June 2018 Issue


Developers’ KiwiBuild opportunity launched

Tender documents for the KiwiBuild “Buying off the Plans” initiative — whereby the Government will underwrite or purchase new homes the private sector and others […]

New marine facility proposed for Wynyard Quarter

A new marine refit facility is proposed to be developed in Wynyard Quarter in Auckland that will have the ability to create hundreds of jobs […]

Competition building as top tradies step up to the challenge

Entries for the Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2018 Apprentice of the Year have now closed, with more than 130 apprentices entering from across the country. […]

Could you work with a business coach?

By Terry Sage, Trades Coaching New Zealand   There’s a regular question I get asked after somebody enquires about what I do for a living. […]

Small things

By Architect Don Bunting   Many simple things, particularly in the field of human hygiene, can appear to have always been there; with who discovered […]

2018 SCANZ convention returns to the Chateau Tongariro

The 2018 Surface Coatings Association of New Zealand (SCANZ) convention — with “Frontiers in Coatings” as the theme — will take place at Chateau Tongariro, […]

LNDS holds overlay firmly and minimises movement

Selleys Liquid Nails Direct Stick (LNDS) is a high-strength, easy-to-trowel polyurethane flooring adhesive. LNDS has a controlled foaming formulation that increases bond area and reduces […]

Product warranties — clearing up their ‘aura and mystique’

There is a great deal of aura and mystique surrounding the use of product warranties within the residential construction industry. Suppliers and manufacturers often use […]

Bespoke Queenstown build wins national award

High quality craftsmanship throughout a challenging project resulted in a win for Bennie Builders at the 2017 Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards. […]

NZ’s best bathroom recognised at 2017 House of the Year Awards

Jason Barlow Building was awarded the Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award at the 2017 Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards. The Te Anau […]

Joint and several liability — should it be replaced with proportionate liability?

By Timothy Bates of Auckland law firm Legal Vision   In this month’s article I wish to discuss a long-standing debate as to whether the […]

NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards finalists announced

NZ Wood has announced the eagerly-awaited Stage Two Finalists for the 2018 NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards. “This is New Zealand’s only timber design award […]

Patients, pupils, prisoners, provinces and poverty

By RMBA chief executive David Kelly   The headline might keep readers guessing about what my column is about. It may surprise some, but it […]