Still affected by the Earthquake Commission’s incompetence? you may want to read this article in today’s Stuff:
Earthquake Commission (EQC) staff have been caught out using a Class A drug, assessing earthquake damage in 76 seconds and bullying.
A long list of behavioural and performance issues has been released to The Press under the Official Information Act and reveal the “unhealthy at best” culture within the organisation, a community advocate says.
Former EQC staff and contractors have spoken anonymously about the way the organisation operates with one saying the commission’s disciplinary procedures were “horrendous”.
Many complaints related to incompetence when assessing quake damage and identifying the correct repair method.
Other examples include one employee being charged and convicted of assault after a domestic incident with his partner…
…One assessor who was incompetent and could not correctly identify quake damage and repair strategies was also sacked after a meeting with HR, the documents show.
An ex-EQC contractor, who did not wish to be named, said the culture within the organisation was one of “shut up and do what you’re told”… more here
A severe earthquake has been recorded today, 155 km east of Te Araroa at 11.33am this morning. The prolonged 6.5 magnitude quake occurred at a depth of 31km. At first it was erroneously recorded as centred at Hanmer Springs. It was felt widely around the North Island
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