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Auckland's growth pressure cooker cools

Auckland's population growth is finally easing, and that makes managing the city a little easier.

Full article available here.

24 April 2019

Commerce Commission conditionally approves Knauf-USG merger

The Commerce Commission has followed its Australian counterpart's lead in approving a merger of building products giants Knauf and USG, provided it sells its share of a trans-Tasman joint venture.

Full article available here.

24 April 2019

Capital gains tax abandoned

The Government, in response to the Tax Working Group recommendations in February, has abandoned plans to impose a capital gains tax. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the announcement today, saying that there was no mandate and no consensus was able to be reached with in the Government for a CGT.

Full response available here.
NZ Herald article available here.
Stuff article available here.
17 April 2019

Consultation for Building Law Reform now open

MBIE have opened consultation for what they are believe are "the most significant reforms since the current Building Act was introduced in 2004" - affecting people, produces and practices across the sector.
This consultation seeks feedback on changes in five areas: building products and methods, risk and liability, occupational regulation, the building levy, and offences, penalties and public notification. Decisions on the reforms are expected by late 2019, with any changes likely to be rolled out over the next two to five years.

Learn more about the proposals and have your say by 16 June 2019.

BOINZ will be lodging a submission. If you have any thoughts on the proposal that you would like BOINZ to take into account when formulating a submission, please email them to (by 1 June 2019)

Further details available here. 16 April 2019

$33 million in building consents issued for 84 new Tauranga homes

Bay of Plenty Times reported that new residential builds in Tauranga have made a comeback with $33 million worth of consents issued for 84 new homes in just one month.

Full article available here. 15 April 2019

Prime Minister launches accord to repair broken building sector

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern launched the Construction Sector Accord in South Auckland on Sunday.

Download the full Construction Sector Accord document here. article available here.

Link to the accord document here. 14 April 2019

NZers ambivalent on sustainable homes, survey finds

According to findings of an ANZ survey released today (12 April 2019), New Zealanders think green equals too expensive, with many largely unaware of the impact energy efficient, sustainable homes could have on our emissions targets.

Full article available here.

ANZ incentivises Kiwis to build healthy homes

Today (12 April 2019) ANZ announced a Home Loan Package that will incentivise Kiwis to build/upgrade their homes to sustainable standards.

Great news for those wanting New Zealanders to live in healthy, warm and dry homes. Check out the news release for all the details.

National Disaster Resilience Strategy is officially passed and comes into effect

The Strategy is for all New Zealanders, and all who live, work, and visit here and has a vital role in outlining the vision of where we want to be in the long-term. Producing and issuing a strategy is not the end of our thinking about resilience, rather the beginning of a desired end stage for each objective which will be achieved through a 'Road map of Actions'. To view the strategy click here. 10 April 2019

HR DIVISION: Looking for a building surveying role in New Zealand?

International candidates looking for a building surveying role in New Zealand - contact us today. BOINZ is your one stop shop to help you look for and find a role in New Zealand.

As part of our HR Division service, we will interview you to assess your skills and abilities and understand your time frames and preferred locations.

We can then work with you to find and apply for building surveying roles in New Zealand. We actively recruit on behalf of building surveying employers and can keep you updated on available jobs and assist you with the full process.

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