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NZIA holding professional training sessions at designex 2013

The New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) is hosting the 2013 NZIA Continual Professional Development (CPD) seminars alongside New Zealand’s leading building and construction industry event, buildnz designex 2013. Buildnz designex has been running for more than 26 years serving the building, architecture, design and specifier sectors with a biennial three-day exhibition of leading products and services providers, and complimented with seminars for ongoing professional training re...
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Long Bay sections sell fast

Long Bay sections sell fast

New Zealand’s newest coastal residential development at Long Bay on Auckland’s North Shore was officially opened last month following unprecedented demand for sections on the stunning site, less than 30 minutes’ drive from Auckland’s CBD. Developed by Todd Property Group, Stage 1 sections with an average price of $450,000 have sold out. A further three stages will be released for sale early in 2013, with the first residents expected to arrive late next year. While s...
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Back In Time

20 years ago: • In his monthly column, NZMBF chief executive Trevor Allsebrook said the RMBF had taken a bold forward-thinking step by deciding to financially support the newly-formed BCITO by meeting its membership costs for Registered Master Builders. As an additional benefit, all RMBs automatically became members of the BCITO. 15 years ago: • The NZMBF’s 1997 House of the Year television show was a huge ratings success, eclipsing Holmes and The Garden Show in the Federat...
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BCITO connects construction employers and career seekers

As the demand for up to 30,000 construction workers in Christchurch picks up, the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) is connecting employers with eager career seekers. A dedicated team has been assigned to match employers who have registered their need for apprentices with those keen to start a career in the construction industry. Many are starting their building apprenticeships with the BCITO direct from school. BCITO chief executive Ruma Karaitiana says bu...
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‘Awesome outcome’ for shocked James

‘Awesome outcome’ for shocked James

James Poore was shocked when his name was read out as the Registered Master Builders Carters 2012 Apprentice of the Year. The 22 year-old carpentry apprentice from Mairangi Bay, Auckland, had told his friends and family before the national event that he had already done himself proud by winning the Northern region competition, never expecting to take out the top prize — a classic case of under-promise and over-deliver. “I never expected to win, not at all. I told everyone I&rsq...
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Judges ‘incredibly impressed’ with Renovation of the Year

Judges ‘incredibly impressed’ with Renovation of the Year

Husband and wife team Paul and Helen Riordan were delighted when Riordan Construction’s name was read out three times at the Registered Master Builders PlaceMakers 2012 House of the Year in November. The company was ultimately awarded the PlaceMakers Supreme Award for the Registered Master Builders Renovation of the Year for the transformation of a substantial family home on a stunning site in Matua, Tauranga. Carefully and beautifully remodelled, builder Paul Riordan says the overal...
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Leach thrilled to win Supreme status a second time

Leach thrilled to win Supreme status a second time

Phil Leach of PSL Construction Ltd has proven himself as a master once again after taking out his second PlaceMakers Supreme Award at the Registered Master Builders 2012 House of the Year in November. The company presented the competition judges with a Remuera masterpiece, which judges have described as a work of art built by a master. “With outstanding craftsmanship and exceptional finishing, this clifftop beauty is a place to enjoy,” they said. Mr Leach says he was thrille...
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