Media Coverage “Building Seismic Performance consultation”

"Editorial: Let common sense dictate earthquake upgrades"   N.Z. Herald (7th March 2013)
"Plan a massive over reaction to quakes: super-safe landlord" N.Z. Herald (8th March 2013)
"Heritage loss a big concern"  N.Z. Herald  (7th March 2013)
"Devonport character buildings under threat" N.Z. Herald  (7th March 2013)
"Owners face cruel dilemma"  N.Z. Herald (6th March 2013)
"Building landlords cry poor"   N.Z. Herald (5th March 2013)
"Multibillion-dollar surprise for proprietors of heritage sites: lawyers"  N.Z Herald  (4th March 2013)
"Shock in store for building owners with at-risk assets"  N.Z. Herald (4th March 2013)
"Strengthening 'a cost burden with no return' "  N.Z. Herald (4th March 2013)


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"Mayors warn their towns could be crippled by quake rules"   Morning Report, Radio New Zealand (27th Feb 2013)
"Building Minister says mayors are 'scaremongering'"  Morning Report, Radio New Zealand (27th Feb 2013)
"Photographer warns architecture could be wiped out"   Morning Report, Radio New Zealand (27th Feb 2013)

"Quake-strengthening legislation may hurt provincial towns"  Dale Williams (Mayor of Otorohanga), Dave Cull (Mayor of Dunedin) and Lawrence Yule  (Mayor of Hastings / President of Local Government NZ) on RNZ's "Nine to Noon". (26th Feb 2012)

"South's $1.8b warning" Otago Daily Times coverage of Otago Mayoral Forum & 10 South Island Councils statement/ report.
"Death knell for CBD?" The Timaru Herald coverage includes comments from Timaru Mayor Janie Annear.

"Minister says quake policies won't destroy towns"  Radio New Zealand News report of Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson's reaction to Otago Mayoral Forum & 10 South Island Councils statement/ report.

"Southern Councils Highlight Major Concerns Over Earthquake-prone Buildings Proposals." Media Release 
"South Island councils say quake building plans unfair"  Radio New Zealand News report on joint statement of Otago Mayoral forum and 10 South Island Councils. (22nd Feb 2013)

"Mayor says NZ losing perspective on quake-prone buildings" & "Councils to rule on quake safety of shearing sheds" Morning Report coverage (20th Feb 2013)

 "Council queries need for national quake standard" The Dominion Post coverage of the Wellington Public Forum. (6th Feb 2013)

"Business owners fear costs of quake work" Radio New Zealand coverage on  Auckland Public Forum.

"Quake proposal fans heritage fear"  Auckland Council Response.  N.Z. Herald (7th Feb. 2013)

"Bureaucrats more destructive than quake" Brian Rudman Commentary N.Z. Herald  (6th Feb 2013)

"Value of earthquake proofing questioned by Wellington councillor" TV One Breakfast Coverage of Wellington Public Meeting on new the proposed guidelines.

"Earthquake-prone building proposals focus of meeting" Otago Daily Times on consultation details.

"Quake rules a worry for city" The Southland Times

"Strengthening cost may be $52 million" The Otago Daily Times on Central Otago

"Little benefit in lifted quake threshold - expert" The Dominion Post coverage of  report for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment by Tony Taig a British Risk Management Consultant

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