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Australia Must Deliver Earthquake Resistant Buildings
Structural
Monday March 2 2020

Australia Must Deliver Earthquake Resistant Buildings

On December 28, 1989, thirteen people were killed and more than 160 were injured in the Newcastle earthquake (aftermath pictured above) which measured 5.6 on the...

Christchurch Homeowners’ Class Action to Proceed
Residential
Tuesday October 31 2017

Christchurch Homeowners’ Class Action to Proceed

The Court of Appeal has rejected an attempt by government-owned insurer Southern Response Earthquake Services to throw out a class action lawsuit from Christchurch homeowners whose...

Poverty, Earthquakes and the Need for a New Orthodoxy
Residential
Friday July 7 2017

Poverty, Earthquakes and the Need for a New Orthodoxy

About 75 per cent of the deaths that occur during earthquakes are caused by building failure rather than the actual earthquakes themselves. And the sad fact...

NZ Engineer Calls to Exceed Minimum Earthquake Standard
Structural
Tuesday May 9 2017

NZ Engineer Calls to Exceed Minimum Earthquake Standard

Wellington's buildings need to exceed the minimum standard set by the building code if the capital city wants to improve its resilience to a major earthquake.

What NZ Engineers Need to Know About New Earthquake Laws
Buildings
Tuesday March 28 2017

What NZ Engineers Need to Know About New Earthquake Laws

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...

Buildings at Risk of Collapse from NZ Earthquake
Structural
Friday November 18 2016

Buildings at Risk of Collapse from NZ Earthquake

Buildings at Risk of Collapse from NZ Earthquake

Qld Earthquake Could Have Been Devastating
Environment
Monday August 22 2016

Qld Earthquake Could Have Been Devastating

North Queensland could have experienced a bigger natural disaster than Newcastle suffered in 1989 if the epicentre of an earthquake in the Whitsundays had been on...

Six-storey Building Put Through ‘Earthquake Test’
Structural
Monday June 20 2016

Six-storey Building Put Through ‘Earthquake Test’

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have rocked and rattled a six-storey steel frame building on a giant shake table to see how the...

Magnitude 5.7 Earthquake Shakes Christchurch
Structural
Monday February 15 2016

Magnitude 5.7 Earthquake Shakes Christchurch

There were harrowing near misses but Christchurch has emerged from a magnitude 5.7 quake with no deaths and little damage and must wait to see what...

Buildings
10 Sep, 2018
Japan Quake Kills 44, Hits Power Supply

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in northern Japan last week has risen to 44, with 660 injured, the government says, as electricity supply remained...

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Commercial
13 Mar, 2018
Fletcher on Track in Christchurch

Retirement village operator Arvida Group says it's on track to complete 94 new units in the second half and has "strong relationships" with its development partners,...

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Business
3 Nov, 2014
NZ Earthquake Claims Top $13 billion

More than $13 billion has been paid out by insurance companies on Canterbury earthquake claims.

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