22 Nov 2017

MBIE trying to scare NZ public - fire engineer

From Morning Report, 6:45 am on 22 November 2017

A leading fire engineer says it's reprehensible for public officials to being using the spectre of the Grenfell Tower disaster to scare New Zealanders. A Fire and Emergency New Zealand manager, Rob Saunders, has justified controversial changes to fire rules being rushed in this week by citing the London blaze that killed 71 people in June. Dr Terry Enright, who's based in Melbourne, is doing the fire design for a more than 50-storey tower in Auckland and is an Australasian authority on combustible cladding. He told RNZ reporter Phil Pennington he is both dubious and appalled.