In February 2011, New Zealand experienced shock and devastation as the Canterbury earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale killed 185 people – 115 of whom were in the CTV building which collapsed.

That no doubt turned to anger the following year after a Royal Commission found that the building should never have been given consent in 1986 because its design did not conform to building standards which were applicable at the time. Following those earthquakes, new legislation which will come into force…