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Registered Master Builders says record lows no surprise

The Registered Master Builders Federation (RMBF) says the latest building consent figures are no surprise, and merely reaffirm what the sector has been experiencing for the past 12 months. Residential building consents for March 2011 were up marginally at 2.2% but down 28% since April 2010 to the lowest level since the series began in 1982. RMBF chief executive Warwick Quinn says the construction sector is well into its third year of recession, and the contraction is picked to continue for...
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Entries open for Concrete3 Sustainability Awards

Entries open for Concrete3 Sustainability Awards

Entries have opened for the Cement and Concrete Association of New Zealand (CCANZ) 2011 Concrete3 Sustainability Awards, offering those involved in building New Zealand’s future a chance to have their achievements recognised and to draw inspiration from others. The awards are sponsored by CCANZ and are open to anyone in the New Zealand construction industry, from architects, designers and engineers to contractors and clients.  CCANZ chief executive Rob Gaimster says it is import...
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Christchurch: ‘Could become world’s best lit city at night’

Technology available to also slash millions of dollars of power consumption A Christchurch-based lighting designer has returned from Europe believing the city can rebuild itself to become the world’s best lit city at night, rivalling Europe’s finest. Kevin Cawley visited Dusseldorf, Amsterdam and Eindhoven in search of the latest cutting-edge technology and to see how those cities have married it to create the breathtaking ambience they are known for. He says Christchurch can le...
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$4.2m imported ice rink to be built for top games in NZ

$4.2m imported ice rink to be built for top games in NZ

The best nations in ice hockey, the world’s fastest team sport, will be showcasing their talents in a specially imported $4.2m ice rink in July and August. Three exhibition games between USA and Canada, the world’s top two teams, will be held in Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin in what will be the biggest games of ice hockey ever seen in this country. A 60m by 30m portable ice rink holding 250,000 litres of water is to be specially imported from Amsterdam for the events. Pro...
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New organisation formed to galvanise New Zealand’s metals industry

New organisation formed to galvanise New Zealand’s metals industry

Metals New Zealand, a new pan-industry body representing New Zealand’s diverse metals industry, has been launched at the annual Metals Industry Conference held in Wellington recently. Inaugural Metals New Zealand chairman Noel Davies says the industry has been a significant contributor to the economy since its beginnings in the 1860s, but that it now needs to work together more effectively in the face of economic headwinds and stiff competition, particularly from imported products. &...
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Health and safety award promoting safer workplaces

Winner to receive $3000 towards professional development Entries for the 3M Award for Innovation in Health and Safety are being sought, and are open to those helping to improve health and safety in the New Zealand workforce. The awards, now in their ninth year, aim to promote excellence in health and safety, rewarding the commitment, innovation and challenge of improving health and safety for the New Zealand workforce. To be eligible to enter, candidates must be working in health and sa...
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Jennian Homes launches warm and secure portable houses for Christchurch

Jennian’s two Canterbury franchises will soon begin building the first homes for Christchurch families displaced by the quake. The two, three and four-bedroom homes have been specially designed by the Registered Master Builders Federation companies to provide temporary shelter. However, there is nothing temporary about the houses themselves. Typical of those the company already builds as farm cottages, they will be fully lined and finished and ready to move into, with all the facilit...
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