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Concrete ideally suited for NZ cycleway project

The concrete sector has congratulated the Government’s announcement to allocate $50 million over three years for the New Zealand Cycleway Project. “The development of a series of ‘Great Rides’ that will connect across the country will offer a brilliant recreational experience for New Zealanders and international tourists,” according to  Cement & Concrete Association of New Zealand chief executive Rob Gaimster. “If the cycle network is to achieve it...
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Temporary chairman for CIC

Temporary chairman for CIC

Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ) chief executive Pieter Burghout will act as Construction Industry Council chairman for three to six months while a review of the council’s role and structure is completed and a new chairman can be elected. Mr Burghout has previously been chief executive of the Registered Master Builders Federation and the Building & Construction Industry Training Organisation. The Construction Industry Council is a forum for the building and cons...
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Mainzeal nails elusive Green Ribbon Award

Mainzeal nails elusive Green Ribbon Award

Mainzeal broke ground in the construction industry recently, receiving an award for “Businesses Making a Difference” at the Green Ribbon Awards in Wellington. The construction company — one of New Zealand’s largest — is the first in the industry to receive an award in this category in the 19-year history of the Green Ribbon Award. Presented by Minister for the Environment Dr Nick Smith, Mainzeal received the highly commended award for its contribution to a susta...
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Kiwi quality keeps kicking

Kiwi quality keeps kicking

buildnz designex 09 is New Zealand’s premier industry event for the building, design and related industries. For a small country, New Zealand punches above its weight when it comes to innovation in many fields. Visitors to buildnz designex 09 will see that New Zealand is as ahead of the world as we always have been. Just one example is highlighted by Karen Warman of Resene Paints. “This year has been great. Colour makes a difference. Resene’s Whites & Neutrals has be...
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Future labour needs remain high despite current market conditions

Future labour needs remain high despite current market conditions

Large fall in residential consent value Over the year to January 2009, the total value of residential consents fell by a significant 23%. The reasons for this fall have been well documented — a two-year period of reduced migration into New Zealand, a prolonged period of high mortgage interest rates and, more recently, tighter credit controls for borrowers perceived as higher risk. In the past, demand for building work has been accurately forecast through the analysis of consents. Ho...
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FPB seminars heading south

FPB seminars heading south

The remaining Future-Proof Building events and seminars for 2009 will be heading towards the southern part of the North Island and, later, in September, into the South Island. Dates are: Plumbing World Roadshow, New Plymouth, 24 August, 4.30 - 6.30pm Future-Proof Building Roadshow, New Plymouth, 25 August, 7 - 9am Plumbing World Roadshow, Palmerston North, 25 August, 4.30 - 6.30pm Future-Proof Building Roadshow, Palmerston North, 26 August, 7 - 9am Plumbing World Roadshow, Wellington...
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