It sure isn’t what he’s used to but Nelson’s former Building Inspector is hoping he can contribute to a bigger cause.
Bernie Zimmer – who recently retired from his long-time duties in the Queen City – is now in Christchurch New Zealand to help in the re-build after the massive 2011 earthquake.
He describes the scene as one of a mix of good and bad.
Zimmer is now part of a team of building inspectors from around the world who will be handling around 300 permits a week !
100,000 homes need repairs.