March 2012 Issue


Judicial review of determinations made under the Construction Contracts Act 2002

Overview In Rees v Firth & Anor [2011] NZCA 668, the Court of Appeal was called upon to consider what approach should be taken to […]

Cologne’s convivial mosque

In 2007, German Muslims commissioned the building of a large central mosque in Cologne. About 12% of the population of Germany’s fourth largest city are […]

Hiring an apprentice: Asking the right questions

As our industry inches closer to recovery, many builders and subcontractors will be looking to the future, and thinking about the number of people they […]

Do you have the next Apprentice of the Year?

It’s that exciting time again — so employers get your apprentices ready for the Registered Master Builders Carters 2012 Apprentice of the Year. Entries open […]

Superb client relationship was the key

Jon and Gerardine Haack, company directors at Haack Construction Ltd, were elated when their company was presented with the National Health Project Award in the […]

One to watch in Waikato

At just 29, Daniel Kraayvanger of DK Builders has already made his mark on the construction industry, having scooped awards two years in a row […]

RMBF planning for success

It is often said that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. As we approach our June conference in Tauranga and the end […]