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New Zealand's largest installers of non-structural seismic restraints are calling on the new Minister for Building and Construction Jenny Salesa to crack down on enforcement of non-structural building standards that have been ignored for years.

Quake Protected's calls come on the back of survey results that show most Auckland and Wellington high-rises have failed to meet earthquake standards to prevent people being hurt by falling objects during a quake.

"We hope this is the wakeup call that both central and local Government need to finally start enforcing the standards that have been in place for years, but which are often overlooked by building inspectors, regulators, building owners and corporate tenants," said Quake Protected general manager Jeremy Baker.

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