News and Media Releases

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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.

7 June 2019

Alleged defects in a seven-level building in central Christchurch were spotted by a recently qualified engineer on a night out.

27 May 2019

A new office building in central Christchurch's main shopping precinct has many serious flaws in its earthquake design according to three leading engineering companies - including one in a government-commissioned report.

16 May 2019

Wellington apartment owners could end up spending more to make their buildings earthquake safe, than the actual value of their home.


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