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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.

Six month extension to increase wall, floor and roof insulation in new homes 15 July 2022

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has extended the time to comply with new wall, floor, and roof insulation requirements in new homes by a further six months to 1 May 2023.

MBIE advises seismically vulnerable buildings can remain occupied 04 July 2022

New guidance published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today advises most seismically vulnerable buildings are not imminently dangerous and can remain occupied while seismic remediation work is planned, funded and undertaken.

New laws will support housing supply and improve building product information 08 June 2022

New regulations have been made to support the implementation of the Building (Building Products and Methods, Modular Components, and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021

Temporary Accommodation Service activated for Levin tornado 02 June 2022

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Temporary Accommodation Service (TAS) has been activated today for the 20 May Levin tornado, and is currently accepting registrations from displaced residents who need assistance finding temporary accommodation.

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