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Delays in building authorization cause concern

Builders are worried about the time it will take to process building permit applications, in what Dunedin City Council has called a record breaking year. The Combined Building Suppliers (CBS) cooperative wrote to construction, housing and local government ministers last week on behalf of the 670 builders it represented, calling for urgent intervention. When contacted, […]

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Profile is finally needed for the house proposed by the billionaire

Profile posts were installed at the site of Peter Thiel’s future Lake Wanaka vacation home this week, after a complaint to the Queenstown Lakes District Council. Upper Clutha Environment Society Secretary Julian Haworth said he complained because, without the posts, the public could not complete site assessments and resource consent submissions before the deadline for […]

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Polish court declares some EU laws unconstitutional

The highest Polish court has ruled that parts of European Union treaties are incompatible with the Polish constitution, calling into question a pillar of European integration and sharply aggravating a dispute between Brussels and Warsaw. The European Commission said Thursday’s ruling raised serious concerns about the EU’s rule of law, putting it on a full […]