March 2017 Issue


What is required to satisfy the requirements of Section 20(2)(e) of the CCA 2002?

In this month’s article I wish to review the recent Court of Appeal decision in C J Parker Construction Ltd (In Liquidation) v WS Ketan […]

The value of construction in the New Zealand economy

In 2011, the Construction Strategy Group (CSG) commissioned a step change report by editors PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) that for the first time authoritatively summarised the sheer […]

Back In Time

20 years ago: • A renovations award was added to the NZMBF’s House of the Year promotion. There were to be two categories — renovations […]

SPORT TODAY: Protected species Hansen gets as good as he gives

  An interesting stoush played out publicly in February after All Black loose forward Steven Luatua signed with ambitious English club Bristol. It pitted former […]

Workers receiving free site visits

Around 400 Canterbury construction workers are receiving free health advice to help raise awareness about the health risks they face on work sites. WorkSafe New […]

Budget-friendly Beach Haven build wins award

Maddren Homes has proved that quality can be achieved across all budgets after they scooped up a national category win, a gold reserve and four […]

Big challenge in reviving character Wellington villa

Taking on the challenge of reviving a rundown Thorndon villa certainly paid off for Scott Feasey of Scotty’s Construction at the Registered Master Builders 2016 […]

Apprentice climbs winner’s podium

  Jono Blakely of Andrew James Builders Ltd was ecstatic when he was awarded first place at the Central South Island Registered Master Builders Carters […]

Benchmark living in award-winning NZCPA project

  Designed to meet the changing needs of its elderly tenants, the Marshall Court Apartments consist of 27 one-bedroom apartments in a 4-storey modern apartment […]

Building career firmly in sight for Maori Trades Training graduate

  Malachi Paku got into a trade to further his goals, as well as to help his whanau. “My dad was very strong and passionate […]

21st Century technology a feature of Timber Design Awards

Wood is no longer “just” a framing option for bungalows, as New Zealand Wood-Resene Timber Design Award winners have proven. From extensive use of laminated […]