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Building Practitioners Board cancels builder’s licence 29 August 2023

The Building Practitioners Board (the Board) has cancelled Licenced Building Practitioner (LBP) Matthew Biddle’s licence after finding Mr Biddle to be in breach of the Building Act 2004.

Consultation opens on anti-competitive land agreements 13 July 2023

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has opened consultation on a review into anti-competitive land agreements across the wider economy.

Government responds to Commerce Commission’s market study into residential building supplies 17 May 2023

The Government has announced today how it will work to improve competition for key building products in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Feedback sought to reduce building consent costs and improve sector performance 17 April 2023

We’re seeking feedback on proposals to reduce the consent costs of building work and use some of the surplus Building Levy funding to improve regulatory services, says Anna Cook, General Manager Building System Performance.

Changes to the Construction Contracts (Retention Money) Amendment Act 31 March 2023

Legislation has been passed to clarify and strengthen the existing requirements and provide more security to subcontractors when retention money is held by head contractors.

Cyclone Gabrielle: Temporary accommodation available for all affected regions 27 February 2023

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Temporary Accommodation Service (TAS) is now active in all regions severely affected by Cyclone Gabrielle.

MBIE seeks feedback to strengthen building occupational regulation regimes 21 February 2023

MBIE is commencing a public consultation seeking feedback on the Licensed Building Practitioner; Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers; Electrical Workers and Registered Architects occupational regulation regimes.

Temporary Accommodation Service Activated in Auckland 08 February 2023

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Temporary Accommodation Service (TAS) has been activated for the Auckland floods, and is currently accepting registrations from displaced residents who need assistance finding temporary accommodation.

Govt welcomes final report on building supplies market study 07 December 2022

The residential building supplies market study was launched in November 2021 to look into competition in this sector and today the Commerce Commission has released its final report.

Building Code decisions made on lead in plumbing products and hollow-core flooring to improve the health and safety of New Zealanders 15 November 2022

Following consultation earlier this year on proposed changes to the Building Code, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today announced decisions on lead in new plumbing products and hollow-core flooring systems.