News and Media Releases

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24 May 2024

Come and make a difference with us

At Western Bay of Plenty District Council we believe our future belongs to the changemakers.  The chance-takers and wall breakers.

We believe we all have the power to do extraordinary things.  To make decisions that matter.

For our people. For our communities. For each other.

We're on a journey to become a District with strong and sustainable community partnerships, that embraces the diversity of the area and is bold in its vision for change.

At Western Bay we strongly believe in investing in, and empowering our people to achieve their goals and aspirations.  If you are interested in joining the Western Bay family, please apply today.

7 May 2024

 The 2023 Remuneration Survey results are in!  

Please log into your My BOINZ webpage and click Surveys to view the report.

7 May 2024

We are delighted to be able to invite industry professionals and stakeholders to submit abstracts for papers to be included in the Senior Building Control Officers Forum, hosted in Queenstown at the Millennium Hotel 8 - 9 August, this year.

Abstract submissions will be accepted until Thursday 30 May 2024.

If you are interested in presenting or exhibiting at our Forum, whether it be as a standalone presentation, demonstration, contribution to an expert panel session, or exhibiting an innovative product or range of products please complete the web application form by clicking here.

26 March 2024

Straight Up Magazine Autumn 24 Edition

14 March 2024

Nominations close soon!

Don’t miss out on nominating your fellow members amongst the 10 categories that will be on show at our Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony on Tuesday 21 May. 


This will be another great occasion for a celebration of excellence and contribution within the building surveying. Each year we are amazed at the range of skills, passion, innovation and contributions that our members have and share with fellow members, the building community and public.


Don’t let this moment pass, when you know there is a deserving member that should be recognized for excellence in what they do. Rally your team members and put together a quick synopsis of someone you believe deserves recognition and nominate here:  


Nominations close on Sunday 31 March 2024, as we need time to prepare for the evaluation, selection and preparation of trophies and certificates for the big night.


11 March 2024

The Call for Nominations to the Building Officials Institute of New Zealand's Board is an important step in ensuring member interests are represented in the leadership and development of the building surveying sector in New Zealand. 

We are seeking nominees who have relevant governance and/or leadership experience, skills, networks and strategic thinking to move building surveying as a sector forward and achieve BOINZ's vision.

This is an important process for the Institute and is your opportunity to advance candidates you believe will add value and direction to the Institute. 

Nominees and Nominators must be financial members of the Building Officials Institute of New Zealand.

Click here for more information.


17 February 2024

On Friday 16 February 2024, the Building Officials Institute of New Zealand ratified and passed its new Constitution reflecting compliance under the Incorporated Societies Act 2022 and recommended changes to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of this governing document for the Institute. 

Click here for more information.

19 January 2024


16 February 2024


The Board of the Building Officials Institute of New Zealand (BOINZ) is inviting all financial voting category members of the Institute to a Special General Meeting on 16th February at 11:30am virtually via Zoom.

The meeting has been called to consider and recommend adoption of the Institute's proposed new constitution draft as required under the Incorporated Societies Act 2022. 

Click here for more information.

15 November 2023

Post-event rapid building assessments establish building usability after an emergency event has struck an area. Section 133BT of the Building Act 2004 gives 'responsible persons' the powers to prohibit or restrict the use of the building.

MBIE have produced a video to support building owners and occupiers when their building receives a placard.

The video is available on the Building Performance website.


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