Canam Commercial took out the New Zealand Commercial Project Awards Supreme Award Over $10 million category for its Whangarei Civic Centre project.

Whangarei Civic Centre and Arup highlight exceptional commercial construction excellence

Not one but two stand-out entrants have been awarded a Supreme Award at the recent Registered Master Builders New Zealand Commercial Project Awards (NZCPA),...

Review: Social housing system financially unsustainable

The country's social housing system isn't financially sustainable or delivering the homes people need, an independent review has found. Former prime minister Sir Bill English...

Southern Cross Healthcare and Wellington orthopaedic specialists team up on purpose-build

Southern Cross Healthcare and Wellington orthopaedic specialist group OrthoDSU Ltd has formed a 50:50 partnership set to deliver the first day-stay orthopaedic care facility to...
The Unit2go tiny home.

Tiny home to be auctioned for tradies’ mental health

A tiny home worth more than $200,000 is set to be auctioned at a $1 reserve, with proceeds to go towards an organisation which...

How is our infrastructure tracking?

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga, has published a monitoring report looking at progress against New Zealand’s first Infrastructure Strategy. "We’re seeing some good...
Building and Construction Minister Chris Penk.

Lower prices the aim of building products ‘shake-up’

The coalition Government is eliminating barriers to the use of overseas building products to make it easier and more affordable to build in New...
Jeanie Rafills and Pieter Prinsloo.

Turning challenges into triumphs

When Pieter Prinsloo decided he was ready for a change from scaffolding, he signed up for a carpentry apprenticeship with the BCITO. Having already enjoyed...
Houses located on the side of Mt Victoria overlooking Wellington City.

Research reveals Kiwis want stronger earthquake-resistant buildings

New research has revealed New Zealanders have higher expectations of their buildings in earthquake events than providing life safety alone. “New Zealanders don’t just want...
Decking Direct’s first retail showroom in Takapuna, Auckland.

Dedicated decking retailer to take pain out of backyard building experience

New Zealand’s first retail showroom offering full-service decking, fencing and outdoor construction solutions, Decking Direct, has opened its first two stores in Warkworth and...
From left: Urban Homes founder Daniel Klinkenberg, and inaugural franchisees Tanya Jones-Blok and Daniel Blok.

Urban Homes launches Coromandel franchise as it marks 20th anniversary

Waikato home builder, Urban Homes, has announced its first franchise, to be located in Whitianga and servicing the Thames Coromandel region. This major announcement...