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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.

Building and Construction Sector Trends Annual Report indicates sector remains strong, increasingly diverse and innovative 31 October 2022

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today released the Building and Construction Sector Trends: Annual Report 2022, which provides an overview of the sector’s economic performance and the context within which the sector is operating, alongside commentary on some of the challenges experienced in the last year.

Code of ethics for Licensed Building Practitioners has now come into effect 26 October 2022

The Licenced Building Practitioners (LBP) code of ethics is now in effect.

Electrical Workers Registration Board takes action against illegal and dangerous electrical work 21 September 2022

The Electrical Workers Registration Board (the Board) is asking consumers to check their electrical worker is licenced following recent action taken against illegal and dangerous prescribed electrical work, that had the potential of causing serious harm.

New round of Māori housing fund sees a boost in solar tech, cost savings 01 September 2022

16 small scale solar projects, receiving a total of $3 million in government funding today, will deliver cost savings and clean, affordable and locally generated power for 150 Māori households.

Government’s plan for adapting to climate change 05 August 2022

The New Zealand Government has launched its first plan to support all New Zealanders to adapt, live and thrive in a more damaging climate.