News and Media Releases

Please see below for news and media releases relating to Building Officials.
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16 December 2019

It's useless, damaged, and dangerous, but the fight is on to save this heritage-listed chimney in a Wellington backyard.


12 December 2019

Bank of New Zealand is to have a new earthquake-resilient and "green" 12-storey building as headquarters for its 1500 hundred staff in Wellington.


11 December 2019

Houses built by EIT Hawke's Bay Trades Training students could be used for emergency housing in what is looming as the hardest part of the year to find accommodation.


11 December 2019

"Phil Twyford's plan to allow the government to forcibly take private land for development instead of changing our urban planning rules for all New Zealanders will undermine property rights", according to ACT Leader David Seymour.

11 December 2019

Wellington City Council is struggling to meet statutory timeframe requirements for building consents amidst a staff shortage and increasing construction projects.


9 December 2019

A man who narrowly avoided the CTV building collapse in the 2011 earthquake says a new case of poor seismic design shows building consent failings.


9 December 2019

Two spectators to a secondary school athletics event were seriously injured when a two-tonne metal structure was picked up by a wind gust, thrown over a fence, and landed on them.


9 December 2019

Marc Collins and his neighbours in the idyllic Auckland waterfront street of Provence Esplanade are calling for politicians to protect ordinary people from incompetent, error-prone builders who hike prices during construction.


6 December 2019

For the first time, a council is going to court to get the power to strengthen two heritage listed, earthquake-prone buildings - because the owners refuse to do so.


6 December 2019

The Christchurch City Council consented a structural design for an eight-storey building that a rookie engineer could tell at a glance was flawed.


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