December 2023 Issue


Apopo: ‘Infrastructure tragedy’ is quickly coming into view

New Zealand is staring down the barrel of an infrastructure tragedy, according to a new survey by the lead association for infrastructure asset management professionals. […]

Creighton’s iconic Fendalton ‘Z-home’ is Supreme!

Taking design innovation to a whole new level, this year’s Registered Master Builders Supreme House of the Year over $1 million winner, nicknamed the “Z-house”, […]

Architecturally-striking airport hotel officially opened

After four years in construction, Te Arikinui Pullman Auckland Airport Hotel, one of New Zealand’s most architecturally-striking hotels, has been officially opened. The new hotel […]

New government’s policy backtracking poses a number of questions

Outgoing RMBA chief executive David Kelly says policy reversals by the incoming government could create uncertainty in the construction sector — but could also open […]

Australian ban a reminder for vigilance on silicosis risks

A New Zealand health and safety organisation says it supports the total ban by Australia on engineered stone because of silicosis risks. MinEx represents the […]

Myth or reality: The practical — and psychological — reasons why most excavators are yellow

Most manufacturers worldwide colour their construction equipment yellow. Over three-quarters of all excavators wear this colour. But why? The reasons range from safety concerns to […]

Green Building designed for extreme climate change

A low-carbon building designed to withstand extreme climate change — that diverted more than 300 tonnes of waste from landfill during its construction — is […]

EQC awards $1.2 million to boost NZ natural hazards resilience

Toka Tu Ake EQC (Earthquake Commission) has awarded 14 research teams a total of more than $1.2 million in this year’s Biennial Grants round. These […]

Major milestone for Mt Roskill housing development

Kainga Ora – Homes and Communities has reached a major milestone with the completion* of civil infrastructure works at Roskill South in Auckland — the […]

Preparing for El Nino, and keeping communities safe

El Nino officially arrived in September, and forecasters have confirmed it may become stronger later this year and last into 2024 — meaning bouncy castle […]