October 2021 Issue


Red tape cut to boost housing supply by as many as 105,000 homes in next five to eight years

The Government has introduced a Bill that proposes amendments to the Resource Management Act 1991 to bring forward and strengthen the National Policy Statement on […]

RMBA calls on Government to extend vaccination mandate to construction sector

Registered Master Builders chief executive David Kelly has called on the Government to extend its vaccinations mandates to the construction sector, saying that on the […]

Where has all the timber gone?

Northpine general manager Bruce Larsen says structural timber remains in short supply nationwide. And that no matter how fast and how hard timber manufacturers go, […]

Getting vaccinated the key to enabling our industry to operate at any alert level

Registered Master Builders Association chief executive David Kelly says vaccination is key to working towards a thriving sector free from the impacts of Covid-19 and […]

Turning beverage cartons into wallboards

NZ company gets Australian funding to build NSW facility that will turn packaging waste into high-performance building material. New Zealand company saveBOARD has received a […]

First Australasian, Government-funded passive house project to be built in Mangere

Passive house standards will see tenants saving up to 80% on energy bills over the winter period alone. Peddlethorp architects has announced the first public […]