Superbly strong year for the RMBF and industry

This month's column consists of the speech I gave at this year's House of the Year national gala dinner: Welcome to you all...

Exercising leadership

This issue of Building Today marks my two year anniversary with the Registered Master Builders Federation — and, heck, it’s been a super fast...

Working with politicians — ‘May you live in interesting times!’

One of the three core strategies for the RMBF is being “the Industry Champion” — in other words, being the voice of the construction...

Housing affordability — it can be fixed!

One of the recent, big public issues has centred around housing affordability, with nearly everyone jumping on the bandwagon and suggesting how it can...

Looking back on RMBF performance

One of the things we did at the recent RMBF conference in Taranaki is present our Annual Review for the work we did last...

Weakening the foundations of licensing

The key policy theme running through this issue of Building Today is the recent announcement by Building and Construction Minister Clayton Cosgrove at our...

There’s a buzz in the air!

As 2007 has started to crank up a bit I have had the opportunity to get around a couple of parts of the country...

Home ownership for all

One of the stories in the news recently has been about homes becoming less affordable. The issue itself is not new, and New Zealand’s...

2007 — a year of change

Change tends to go in waves - when you go through a long period of "status quo" and "this is the way we always...

Going green — second time around!

I was working in Federated Farmers in the early 1990s when the Resource Management Act was first being debated by the Government and industry...