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The joy of architecture — a whole week of it!

Architectural sculptures constructed from cans of food, a Japanese architect renowned for his ultra skinny buildings and a Melbourne architect who is a “committed urbanite” will be the stars of Auckland Architecture Week from September 6 to 12. Architecture Week is an established event throughout the world which offers a host of activities relating to architecture taking place over a single week. Auckland Architecture Week — The Joy of Architecture — will celebrate the ar...
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Federation supports changes to WHRS approach

Federation supports changes to WHRS approach

The new measures are being welcomed by the Registered Master Builders Federation. Chief executive Pieter Burghout says the changes are commonsense, and build on review work that was done earlier this year.  “Registering WHRS payouts on the LIM report, for example, will provide protection for owners and reduce the risk for builders who might get called in to fi x issues that should have been fi xed by the previous owner who received the cash payout,” Mr Burghout says. Mr Burghou...
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Minister welcomes Unit Titles Act submissions

Building Issues Minister Clayton Cosgrove says he is impressed by the high standard of public submissions received in the Government’s latest consultation round as part of its review of the Unit Titles Act 1972.  Mr Cosgrove says the submissions are in-depth and encompass a wide range of issues, from proposed changes for small and stand-alone developments and a code of conduct for professional body corporate managers, to ways for keeping disclosure requirements effective but simple.&...
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