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  •   Home > News > Politics

    Tread carefully over plans to extend earthquake-strengthening work deadlines

    Tread carefully over plans to extend earthquake-strengthening work deadlines



    The Government's announced it's giving people an extra four years to get unsafe buildings up to scratch.

    It's also bringing forward a review into earthquake-prone buildings.

    AUT construction expert John Tookey says four years or beyond, kicks the issue into a future governmental cycle - or two.

    He says this inevitably mixes politics with public safety considerations.

    © 2024 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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