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Initiatives for environment and infrastructure

Published By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Budget 2017, Building and Construction, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Initiatives for environment and infrastructure

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Initiatives for environment and infrastructure The Government is committing additional funding in Budget 2017 to implement some of its key environmental and infrastructure initiatives, Environment and Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “The new funding in Budget 2017 is focused on putting in […]

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Progress on Pt England housing development

Published By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Progress on Pt England housing development

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Progress on Pt England housing development Legislation enabling a housing development at Point England and progress on Ngāti Paoa’s historical Treaty settlement has passed its second reading by 62-43, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “It is poor use of Crown land just […]

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Bill to tackle meth, damage, unlawful tenancies

Published By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Bill to tackle meth, damage, unlawful tenancies

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Bill to tackle meth, damage, unlawful tenancies The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No. 2) introduced to Parliament today will provide better protections and clarity for tenants and landlords, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “This Bill makes three practical changes to the Residential […]

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New Housing Accord to boost homes in Tasman

Published By   /  May 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New Housing Accord to boost homes in Tasman

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New Housing Accord to boost homes in Tasman A new Tasman Housing Accord aimed at boosting the district’s housing supply has been signed today by Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Richard Kempthorne. “Tasman is a successful and growing region. Unemployment is […]

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Temporary accommodation for Edgecumbe

Published By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on Temporary accommodation for Edgecumbe

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Temporary accommodation for Edgecumbe Temporary homes will be moved on to the Whakatāne Holiday Park and next to flood-damaged homes while properties in the Edgecumbe area are repaired, Lead Minister for Edgecumbe Anne Tolley and Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith said today. The […]

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Temporary village for quake-hit Waiau

Published By   /  May 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Temporary village for quake-hit Waiau

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Temporary village for quake-hit Waiau The Government and the Hurunui District Council are establishing a temporary accommodation village in Waiau to help the town’s recovery from the Kaikōura Earthquake, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “Waiau was hit hardest of any community by […]

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Queenstown on track for Housing Accord target

Published By   /  May 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Queenstown on track for Housing Accord target

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Queenstown on track for Housing Accord target Queenstown is well on its way to hitting the target laid out in the Queenstown-Lakes Housing Accord, with six months of the original accord still to run, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith and Queenstown-Lakes Mayor Jim […]

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Green light for Riccarton Racecourse homes

Published By   /  May 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Green light for Riccarton Racecourse homes

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Green light for Riccarton Racecourse homes Building can start on a $300 million, 600-home development at Riccarton Racecourse after the Government approved the final step for the Christchurch Racecourse Reserve Trustees and Ngāi Tahu Property initiative, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Yesterday […]

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Consultation sought on fire safety proposals

Published By   /  May 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Consultation sought on fire safety proposals

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Consultation sought on fire safety proposals Proposed improvements to simplify building fire safety regulations and support their implementation are open for consultation, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “We currently have record high levels of commercial and residential construction and this needs to […]

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New Housing Affordability Measure released

Published By   /  May 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New Housing Affordability Measure released

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New Housing Affordability Measure released The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) new Housing Affordability Measure will allow the market to be monitored at a more detailed level, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “This Housing Affordability Measure gives more detailed data […]

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KiwiSaver HomeStart grows strongly

Published By   /  May 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on KiwiSaver HomeStart grows strongly

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: KiwiSaver HomeStart grows strongly The Government’s KiwiSaver HomeStart scheme, launched two years ago, is continuing to grow, with an increasing proportion of buyers opting for new property, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says in welcoming the latest Housing New Zealand Financial Products Quarterly […]

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Next stage for Christchurch temporary village

Published By   /  April 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Next stage for Christchurch temporary village

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Next stage for Christchurch temporary village The Government is selling the Linwood temporary accommodation village to the Christchurch City Council, which will continue using them for people affected by the earthquakes, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. “The Council will use the […]

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March building figures show ongoing growth

Published By   /  April 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on March building figures show ongoing growth

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: March building figures show ongoing growth New Zealand’s strong building growth continues both nationally and in Auckland, with March 2017 figures showing strong increases for the month, quarter and year on the same periods in 2016, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “In […]

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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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