Consentgate: 40 councils could be impacted

Consentgate: 40 councils could be impacted
Fraudulently signed producer statements are the culprit. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Brent Melville
The fallout from an investigation into improper signoffs of building code consents could extend to as many as 40 councils, Engineering New Zealand says.The engineering professional body and industry self-regulator, representing about 22,000 members, said concerns had first been raised on May 20, in respect to "alleged misrepresentation" by engineering technologist Jonathan (Jon) Hall, a director of Taupō-based Kodiak Consulting.Hall allegedly completed and signed producer statements purportedly from a chartered professional engin...

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