Officials don't identify potentially killer buildings

Government and council officials have not identified two Auckland buildings, or their owners, whose occupants could be killed in an earthquake.

The owners have refused to take part or cooperate in a government safety review of 338 buildings constructed between 1982 and 1995 which have non-ductile columns similar to those in the collapsed CTV building which killed 115 people in the February 22, 2011 earthquake in Christchurch.

Neither Auckland council nor the Building and Construction ministry will say what the buildings are, or who owns them.


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