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Government revises earthquake proofing rules

Peter Griffin posted in on May 11th, 2015.

The Government has revised rules on strengthening earthquake-prone buildings, tightening requirements for some regions while relaxing them in others.  The changes to the policy regarding earthquake management risk was outlined at a conference on Sunday by Building and Housing minister Dr Nick Smith. The country will be divided into high, medium and low risk areas for earthquakes, […]

NZ Herald/NZPA: Report calls for CRIs shakeup

Peter Griffin posted in on March 4th, 2010.

The CRI Taskforce released its report to Government today, finding that CRIs were overly burdened by bureaucracy, a short-term focus and funding problems. The report said that no changes needed to be made to the number of CRIs, but instead to their service delivery. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Research, Science and Techonology Minister […]

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