300 'high-risk' buildings in quake-prone regions will have to be upgraded - Govt - Newstalk ZB

Around 300 "high-risk" buildings in quake-prone regions will have to be upgraded within a year, the Government announced today. Using emergency powers introduced after the Kaikoura Earthquake, the Government will require all unreinforced masonry ...

Quake-hit building owners told to secure shaky masonry, facades within a year - TVNZ

The Government is ordering building owners to secure at-risk masonry and facades within a year. There are concerns that up to 80 CBD buildings may have been weakened by the quake. Source: 1 NEWS. Minister for Building Nick Smith says he's using ...

Strengthening unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings - Wellington City Council (press release)

We are taking a proactive approach to strengthening Wellington's buildings so that the city is as prepared as it can be for significant earthquakes. Strengthening unreinforced masonry is one of the priorities over the next year as we continue to ...

$3 million fund to help make Wellington's buildings safer - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Wellington's Mayor Justin Lester welcomes today's announcement from the Government of a $3 million fund to assist Wellington building owners to secure unreinforced masonry on their buildings and says it will go a long way to keeping people safe in ...

Aftershock risk prompts initiative for facades and parapets - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Unreinforced masonry facades and parapets posing a risk to the public in areas like Wellington with a heightened risk of an aftershock from the Kaikoura earthquake need to be secured within a year, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith has ...