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Former Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee's second offer after the original was deemed to be unlawful in the Supreme Court

Government's second 'red zone' offer unlawful, appeal court rules

Tue 1 Aug 1

The Quake Outcasts, originally 46 property owners, and developer Fowler Developments challenged the lawfulness of the Crown's offers.

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.

Mark O'Brien QC, lawyer for Southern Response, said the class action is "not the best way to go"

Southern Response asks Appeal Court to strike out class action

Wed 5 Jul 1

The group of dissatisfied policyholders had come together because they had similar stories about delays.

FIGHTING THE RULES: EBSS chairman Ian Harrison

Earthquake-prone building case heads to full court hearing

Fri 24 Mar

In an unusual move, Wellington District Court Judge Chris Tuohy has decided it’s in the public interest that a review of a building being designated earthquake-prone by the Wellington City Council and Ministry of Business (MBIE) should be done through a full hearing with expert witnesses from all sides.

An artist's impression of Christchurch office and retail space after quakes

Quakes reveal four office space lessons

Fri 27 Jan

Office space lessons after Christchurch quakes.

WCC recovery manager Mike Mendonca

Wellington City Council sets 'tight' timeframe for targeted assessments of 80 buildings

Tue 20 Dec

 While New Zealand is on holiday, engineers will have a busy time checking over Wellington buildings.

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