December 2017 Issue


Is Dalton a real NZer or not?

When is a New Zealander not a real New Zealander . . . ? When he willingly chases the dollar and takes the America’s Cup […]

Don’t let those opportunities pass you by

It’s the land of opportunity — well they may say that about many other countries and, to be fair, they will probably say it about […]

What constitutes effective service of key legal documents?

It is now commonplace for many business relationship communications to be conducted predominantly in email form. Construction contracts are no exception. Typically, the key device […]

The Glass House

Just north of New York State is Connecticut, the most southern of the New England States. Famed as the country home of New York’s rich […]

Back In Time

20 years ago: • Letters threatening court action showed that the NZMBF’s quest for proven quality in building materials was taking a toll on some […]

CHA welcomes collaboration

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) welcomes Minister for Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford’s call to sit down with the community housing sector and agree a […]

Rotorua tourism icon unveils new-look geothermal cafe

Geothermally-heated seats, native timber and volcanic rock have been architecturally incorporated into the upgrade of a newly refurbished modern cafe for Rotorua’s Polynesian Spa. The […]

‘Once in a lifetime’ project wins Retail Award

An extremely ambitious design has resulted in a win for WG de Gruchy Construction at the 2017 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards. Their Waiheke Island […]

BCITO: Free fees for apprentices will alleviate skills shortages

The Government’s fees-free initiative looks set to help alleviate some of the skills shortages in the construction industry, with apprentices eligible for two years of […]

Apprentice of the Year Vinny Hubbard’s passion and craftsmanship wows judges

Vincent “Vinny” Hubbard’s ability to focus and handle the pressure saw him take out the Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2017 Apprentice of the Year recently. […]

New Zealand’s Supreme homes announced

A new build in Christchurch and a renovation in Wellington have been recognised as New Zealand’s best homes, winning Supreme Awards at the prestigious 27th […]

New Hospice building first of its kind in New Zealand

A new Warkworth Wellsford Hospice caring centre, with architecture influenced by “The Architecture of Hope” from Maggie’s Centres abroad and offering wraparound care within, will […]

BCITO launches My Boss: Legend

The BCITO tells many stories across all media channels about young people who become champion apprentices — those who are high achievers in their trade, […]