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Judicial review of determinations made under the Construction Contracts Act 2002

Judicial review of determinations made under the Construction Contracts Act 2002

Written By: Tim Bates and Chadleigh Danswan Timothy Bates and Chadleigh Danswan of Auckland law firm Legal Vision review a recent Court of Appeal decision that sends a clear message to the construction industry that if parties want to challenge a determination made under the Construction Contracts Act 2002, they should challenge the actual underlying dispute through traditional avenues, such as litigation, arbitration or mediation, rather than seeking relief by way of judicial review of the de...
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Hiring an apprentice: Asking the right questions

As our industry inches closer to recovery, many builders and subcontractors will be looking to the future, and thinking about the number of people they might need. We take a look at how you, as an employer in the construction industry, can ensure you get the right people to grow your business. If building skills shortages become severe, as predicted, it’s inevitable that many builders will be forced to hire less skilled workers. And, in fact, according to some recent BERL research, these...
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Do you have the next Apprentice of the Year?

Do you have the next Apprentice of the Year?

It’s that exciting time again — so employers get your apprentices ready for the Registered Master Builders Carters 2012 Apprentice of the Year. Entries open in April and your apprentice has until the end of June before the forms are due, so now is the time to get your guys thinking about their future. Any carpentry apprentice can enter the competition, regardless of their training provider, and you don’t need to be a Registered Master Builder. Apprentices must be: • 26 ...
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Superb client relationship was the key

Superb client relationship was the key

Jon and Gerardine Haack, company directors at Haack Construction Ltd, were elated when their company was presented with the National Health Project Award in the RMB 2011 Commercial Project Awards for the Picton Emergency Operations Centre. The building is a first in New Zealand, combining marine search and rescue with ambulance emergency services. “We’re incredibly pleased for our client — a group of people who had a dream, and worked relentlessly and selflessly to make this ...
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One to watch in Waikato

One to watch in Waikato

At just 29, Daniel Kraayvanger of DK Builders has already made his mark on the construction industry, having scooped awards two years in a row in the Registered Master Builders House of the Year, in association with PlaceMakers. The young Te Awamutu builder has only entered the competition twice, but has taken out awards both times, achieving a Gold Reserve and the local New Homes $350,000 - $450,000 category in 2010, followed in 2011 with the National Award for the same category. But he didn&...
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