July 2017 Issue


SPORT TODAY Trivia Quiz: Win great prizes!

How’s your sports trivia knowledge? Try Radio Sport Breakfast co-host Kent Johns’ Sports Trivia Quiz and go into the draw to win some cool prizes! […]

SPORT TODAY: Does ETNZ really need Government funding?

After the heartbreak in San Francisco four years ago, Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) boss Grant Dalton needed financial help to re-sign key personnel, and […]

Customer service at 8.45am — it’ll go a long way!

I recently arrived back from the UK on a Monday morning at 4.30am. Having walked around Devon and London in a mini heatwave of 34° […]

Myths and legends

We can sometimes fail to recall exactly what happened in the past and why it happened. For example, I couldn’t remember what triggered the original […]

Disputed long-term painting contract finally settled

This case involved an application for summary judgment by the plaintiff, Service Painting and Building Co Pty Ltd (SPB), claiming the sum of $140,618.77, from […]

Students build bright future with Build-Ability Challenge

A building challenge giving secondary students hands-on experience of an apprenticeship is appealing to those looking to nail their career options straight out of school. […]

Back In Time

20 years ago: • Bringing to reality Mount Maunganui’s revitalisation scheme won an Auckland firm the supreme award in 1997’s New Zealand Institute of Landscape […]

JNL states case regarding labelling and promotion

By Juken New Zealand Ltd (JNL) managing director Masa Ueki You may have seen the recent media coverage regarding J-Frame. We are writing to provide information […]

Product knowledge is essential for wide range of timber flooring products

Today’s market is proliferated with a wide range of timber and timber-based flooring products, including the more traditional solid tongue and groove products and parquetry, […]

Design and Build Hub launched in Newmarket

Jalcon Homes has launched a new initiative targeted at Auckland’s growing urban population — a Design and Build Hub — where all questions relating to […]

New system in place for managing earthquake-prone buildings

A nationally consistent system for managing earthquake-prone buildings (EPBs) which  changes the way EPBs are identified, assessed and managed came into effect on July 1. […]

Construction industry to tackle key election issue

New Zealand’s construction industry will come together in August at the “all-of-industry” Constructive forum, tackling one of New Zealand’s key political issues just six weeks […]

Competition grows as top tradies step up to the challenge

Entries for the Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2017 Apprentice of the Year have now closed. Talented apprentices from across the country are ready to go […]

Much time invested in Builder’s Own Home winner

Building his dream home resulted in a national category win for Jeff Root of Casa Construction for his first-ever entry in the Registered Master Builders […]

Judges praise seamless transition between old and new

An ongoing commitment to quality resulted in a fourth regional supreme award for Planit Construction at the Wellington and Wairarapa Registered Master Builders 2016 competition. […]

Blending old and new — Nelson’s Suter Gallery

Built in the late 19th Century, Nelson’s Suter Art Gallery is one of New Zealand’s oldest galleries, sharing its walls with art lovers for well […]

Constructive: Focus on collaboration and transformation

The RMBA is delighted to be hosting the second all-of-industry Constructive Forum taking place in Auckland on August 2-4, just six weeks out from the […]

Firm chosen to build Tauranga CBD tertiary campus

The University of Waikato has chosen Hawkins Construction to build the new Tauranga CBD tertiary campus development. Activity on the Durham Street site in central […]

Companies unite on health and safety

Some of New Zealand’s largest construction companies have joined forces to improve workplace health and safety. Arrow International, Cassidy Construction, Dominion Constructors, Fletcher Construction, Hawkins […]

H&S: Just ticking the box without full understanding will have serious consequences

Having a lone worker solution is a good start, but there are many sad, and to us, frustrating stories about lone worker solutions which didn’t […]