Archived News and Media Releases

4 September 2015

 An Auckland man has been convicted and fined $1,200 plus court costs and solicitors fees for providing information that was intended to cause, or may reasonably have caused, a homeowner to think he was a registered or licensed tradesperson. 

17 July 2015

Two Licensed Building Practitioners have been held to account by the Building Practitioners Board for poor workmanship.

22 May 2015

The Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (PGDB) has appointed Martin Sawyers as its new Chief Executive and Registrar.

19 May 2015

A Rotorua man has been convicted and fined $1000 plus court costs and solicitor’s fees today for illegally carrying out sanitary plumbing.

2 April 2015

An Auckland man has been convicted and fined $1500 for carrying out drainlaying work without an authorisation for a second time

31 March 2015

The Timber Design Society is pleased to be able to present the Timber Design Society Sapwood Conference.  The conference will be held in Christchurch only, 13 – 15 May 2015.

4 March 2015

The Rules Reduction Taskforce has been set up to cut red tape and get rid of loopy property rules and regulations that are stopping people from getting on with the job.

19 February 2015

 An online tool that supports the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) technical guidance document on repairing and rebuilding houses affected by the Canterbury earthquakes has been released.

19 February 2015

 In a judgment released 18 February 2015, a Nelson man has been convicted and fined $4000 for doing or helping to do gasfitting work without a licence, and has been ordered to pay solicitor’s costs of $113 and Court costs of $130.

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