earthquake risk

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nemo
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In an announcement released quietly on 4th July, by MBIE, there is some massive cause for celebration. “MBIE advises seismically vulnerable buildings can remain occupied” is the best, most welcome news I’ve heard for years – and I imagine that it will be music to the ears of many building owners around the city too. “New guidance published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment…

nemo
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Engineers – it’s time to stand up and be counted. I’m not sure if you lot in the Engineering crowd have noticed lately, but Aotearoa is getting mighty tired of you and your antics. Engineering NZ needs to be present in the room and take some responsibility for what a horrible unholy mess you have got this country in. Yes YOU, you know who I mean…

Leviathan
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There are two ways of looking at the Civic Square debacle – the worst thing ever, or the best opportunity ever. You know which side I’m going to take! Wellington’s Civic Square, Te Ngakau, is / was / should be the capital’s pride and joy. Comparable in function to Sienna’s Palio, to Rome’s Piazza Navona, to London’s ummm, Trafalgar Square? Leicester Square? Soho Square? our Civic…

Leviathan
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Awkward and uneasy news this morning from giant insurance company IAG – or was it AIG ? that they may not be going to issue any more insurance for the Residential market in Wellington, due to the perceived risk. That’s…. not welcome news. Possibly, even, it is the sound of the death bell tolling for the future of Wellington as a city. It is almost certainly…

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Leviathan
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WELLINGTON STREETS ON THE LIST Adelaide Rd, Berhampore/Mt Cook/Newtown Bond St, Wellington Central Courtenay Pl, Te Aro Coutts St, Kilbirnie Cuba St, Te Aro Dixon St, Te Aro Dundas St, Seatoun Egmont St, Te Aro Eva St, Te Aro Ganges Rd, Khandallah Ghuznee St, Te Aro Hobart St, Miramar Holland St, Te Aro Hutt Rd, Pipitea Kilbirnie Cres, Kilbirnie Lambton Quay, Wellington Central Manners St, Te…

Maximus
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On a day like today, with the wind blowing to the Max, it seems that the best answer has won: Wellywood has been blown away, by, well, Wellington – Blown Away. While I had a personal liking for the idea of the Eye of the Taniwha, seeing as Braddock is drawing off a similar theme to our little website, if there is one thing people know…

Maximus
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It is good to see that Christchurch has kicked off the post-quake blues and is fighting back. The shops have reopened, the schools will be back on Monday, the water is fit to drink once more, and even the CheeseMongers shop looks like it might be saved. Once they’ve got their city scrubbed up and the trains working again, perhaps its time to take a scenic…