Corruption in New Zealand

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    EQC withheld dangerous, 'deadly' info

    Natasha Hadfield, who owned the shop with husband Geoffrey, was serving Betty Dickson when they were both crushed by falling bricks.

    The Canterbury earthquakes royal commission was told yesterday that on February 1, a commission inspection of the two-storey building found two walls were unstable and "in danger of collapse".

    The EQC inspector urgently requested an engineering inspection of the building, but the request appears to have gone nowhere.

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    What exactly could they have done to have prevented any deaths? Too much dependency on the government I guess.

    EQC questioned over quake deaths

    The earthquake commission was grilled yesterday over its failure to pass on information to local authorities about a dangerous building that killed two women in the February 22 quake.

    A 9m high brick wall which collapsed into Wicks Fish Shop,Worcester St, Linwood, killing the two women, was deemed "unsafe and in danger of collapse" by EQC assessors just weeks before the quake - but the adjacent building's owners and city council were not told.

    The evidence was given at the Canterbury earthquake royal commission.
    EQC questioned over quake deaths | Canterbury News | Local News in Canterbury
     

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