Archived News and Media Releases

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.

2 February 2015

The recent conviction of an Auckland man has served as a timely reminder to consumers to only use plumbers, gasfitters, and drainlayers who hold a current authorisation card.

11 January 2015

The Australian Industry Group report “The quest for a level playing field: the nonconforming products dilemma”, provided compelling evidence on the increasing risks of non-conforming Products in Building and Construction projects. To assist industry stakeholders, the new Steel Compliance website is provided as a risk mitigation service to the construction community by ACRS.

18 December 2014

The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) announced its new board of directors at the end of November. Two new members joined the board after the council’s AGM in Auckland: executive general manager of Hawkins Construction Gary Walker and Director and joint owner of INZIDE Commercial Steve Aschebrock.

10 December 2014

SCIRT says goodbye to its founding general manager Duncan Gibb

26 November 2014

Susan Freeman-Greene has been appointed Chief Executive of IPENZ, starting the new role in February 2015. “We’re delighted to have made the appointment of such a high-calibre leader, following an exhaustive search and selection process,” IPENZ President Dr Kevin Thompson says.

21 November 2014

Another Auckland man has been convicted and fined $4,050 plus court costs and solicitor’s fees for illegally carrying out sanitary plumbing and gasfitting work without licences.

21 November 2014

 In a judgement released today by the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board, an Upper Moutere woman was fined $3,750 plus solicitor’s and Court costs after pleading guilty to illegally installing a gas hob she brought from Harvey Norman Limited.

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