High-rises in Auckland, Wellington fail quake standards / by Shaun Evans

 Wellington. Photo credit: 123RF

Wellington. Photo credit: 123RF

Building inspections show most Auckland and Wellington high-rises failed to meet earthquake standards to stop people being hit by falling objects.

The 2016 survey released to RNZ by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) - after it previously refused media requests - is the first official confirmation of industry warnings of massive non-compliance to the standards for securing non-structural elements.

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