Nick Smith

Auditor-General sector manager of local government Sarah Lineham

Apartment buildings not yet covered by Auckland Council's fast-track consenting

Thu 28 May

To reduce red tape, the city's building control department has introduced risk-based consenting for minor building work.

Certified Builders chief executive Grant Florence

OSH a focus of big builders conference this weekend

Fri 22 May

Health and safety is a big topic at the Certified Builders annual bash in Christchurch.

Environment Minister Nick Smith

BUDGET 2015: $4m extra for EPA to administer new offshore resources regime

Thu 21 May

EPA had been struggling to meet the unexpectedly high costs of the new regime.

Nick Smith – government to release Crown land for Auckland housing

Houses popping up soon on Crown land unrealistic

Thu 21 May

Government's plans for thousands of new houses on Crown land not that easy.


Sally Lindsay talks about the government's housing plan on NBR Radio, and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

Kumeu-Huapai Ratepayers and Residents Association chairman Pete Sinton

Objection to Huapai SHAs about prudent planning, not NIMBYism – ratepayers group

Fri 15 May 2

Electorate MP John Key "has to get this right – he can’t afford to get it wrong.”

Housing Minister Nick Smith

New quake rules outlined

Wed 13 May

Business groups have welcomed the watering down of rules by Nick Smith.


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