On 10 May Building and Housing Minister Dr. Nick Smith announced that the Government is revising its policy on managing earthquake risk. There is some positive news here but the flawed %NBS risk measurement remains at the centre of the policy. A nonsense (partially) delayed is still a nonsense. EBSS will be reviewing the policy, as presented in the Minister’s speech, shortly and will do a more comprehensive review once the documents that support some of the statements in the Minister’s speech have been obtained under the Official Information Act. EBSS will also be trying to take an active role in aspects of the promised consultation.