Fortunately, our dealings with EQC haven't been quite as disheartening as Islay McLeod's. Read that one and despair.
We received our Scope of Works document in June and it largely matches what our private engineer found, with a couple of minor omissions. We're still going to have the mess of dealing with EQC's revised rules for those who want to choose their own builders rather than go through Fletcher's lottery. Our private insurer hasn't returned emails about our claims for damage to the sidewalks, paths, pool and fencing, but we're not going to start pushing AMI / Southern Response until we've sorted out the timing of the rest of the rebuild.
The next national election, for those in Christchurch, could turn pretty easily into a referendum on the earthquake response. If Islay's story is pretty typical... well, I've a small short position on National winning re-election.
EQC warned the government back in 2009 that it really wasn't able to handle this kind of thing. I don't blame National for failing to get that sorted in the year and a half they had between the report's coming out in the middle of the financial crisis, just a few months into National's term of office, and the September 2010 earthquake. But this really ought to be sorted out before the Alpine Fault opens up for Wellington.