Author Archives: Karla Farrar

Changes to the Disputes Tribunal – threshold increased to $30,000

The Disputes Tribunal has just increased the financial threshold for submitting a claim to $30,000. Until 29 October 2019, a party could only file a claim up to a maximum of $15,000 (or $20,000 with both parties’ agreement). At this … more

Updated Halo Comparison Chart Oct 2019

This has now been updated by BrokerWeb. Please click here to see the latest update on the Halo policy comparison to Builtin and MasterBuild Premium Guarantee.

Magic Talk, Auckland

Nice to hear some positive feedback in the market about NZCB on the radio yesterday. Check out some of the conversations below.

September BTP Online learning

Martelli McKegg Builders’ BreakfastBuilding Consents Ever undertaken excavation work before the building consent was approved by the council?Then this Martelli McKegg presentation is for you. Undertaking building work without consent or a council approved variation, can have lasting ramifications for a … more

Important Halo Update

So, whats changed? In the Halo policy there are 5 situations where Halo will provide cover to the completion of the building project/works. One of these situations is that cover will be provided if, prior to completion of the works, … more

Revere Volume Three

Submissions are now open!  REVERE, Volumes One and Two were such a massive success we are going for a ‘Third’ edition!  REVERE is a magazine to be proud of as well as a wonderful sales tool for all members. The … more

MBIE funds over 120 building standards for free download

120 building standards are now available for free download. These have been funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to make it easier to comply with the Building Code. Standards New Zealand, and MBIE as the building … more

MBIE’s Building System Legislative Reform Consultation

As you may already be aware, MBIE is proposing major changes to New Zealand’s building laws. The aim is to strengthen and modernise our building laws, so all New Zealanders can have confidence in our built environment. The proposed changes … more