RAS support extended to 30 June 2019

Homeowners will continue to have access to access free and independent brokering, legal, and technical support for another year, through the Residential Advisory Service (RAS).

On 26 June 2018 Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods announced the Service will be extended with an additional $2.5 million funding. This funding allows RAS to operate until 30 June 2019.

Nearly 5,000 homeowners have been helped through meetings with an independent advisor or broker, and demand for the Service remains strong. Many of the remaining claims in Canterbury are complex, and the RAS brokering model has proven effective in dealing with these cases.