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National medium density design guide
Date: 2022

Ngā tohutohu hoahoa ā-motu mō te wharenoho mātoru-waenga National medium density design guide has been developed following engagement with territorial...

Operative Kāpiti Coast District Plan 2021
Date: 2021

The Proposed Kāpiti Coast District Plan became the Operative Kāpiti Coast District Plan on 30 June 2021. National planning standards amendments also a...

Whangārei District Council medium-density residential zone
Date: 2020

The Medium Density Residential Zone (MRZ) provides predominantly for medium-density residential development in urban areas with few constraints and th...

Seismic performance of non-structural systems – BRANZ guide
Date: 2018

When non-structural components typically make up 60–80% of a building’s total value, this damage represents a significant economic impact. The seismic...

MDH in New Zealand
Date: 2016

This web page provides information on the medium-density housing project completed by the Ministry in 2011. It describes the medium-density housing ty...

Auckland Council’s preliminary response viewer for NPDS–UD and MDRS
Date: 2022

The council will be incorporating the government’s Medium Density Residential Standards (MDRS) into the residential zones in urban Auckland as the RMA...

Densified housing: analysis of fire resistance requirements – BRANZ research report
Date: 2022

This is a report describing a risk-informed analysis of the levels of fire resistance appropriate for densified housing (including medium-density hous...

Performance of mid-rise cladding systems – BRANZ evaluation method
Date: 2020

This evaluation method (EM7) represents a series of tests from AS/NZS 4284:2008 Testing of building facades, with specific nominated values for the pe...

BRANZ carbon tools
Date: 2022

BRANZ has three online carbon tools that can be used in the design of MDH: CO₂MPARE provides summary carbon footprint and other informati...

Te Tai o Poutini Draft District Plan
Date: 2022

The Te Tai o Poutini Plan is a combined district plan covering the whole of the West Coast.