Notices and news from the building team

Keep up to date with the latest news and notices from the building team.

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Building industry product substitutions

The building industry is currently experiencing pressure on the supply and accessibility of materials, with an increasing trend in product substitutions. The result is an increase in...

Did you know the definition of good ground has changed?

Please refer to MBIE’s guidance on ensuring new buildings can withstand liquefaction risks.

Covid-19 update

Prime Minister Ardern has announced that Southland will be in Alert Level 2 from 28 February: Per Worksafe & CHASNZ information provided (see links below),...


Stay cool, keep kids safe around the pool

Pools, spas, hot tubs and paddling pools are all fun but they can also be dangerous, especially if there are little people around. If you’ve got children,...


Stay cool, keep kids safe around pools

Water and children can lead to a lot of fun, but it can also be dangerous. If you’ve got a pool, spa, hot tub or temporary/portable pool...


Stay cool, fence your pool

If you have a pool at home, you’ll need a means of restricting access to it. Fences are the main means of this, and there is plenty...


Stay cool, register your pool.

If you’ve got a swimming pool, spa, hot tub or temporary/portable pool that can hold water to a depth of 400mm or more, it should be...

Important notice about holiday hours and consent processing times.

Any Building and Resource Consents submitted after Monday 21 December 2020 will not start to be processed until Monday 11 January 2021 due to the Christmas/...