32 days ago

Petitions to manage the impacts of EQ-prone building legislation

Geraldine from Te Aro

Inner City Wellington has launched two petitions in response to concerns raised at a public meeting of residential owners in earthquake-prone buildings. Information on the meeting is available on our website, under Library - EQ seminars ... (www.innercitywellington.nz)

Petition for comprehensive support

Calls for the Government to provide comprehensive financial, technical and advisory support interventions for residential owners in earthquake-prone buildings.

More information on this petition and a link to sign the petition is in the first attached document.

To sign petition: copy and paste direct link:

Petition to review the earthquake-prone provisions in the Building Act 2004

Calls for the Government to undertake a review of the earthquake-prone provisions to take account of the significantly higher strengthening costs compared to those used in the policy process, the stretched engineering and construction sectors, and the need to focus scarce resources on public safety priorities.

For more information and a link to the petition, see the second document below.
To sign petition, copy and paste this direct link: www.parliament.nz...

Thank you for your support.


Petition calling for comprehensive support for residential owners in earthquake prone buildings (July 2019).docx Download View

Petition calling for a review the earthquake-prone provisions (July 2019).docx Download View

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Being clear on this is a first step in knowing what you want your local councillors to support or who to vote for. What are the issues you want your next local council to focus on?

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3 days ago

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We spent a few days filming with the Nat Geo team and recovered a 40-50 metre ghost net in some of the worst conditions Wellington had to offer.

The documentary of the mission and recovery has just gone live on Nat Geo.

We're so proud of the Ghost Fishing team and what we have achieved here in New Zealand out of sheer tenacity, teamwork and community.

Feel free to share and enjoy.