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Temporary accommodation opens in Waiau

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Temporary accommodation opens in Waiau

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Temporary accommodation opens in Waiau Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith and Hurunui District Mayor Winton Dalley have officially opened the Waiau temporary accommodation village for Hurunui residents whose homes were damaged in the Kaikōura Earthquake. “The Hurunui District was hard hit by the […]

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Contaminated West Coast mines remediated

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Environment, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Contaminated West Coast mines remediated

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Contaminated West Coast mines remediated The top two most contaminated sites in New Zealand have been successfully remediated, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry said today. “The Prohibition and Alexander mines on the West Coast topped a list of the most […]

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Paparoa Great Walk construction set to start

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, feature, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics  /  Comments Off on Paparoa Great Walk construction set to start

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Paparoa Great Walk construction set to start Construction is set to start by the end of this month on the new Great Walk in Paparoa National Park in memory of the 29 men who died in the 2010 Pike River Mine disaster, Environment Minister Dr […]

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Waikoropupū Springs tribunal appointed

By   /  July 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Waikoropupū Springs tribunal appointed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Waikoropupū Springs tribunal appointed The special tribunal to consider the Waikoropupū Springs application for a Water Conservation Order (WCO) has been announced today by Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith. “The Waikoropupū Springs are the largest freshwater springs in New Zealand and contain the clearest water […]

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Queenstown housing targets increased

By   /  July 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, feature, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics  /  Comments Off on Queenstown housing targets increased

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Queenstown housing targets increased A renewed Housing Accord between the Queenstown Lakes District Council and the Government was signed today to ensure the momentum of new home construction continues to grow to keep up with the tourist town’s growth, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick […]

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Another 10,500 new houses for Auckland

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Another 10,500 new houses for Auckland

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Another 10,500 new houses for Auckland The Housing Infrastructure Fund will provide $300 million of infrastructure funding to Auckland Council for another 10,500 new houses across two major new subdivisions in Auckland, Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith say. […]

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35,000 more new houses in Tauranga

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, feature, Finance, Infrastructure, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on 35,000 more new houses in Tauranga

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: 35,000 more new houses in Tauranga The Housing Infrastructure Fund will provide $230 million in funding to the Tauranga City Council to provide for 35,000 more houses through three major new infrastructure projects in the city, Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Building and Construction Minister […]

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10,700 more houses in the Waikato

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on 10,700 more houses in the Waikato

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: 10,700 more houses in the Waikato The Housing Infrastructure Fund will provide 10,700 more houses across two major new subdivisions in the Waikato, Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith say. “These investments will unlock two major subdivisions in one […]

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Five Councils to receive funding through HIF

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Five Councils to receive funding through HIF

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Five Councils to receive funding through HIF Five of New Zealand’s fastest growing Councils will have infrastructure projects funded through the Government’s $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund, Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith say. “These funding decisions will help […]

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Another Opposition housing myth busted

By   /  July 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Another Opposition housing myth busted

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Another Opposition housing myth busted Claims by Opposition parties that building consent figures are not a reliable measure of new home completions have been disproved by a Statistics New Zealand report released today, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “Opposition parties have been […]

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Bill tackles meth, damage and unlawful tenancies

By   /  July 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, feature, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bill tackles meth, damage and unlawful tenancies

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Bill tackles meth, damage and unlawful tenancies A Bill which provides better protections and clarity for tenants and landlords has passed its First Reading in Parliament 105-14, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “The Bill makes sensible and timely changes to the Residential […]

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Law to save lives in earthquakes takes effect

By   /  July 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, feature, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics  /  Comments Off on Law to save lives in earthquakes takes effect

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Law to save lives in earthquakes takes effect New laws requiring the identification and upgrade of earthquake prone buildingscome into effect this week, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “Earthquakes are New Zealand’s biggest natural hazard risk, with the greatest dangercoming from building […]

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Rangers Park homes to become social and affordable housing

By   /  June 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Building and Construction, HNZC, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, Speech  /  Comments Off on Rangers Park homes to become social and affordable housing

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Rangers Park homes to become social and affordable housing Forty temporary accommodation homes at Rangers Park village will become social and affordable homes to help Christchurch residents in need of housing, Housing New Zealand Minister Amy Adams and Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith […]

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New meth contamination and testing standard

By   /  June 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Jacqui Dean, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New meth contamination and testing standard

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New meth contamination and testing standard New Zealanders will be able to better manage the risks of methamphetamine in residential properties following the release of a new standard, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean say. “The […]

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Point England Development Enabling Bill: Third Reading Speech

By   /  June 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, Speech  /  Comments Off on Point England Development Enabling Bill: Third Reading Speech

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Point England Development Enabling Bill: Third Reading Speech I move, That the Point England Development Enabling Bill be now read a third time. This bill is part of the Government’s comprehensive housing plan, where we are pulling every lever available to get more housing built. It […]

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Point England housing Bill passed

By   /  June 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Point England housing Bill passed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Point England housing Bill passed The passage of the Point England Development Enabling Bill through Parliament this evening will benefit Auckland with additional housing, help resolve Ngāti Paoa’s Treaty claim and improve the local environment and recreation facilities, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith […]

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Legal challenge to national pest control regulations disappointing

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Legal challenge to national pest control regulations disappointing

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Legal challenge to national pest control regulations disappointing Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith is disappointed that a community group in Nelson, the Brook Valley Community Group, is legally challenging national regulations for pest control. “Pests like rats, stoats and possums kill 25 million native birds […]

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Waste tyres to be used in cement manufacture

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Waste tyres to be used in cement manufacture

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Waste tyres to be used in cement manufacture Millions of waste tyres each year are to be used to manufacture cement as part of a wider Government plan to address the environmental problems of end of life tyres, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced at […]

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$258,000 for Whangarei Falls project

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on $258,000 for Whangarei Falls project

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $258,000 for Whangarei Falls project A Northland Regional Council project to improve water quality at Otuihau/Whangarei Falls has received a $258,000 Community Environment Fund grant, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. “This grant will enable the Council to continue to improve the water quality […]

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Cladding rule changes make NZ high-rises safer

By   /  June 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Cladding rule changes make NZ high-rises safer

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Cladding rule changes make NZ high-rises safer Nick Smith | Building and Construction New Zealand is less exposed to the risks of fire as a result of combustible claddings on high-rise buildings due to these products being restricted earlier this year, Building and Construction Minister […]

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