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Consultation opens on reducing carbon emissions in building and construction 31 August 2020

Public consultation has opened on proposals to help reduce carbon emissions in the building and construction sector.

Safe harbour for company directors to expire 27 August 2020

Company directors are reminded that the temporary ‘safe harbour’ from their insolvency-related duties will expire on 30 September 2020 as planned.

Christchurch landlord ordered to pay following failure to maintain property and provide insulation statements 06 August 2020

Christchurch landlord Krishna Rani Saha has been ordered to pay a total of $8,515.84 by the Tenancy Tribunal as a result of 36 applications brought forward by MBIE’s Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team (TCIT).

Rapid Mobilisation Playbook to support fast-tracking of construction projects 28 July 2020

A new resource – the Rapid Mobilisation Playbook – has been created to help fast-track government construction projects, says Carolyn Tremain, MBIE Chief Executive and Functional Leader for Government procurement.

Unregistered Auckland electrical workers fined over $6,000 each for unauthorised prescribed electrical work 19 June 2020

In separate hearings held at the North Shore District Court, two unregistered persons from Auckland have been sentenced for carrying out unauthorised prescribed electrical work (PEW).

Unlicensed builder sentenced for forging documents 11 June 2020

An unlicensed builder who created false documentation in relation to 34 properties was convicted and ordered 300 hours of community work for his fraudulent offending when sentenced at the Dunedin District Court yesterday.

More security for construction subcontractors 28 May 2020

Subcontractors will have greater certainty, more cashflow support and job security with new changes to retention payments under the Construction Contracts Act.

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