Media coverage is as follows:
Morning Report RNZ National (Tuesday 12 May 2015):
Govt pours cold water on calls for property-owner assistance.
06:42 The Building and Housing Minister, Nick Smith, is all but ruling out a large-scale
payout for Wellington property owners who can't afford to bring their buildings up to the earthquake code.
Govt pours cold water on calls for property-owner assistance
07:56 A large-scale payout for Wellington property owners who can't afford to bring their buildings up to the earthquake code has been ruled out.
Morning Report RNZ National (Monday 13 May 2015):
Small towns fear new quake prone legislation will spell their end
06:41 New Zealand's heritage-rich provincial towns are worried new quake prone legislation could mean the death of their communities.
Proposed new quake measures could be devastating for small towns and cities
07:11 Some cities will be granted an extra 20-years to bring their earthquake prone buildings up to scratch.
High and low quake risk city mayors discuss new EQ strengthening legislation
08:17 Some cities could be granted an extra 20 years to bring their earthquake prone buildings up to scratch.
"Major changes to earthquake strengthening rules"
Stuff (May 10 2015): http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/68421102/major-changes-to-earthquake-strengthening-rules
"Big changes to earthquake strengthening rules"
NZ Herald (May 10, 2015): http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11446301