September 2021 Issue


Tradie protests: Victorian construction sites closed down as protestors cause chaos in Melbourne CBD

Victorian leaders have called for calm after angry construction workers and anti-lockdown protesters caused chaos in Melbourne over the past two days, with violent and […]

Little used alternative pathways to gain building consents could make a big difference — with some tweaks

EasyBuild director Mike Fox reveals a couple of alternative building consent application options that might help builders speed up the process. With timelines for building […]

Covid-19 update — September 23, 2021

The Auckland region moved to Alert Level 3 at 11:59pm on Tuesday, September 21.  Building, construction and maintenance services can restart in Alert Level 3. Building […]

Construction report: Major rethink required to ensure sector sustainability

The 2021 BDO New Zealand Construction Sector Report suggests the industry is at a pivotal crossroad due to Delta lockdown. Global accounting and advisory firm […]

Restricted manufacture of building supplies to be permitted in Level 4 Auckland

Govt supports residential house building by allowing manufacture of building supplies The Government has agreed to allow some building product manufacturing to take place in […]

South Auckland first home buyers to benefit from accelerated construction programme

First home buyers in South Auckland are set to benefit as one of the country’s largest residential developments accelerates the construction of hundreds of new […]

Constructive 2021: Building our way forward

RMBA chief executive David Kelly summarises this year’s Constructive 2021 Forum held in Wellington last month. What a difference a week makes. There had barely […]

Trust-based actions — a key to surviving lockdown

TradieHR director Leigh Olsen has some timely practical advice for business owners on keeping the trust of staff during Covid-19 lockdowns. Over the past few […]

100 of New Zealand’s top houses announced

The Top 100 Homes of the Registered Master Builders House of the Year competition have been announced.  Registered Master Builders chief executive David Kelly says […]