May 2019 Issue


Staffing problems — getting the help you need is essential

By Terry Sage, Trades Coaching New Zealand   It’s getting worse, and there’s no shining light at the end of this tunnel — at least […]

Directors’ statutory duties — the Mainzeal High Court decision

By Tim Bates, Legal Vision   In this month’s article I wish to review some of the findings of the recent Mainzeal High Court decision. […]

True lies

By Architect Don Bunting   American journalist and commentator Michael Kinsey once said: “There are plenty of facts. The trick is in making them make […]

G.J. Gardner on top — again

G.J. Gardner Homes has won the Reader’s Digest 2019 Most Trusted Brands award in the Home Builder category for another year. Winners are selected based […]

Better infrastructure planning welcomed

The release of a prototype Infrastructure Pipeline to forecast major projects being delivered by central government agencies has been welcomed by New Zealand’s civil construction […]

Building your business — support and resources are readily available

By RMBA president Darrell Trigg   I recently had a session with my business coach and found it to be extremely rewarding. The business coach […]

Is employing migrant workers about to get more difficult?

Where is the Government going with its latest immigration policy regarding hiring skilled labour from overseas? In my previous article, I spoke about the need […]

Survey reveals red tape is strangling the building industry

A recent survey of leading industry participants has revealed that a full 80% of all respondents see bureaucratic regulation and “red tape” as having the […]

Vocational Education Reform: On-the-job learning an essential part of trades training

Since the launch of consultation for the Reform of Vocational Education in February, there has been a lot of talk about the proposed changes and […]

Back In Time

20 years ago — May 1999 • The BCITO’s new system for theory training was explained to a meeting of polytechnic representatives to clear the […]

Nominations open for NAWIC Excellence Awards

The call has gone out for nominations in the 2019 National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Excellence Awards partnering with the BCITO, with entries […]

New Christchurch multi-school campus completed

ShapEd has completed development of a new state-of-the-art campus for the Ministry of Education in Christchurch. The facility will be home to Shirley Boys’ and […]

Wide range of measures needed to assess city ‘competitiveness’

A more comprehensive and holistic set of measures is needed to assess and report on the capability, functionality and “health” of New Zealand’s cities and […]