Govt orders action on Building Code protectionism

Govt orders action on Building Code protectionism
New ways of building should be encouraged. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
The government says building regulations are stifling competition and is ordering a review of the protectionism local manufacturers get under New Zealand’s Building Code. That is the most potentially consequential response contained in the government’s low-key release ahead of the budget of its response to the Commerce Commission building products market study. The study found competition in the sector was “not working as well as it could be”.The official response from building minister Megan Woods and commerce mini...

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