News and Media Releases

Please see below for news and media releases relating to Building Officials.
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18 May 2023

Next Wednesday, 24 May, Code Talk will not be published as National Office will be in Auckland bringing you an amazing Conference.  

We will return Wednesday, 31st May with Conference and Industry updates.  

Stay tuned!

24 April 2023

We have discontinued our 'Monthly Update' publication.  It has been succeeded by our weekly 'Code Talk', issues come out every Wednesday and include current news items and hot topics.  If you do not receive Code Talk by email, please log into your member profile within My BOINZ to update your details and preferences.

24 April 2023


We are on the lookout for additional skilled Building Control Processing Specialists to work as part of the team.   

We operate from three physical offices Waikanae (Head Office), Hastings and Thames but we will accommodate flexible, or work from home, options for the right candidates.  

The main role will be processing building consent applications for our client BCA’s (taking a lead role for a BCA).  You will be processing within our contracted timeframes and will be operating the client BCA processing platform which could be GoGet, Alpha One or paper based.

14 March 2023


BOINZ is delighted to have collaborated with Engineering New Zealand in bringing to our membership the CPEng Update Webinar. Engineering New Zealand's Registrar (Veronica Dessein) and Engineering Practice Manager (Martin Pratchett) will present the CPEng review project. They'll discuss the changes the project is making to improve the assessment system.

The Webinar will be run via ZOOM on March 14 at 12:00 PM, please register here to attend.

27 February 2023


Location: Wanganui

Applications close on 27 February 2023.  

We encourage you to apply promptly as we will assess applications as they are received.  Your application will be received in confidence.

Whanganui District Council has engaged Peak Recruitment to manage the recruitment of this position.  Please direct all enquiries and applications to Peak Recruitment. | excellence in technical recruitment |

Note: Applicant must have a legal right to work in NZ

21 February 2023


Flood remediation guidance & the New Zealand Claims Resolution Service

MBIE has published four new pieces of information to help support council staff, homeowners, and building practitioners (including engineers).

Find the information here: North Island severe weather events 2023

The Government also announced the launch of the New Zealand Claims Resolution Service (NZCRS) on Sunday 19 February 2023. 

Information on the NZCRS can be found here on the MBIE Building Performance website or here on the New Zealand Claims Resolution Service website. 

3 February 2023


Extensive flooding was reported for Northland and Auckland over the last week leaving thousands of houses damaged by flood water, in most cases contaminated floodwater.

This page contains a summary of where information can be found for:

  • What is a designated area?
  • the assessment and repair of flood damaged houses

18 October 2022

2023 Membership Renewals will be released on the 31st of October this year.

If you have any questions about membership with the institute, please email

23 August 2022


The Building Officials Institute of New Zealand's Annual Excellence Awards is a prestigious ceremony where members are given the opportunity to recognise and acknowledge those who have stood out and made a difference within the Building Control sector.

23 August 2022

 The Building Officials Institute of New Zealand is excited to announce the Call for Papers for the Annual Conference & Expo is now open.

Next years conference will be held at the Grand Millennium Hotel in Auckland, Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 May 2023.


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