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Watch: Inside the NZICC after the fire

 

The blaze which erupted at the site of the NZ International Convention Centre is now under control and the damage it has caused is starting to become clear.  

The aftermath of the fire at the under-construction NZ International Convention Centre can be seen in footage supplied to Bauer Media.

The fire, which started on Tuesday 22 October on the roof of the convention centre, a project by SkyCity being built by Fletcher Building, has been contained. The cause is still unknown and fire and emergency teams remain on site. 

Thousands of tradespeople working on the centre and central Auckland workers have been disrupted. Some roads around the site are still closed and some businesses are closed until further notice.

SkyCity spokeswoman Kaity Alexander told Metro that "members of the public/media are not allowed to enter the building – and we strongly recommend that people stay away". 

In a press release, SkyCity said the precinct, which includes the Sky Tower, casino, carpark, hotels and restaurants, will reopen later today.

Employee cars on one level of the SkyCity carpark have suffered water damage. SkyCity said it would fully compensate employees for any damage to their vehicles. No customer cars have been impacted.

SkyCity CEO Graeme Stephens said they will be working with Fletchers to investigate the damage and establish how best to rebuild.

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