ICNZ Earthquake case heading to Supreme Court

In University of Canterbury v Insurance Council of New Zealand and Ors [2014] NZSC 13 the Supreme Court has granted leave to appeal on the following issue:

“Where a building is an earthquake-prone building in terms of s 122(1) of the Building Act 2004, is a council entitled under s 124(1)(c)(i) of the Act to require the building to be strengthened to an extent greater than is necessary to ensure that the building will not have its ultimate capacity exceeded in a moderate earthquake (as defined in reg 7 of the Building (Specified Systems, Change the Use and Earthquake-prone Buildings) Regulations 2005)?”

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