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Time is running out for landlords to meet the insulation requirements

14 Dec 2018

The Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) monitoring report released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) indicates the number of landlords insulating their rentals is not as high as it needs to be to achieve full compliance by the 1 July 2019 deadline.

Licensed building practitioner has licence cancelled for 10 years

14 Dec 2018

A licensed building practitioner (LBP) who underquoted work on an Auckland home by nearly $250,000 has been disciplined by the Building Practitioners Board (the Board) for carrying out building work in a negligent or incompetent manner, failing to provide a record of work, and bringing the LBP scheme into disrepute.

Renewable electricity generation hovers around 85 per cent

13 Dec 2018

Renewable sources made up almost 85 percent of electricity generation in the third quarter of 2018 pushed up by more hydrogeneration than this time last year, according to the New Zealand Energy Quarterly released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Latest Housing Affordability Measure (HAM) released

12 Dec 2018

MBIE released the latest Housing Affordability Measure data at midday today. HAM is an experimental housing affordability measure consisting of two indicators, one that tracks affordability for potential first-home buyers and one that tracks affordability for renters.

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Review of the Copyright Act 1994: Issues Paper

Consultation is now open on the Issues Paper 'Review of the Copyright Act 1994'.

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Monthly tourism spend grouped by RTO and product category

Our latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates (MRTEs) — grouped by regional tourism organisation (RTO) and pro...

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Cabinet paper: Proposed Amendments to the Takeover... [PDF, 87KB]

This Cabinet paper seeks approval to amend the Takeovers Code Approval Order 2000 and to to make an amendment ...

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