News and Media Releases

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


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.


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