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Dam safety regulations now in force 15 May 2024

The Building (Dam Safety) Regulations 2022 commenced on 13 May 2024.

Amended dam safety regulations to commence this month 09 May 2024

New and amended regulations to improve the safety and resilience of Aotearoa New Zealand’s dams come into force on Monday 13 May 2024.

Government announces changes to improve access to overseas building products 24 April 2024

On 4 April 2024 the Government announced work is underway to make it easier to use new building products from overseas.

Building Consent Authorities to get more time to focus on consenting activities 23 April 2024

Building control officers will be required to complete their competency assessments at least every 2 years rather than annually.

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.

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.

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.

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.