News and Media Releases

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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.

16 May 2019

The Government is looking at whether more buildings might be "earthquake-prone", particularly those with precast concrete and hollow-core floors.

14 May 2019

Reading Cinemas has told investors it is "laser focused" on re-inventing the earthquake-prone Courtenay Central complex - but how it plans to go about the multi-million dollar revamp remains a mystery.

14 May 2019

The closure of Wellington's Central Library looks set to cost the city more than $10 million in its first year, plunging Wellington City Council further into debt.

14 May 2019

Auckland Council has an offer of $58 million for its service centre at 35 Graham Street in the central city, the most valuable of seven properties it has put on the block.

6 May 2019

Doubling the time spent on employee training and reskilling will help both the staff and the organisations they work for prepare for the rapidly changing future of work.

1 May 2019

The countdown is on to the next round of Employment Relations Act changes, coming into force on 6 May.


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