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Mastering the practical implications of building and construction law

The 6th Annual Building & Construction Law, Disputes & Contract Management Conference — being run by Conferenz, New Zealand’s leading business conference experience — is to take place on February 25 and 26 at Rydges Hotel in Auckland. Attracting corporate level decision makers from the construction industry, the conference will provide details coverage, analysis and practical guidance on: • Building Act 2004, Construction Contracts Act 2002 and the Building Cod...
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 $13 million refurbishment project completed at Queenstown hotel

$13 million refurbishment project completed at Queenstown hotel

A $13 million refurbishment at Queenstown’s iconic Novotel Gardens Queenstown hotel has been completed on time and on budget. Queenstown registered master builders Rilean Construction handed over the final 50 rooms of the major 16-month project in December last year. Novotel Gardens Queenstown is now the largest hotel property in the tourism resort, with 273 rooms catering for up to 546 guests — a 34% increase in potential guest numbers. General manager Carl Braddock says he is ...
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Land costs the major driver in reducing housing affordabillity

Land costs the major driver in reducing housing affordabillity

Increasing section prices have been the major factor in reducing housing affordability over the past decade, according to a recently released report from the BRANZ Group. The Changing Housing Need study undertaken by Ian Page, economics manager with BRANZ Ltd, and funded by Building Research, included an analysis of the impact of the key drivers of housing affordability. The report concludes that the major factor impacting housing affordability has been section prices, which were ahead of in...
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