The crisis surrounding consenting debacle in Christchurch has deepened following a decision by Riskpool to revoke the City’s insurance with regard to liability for consents for new construction issued under the Building Act 2004.

On Friday, Christchurch City Council said it had received advice from Riskpool, its insurer for professional indemnity and public liability, that the organisation will cease cover for council works arising under the Act as of July 1. In a statement, the council said it receives a number of claims regarding…