Earthquakes

NZIA chief executive Teena Hale Pennington

Architects say bridges shouldn't be exempt from earthquake strengthening legislation

Mon 24 Aug 1

NZIA is calling for financial incentives to assist owners of heritage buildings.

Insurance Australia Group NZ chief executive Jacki Johnson

NZ insurance boss takes 10% pay cut – to $4.1m

Fri 21 Aug

Earthquake claims costs still rising.

Building Minister Nick Smith (TV3)

More engineers say fix 'low-hanging fruit' first in earthquake legislation

Fri 21 Aug 3

Another group of engineers is calling for dangerous features of unreinforced masonry buildings to be urgently made safe.

EBSS chairman Ian Harrison

EBSS: Minister Nick Smith exaggerating lives saved by earthquake-strengthening bill

Thu 20 Aug 4

Evidence-Based Seismic Strengthening says that didn’t make sense when matched with the MBIE estimate of 24 lives being saved.

Tower Insurance chief executive Richard Harding

Capital Letter: Earthquake insurer’s election to settle usurped by court

Wed 19 Aug

Others who have taken the opportunity to ratchet up their claims with legal challenges.

Alan Light

Earthquake-prone buildings legislation compared to leaky homes fiasco

Tue 18 Aug 3

Alan Light says proposed earthquake strengthening legislation could have the same dire consequences as the leaky homes problem.

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