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At least two Auckland high-rise buildings have been clad with combustible panels similar to those implicated in London’s Grenfell Tower disaster The Auckland council has declined to say which buildings are affected, but does say they are privately-owned and the material is being replaced with fire-proof cladding. Continue →
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Leading environmental legal firm Berry Simons says two recent legislative initiatives are symptomatic of the continuing decay of the Resource Management framework and institutions, and the quality of decision-making Partner Simon Berry and Senior Associates Jen Vella and Helen Andrews are concerned about the latest initiatives promoted by the Minister for Building and Construction. Continue →
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Calls for an industry-wide collaboration to design guidelines governing how the construction sector makes payments to builders and subcontractors have come to fruition The new retention regime introduced under the Construction Contracts Amendment Act 2015 (CCAA) came into force on 31 March. Continue →
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The need for a cohesive strategy to drive reform of the country’s resource management and planning systems is now vital for New Zealand’s prosperity, says a coalition of like-minded organisations For some time the EMA, Property Council New Zealand, Infrastructure New Zealand and the Environmental Defence Society have been working together to build a case for change on how to provide for the nation’s growth and development within acceptable environmental limits. Continue →
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The Invercargill City Council has successfully appealed a High Court decision which found that it breached a duty of care owed to a commissioning owner and was negligent in issuing a code compliance certificate, Buddle Findlay advises The council had previously been ordered to pay $15,126,665.35 to the Southland Indoor Leisure Centre Charitable Trust (the Trust) for the cost of rebuilding Stadium Southland. Continue →
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Public consultation has opened on proposed legislation to fast track the redevelopment and regeneration of urban areas to better meet housing and commercial needs “New Zealand needs Urban Development Authority (UDA) legislation to enable faster and better quality regeneration in our major cities,” Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Continue →
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