EQ Struc Group director Peter Liu says under the new legislation an earthquake-prone building is one that would have its ultimate capacity exceeded in a moderate earthquake

New earthquake legislation shakes up commercial property

Thu 27 Jul 1

New earthquake legislation that kicked in this month is expected to result in clear rent and pricing differences between different strength grades of commercial buildings.

Reveal Seismics director Terry Johnson says buildings' light fittings, air ducts and ceiling tiles need earthquake-proofing

Lack of seismic strengthening inside buildings 'shocking,' says engineer

Wed 26 Jul 2

Only about half a dozen buildings in New Zealand have their non-structural fit out – including ceilings – properly restrained.

Construction and Building Minister Nick Smith said the new framework "involve[s] a difficult trade-off"

Government takes control of earthquake-prone building decisions from local councils

Mon 3 Jul

The new framework divides New Zealand into three earthquake categories.

Argosy lifts distributable earnings as portfolio quality improves

Thu 25 May 1

Argosy reiterated that its net property income got a boost from the surrender of the lease by New Zealand Post for the top three floors of the building in Wellington.

Kaikoura quake to shave 0.1% from NZ's GDP over two years, report shows

Fri 28 Apr 1

A Market Economics report estimates the quake will hit gross domestic product by $465 million over two years

Majestic Centre, Wellington

Wellington commercial market defended

Fri 28 Apr

At last week’s fractious NPT special meeting Augusta Capital’s managing director Mark Francis was disparaging of Wellington’s property market, saying astute investors were fleeing, including rival Kiwi Property.


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