12 Jun 2020

Government took years to check quake prone monument

From Morning Report, 7:40 am on 12 June 2020

A government ministry was warned by engineers the bell frame in the National War Memorial Carillion could fail, and the bells fall down and kill people in an earthquake.

It was told to check the frame but did not, for eight years.

Checks were only done this year - rating the frame at so far below quake standards the tower has had to close.

Phil Pennington is looking into this.