earthquake

Queenstown's council building, once the focus of "serious concerns" about how it would hold up in an earthquake, is not on the list of 45 buildings determined to be earthquake prone. City Hall last week announced it would be contacting...
At least 45 buildings in the Queenstown-Lakes District have been labelled as potentially earthquake prone. The district council today announced it would start contacting building owners, with letters being sent asking for evidence that their building has either been strengthened...

Quake-risk identified

Building owners with properties not up to earthquake standards will soon be hearing from City Hall. Queenstown's council believes it's the first in the country to have completed a profile of all buildings within the district for potential earthquake risk. A...
Bringing parts of Arrowtown's historic museum up to earthquake standards will come with a whopping $1.5 million price-tag. The main wooden building isn't the issue – it's the imposing neighbouring old bank and stables, where some of its collection is...
OPINION: Feelings of sympathy and empathy can't be overstated this week. Like me, you might have been glued to the telly, open-mouthed, watching footage of smashed houses, ripped-up roads and strange islands emerging covered in paua or cows. New Zealand's being punished,...
A former Queenstown couple are picking up the pieces after Monday's earthquake. Nevin and Sue Wright only moved into their new Kaikoura home on October 4. They feel lucky the damage is only superficial. "A short distance down the road a fellow lost...
Queenstown tourism leaders are confident there'll be no reverberations from the Kaikoura earthquakes, but are vowing to remain vigilant. They say a nationwide effort is under way to reassure travel wholesalers and agents overseas that the rest of the country...
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