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Government: Cull “punching at fog”

Mayor 2013

### ch9.co.nz February 22, 2013 – 6:48pm
Government disagrees with councils’ claims
The southern community could be up for a $1.8 billion bill for earthquake strengthening. The claim has come from Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull, speaking on behalf of ten councils from Timaru south. But the Government has called his announcements to the media unhelpful, and accused him of punching at fog.
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Dunedin City Council Media Release — 22 February 2014
Southern Councils Highlight Major Concerns Over Earthquake-prone Buildings Proposals

Southern communities could face a bill of almost $1.8 billion under proposed changes to rules governing earthquake-prone buildings. Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says that councils accept work needs to be done on this issue in response to the tragic events in Christchurch, but that any changes need to be flexible, risk-based, practical and affordable for building owners and communities.
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Licensed building practitioners

From March 1, most residential construction work which already requires building consents will need to be undertaken by licensed building practitioners.

Most industry practitioners were aware of the changes, but it was also important anyone considering any “DIY” work on their home knew about the new requirements. –Neil McLeod, DCC building control

### ODT Online Sun, 22 Jan 2012
Campaign to improve quality in building sector
By Matthew Haggart
A legislation change to ensure building practitioners are licensed for the construction work they carry out on houses will bring better accountability to the sector in the wake of the leaky homes scandal, industry authorities say. The Department of Building and Housing has launched a two-year campaign which is aimed at improving the quality of building in New Zealand and increasing the confidence of consumers – just weeks before a legislation change takes effect.
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(via ODT) Licensed building practitioners include:
• Designers
• Carpenters
• Roofers
• External plasterers
• Bricklayers
• Blocklayers

Restricted building work categories:
• Foundations
• Framing
• Roofing
• Cladding
• Fire safety systems and alarms

Department of Building and Housing: Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP’s)

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