October 2022 Issue


New LBP code of ethics now in force

In October 2021, the Government announced a new code of ethics for Licensed Building Practitioners (LBPs), with a 12-month transition period before it became enforceable. […]

Focus should remain on membership services, advocacy

Johnny Calley says it’s an absolute privilege to be voted in as national president of the RMBA, an organisation he says has helped shape the […]

Construction productivity shows room for growth

A new report by the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission – Te Waihanga highlights the importance of productivity growth in reducing construction costs and addressing workforce […]

Input needed to enable BIM to make sector safer

BIMSafe NZ is asking for the construction industry’s input to help reduce accidents and injuries on New Zealand construction sites in an industry-wide survey launched […]

Sports clubs in desperate need get celebrity makeover!

Clubhouse Rescue is a heart-warming and uplifting new Bravo New Zealand reality series that sees New Zealand sporting heroes coming to the rescue of the […]

State-of-the-art aluminium extrusion facility due online by end of the year

Rapidly expanding company is adding a new 6500sq m plant to its Hamilton site to accommodate the installation of another extrusion press line by the […]

Labelling for compliance

Rob Campion of the Window & Glass Association NZ touches on the importance of ensuring your windows, doors and glazing comply with the Building Code, […]

Research and testing provides exciting new product introductions

The team at G D Rutter Ltd (Sylvan Door and Cabinet Hardware) has been through a challenging couple of years, but they’ve not been sitting […]

Safety footwear — stability meets the freedom to move

Iconic footwear brand Blundstone has launched its RotoFlex range of safety footwear. This world-leading, biomechanical design is a result of years of customer-driven research and […]

The transition from performing arts to high-performance homes

A radical change in profession now sees Alex Hannah enjoying a construction career that he loves turning up to every day — and which he […]

Retaining your best staff

Tradie HR director Leigh Olsen presents some tips to retain your best people without having to drop the standards you require of them. A few weeks […]

Circle of Influence vs Circle of Concern — what does it mean for your business?

Business columnist Andy Burrows explains the difference between your Circle of Influence and Circle of Concern — and how to focus on making positive changes […]

Draft FWP industry transformation plan outlines shared objectives

The forestry and wood processing industry has started its own journey of transformation towards a high-value and resilient sector to underpin its low emissions future […]

UTF: Collaboration is key to turning around Tauranga’s housing crisis

Tauranga property market now the eighth most expensive housing market on the planet Members of Tauranga’s business and property community gathered for the second of […]

Construction costs continue to rise, but peak growth may be nearing

CoreLogic NZ’s Cordell Construction Cost Index (CCCI) for Q3 2022 showed further acceleration in the rate of indexed growth in national residential construction costs, with […]

Top building apprentices announced

The top apprentices from each region throughout New Zealand have been announced for the 2022 Registered Master Builders CARTERS Apprentice of the Year. The Apprentice of […]

Ruakura Superhub officially opened

The recent official opening of the Ruakura Superhub is a landmark juncture for the Waikato-Tainui iwi, and heralds a stronger economic future for the wider […]

Broader outcomes — and constructing a better New Zealand

With $61.9 billion of the Government’s budget being spent on infrastructure over the next four years, the scale of that opportunity and the impact on […]