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Major changes to building laws proposed - Salesa

The Government’s proposals on the biggest changes to New Zealand’s building laws since the Building Act was introduced in 2004, which aim to address long-standing challenges in the building sector, have been released for public consultation today by Minister for Building and Construction Jenn

Counting the social cost of crashes - Genter

 Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter says a report outlining the social cost of road crashes highlights the enormous impact death and serious injury have on New Zealand and New Zealanders.

NZ land prices still the elephant in the room for construction sector

The Government’s Construction Sector Accord is a welcome initiative for the troubled sector.

Recent data from NZIER shows that the industry is in for a long cold winter; profitability expectations for the next quarter have dropped from -22% in Q4 2018 to -37% percent in Q1 2019.

Minister announces $3.7 m for Otautahi Community projects

Minister for Māori Development and Associate Minister of Housing, Hon Nanaia Mahuta announced a $3.7m investment for community development in the Ōtautahi (Christchurch) region today.

Economy slowing while Government in denial - Amy Adams

The newly released Performance of Services Index (PSI) shows that the services sector just had its weakest month in six years, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says.

Water important for New Zealanders - Greens

Water extraction should be considered a sensitive asset under new consultation launched today on the Overseas Investment Act review, Green Party Coleader Marama Davidson said today.

New national interest test focus of consultation on overseas investment rules - Parker

To grow our economy and lift productivity we need investment, both by New Zealanders and overseas investors. Overseas investment is welcomed where it supports New Zealanders’ wellbeing.

Call for foresters to vote on levy order - NZFOA

The Chair of the Forest Growers Levy Trust, Geoff Thompson, says a positive vote in the current levy referendum is vital to maintain the support of government funding for the industry.

Building capability in teachers' Te Reo welcomed - NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed the roll-out of Te Ahu o te Reo Māori, a $12.2 million pilot programme to support teachers and support staff use te reo Māori.

Construction Sector Accord a long-term commitment

A New Zealand Construction Sector Accord was announced on Sunday by five ministers, including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, signalling long-term commitment between government and industry to collaborate on key work areas for a healthy construction sector.