For the first time since the introduction of the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) scheme, an unlicensed builder has been prosecuted by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment under the Crimes Act 1961.
A change to the system for managing earthquake-prone buildings (EPBs) will make it easier for EPB owners in small towns to undertake modest building work, without having to start seismic strengthening work at the same time.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has opened consultation on proposed safety regulations for New Zealand’s large dams, to ensure dam safety regulation is robust and in line with internationally recognised best practice.
Landlords have just over one month to ensure their rental properties meet the 2016 insulation requirements or face exemplary damages of up to $4,000, and Tenancy Compliance and Investigations says there will be no room for extensions.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE) has today released its review into how the Tauranga City Council performed its building control functions with respect to the failed Bella Vista development.