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World-renowned NPIL celebrates 21st

One of New Zealand’s — and the world’s — biggest wood processors celebrated two major milestones recently — Nelson Pine Industries Ltd’s 21st birthday coincided with a visit from one of the company’s major European plant suppliers.  Four senior executives from the Austrian company Berndorf Band, a world-renowned supplier of steel belts for continuous presses, visited Nelson to mark the purchase of NPIL’s 50th steel press belt. “We now h...
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NZ Green Building Council to have business focus

NZ Green Building Council to have business focus

A major boost for sustainability in new and existing buildings in this country looks certain to eventuate with the establishment of a New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) now at an advanced planning stage.  Already supported by professional managers from many key organisations in the building industry, the Interim NZGBC has run focus groups to secure inputs from suppliers, designers, central government, territorial authorities, investors, occupiers and corporate building owners. ...
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Hotel unzips latest loo art

Hotel unzips latest loo art

Developers of Queenstown’s newest hotel, hospitality and retail centre, The Sofitel, have unzipped an eye-popping Christmas theme in the men’s loos. Bringing new meaning to the “loo with a view” theme, the second floor men’s toilet set tongues wagging when a six-metre long backdrop to the six stands was unveiled.  The special Christmas backdrop features life-size photographs featuring local models in suitably seasonal dress — each with a full view of the...
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Taranaki builder handy with wrench

Taranaki builder handy with wrench

The DeWalt Ford Challenge was decided in a nail-biting grand final at the Big Boys Toys expo in Auckland recently, with wildcard Boyd Stewart the surprise winner of the national Champion Driver competition.  Mr Stewart only won his ticket into the final the day before, by trying the Challenge, which involved removing a Ford Falcon XR wheel from an axle, and securing it to a different axle with an 18V DeWalt impact wrench.  After giving the Challenge a go, Mr Stewart, a builder from N...
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Bach: 18 years to resolve leaky homes claims

Department of Building and Housing chief executive Katrina Bach has told Parliament’s social services select committee that leaky building claims to the service could take 15 to 18 years to resolve. “We think 15 to 18 years over time,” Ms Bach says.  “If you keep on tracking on the current trajectory, it’s got a very long tail, this problem, and it’s better to think about some alternative or additional approaches to speed up resolution.” She says t...
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Imported steel ‘not meeting NZ standards’

The Report on Grade 500E Steel Reinforcement released by the Department of Building and Housing recently raises concerns about the quality of imported steel and recommends that the building and construction industry undertakes education programmes to ensure 500E reinforcing steel is used correctly.  The DBH report came in response to concerns raised by the University of Auckland and other members of the industry about the performance of 500E reinforcing steel. Independent testing from SGS ...
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Safety Plan for Small Businesses

Most business owners would agree that a safe project ensures a quality work environment for all workers, helping projects run smoothly and on time, and to achieve expected profit margins. Site Safe has developed the Safety Plan for Small Businesses to enable business owners to easily implement a health and safety management system.  Whether the company is a one-man band or employs a small gang of men, having a safety plan that can easily be incorporated into the business makes good sense. ...
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New PlaceMakers store opens in Invercargill

New PlaceMakers store opens in Invercargill

The new PlaceMakers Invercargill store officially opened for business recently, signalling a new era for one of Invercargill’s oldest retailers. The official opening was attended by customers, suppliers and staff in a ceremony led by PlaceMakers chief executive, David Worley, and local Joint Venture Partner Alistair Rance.  The new store is at a new site in Liddel Street, and covers 3900 sq m, with an undercover drive-through and more than 100 car parks. The store is part of a broade...
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