EBSS chairman Ian Harrison

Wellington council abandons earthquake strength guidelines in test case

Tue 9 Aug

Council concedes initial evaluation procedure a “coarse screening tool.” With special feature audio.

Insurance Council of New Zealand chief executive Tim Grafton

EQC quickens the pace for over-cap settlements

Tue 10 May 1

Insurers should do all assessments in future, the Insurance Council says.

EBSS chairman Ian Harrison

Wellington council belatedly seeks assessment of supposedly earthquake-prone building

Thu 21 Apr

Wellington City Council wants to introduce a surprise earthquake engineering assessment into an appeal process over a building it has already deemed earthquake-prone in the Wellington District Court. With special feature audio.

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee on The Nation

I want to stay on: Brownlee


A decision will be announced by the prime minister early next week.

Act Party leader David Seymour

Act plans amendments to earthquake-strengthening legislation

Thu 24 Mar 7

The two changes sought by Seymour. With special feature audio.

EY executive director of tax policy David Snell

Little support for IRD's view on taxing seismic assessments

Thu 17 Mar

IRD believes seismic assessments are related to capital expenditure.


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