News and Media Releases

Please see below for news and media releases relating to Building Officials.
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21 June 2019

Engineers have been meeting regulators in a dispute over a new Christchurch building that remains off-limits due to its earthquake design.

21 June 2019

A "golden opportunity" to get rid of architectural eyesores could be on the horizon, after the adoption of an high-density urban plan for Wellington.


20 June 2019

Just 6 months after the Opal Tower evacuations, another high rise apartment building in Sydney has seen an evacuations of it's residents after cracks were found in the building.


20 June 2019

Local government will soon have sweeping powers to demolish unsafe buildings in the event of a natural disaster, and could also save buildings from being knocked down, Timaru's CBD group chairman says.

20 June 2019

Two unlicensed builders have been sentenced in separate cases relating to carrying out restricted building work without being licensed.


18 June 2019

Major hospital buildings in Hamilton, including the child and women's health centre, do not have warrants of fitness because they are not up to scratch for fire protection.


18 June 2019

In 2016, it was reported that almost 7% of working-age male suicides in New Zealand were by workers in the building industry, making construction the industry that experiences the highest number of suicides of any industry in the country.

17 June 2019

Auckland's mayor is calling for radical and urgent changes to the Building Act.

17 June 2019

Wellington City Council is on alert as the fire at Grenfell Tower in west London triggers concerns about cladding on high-rise buildings.

17 June 2019

Eight years on, the rumbling continues. The ground beneath remains unstable.

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