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Statistics House investigation findings released

Published By   /  March 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Statistics House investigation findings released

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Statistics House investigation findings released Design standards and building laws will be reviewed in response to an investigation into structural damage to Wellington’s Statistics House in the Kaikōura earthquake, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Dr Smith today released an independent panel’s findings […]

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Housing better use of land than cattle grazing

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Housing better use of land than cattle grazing

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Housing better use of land than cattle grazing The housing development at Point England is the sort of pragmatic response needed to overcome Auckland’s housing problems, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “The Point England housing development will provide 300 more families with […]

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Minister welcomes first landlord conviction under new law

Published By   /  March 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Minister welcomes first landlord conviction under new law

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister welcomes first landlord conviction under new law Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith has welcomed the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team’s first successful prosecution of a landlord for renting a substandard property, under the Government’s tenancy […]

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Labour being tricky on housing numbers

Published By   /  March 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Labour being tricky on housing numbers

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Labour being tricky on housing numbers The Labour Party’s claim that “the number of dwellings consented in January was down 5 per cent on where it was in January last year” is just plain wrong, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “January dwelling […]

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Parapets, facades to be secured on 38 streets

Published By   /  February 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Parapets, facades to be secured on 38 streets

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Parapets, facades to be secured on 38 streets The 38 streets where building owners need to secure unreinforced masonry (URM) facades and parapets from Hurunui to Wellington within a year have been identified, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “The Kaikōura Earthquake has […]

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Enabling faster and better urban development

Published By   /  February 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Enabling faster and better urban development

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Enabling faster and better urban development Public consultation has opened on proposed legislation to fast track the redevelopment and regeneration of urban areas to better meet housing and commercial needs, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “New Zealand needs Urban Development Authority (UDA) […]

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Construction boom hits annual record of $19b

Published By   /  February 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Construction boom hits annual record of $19b

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Construction boom hits annual record of $19b Building activity is at a record high, topping $19 billion for 2016 after five straight years of strong growth, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “This is the longest and strongest growth phase in building activity […]

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Call for detailed proposals for $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund

Published By   /  February 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, Infrastructure, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Call for detailed proposals for $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Call for detailed proposals for $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund High-growth councils have until 31 March to submit final proposals for a share of the $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund, Infrastructure Minister Steven Joyce and Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith say. “Council constraints […]

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Better managing New Zealand’s earthquake risks

Published By   /  January 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Better managing New Zealand’s earthquake risks

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Better managing New Zealand’s earthquake risks A big worry in this Trump era of modern politics is that complex issues are dumbed down to 140 character tweets. The beauty of this annual opportunity you give me as Nelson’s MP is to give a far more […]

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Aftershock risk prompts initiative for facades and parapets

Published By   /  January 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, Speech  /  Comments Off on Aftershock risk prompts initiative for facades and parapets

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Aftershock risk prompts initiative for facades and parapets Unreinforced masonry facades and parapets posing a risk to the public in areas like Wellington with a heightened risk of an aftershock from the Kaikoura earthquake need to be secured within a year, Building and Construction Minister […]

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Auckland building consents at 12-year high

Published By   /  January 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Auckland building consents at 12-year high

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Auckland building consents at 12-year high The number of new homes consented in Auckland for the year to November has topped 10,000 for the first time in 12 years, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “The 1156 consents issued in Auckland during November […]

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Earthquake hit farmers to be offered movable homes

Published By   /  January 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Earthquake hit farmers to be offered movable homes

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Earthquake hit farmers to be offered movable homes Twenty temporary housing units at the Rawhiti Domain used to support families through the Christchurch earthquakes are to be offered to farmers with significantly damaged homes from the Kaikōura earthquake, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith […]

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Apartment & townhouse law to be strengthened

Published By   /  December 21, 2016  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Apartment & townhouse law to be strengthened

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Apartment & townhouse law to be strengthened Nick Smith | Building and Construction The Government is proposing reforms to better protect people buying and owning property under the Unit Titles Act, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “We need better property laws to […]

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