News and Media Releases

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29 October 2019

The failure of two eco-friendly building companies, now in liquidation owing nearly $1 million, is due to others failing to pay, the owner claims.

25 October 2019

As the sun rose over the SkyCity Convention Centre fire for the third time, day two of the recovery phase began.

23 October 2019

OPINION:There's a regular flow of stories in the media about construction issues. The engineering profession takes public safety and its reputation seriously, so these stories concern us.

22 October 2019

The government is increasing the number of places available in two secondary school initiatives that encourage school leavers to work in trades.

21 October 2019

An Auckland man responsible for illegal earthworks which removed 18m of a public footpath and concreted over a stormwater culvert has had a massive fine reduced on appeal.

21 October 2019

Denying apartment owners a consent to find out what was wrong with their new building was wrong of Napier City Council, a report has found.

21 October 2019

A Kāpiti Coast builder says flat-pack homes have become a bigger focus than expected for his business as demand for Bunnings' prefabricated homes increases.

18 October 2019

Building and Construction Minister Jenny Salesa​ says there is not enough information to say an investigation that found Palmerston North buildings designed by an engineering firm likely had design problems proves there is a systemic issue.

18 October 2019

The Hurunui District Council has been identifying its earthquake-prone buildings and deciding how each building's vulnerability will be managed.

18 October 2019

The country's $50 billion property owners want more councils to be directed by Government under new planning rules.


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