November 2014 Issue


Back In Time

20 years ago: • Thirty-two presidents and vice-presidents attended a two-day seminar in Wellington where they learned the importance of working as a team and […]

The internet or China?

It’s certainly difficult to imagine what the world would be like if the internet had not been invented, or if China had not broken out […]

What is the legal effect of a performance bond?

Background In May 2004 QPAM entered into a design and construction contract with Mainzeal to design, construct, commission and maintain the Vector Arena. The contract […]

Getting your head around the younger generation

“Young people today — they don’t know what hard work really means.” Ever thought this about your apprentice? Your boss probably thought the same thing […]

Are you a ‘price provider’ or ‘solution provider’?

Your answer to the above question may determine your success and how long you survive in the industry. Ever wondered why an increasing number of […]

Christchurch apprentice takes out title of 2014 Apprentice of the Year

Entering the competition to see how he measured up against his peers, Tom never expected to win. He says the other national finalists were strong […]

Best Practice Guides available to develop and maintain robust procedures

This subject may have been written about a couple of times recently. But I think it is very important as in the past couple of […]

Celebrating our successes!

Sometimes we get caught up in day-to-day business and don’t take time to reflect on the successes we have — either the business achievements, the […]

New Zealand BIM Handbook launched

A tool to help increase the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) by New Zealand’s construction industry was released recently. The New Zealand BIM Handbook […]

Hawkins consolidates, re-brands and positions for future growth

Company aiming to hit $1 billion in annual revenue, up from projected $700m in 2014 Hawkins has announced that it has re-branded as it positions […]

Free access to proven processes for New Zealand councils

Local councils throughout New Zealand have gained free access to a new online library that allows them to share their knowledge and experience with other […]

Ninety-eight day stadium token of pride

The deadline of a Crusaders home game looming over them post the Christchurch earthquakes saw Hawkins Construction take on the task of building an 18,000 […]

Don’t let apathy rule — see how your business measures up

We have just gone through the 2014 Northland Business Excellence awards, an institution that our sister company Business Coaching New Zealand has been a part […]