Two weeks ago a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Canterbury and no-one was killed.
One of the reasons given for that was building codes which made homes, hotels and other buildings safer.
Two days ago the roof of Stadium Southland collapsed under the weight of the snow and again no-one was killed.
Is this a tale of two building codes?
If not, how can regulations which make buildings strong enough to withstand an earthquake in Canterbury not make a roof strong enough to withstand a snowfall in Southland?