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'High Noon' at Turoa!

'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 by Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd, Matamata-based Stanley Group jumped at the chance to take on such a unique challenge.   Construction manager Craig Davison believes it was Stanley Group’s extensive experience with helicopters and alpine environments that secured them the project, along with “...
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MBS CEO has extensive insurance experience

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 of MBS,” chairman Kevin Stanley says. “The company has grown over the years and now is the time to investigate new products and enhance the services offered with the existing guarantee.   “Monique joins us with extensive experience from the insurance world which will, in turn, provide an exciting platform for t...
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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 Builders 2008 House of the Year and RMB Commercial Project Awards in association with PlaceMakers.   Registered Master Builders Federation acting chief executive Chris Preston says 2008 has been another impressive year for the competition, which has received a large number of high-quality entries.   Gold Reserve Nationa...
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New RMBF chief executive appointed

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 executive.   Mr Fox said he was delighted to secure the services of such a seasoned industry professional.   “We’re delighted that Warwick has accepted this role. He has a wealth of experience and we’re looking forward to him taking the RMBF to the next level as the leading building industry organis...
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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 says the party’s policy addresses many of the issues the organisation has been highlighting for the past couple of years.   “We have been talking for some time about the problem of rising compliance costs and fees charged by local authorities, and the negative impact this has been havin...
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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 annual Fire NZ conference of the Fire Protection Association.   Presenting to the conference, Association chairman Kevin Kennedy said effective passive fire protection relies on well-sealed penetrations in fire-rated barriers that stop or delay the advance of smoke and fire.   Breaches to these barriers by building s...
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Lockwood recognises leading franchises

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 speakers and activities focused on the company’s market positioning “Building the Eco Edge”, and being a responsible organisation with a range of buildings offering eco features.   The overall Franchise of the Year was awarded to A J Mooney & Co Ltd, based in Greymouth and covering the West ...
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