The Earthquake Commission is marking its 100,000th fully completed claim resulting from the Canterbury earthquake.
Since the September earthquake in Canterbury, the commission has received about 460,000 claims for contents, dwelling and land loss or damage.
The Commission's customer services manager, Bruce Emson, says that until September last year the commission was receiving claims at a rate faster than it could close them.
Mr Emson says it is now catching-up, completing about 160 claims per day and 90 full home repairs.
He says it has now paid out about $3.1 billion, closing nearly 20% of the total number of claims.
He says the commission is continuing to pay out about $70 million each month, and aims to have 80% of claims completed by December 2014.