11 Jun 2018

Building inspectors in short supply across NZ

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 11 June 2018

As the Government ramps up its construction efforts to deal with the housing crisis, industry experts are warning the shortage of building inspectors could lead to another Bella Vista bungle. Last week the Tauranga City Council pledged to buy the development's 21 properties because of major construction defects. The city council had signed off on shoddy work that left the buildings too dangerous to live in. Nick Hill is the chief executive of Building Officials Institute of New Zealand