News and Media Releases

Please see below for news and media releases relating to Building Officials.
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15 July 2022


The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has extended the time to comply with new wall, floor, and roof insulation requirements in new homes by a further six months to 1 May 2023.

The extension has been made following a consultation which received the highest level of submissions than any Building Code consultation to date.

29 June 2022


 2021-2022 CPD Audit Update for Licensed Members

Our annual CPD Audit starts again on the 1st July. All Licensed Members are required to obtain 25 CPD points per year. 

9 June 2022

 The Institute is pleased to announce the new President and Vice President for the 2022-2024 term with the election for Peter Laurenson to the position of President once again and Karel Boakes to the Vice President position

26 May 2022

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

The Building Officials Institute of New Zealand's Annual Excellence Awards is a prestigious ceremony where members are given the opportunity to recognise and acknowledge those who have stood out and made a difference within the Building Control sector.

Click here to nominate now and view categories.

25 May 2022

Experience TA017 Services and Facilities online 2-3 June 2022. Last week we bought in new technology which allows everyone online to see and hear all the interactions in the room.  This takes our online experience to the next level!

10 May 2022

 The BOINZ AGM is scheduled for Monday, 30 May 2022 at 12:30 pm, via Zoom again this year. The Board members will be in attendance, and the Chief Executive will be reporting on the previous year.  Please email to RSVP. 

10 May 2022

MBIE's 2022 Building Code Consultation is opening on Monday, May 2nd on proposed changes to plumbing and drainage, fire safety for residential homes, and hollow-core floors. 

16 April 2021

 The new website for Standards New Zealand is now online and went live on 11 March 2021.

16 April 2021

 After consulting with the sector earlier in the year about proposed changes to the Building Code and analysing feedback that was received, MBIE has decided to proceed with the majority of proposed changes, with some minor amendments.

16 April 2021

 Massey University, in collaboration with The Facilities Management Association of New Zealand (FMANZ), has launched New Zealand's first entry-level university qualifications in respect of facilities management.


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