News and Media Releases

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28 June 2019

​Reclad leaky buildings are selling for the same prices as homes and apartments that have never leaked, University of Auckland academics have found.


27 June 2019

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed the details of a Cabinet reshuffle that sees Kris Faafoi being promoted into Cabinet, Poto Williams made a Minister outside of Cabinet and a team put in place to advance the Government's housing plan.


27 June 2019

Following consultation processes that took place last year and earlier this year, on 27 June 2019 MBIE published changes to Building Code documents to make it easier to comply.


27 June 2019

Fletcher Building has announced it will return $300 million capital to its shareholders through a buyback scheme and it will reinstate dividends after the business sold two major assets.


25 June 2019

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says there will still be a Government building programme at the next election but she was not able to guarantee that KiwiBuild would be part of it.

25 June 2019

The Building Amendment Act was passed into law last week. The Act provides a new system for quickly and effectively managing buildings during and after an emergency.

21 June 2019

Engineers have been meeting regulators in a dispute over a new Christchurch building that remains off-limits due to its earthquake design.

21 June 2019

A "golden opportunity" to get rid of architectural eyesores could be on the horizon, after the adoption of an high-density urban plan for Wellington.


20 June 2019

Just 6 months after the Opal Tower evacuations, another high rise apartment building in Sydney has seen an evacuations of it's residents after cracks were found in the building.


20 June 2019

Local government will soon have sweeping powers to demolish unsafe buildings in the event of a natural disaster, and could also save buildings from being knocked down, Timaru's CBD group chairman says.

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