September 2008 Issue


‘High Noon’ at Turoa!

Constructing Australasia’s highest chairlift is a daunting task in anyone’s book.   So when the new “High Noon” chairlift project on Turoa skifield was proposed […]

MBS CEO has extensive insurance experience

Master Build Services Ltd (MBS) has announced Monique Cupples as its new chief executive.   “The Board is very excited about Monique joining the team […]

Gold Reserve National Finalists announced

One hundred Gold Reserve National Finalists representing the best of more than 650 entrants in 20 regional competitions have been announced in the Registered Master […]

Proud of our future

With the 2008 Apprentice of the Year in association with Carters about to kick off, I’m looking forward to attending a number of the 10 […]

New RMBF chief executive appointed

Quinn to assume role in mid-November Registered Master Builders Federation (RMBF) chairman Mike Fox has announced the appointment of Warwick Quinn as new RMBF chief […]

New RMBF CEO appointed

In this issue we meet the RMBF’s new chief executive Warwick Quinn. Mr Quinn has a background in the property sector, the challenges in which he […]

RMBF welcomes proposals to reduce red tape

The Registered Master Builders Federation has welcomed the National Party’s promises to reduce bureaucracy in the construction industry.   Acting RMBF chief executive Chris Preston […]

Fire protection shortcomings raise concerns

Doubt has been raised about the effectiveness of passive fire protection in buildings in New Zealand, particularly multi-storey buildings, in a report presented to the […]

Lockwood recognises leading franchises

Top builds and successful business operations were recognised at the Lockwood Franchise Awards held during the company’s annual conference in Fiji in August.   Guest […]

Grappling with the Building and Construction portfolio

Coming to grips with the Building and Construction portfolio has been a bit like running straight off the bench into a rugby scrum — crouch, […]

System tailored to suit individual businesses

Practical format easy to implement and maintain Site Safe’s Safety by Steps — Building Safer Systems is exactly what it says — a system that […]

Duties and obligations of an adjudicator under the CCA

The recent Auckland High Court decision of Braysse & Maren Tayler v Christoper Lahatte and Northspan Construction Ltd (CIV-2007-404-6843) illustrates the importance of adjudicators adhering […]

Cambridge High School wins national building challenge

A group of students from Cambridge High School has won the BCITO 2008 Build-Ability Challenge.   Their winning project was a horse hospital they designed […]

Now revealed — the 10 top reasons for becoming a BCITO apprentice!

The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) recently sent out a text message to 3000 of its apprentices in the search for the top […]

AoY win boosts confidence of young registered master builder

Win has ‘really opened my eyes to what I can achieve in construction’   Tauranga builder Sam Harlen says he was quietly confident of at […]

Building a greener future

This year sees the beginning of a new phase in the Registered Master Builders 2008 House of the Year, in association with PlaceMakers.   Three […]

Giving back to the community

Hard work, competitive budgeting and a fair dose of goodwill were the vital ingredients required by Tasman Holdings to create four well-built but affordable homes […]

Designing our future

Welcome to my last Chief’s Chat as RMBF chief executive! It’s certainly been an interesting challenge for me to draft an entertaining and engaging editorial […]