26 Jan 2017

Govt moves swiftly to force building owners to do quake work

From Morning Report, 7:35 am on 26 January 2017

The Government has announced another crackdown on dangerous buildings with concerns centred on Wellington City.

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Photo: Flickr / Aidan Wojtas

It will use emergency powers under the recent Hurunui/Kaikōura Earthquakes Recovery Act to require building owners in Wellington, Hutt Valley and Marlborough to secure facades and parapets within 12 months.