Auckland Council is cutting back on red tape, RNZ reports, approving many substituted building products on site to help get the industry through a plaster board supply crisis. It is also loaning out its building inspectors to other regions to help them speed things up too. “We are looking at 40-to-50 requests a day for changed products on building sites across Auckland, out of the 800 inspections we’re doing a day,” said Jeff Farenshon from the council’s regulatory services.

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