News and Media Releases

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5 December 2019

Councils estimate they have yet to identify 10,000 buildings nationwide that are earthquake-prone and need upgrading or demolition.

29 November 2019

Alexandra's Xerra Earth Observation Institute is partnering with Auckland Council on a system for urban change detection.

28 November 2019

A "cavalier" Marlborough man who built five tiny houses and tried to sell some on TradeMe said he didn't think he needed building consent because they were moveable.

28 November 2019

Using engineered timber instead of concrete and steel on commercial buildings may not be a lot more expensive, big construction firm Naylor Love says

27 November 2019

The historic Petone Settlers Museum is no longer considered earthquake prone but the news is not so good for Lower Hutt's War Memorial Library.

27 November 2019

Invercargil's deputy mayor has called for an independent review of the council's consent processes after a survey highlighted concerns from more than 60 people.

26 November 2019

Christchurch's brand new $80 million airport hotel has finally opened, almost two years behind schedule.

25 November 2019

Property developers and builders say consenting authorities (BCAs) are failing in their duty to "demystify" the consenting process.

25 November 2019

Law firm Russell McVeagh has lined up Australian litigation lender IMF Bentham to fund a class action lawsuit for owners of buildings clad in "combustible" aluminium panels.

19 November 2019

The Christchurch and Kaikoura earthquakes have done a lot to change building owners and developers' views when it comes to designing for earthquake safety, a Wellington engineer says.


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