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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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Dunedin building and construction (+DCC fees) #leaky

### ODT Online Wed, 2 Feb 2011
All up to speed in upgrades
By David Loughrey
Major upgrades of Dunedin buildings central to public life are running on time, the Dunedin City Council says.
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### ODT Online Wed, 2 Feb 2011
Dunedin dream home becomes nightmare
By Chris Morris
A half-million-dollar dream house in Dunedin appears to be a leaky home, prompting a cry for help from the family living in what they say has become a mouldy nightmare. It has also prompted a warning from an Auckland-based leaky homes expert, who says the home’s condition might be a sign of a much larger leaky-home problem across Otago.
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Stadium roof leaks

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@whatifdunedin Passing rain and hail storms today in Dunedin. Completed sections of stadium roof springing leaks. http://bit.ly/h2myWD

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Roof Scares I

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@socialspace Just had a horrifying thought => I hope the folk making the stadium roof aren’t the same ones that made the School of Business atrium roof?

(uncovered) candy:

@ForBarrStadium I love this construction picture of the north stand http://yfrog.com/5mcptmj

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