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April 19, 2017

New Zealand reviewing codes after parts of 2005 building fail in quake

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's government said the partial collapse of a modern office building's interior during an earthquake last November was unacceptable and could have killed people.

Minister for Building and Construction Nick Smith said officials will review the nation's design standards and building laws following the release of a report into the performance of Wellington's Statistics House building.


 
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