Standards New Zealand has today released a draft Technical Specification for 'Structural design actions – Part 5: Earthquake actions – New Zealand' (TS1170.5) for public comment. The draft specification looks to provide updated engineering guidance to determine earthquake loadings when designing new buildings.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today published the National Construction Pipeline Report 2023 providing a projection of national building and construction activity for the 6 years from December 2022 to December 2028.
The Workplace Relations and Safety Minister has announced that the adult minimum wage will be rising to $23.15 per hour from 1 April 2024. This is an increase of 45 cents per hour from the current hourly rate of $22.70.
The inaugural Women’s British and Irish Lions Tour will receive $3.9 million from the government’s Major Events Fund to support matches played across New Zealand in September 2027, offering significant economic, social and cultural benefits to Aotearoa New Zealand.