RBNZ HQ closes for three months after renewed asbestos scare

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand building in Wellington will be closed for three months to remediate asbestos issues.

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s head office in Wellington is once again being evacuated after “a trace amount of airborne asbestos” was detected in a new part of the building on August 9.

About 200 RBNZ staff were moved out of the Wellington premises today (August 10) as the building is closed for asbestos remediation, which is likely to take “about three months”. The RBNZ headquarters was also closed for a few days in May following a similar discovery of asbestos.

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