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A new political dawn

A new political dawn has arrived with the centre-right taking power in Godzone. And, from what National spokesman for Building and Construction Nick Smith told Building Today in our October issue, there could be far reaching consequences resulting from the implementation of National Party policy in the New Zealand construction sector.   For instance, National says the former Government’s proposals for builder licensing were “excessively bureaucratic and expensive”, with ...
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Cost effective alternative to high maintenance boiler systems

Cost effective alternative to high maintenance boiler systems

A constant supply of piping hot water is crucial to the working operations of many commercial industries. This high demand requires systems that are reliable and effective at all times.   Traditionally, hot water boiler systems have been used to service the commercial demand for large, predictable quantities of hot water — ie, the number of people living in a particular building with showering, washing or eating facilities, or for industrial machines that require regular peaks of wa...
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Carters Boots 'n' All tour enjoys big match atmosphere!

Carters Boots 'n' All tour enjoys big match atmosphere!

It was a wet and chilly Melbourne day that welcomed the Carters Boots ‘n’ All Bledisloe Cup Tour on June 28. But the group weren’t going to let the weather dampen their spirits as they arrived at the 5-star Grand Hyatt to enjoy a long weekend, the highlight being the annual clash between the All Blacks and the Wallabies.   Friday saw the group enjoy free time as they explored the sights of this vibrant city, famous for its arts, culture and, of course, great shopping! &...
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    Terry Sage of Trades Coaching New Zealand debates the pros and cons of working for yourself — that fine balancing act otherwise known as the ‘Business Dream’
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    Timothy Bates of Auckland law firm Legal Vision reviews several of the key provisions of the Building Act 2004.
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