Steel Mesh Nightmare Looms for Thousands of NZ Property Owners, Worse than Leaky Homes Crisis. Steel Used in Roads and Bridges Too.

An insurance nightmare is looming for thousands of New Zealand property owners who’ve invested in buildings with reinforced concrete slabs built since 2012. There may also be serious repercussions for property prices in Auckland, and other areas with grossly over inflated values, if buildings become uninsurable because of the presence of sub-standard steel reinforcing. The…

‘World Class in NZ’ : Steel Mesh; and Hundreds of Requests for Emergency Housing in Kaikoura, but Hey Let’s Repair the Skate Park and Pool

Kaikoura is turning into the Marlborough equivalent of Christchurch’s eastern suburbs, a residential area that was affected badly during the Christchurch earthquakes. And it looks as if the same, tired solutions will be used in Kaikoura that were used in Christchurch: people are likely to be homed in expensive caravans and mobile homes that will…

Families Leave Kaikoura as First School Reopens, Aftershocks Continue to Rattle Residents. List of Damaged Buildings Begins to Emerge

Similar to what happened after the Christchurch earthquake, residents have began leaving the small town of Kaikoura after the massive 7.8 earthquake on the 14 November 2016. The large magnitude of the quake made it one of the world’s three largest earthquakes in 2016, and second in magnitude to only one New Zealand earthquake since…

‘Severe’ 7.5 Earthquake Hits Near Hanmer Springs, South Island. Tide Drops 2.5 metres at Kaikoura, Areas of Wellington and Christchurch Evacuated

All the drums. #eqnz pic.twitter.com/JzviVFftfm — Sonia Cuff (@Cuff_S) November 13, 2016 Latest Main quakes – SEVERE: 7.5 magnitude, severe, 15km north east of Culverden, 12.20am 6.1 magnitude, severe: 15km north of Kaikoura, 2.31am, 27km 5.7 magnitude, severe: 25km south east of Seddon, 2.21am 5.5 magnitude, severe: 10km east of Seddon 2.20am 5.6 magnitude, severe:…