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Auckland’s Mayor wants the new Government to review earthquake-strengthening rules.
The region hasn’t shown signs of earthquake activity for 100,000 years, Wayne Brown said, and instead they should focus on the risk of volcanic eruption.
He’s keen to stop spending on seismic strengthening unless a building is likely to fall down.
John Tookey, Professor of Construction at AUT, told Kate Hawkesby that it’s a matter of public safety.
He said that no one thought that Christchurch was going to be a major problem until it became a major problem.
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