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All priority earthquake prone buildings in high risk areas now identified 26 March 2021

Reporting released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) shows that all priority earthquake prone buildings (EPBs) in New Zealand’s high seismic risk areas have now been identified by local territorial authorities.

Review finds Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Act working well 25 March 2021

A review by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has found that the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Act is working well to ensure that sanitary plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying is done properly in the interests of public health and safety.

Strengthening the safety and resilience of Aotearoa’s large dams 02 March 2021

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has announced that Cabinet has approved policy decisions for the development of new safety regulations for dams to protect people, property and the environment from potential dam failures.

Huntly boarding house operator ordered to pay $8,956.28 for failing to lodge bonds 02 February 2021

A Huntly boarding house operator has been ordered to pay $8,956.28 and received a restraining order following evidence brought forward by MBIE’s Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team (TCIT) at the Tenancy Tribunal.

Temporary Accommodation Service available for Napier flooding evacuees 24 November 2020

Napier residents affected by flooding caused by heavy rainfall can access help finding temporary accommodation through the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment’s (MBIE) Temporary Accommodation Service.

Applications open for Earthquake-prone Building Financial Assistance Scheme 28 September 2020

From today, owner-occupiers of unit and apartments living in earthquake-prone buildings can apply for financial support to fix their homes.

Consultation opens on reducing carbon emissions in building and construction 31 August 2020

Public consultation has opened on proposals to help reduce carbon emissions in the building and construction sector.

Safe harbour for company directors to expire 27 August 2020

Company directors are reminded that the temporary ‘safe harbour’ from their insolvency-related duties will expire on 30 September 2020 as planned.

Christchurch landlord ordered to pay following failure to maintain property and provide insulation statements 06 August 2020

Christchurch landlord Krishna Rani Saha has been ordered to pay a total of $8,515.84 by the Tenancy Tribunal as a result of 36 applications brought forward by MBIE’s Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team (TCIT).

Rapid Mobilisation Playbook to support fast-tracking of construction projects 28 July 2020

A new resource – the Rapid Mobilisation Playbook – has been created to help fast-track government construction projects, says Carolyn Tremain, MBIE Chief Executive and Functional Leader for Government procurement.

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