May 2017 Issue


SPORT TODAY: The America’s Cup — nation v nation it is not

This is an appeal to my country. Please, I beg of you, do not lose your mind later this month. Please, pretty please, keep perspective. Please […]

Beware of social media stuff-ups

Different parts of the country rely on different methods of effective marketing, and this is also determined by the size of your company. For example, […]

The future is now

Think back 25 years to 1992 — before medical science took over this was considered half a lifetime. Now answer honestly, how much progress has […]

Retentions — an update

In this month’s article I wish to take the reader back to the proposed changes to the retentions regime brought about by the amendments to […]

The great New Zealand infrastructure and fees scam

Before embarking on a building project, the average Kiwi has little to no idea about just how much the cost of council-imposed infrastructure, council butt […]

Back In Time

20 years ago: • Unit Standards were being registered on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework by the BCITO to provide a path into construction management […]

New anchoring adhesive changes colour as it cures

Offering complete construction solutions, Simpson Strong-Tie’s range includes connectors, fasteners, Quik Drive fastening systems, mechanical and chemical anchors, as well as repair, protect and strengthening […]

Smooth clean and even cuts with new diamond abrasives

Lenox has announced the launch of Lenox Metalmax diamond abrasive, a new alternative to abrasive cutoff wheels for increased durability and smooth, clean and even […]

Safety tips for tools and machinery

Hand and power tools and machinery are integral to every construction site. Looking after tools and machinery is important from a safety perspective. The following […]

Trade show to feature Recruitment and Growth Hub

In a few weeks’ time more than 250 exhibitors will showcase the latest technology, products and services that are shaping the future of New Zealand’s […]

Tall timber buildings ‘the way of the future’

Structural strength, rapid erection time and reduced weight are all great reasons to build with engineered timber, according to the Wood Producers and Manufacturers’ Association. […]

Doctorate finds affordable housing thwarted by neoliberalism

A planner with a background in economics has graduated with a PhD that is the culmination of research which sounds a warning over the role […]

Canterbury quake interval a sobering reminder for Wellington

Institute of Professional Engineers NZ chief executive Susan Freeman-Greene says 177 days after the Kaikoura earthquake is a sobering reminder of the seismic risk posed […]

Site Safe launches online learning

Site Safe has launched its first-ever blended online course. The not-for-profit membership health and safety organisation has designed a new course combining the advantages of […]

Resene and Bayleys join national green building movement

The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) has announced that Resene and Bayleys Real Estate have become corporate partners. Bayleys managing director Mike Bayley says […]

Good progress being made on infrastructure investment

The recent announcement that infrastructure investment is to be boosted by $11 billion over the next four years is good news for business, says the […]

NZ rental property condition continues to lag behind

The condition of owner-occupied houses is still well above houses being rented in New Zealand, according to the recent BRANZ House Condition Survey.  As New […]

Elegant and striking home wins national award

Innovation and meticulous attention to detail has led to a national category win for Mark Waller of Waller Projects Ltd at the Registered Master Builders […]

Hawke’s Bay build a beautifully designed and constructed space

The decision to enter his first House of the Year competition has resulted in two national category wins for Ben Redmond of Redmond Builders and […]

Henderson to flourish as revitalised urban eco centre

  The future of Henderson in west Auckland took an important step forward recently with Auckland Council’s Planning Committee approving an overall plan to unlock […]

Remarkables Skifield’s new Base Building wins top NZ Commercial Project Award

  The new state-of-the-art building at the base of Queenstown’s Remarkables skifield has won the Supreme Award at the New Zealand Commercial Project Awards held […]

‘I was slowly dying inside and needed to change’

When Sam Hartnett felt himself “slowly dying inside” he knew he had to change something. A qualified lawyer working for a Tauranga-based firm, the 33-year-old […]

New Zealand’s affordable new housing solution hits the market

Billing itself as New Zealand’s answer to fast, affordable new homes, EasyBuild House Packs is offering an innovative solution for the New Zealand housing market, […]

Government infrastructure spending is good news

The Government’s recently announced plans to boost spending in infrastructure is welcome news to an industry that needs certainty. The Government’s plans to invest $11 […]

Pushing boundaries

  Privately owned, but located on District Health Board land, the Kathleen Kilgour Centre Radiotherapy Unit in Tauranga is not only providing world-class specialist radiotherapy […]