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Health and safety liability risks in earthquake-prone building regime

New Zealand - August 15 2017 ​The new earthquake-prone building regime, in force since 1 July, carries potentially serious health and safety implications which property owners and…

Heath Brunton, Garth Gallaway, Kirsty-Anne SIngleton, Marie Wisker, Andrew Woods

A new system to address earthquake-prone buildings

New Zealand - August 10 2017 On 1 July 2017, the new national system for identifying and managing earthquake-prone buildings came into force. Legislation creating a new system for…

Heath Brunton, Garth Gallaway, Mark Nicholson

New retentions scheme - D-Day looms but detail missing

New Zealand - March 22 2017 ​Principals and contractors will have to apply the new construction contracts retentions regime, due to come into force on 31 March, without the…

Fiona Bennett, Hamish Bolland, Matthew Carroll, Brian Clayton, John McKay, Edward Scorgie

Submissions sought on new earthquake-prone building legislation

New Zealand - December 1 2016 The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is consulting on the regulations and a methodology that set the new approach for…

Heath Brunton, Matthew Carroll, Paul Holth, Andrew Woods, Matthew Yarnell

Chance to re-write development contributions regime

New Zealand - February 12 2013 Big changes to the development contributions regime are offered in a discussion paper released by Housing Minister Nick Smith and Local Government…

Paula Brosnahan, John Hassan, Bill Sandston, Andrew Woods, Matthew Yarnell