NZ too slow to learn from quakes – Fran O’Sullivan. 

It’s time New Zealand dropped its famed “number eight wire” mentality and “she’ll be right” attitude, and opted for professionalism when it comes to enforcing building standards.

Five years on from the disastrous February 2011 earthquake which devastated the Christchurch CBD, what lessons have really been learnt?

Conflicting tsunami warnings and a 111 system that did not work properly are just the outward manifestations of a civil defence system that is too amateurville for the seismically challenged land we live in.

NZ Herald

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