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Fresh doubt has been cast on the strength and durability of the huge concrete basement at Auckland's highest skyscraper project.
Owners of commercial buildings with conflicting engineering reports about their properties' earthquake risk now have a solution - but it comes at a price.
A company behind a big construction firm that was ordered to pay millions for building a leaking high school has gone into receivership.
The country's largest maternity ward at Middlemore Hospital might have to close or face major disruption because it's a seismic risk.
The government is promising to overhaul controversial liability rules that often leave councils carrying the can for faulty building work.
A construction company has been ordered to pay $13.4 million to fix a raft of errors at a leaky, damp, and rotting secondary school in Auckland.
A skyscraper planned for Auckland that will be New Zealand's highest residential building is caught up in a long delay over its fire design.
Fire engineers are blowing the whistle on a "ticking timebomb" threatening the construction industry, says the Property Council.
Fire engineers are accusing councils of making illegal demands on them that are inflating building costs by thousands of dollars.
Structural engineers and designers have been given an official warning against using a type of high-rise floor support that failed in the Kaikōura earthquake.
The future of an arts centre in Rotorua is looking more hopeful thanks to a $4.5 million boost.
If people are killed or injured when non-structural parts of a building fall in an earthquake, building owners and employers will be liable, a lawyer says.
Building inspections show most Auckland and Wellington high-rises failed to meet earthquake standards to stop people being hit by falling objects.
Almost half of Auckland Hospital's pipes, cables and ducts are not properly secured in ceiling cavities and could crash down on to people in an earthquake.
The building regulator has asked the Commerce Commission to investigate seismic steel reinforcing bar sold by a major supplier.
The Insurance Council is calling on local authorities and the Government to address the problem of below standard compliance with seismic rules. A Wellington structural engineer Ignatius Black of… Audio
Officials are investigating a grey market in dodgy building products. Darren Waith is the chair of the National Plumbing and Pipelaying Standards Committee. Audio