Archived News and Media Releases

23 February 2016

 Good progress has been achieved under the Housing Accords between the Government and the Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty councils, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith said today after meeting with both councils.

19 February 2016

 Regulations to help you understand what you need to do to meet your duties under the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) are out now.

11 December 2015

 As part of the rollout of the new LBP Skills Maintenance system MBIE recently introduced, LBPs are now able to complete Record of Work (RoW) and Certificate of Work (CoW) forms online.

11 December 2015

 The Code of Practice for Design, Installation and Seismic Restraint of Suspended ceilings has been released by the Association of Wall & Ceiling Industries of NZ in response to recommendations from the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission.

4 December 2015

 The number of new dwellings consented rose in Auckland, but decreased in Canterbury, in October 2015 compared with October 2014, Statistics New Zealand said.

23 November 2015

 Residential building activity in the Taupo District has increased to levels not seen since 2007, with Kinloch standing out as an increasingly popular choice for those building new homes.

23 November 2015

 A new version of Homestar, the rating tool for New Zealand home sustainability, aims to make it easier for apartment buyers to gauge the health and efficiency of their homes.

14 November 2015

 The completion of the 100th house at the Waimahia Inlet housing development in Auckland was welcomed this afternoon by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith, who says the project is symbolic of the Government’s progress on housing.

11 November 2015

 The number of residential and commercial building consents issued for Rotorua properties continues to go up.

7 October 2015

Two Havelock North men have been convicted and fined for carrying out sanitary plumbing and drainlaying work without authorisation.

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