March 2021 Issue


Government housing package promises more sustainable housing market

The Government has announced a housing package that it says will increase the supply of houses and remove incentives for speculators, to deliver a more […]

RMBA president Kerry Archer: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

With a nod to that classic 1966 Spaghetti Western movie starring Clint Eastwood, RMBA president Kerry Archer outlines the good, the bad and the ugly […]

The difficulty of providing affordable housing in New Zealand

In his final column for Building Today, architect Don Bunting muses upon the apparent difficulty of providing affordable housing in New Zealand. What is wrong […]

Apprenticeship Boost extension a welcome boost for tradies

The Government’s extension of the Apprenticeship Boost initiative until August 2022 will support trades and trades training and keep Kiwis employed, BusinessNZ chief executive Kirk […]

Construction waste under the microscope

New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga’s latest discussion document looks at the state of play of infrastructure in the resource recovery and waste sector. One […]

Why don’t politicians seem to understand the relevance and impact of our industry?

EasyBuild director and Building Today columnist Mike Fox wonders why, considering the construction industry’s significant contribution to New Zealand’s GDP, the industry continues to be […]

$40 million Wellington waterfront development underway

Construction has kicked off at Site 9, one of the last major commercial development sites on Wellington’s waterfront. The four-level, 3900sq m premium office building […]