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New online tool to find out if building consent is needed 12 August 2021

A new online tool to help homeowners find out if their next project needs building consent is now available at building.govt.nz.

MBIE releases evaluation of the earthquake-prone building system 30 June 2021

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s first evaluation of the earthquake-prone building system shows that the system is working well overall, and provides useful information on how it can be further improved.

Strengthening the Licensed Building Practitioners scheme 14 May 2021

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has announced changes to the Licensed Buildings Practitioners (LBP) scheme to improve accountability, efficiency and fairness.

Consultation opens on improving regulation of engineers 12 May 2021

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has opened consultation on options to improve the regulation of the engineering profession.

Consultation opens on proposals to support new building laws 28 April 2021

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has opened consultation on proposals for regulations to support the Building (Building Products and Methods, Modular Components and Other Matters) Amendment Bill.

MBIE welcomes feedback on the Licensed Building Practitioners scheme 22 April 2021

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is seeking feedback on how the Licensed Building Practitioners scheme is working.

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.

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