The main events of the 2021 Apec leaders' week will need a new home after the Government has effectively ruled out the fire-damaged SkyCity International Convention Centre.
Fletcher Construction said in a statement yesterday that the recovery from last October's fire will continue for the next few months, and major construction work on the ICC won't start before mid-year.
Professor John Tookey from AUT's school of engineering told Kate Hawkesby the damage isn't bad enough to prompt a complete rebuild.
"It's like having a brand new supercar, it takes a lot after a small or large ding to write it off because of the amount of money you've got buried in it."
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