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ITM signs up for Hamilton V8s

ITM has signed as a platinum sponsor of the biggest sporting event in New Zealand — the V8 Supercar Championship round in Hamilton. The Hamilton 400, New Zealand’s only round of the V8 Supercar Championship, will be held on the new street circuit on April 18 to 20. It has created extraordinary interest, with local fans queuing for up to six hours in the rain for the first release of tickets. The first year is limited to 60,000 spectators each day. The event will form the third r...
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Lockwood launches its EcoSmart home

Lockwood launches its EcoSmart home

Iconic New Zealand building company Lockwood has launched a new range of EcoSmart homes to address increasing concerns about climate change and the impact construction has on the environment. The first prototype in the range, the Gullwing EcoSmart show house on display in Rotorua, was officially opened by Leader of the Opposition John Key in March. Lockwood chief executive Bryce Heard says moving into eco homes was a natural progression for the company which is already well known in New Zeal...
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Queen St upgrade makes national awards

Auckland’s controversial Queen Street upgrade is up for a prestigious national design award. The multi-million dollar makeover of New Zealand’s busiest street is among a record number of entries competing for an award from the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA). A total of 97 entries have been received for the 2008 NZILA Resene Pride of Place Landscape Awards, almost double the 50 that took part last time the biennial event was held in 2006. Entries have been ...
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 First building practitioners show their quality

First building practitioners show their quality

One of the first builders to successfully register as a Licensed Building Practitioner was presented with his own “licence to build” by Building and Construction Minister Shane Jones recently. Mr Jones awarded Craig Shorrock with a Site 2 licence when he visited Mr Shorrock at a home he is repairing in Remuera, Auckland. More than 8000 application packs have been distributed since the scheme was officially launched on November 1 last year, and the first licenses are now being iss...
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