News and Media Releases

Please see below for news and media releases relating to Building Officials.
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18 October 2019

Building and Construction Minister Jenny Salesa​ says there is not enough information to say an investigation that found Palmerston North buildings designed by an engineering firm likely had design problems proves there is a systemic issue.


18 October 2019

The Hurunui District Council has been identifying its earthquake-prone buildings and deciding how each building's vulnerability will be managed.


18 October 2019

The country's $50 billion property owners want more councils to be directed by Government under new planning rules.


17 October 2019

Fletcher Building has opened a giant factory in South Auckland which can turn out two prefabricated homes a day.


16 October 2019

Dozens of Palmerston North buildings could have structural weaknesses, as checks of some buildings designed by an architecture firm found they likely had problems.


16 October 2019

The mass defective design of buildings to withstand earthquakes in Palmerston North has been revealed in the face of official resistance.


15 October 2019

Concrete investigators are calling for mandatory independent quality assurance and pricing controls in an industry increasingly under pressure.


14 October 2019

A Christchurch family who spent over $80,000 planning a dream home are gutted at being refused permission to build it, leaving little room to appeal.


14 October 2019

The Kāpiti Coast District Council has passed a review of its accreditation as a Building Consent Authority with flying colours.


14 October 2019

New imaging technology has revealed hundreds of major buildings nationwide have defective or missing concrete or reinforcing steel.


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