floods and other natural hazards, insuring against them has been challenging for individual insurance companies. The government-owned Earthquake and War Damage Commission filled this role after the Second World War. This 1970s leaflet encourages property owners to pay a special levy to cover damage from natural disasters.
Courtesy of Earthquake Commission
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