February 2018 Issue


Construction starts on New Zealand’s highest residential building

Construction is now underway on Seascape Apartments, which will be the highest residential building in New Zealand, only exceeded in height by the Sky Tower. […]

How to wind up a cricket ‘purist’

By Radio Sport Breakfast co-host Kent Johns   One sure way to wind up a cricket “purist” is to suggest change to test matches. Trust […]

Get motivated and have a better year than last year

Right, so here’s all the usual stuff you’re told in order to brighten up your new year of business. • Update your business plan — […]

Judicial review — not to be used as a means of appeal of an adjudicator’s determination under the CCA 2002

To start the new year, I’ll review the very recent decision of Body Corporate 200012 v BP Keene QC & Others where a body corporate […]

Getting from A to B

When asked what aspect of modern life most adversely affects them on a day-to-day basis, many people will say “getting from A to B”. Inner-city […]

Back in Time

20 years ago: • Dr Bill Porteous was appointed chief executive of the Building Industry Authority, a move welcomed by the New Zealand Master Builders […]

Silverdale and Dairy Flat region holds promise of local jobs

Up to 10,000 jobs could be created by 2041 on land in the proposed Silverdale West Dairy Flat Business Area just north of Auckland. The […]

NZ company launches new iPod tiny house

EcoTiny has launched its first iPod quick build tiny house, taking advantage of the worldwide trend for prefab and tiny houses. EcoTiny founder and chief […]

Luxury interior features in new Mission Bay apartments

Auckland’s Mission Bay will be home to a one-of-a-kind luxury residential building designed by acclaimed global architectural firm, The Buchan Group. “Horizon Mission Bay” is […]

‘Build to rent’ could be the missing piece of the affordable housing puzzle

A UK build-to-rent housing model that treats residential tenancy similar to commercial tenancy could be one answer to New Zealand’s inadequate rental stock. A recent […]

Apprentice of the Year runner-up gets head start on competition

Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2017 Apprentice of the Year competition runner-up Jack Clifford’s early love of carpentry may have given him a jump on the […]

2017 Supreme House of the Year ticked all the boxes

An exciting and elegant family home won the Supreme award at the 2017 Registered Master Builders House of the Year competition. John Creighton Builders was […]

Winning Wellington renovation braves the elements

No stranger to success at the House of the Year awards, Planit Construction has another notch to add to their belt. At the 2017 National […]

School’s construction not child’s play

Cathedral Grammar Junior School might look simple, but it’s not. The school, described by judges as “a showpiece of timber architecture and craftsmanship” took out […]

Can our building consent system cope with 10,000 Kiwibuilds each year?

We currently have a housing sector under extreme pressure to deliver more houses, especially more affordable ones. We also have a new government with aspirational […]

Trust in your team gets the job done

Russell Clark (Russ) has been in the trade since he was 15. For almost as long as he’s been in the industry, he’s also been […]

PM encourages construction apprentices to take advantage of Fees Free

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern met with a Dunedin apprentice and his employer recently to highlight the Government’s new Fees Free policy at the opening of […]

Leaky homes: Has New Zealand learnt its lesson?

A new 240-page publication, Rotten to the Core: The Inside Story of New Zealand’s Looming Leaky Home Catastrophe, claims that New Zealand has not learnt […]

The demise of high-profile projects demands answers

The demise of certain large, high-profile construction projects was one of the talking points in the media in the second half of 2017. Why did […]