Archived News and Media Releases

4 March 2016

The Commerce Commission this week asked two companies to stop selling some steel mesh products amid concerns they might not comply with the Australia/New Zealand Standard (AS/NZ 4671:2001). These companies both claim their product complies with this Standard as the pathway for achieving Building Code compliance.

4 March 2016

Brilliance Steel Ltd (Brilliance) and Euro Corporation Limited (Euro Corporation) have agreed to stop selling some steel mesh products while the Commerce Commission further investigates concerns that they may not comply with the Australia/New Zealand standard (AS/NZ 4671:2001).

3 March 2016

 Building activity reached a record high in the December 2015 quarter, with an increase from the previous quarter in Auckland but a decrease in Canterbury, Statistics New Zealand said today.

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.

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