November 2022 Issue


Schnell rockets to the top!

Dane Schnell’s impressive judges interview and rocket ship creation blasts him ahead of rival finalists. Twenty-three-year-old Dane Schnell has taken out the title of Registered […]

NZ’s Top 100 houses to vie for 2022 Registered Master Builders House of the Year honours

The Top 100 Homes of the 2022 Registered Master Builders House of the Year competition will vie for House of the Year honours at a […]

Larsen: Any number of obstacles could trip up forestry industry transformation process

Northpine Ltd general manager Bruce Larsen wonders if the draft Forestry and Wood Processing Industry Transformation Plan will see forestry, timber manufacturing and the associated […]

Kiwi plantscaping business wins Biophilic design award

Biophilic design principles reflect humankind’s fundamental connection to the natural world — and they’re being used in commercial work spaces to reduce stress and enhance […]

Government promises cheaper, faster, better resource management law

In short:• The system is broken, consent fees have almost doubled, and consenting time frames increased by 50%.• New standardised conditions will see fewer “bespoke” […]

Southern builder joins growing ranks of female tradies

Dress shoes are being swapped for work boots as more women take up growing opportunities to become tradies. South Island builder Becky Stenson recently joined […]

Proactive communication key to improving client-builder relationships

Several recent studies undertaken by BRANZ suggest that better client-builder communication and better client understanding of the build process could help to improve residential build […]

Even Borneo now has its first 3D-printed home

3D-printed houses have sprung up all over the world, and has now even reached places like Borneo. Borneo is known for its orangutans and other […]

ArchiPro to host new event for the commercial design and build sector

The ArchiPro Commercial Expo, New Zealand’s premier commercially-focused event, is bringing together the best of commercial design and build for two days of education, discovery […]

Bunnings Trade launches limited edition hoodie to support Movember

This November, Bunnings Trade will be supporting men’s health charity Movember for their annual fundraising and awareness appeal. From November 2, all Bunnings stores will […]

Mental Health First Aid in Construction course working to raise mental health awareness

By Site Safe communications advisor Jonathan Guildford Mental health issues are rampant in the construction industry, with the sector losing one person on average a […]