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Great views and a fix-up, but this Hamilton house can't be sold

A derelict house on a hill that has shifted a metre off its foundations has a view of Hamilton city that can't be bought.

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16 July 2019

Auditor-General investigators to look into Judith Collins' KiwiBuild concerns

National MP Judith Collins' concerns about aspects of the KiwiBuild programme are being considered as part of an annual audit of the Housing Ministry.

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16 July 2019

Luxury hotel developer Kilmour Properties in liquidation after delays and cost overruns

The property developer behind one of Christchurch's newest hotels is in liquidation.

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15 July 2019

Earthquake-prone buildings changes to help provinces

The government is set to change the system for managing earthquake-prone buildings (EPBs) , in an effort to balance the impact on provincial and small towns.

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15 July 2019

Napier council leads charge to change 'last man standing' rules in defective building cases

A proposal to lobby government to cap how much councils can pay in defective building cases has gained support of councils across New Zealand.

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15 July 2019

Plumbers urged to consider sustainable, eco-friendly vehicles

Master Plumbers welcomes the Government's proposed 'Clean Car Discount' to make electric, hybrid and fuel efficient vehicles more affordable for New Zealanders.

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15 July 2019

CertMark International suspended as CodeMark product certification body

As of 10 July 2019, CertMark International Pty Ltd's (CMI) accreditation as a CodeMark Product Certification Body (PCB) under the Building Act 2004 has been suspended by the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ).

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12 July 2019

Builders may have to upskill to meet higher standards under the overhaul of the Building Act

Scores of builders, maybe hundreds, may have to complete more training under the proposed overhaul of the Building Act.

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12 July 2019

MBIE funds over 120 building standards for free download

To remove barriers to achieving compliance in the building system, over 120 building standards are now available for free download

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11 July 2019

BOINZ Submission - Building System Legislative Reform Programme Public Consultation - June 2019

The Institute has spent in excess of 200 hours investigating, consulting and understanding the issues within the consultation document - the result being the submission linked below.
Should any member wish to discuss our positions, please contact Chief Executive Nick Hill nick.hill@boinz.org.nz

Read the full BOINZ submission here

Confidence among construction companies rebounds from a year ago, a new survey says

The mood and confidence of the building and infrastructure sectors has lifted since a year ago says engineering firm Aecom.

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10 July 2019

Law Society building in Wellington due closed to earthquake risk

The New Zealand Law Society's Wellington headquarters has been shut down after parts of the building were found to be earthquake prone.

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10 July 2019

Leaky home stigma, it is still a thing. Kinda.

The leaky homes crisis concerned a number of buildings built in the decade from the early 1990s to 2004 that suffered from weather-tightness problems.

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9 July 2019

New report backs Goff's call for additional funding tools

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says the draft report on local government funding and financing, published by the Productivity Commission this morning, reinforces his calls for new funding mechanisms to be made available to councils.

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9 July 2019

Downtown Auckland's Victoria St West open, Nelson St remains closed

Central Auckland's traffic nightmare is set to ease with Victoria St West reopened after a large concrete panel falling from a building forced its closure.

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8 July 2019

Petone's old buildings to be treated as 'economic heroes'

Tui Lewis hopes the surviving heritage buildings in Jackson St are finally going to get their day in the sun.

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8 July 2019

Inner neighbourhood residents hope law changes could ease intensive development

Residents of neighbourhoods around central Christchurch have joined forces to fight the effects of intensive housing policies and are keen to challenge the law.

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5 July 2019

Cement panel falls from apartment building in Auckland CBD

A large panel has fallen from the thirteenth storey of a central Auckland apartment building.

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4 July 2019

Construction company launches mental health campaign after boss loses brother to suspected suicide

After his brother and partner in the family construction business died by suspected suicide, Chris Hughes wasn't sure what to tell his staff.

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3 July 2019

Businesses concerned about skills shortage following retirement of baby boomers

As baby boomers gear up for retirement, Kiwi businesses are worried they'll be taking invaluable skill sets with them.

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3 July 2019

Controversial $200m Queenstown hotel approved

A proposal to build a $200 million Queenstown hotel complex has been approved, without a public hearing.

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3 July 2019

Big property players and building manufacturers back bigger fines for Building Act breaches

Two big organisations in the property and construction industry have no objections to bigger fines of up to $1.5 million for breaches of the Building Act in a major overhaul of the legislation.

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3 July 2019

Dwelling consents set new records in Auckland

Mayor Phil Goff says another record month for dwellings consented in Auckland is more evidence that real progress is being made for housing in the region.

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3 July 2019



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