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A welding inspector turned whistleblower across the Tasman has got the Australian government's attention over defective steel imported from China.
Fiji's international airport overhaul, being done by a New Zealand contractor, went months behind schedule because of bad steel.
The Chinese factory that made the steel strand for West Auckland's Waterview Connection roading project has provided fake test certificates for other steel.
The steel used in NZ's biggest road project is up-to-standard and safe, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says, following questions about its testing. Audio
Hundreds of tonnes of steel that does not meet the New Zealand standard has been used to build the huge Waterview highway and tunnel in Auckland.
ANALYSIS: New Zealand rules governing the steel that goes into highways, bridges and tunnels are much looser than in Australia.
The government's building watchdog has conceded there is real concern around steel supplies - but says that there is no actual evidence of problems with steel.
The NZ Transport Agency is trusting Steel and Tube to investigate itself, after the company imported 1600 tonnes of substandard steel for the Huntly bypass.
A steel trader who has claimed dangerously flawed steel is being used in New Zealand has been contacted by officials worried about public safety.
Playing down the threat of substandard steel that made it past New Zealand controls is reckless of the government, says a veteran global steel trader.
A top international testing organisation has been alerted to the Huntly steel failures and wants them investigated.
The contractors who imported 1600 tonnes of substandard steel for the $450m Huntly Bypass were warned the deal was too good to be true.
Major listed company Steel & Tube has been revealed as the New Zealand importer of 1600 tonnes of substandard steel for a new highway project.
The final of three companies whose steel mesh failed tests and was pulled from the market is being allowed back in. Brilliance Steel must now subject every batch of its...
Steel imported from China to hold up four bridges on the $2bn Waikato Expressway has failed crucial tests, forcing a major redesign and fix-up job.
Steel reinforcing mesh for house floors has been falling short in crucial tests, with mesh from three out of five companies failing to meet the mark.
Steel & Tube is being permitted back into the seismic reinforcing mesh market, but is not allowed to rely on its in-house testing anymore.
Auckland Council is pushing for a ban on balustrades made of frameless toughened glass by as early as June.
A crisis meeting on the standard of quake-grade steel mesh is being held today in Auckland, with questions also now being raised about structural steel. Audio
Regulators are checking how much Steel and Tube seismic reinforcing mesh has been used in buildings, as wire rod maker Pacific Steel denies a conflict of interest over testing.