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Isaac Alder: Destined to win

Isaac Alder: Destined to win

Isaac Alder was destined for carpentry success, from a six-year-old hammering nails on his own workbench to the Registered Master Builders 2010 Apprentice of the Year, in association with Carters. On October 21 at The Boatshed, Wellington, Isaac accepted the coveted award of the 2010 Apprentice of the Year, along with the Hank Lieshout Trophy, after a lengthy interview process and a day of practical competition alongside nine other national finalists. Now 23 years old and working in Nelson f...
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Building the dream

Building the dream

David Harwood felt “totally elated” when he heard his name announced as the National Winner of the James Hardie Show Home Award in the Registered Master Builders 2009 House of the Year, in association with PlaceMakers. Mr Harwood, of Harwood Homes NZ Ltd, had the dream of becoming a builder at age seven, and has now been building for 27 years. This year is the 14th year in a row that Harwood Homes has won an award in the local or national House of the Year competition — and ...
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Care needed with hiring of casual staff

Care needed with hiring of casual staff

In another decision that illustrates just how tricky it can be to keep the contractor/employee distinction clear, a full bench of the Employment Court held that a labour hire company employee who exclusively provided temporary services to a particular client could also have been an employee of that client (McDonald v Ontrack Infrastructure Ltd and Allied Workforce Ltd). The decision may make it possible for a worker employed by a labour-for-hire service to argue that they were actually an emp...
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Subbies and suppliers jump at chance

Subbies and suppliers jump at chance

Floor Store was a relative latecomer to the Tui Te Ora project, but salesman Gareth Vigis says it was keen from the very beginning. Floor Store oversaw all floor coverings for the project, sourcing, ordering and storing products, and finally installing them. In a few days, the team did what would have taken one man three weeks. “Installations involved about eight of us. It’s not often we all work together, but the men really enjoyed it. Some of our wage staff also contributed som...
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Competitors enjoy getting to know each other

Competitors enjoy getting to know each other

Why did Gisborne builder Francis Yates put his hand up to be Tui Te Ora’s project manager? “Because Kim Currie told me I was.” His partner in crime, fellow local builder Peter Stevens, didn’t need much convincing either. The pair, who have more than 60 years’ combined experience in the industry, truly enjoyed project managing the “million dollar project”. “Before this we would never have really talked that much because in day-to-day life we ar...
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Gisborne trade community galvanised by Association initiative

Gisborne trade community galvanised by Association initiative

“Hey . . . I’ve got this idea.” These five small words, uttered by Gisborne Registered Master Builders Association president Kath Kitchen about 18 months ago, sparked the journey to the September opening of Tui Te Ora, Gisborne’s new one-stop-shop community health centre for people with diabetes and chronic illness. As the association’s then new president, Kath wanted to raise the group’s profile and continue its vision of working for the community. Variou...
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Submissions invited on Construction Contracts Act 2002

The Department of Building and Housing is inviting you to share your experiences of the Constructions Contracts Act 2002. The Construction Contracts Act 2002 regulates progress payments in the construction industry and provides an adjudication framework for people with disputes under construction contacts. The purpose of the review is to find out how well the Act is working and to identify areas where improvements can be made. The Construction Contracts Act 2002 Discussion Document asks y...
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Judges hail Supreme Court's biomimetic design

Judges hail Supreme Court's biomimetic design

A visitors centre at Waitomo Caves has taken out three of the top prizes at the NZ Wood Timber Design Awards announced at a function at Te Papa in Wellington recently. Winning the Commercial Architecture and Commercial Engineering Excellence Awards, the centre also picked up a Clever Solutions award. Designed and built by a consortium of Dunning Thornton Consultants, Architecture Workshop, Hunters and Hawkins Construction, the judges said the building was a “highly-engineered answer to...
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