News

 
  • NZRAB Annual Report 201914 November 2019

    The NZRAB today published its Annual Report for 2019.

  • Cautionary Note No 9 Avoiding Inducements26 September 2019

    The Chair of the NZRAB today issued a Cautionary Note to the Profession in regard to avoiding inducements. 

  • Fees consultation21 August 2019

    The NZRAB today began a consultation with architects and other stakeholders regarding a proposed increase in the Architects' Annual Certificate of Registration Fee from $644.00 (GST included) to $724.50 (GST included). The consultation closes on 23 September 2019.

  • NZRAB submission to MBIE re occupational regulation14 June 2019

    The NZRAB today provided the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) with a submission in response to a MBIE consultation about occupational regulation in the building sector and other matters.

  • Ethics consultation7 June 2019

    The NZRAB today asked architects for feedback on the Architects' Code of Ethics, given that it was revised in late 2017. Architects were asked whether any of the clauses in the code were causing them "any difficulties, in terms of interpretation, compliance, or anything else." Responses were requested by 28 June 2019.

  • Consulting about consultation10 May 2019

    The NZRAB today invited architects to make suggestions in regard to a Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment consultation relating to legisation in the building sector. 

  • Cautionary Note withdrawn2 May 2019

    The NZRAB today advised architects that a Cautionary Note entitled: "Managing clients expectations in regard to project costs" had been withdrawn. Architects were advised that since the note was issued the Architects' Code of Ethics had been amended. Architects were advised to refer to the new code requirement 58B which states:

    Client communication
    A registered architect must—
    a)  ensure that, where applicable, effective systems are in place during a commission to establish and monitor its quality, budget, cost estimates, and time line; and
    b)  advise the client in a timely manner of any significant issues that arise, or are identified, at any time during the commission.  

  • NZRAB Newsletter8 April 2019

    The NZRAB today issued its first newsletter for 2019.

  • Minister appoints NZRAB Chair23 January 2019

    Building and Construction Minister Jenny Salesa today announced the appointment of Gina Jones as Chair of the NZRAB. She also announced the appointment of Marc Woodbury as Deputy Chair and the appointment of new Board members Murali Bhaskar and Robert Hall.

  • NZRAB Annual Report 201815 November 2018

    The NZRAB today released its Annual Report for 2017 2018.

  • New NZRAB office6 November 2018

    The NZRAB today moved into new offices at Level 8, ICentre, 50 Manners St, Wellington. This followed the NZRAB being required to evacuate from its 79 Boulcott St office on 12 April 2018 due to seismic concerns, afterwhich the NZRAB went into temporary accomodation until today.

  • Consultation regarding complaints procedures8 August 2018

    The NZRAB today invited architects and its other stakeholders to take part in a consultation regarding proposed changes to the NZRAB's complaints procedures, intended to make them simpler and less expensive. The consultation document can be viewed here and a graphic of what's proposed here. The deadline for submissions is Friday 14 September 2018.

  • NZRAB temporary office 30 April 2018

    The NZRAB today moved into a temporary office at Suite 11, Level 4, 24 Johnston St, Wellington. This followed the NZRAB having to evacuate its 79 Boulcott St office on 12 April 2018 as a result of seismic concerns.

  • New lay NZRAB Board member sought 28 April 2018

    The government today advertised for a new NZRAB board member, this time a lay-person to represent consumer interests. For more details and/or to apply go here.

  • Annual tertiary education consultation1 February 2018

    Today the NZRAB conducted its annual consultation on educational matters with the three architectural schools providing recognised architectural qualifications and the New Zealand Institute of Architects (Inc).

  • New NZRAB Board member23 January 2018

    A new member of the NZRAB Board has been appointed. She is Wellington-base Architect Gina Jones.

  • Press Statement re Code of Ethics changes18 December 2017

    The NZRAB today issued a press statement explaining that from 1 January 2018 written terms of appointment for architectural work would be mandatory as a result of revisions to the Architects' Code of Ethics.

  • Amendments to the Registered Architects Rules 2006 15 December 2017

    Amendments to the Registered Architects Rules have been gazetted covering fees, complaints procedures and the Architects' Code of Ethics.

  • NZRAB Newsletter12 December 2017

    The NZRAB today issued its final newsletter for 2017.

  • Registration Roadshow23 November 2017

    The NZRAB today completed a roadshow tour of New Zealand explaining initial registration procedures to those interested in registration as part of their future careers as architects.

  • NZRAB Annual Report 20176 November 2017

    The NZRAB today made public its 2017 Annual Report.

  • Briefing to the Incoming Minister6 November 2017

    The NZRAB today made public its Briefing to the Incoming Minister 2017.

  • Largest initial registration round so far13 September 2017

    Today applications for the current initial registration round closed, with 69 applications being received, this being the largest in the NZRAB's history so far.

  • Initial Registration website changes31 August 2017

    The NZRAB today began a series of changes to the initial registration section of its website to make the process easier to understand.

  • Annual Consultation with AACA18 July 2017

    The NZRAB today conducted its annual consultation with the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia, this time in Auckland. 

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