News and Media Releases

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10 October 2019

Owners of Mt Maunganui's The Pacific Apartments are set for a 10-week hearing next year over a leaky building repair bill estimated at $16 million.

10 October 2019

When Saleh Ghiyath and Leila El-Yassir signed a contract with builder KB Project Management Ltd in 2017 to build their dream home, they never thought that two-and-half years later they would be $560,000 out of pocket and yet to move in.

9 October 2019

Building consent applications in the Mackenzie District between January and August 2019 have increased in number by 14 per cent and in value by more than 50 per cent on the same period last year.

8 October 2019

The contract for the first stage of the lakefront development has been signed and work will get underway at the end of October.

7 October 2019

A tiny house in Motueka has become the centre of a big row between its owner and the local council.

7 October 2019

The technical director of an Australasian sustainable business organisation said the changing climate would influence how homes were built in future.

7 October 2019

It is the issue that will have to surface eventually. Why are people saying both slab and ring foundations were systematically under-scoped following the earthquakes?

4 October 2019

KiwiBuild will create affordable housing for some people in Queenstown, but they need to be cheaper if they are to be within the reach of many workers in the resort, the mayor says.

4 October 2019

Greater Wellington Regional Council has voted to act on climate change-driven coastal erosion in Kapiti's Queen Elizabeth Park through the establishment of a 40-metre erosion buffer zone along the park's southern coast.

3 October 2019

Engineering New Zealand (formerly IPENZ) will continue its complaints process against engineer Alan Reay over his alleged part in the CTV building debacle.


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