The COVID-19 Alert Level will become Level 4 on Wednesday 25 March at 11:59pm.
This means that all businesses will be closed except for essential services and lifeline utilities. Plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying services will remain operational on an essential services basis. .
There is now a help line that has been established by the Government for those that have questions about essential businesses:
0508 377 388 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Zealand's most Googled questions answered
All authorised tradespeople must carry their NZ Practising Licence issued by the Board. Ask to sight it before any work begins.
You can also check to see if a person is authorised by searching our online public register (left) or phone us on 0800 743 262.
No NZ Practising Licence? Let the Board know. Make a complaint about substandard work and illegal operators.
All work carried out at your property must meet the requirements of the Building Code, regardless of whether it requires a code of compliance certificate or not.
Use these tips to help your building project run well and ensure you know how to meet your legal obligations.