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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

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.

14 June 2019

A new car sales showroom, a superette fit-out in Golden Sands and Claymark's $11 million expansion project has helped to drive up building consents issued in the Western Bay.

14 June 2019

A draft of DZ 3640 was sent out for public comment on 8 December 2017.

Subsequently, 707 submissions were considered by the committee, and as a result there have been significant changes made to DZ 3640 which require further consultation.

14 June 2019

The future use of three significant Christchurch heritage buildings remains secret as the city council considers its options.

13 June 2019

The NZ Transport Agency and Inland Revenue are evacuating their shared Palmerston North office, after investigations found it was earthquake prone.

12 June 2019

The only confirmed consent Tapu Te Ranga Marae had when the main building burned down was for a single potting shed.

11 June 2019

New data shows that more new dwellings are being consented in Auckland than ever before.

7 June 2019

A new framework establishes a broad understanding of what is meant by 'housing quality' and will be useful across the New Zealand data system, Stats NZ said today.


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