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Changes coming to the Building Levy 09 April 2024

On 12 March, the Government announced an increase to the building levy threshold.

Change to height and volume of dams impacted by the dam safety regulations 05 April 2024

The Government has listened to feedback and has made a change to the size of dams impacted by the regulations, to reduce the number of dams that need to comply.

Consultation opens proposing more time to comply with plumbing products changes under the Building Code 02 April 2024

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today opened a consultation proposing to extend the transition period end date for the lead and dezincification plumbing product provisions published last year, from 1 September 2025 to 1 May 2026.

New Zealand Claims Resolution Service marks 1 year of supporting homeowners with natural disaster insurance claims 22 February 2024

Since launching in February 2023, the New Zealand Claims Resolution Service (NZCRS) has registered 1,725 cases and helped homeowners to resolve more than 900 cases.

Technical Specification for the design of new buildings out for public comment 15 February 2024

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.

Forecast says building activity to return to pre-COVID levels 08 February 2024

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.

Foundations laid for building system efficiencies 12 December 2023

Building product manufacturers, suppliers and retailers must now provide better information about the products they supply in Aotearoa New Zealand and ensure they have evidence to support any claims they make about their building products.

Changes to support the integrity and compliance of the building warrant of fitness regime 29 September 2023

Cabinet have approved changes to the building warrant of fitness regime, including new and enhanced offences and penalties for non-compliance.

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.