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

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

Newstalk ZB300 'high-risk' buildings in quake-prone regions will have to be upgraded - GovtNewstalk ZBAround 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 ...and more »

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

Quake-hit building owners told to secure shaky masonry, facades within a yearTVNZThe 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 ...and more »

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

Strengthening unreinforced masonry (URM) buildingsWellington 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 ...and more »

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

$3 million fund to help make Wellington's buildings saferScoop.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 ...and more »

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

Aftershock risk prompts initiative for facades and parapetsScoop.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 ...and more »