World class event a stunning showcase of members’ work

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The Federation's annual House of the Year and RMB Commercial Project Awards programme, held in association with PlaceMakers, is a world class event -...

Going green — second time around!

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I was working in Federated Farmers in the early 1990s when the Resource Management Act was first being debated by the Government and industry...

Dispelling the myths of advocacy

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Many of you will be aware (particularly those of you who read their profiles in Building Today last month) that I have recently welcomed...

Key industry announcements anticipated at RMBF Conference

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Well, it’s that time of year again. The Registered Master Builders Annual Conference is being held in Blenheim from 16 to 18 April and,...

Looking back on RMBF performance

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One of the things we did at the recent RMBF conference in Taranaki is present our Annual Review for the work we did last...

Housing affordability — why it’s important to New Zealand

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Registered Master Builders recently released a report to identify the cost of regulation on housing affordability. The report was prepared by BRANZ on our...

Cowboys and self-certification

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There was an interesting short flurry of media activity a couple of weeks ago after the release of the Task Force Report on what...

Constructive policies essential

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As I write this column, caretaker Prime Minister Helen Clark is negotiating the terms of her third Labour-led Government with a number of the...

Affordability — less is more

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I was speaking at a luncheon recently on numerous topics, and one question that came up (and always tends to get raised) was housing...

Grass roots strength

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One of the themes that you often hear in the rugby union arena centres around ensuring “grass roots strength” — so that local players...