News and Media Releases

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


11 October 2019

A housing development in Raglan is encouraging purchasers to design energy efficient homes by using guidelines from the New Zealand Green Building Council.


11 October 2019

The construction sector is being freed up to allow more homes to be built more quickly as the Government cuts through some of the red tape of the Building Act.


11 October 2019

A new green "ecolabel" has been launched to help tackle the truckloads of construction and demolition waste going to New Zealand landfills.


11 October 2019

New Construction Procurement Guidelines were jointly announced by Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford and Building and Construction Minister Jenny Salesa.


10 October 2019

Owners of Mt Maunganui's The Pacific Apartments are set for a 10-week hearing next year over a leaky building repair bill estimated at $16 million.


10 October 2019

When Saleh Ghiyath and Leila El-Yassir signed a contract with builder KB Project Management Ltd in 2017 to build their dream home, they never thought that two-and-half years later they would be $560,000 out of pocket and yet to move in.


9 October 2019

Building consent applications in the Mackenzie District between January and August 2019 have increased in number by 14 per cent and in value by more than 50 per cent on the same period last year.


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