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Multiple rules were broken to get a new lecture theatre built, an investigation into Counties Manukau DHB has found.
A furore has erupted in the US over the Trump administration heading off a water contamination study that has implications for New Zealand.
The Education Ministry has two other claims against a building company that is now caught up in a receivership.
Extra checks on semi-trailer trucks are being brought in after years of warnings about faulty or broken skid plate connections.
Blood testing is able to detect a firefighting foam chemical that is causing concern in Australia, the Ministry of Health says.
A company behind a big construction firm that was ordered to pay millions for building a leaking high school has gone into receivership.
South Auckland hospital bosses say there's no point looking into whether a second Middlemore Hospital building broke the strict rules around healthcare spending.
Newly released documents show the Counties Manukau District Health Board reluctantly settled for $3 million compensation for one of it worst leaky buildings.
Middlemore Hospital, which desperately needs wards and operating theatres, has in the past completed a multimillion-dollar non-medical building without government approvals.
Only 10 buildings in Porirua have been checked by the council for building safety systems compliance in three years, far short of the roughly 330 checks recommended.
The suggestion that churches run their own inquiry shows that not including them had been decided from the start, abuse survivors say.
A panel of experts has issued advice saying there's no evidence the chemicals in firefighting foam affect people's health, but there is not enough evidence to rule it out either.
The country's largest maternity ward at Middlemore Hospital might have to close or face major disruption because it's a seismic risk.
Six hundred more trucks have been forced off the road in the safety alert over cracked and inadequate towing connections.
Middlemore Hospital has had ongoing problems with power supply at its Manukau site, newly released DHB documents show.
The government is promising to overhaul controversial liability rules that often leave councils carrying the can for faulty building work.
Middlemore Hospital knew about extensive leaks, rot and mould at its main building two years before it says it did.
A skyscraper planned for Auckland that will be New Zealand's highest residential building is caught up in a long delay over its fire design.
The Commerce Commission let an Auckland company carry on selling steel mesh even after it knew the firm had forged a test certificate.
Engineers called in by the Auckland Council have recommended the "immediate" strengthening of a dangerous church hall in Mt Eden.
Fire engineers are blowing the whistle on a "ticking timebomb" threatening the construction industry, says the Property Council.
The architects behind three of the badly leaking buildings at Middlemore Hospital are defending their work.
A judge says two companies created a fake certificate to provide false assurance to customers about the seismic steel mesh they were selling.
Fire engineers are accusing councils of making illegal demands on them that are inflating building costs by thousands of dollars.
A second round of tests for firefighting foam contamination in Marlborough has found only one sample that exceeds the guidelines for drinking water.