Grass roots strength

One of the themes that you often hear in the rugby union arena centres around ensuring “grass roots strength” — so that local players...

Key industry announcements anticipated at RMBF Conference

Well, it’s that time of year again. The Registered Master Builders Annual Conference is being held in Blenheim from 16 to 18 April and,...

Forecasts indicate huge work levels for next few years

Following several difficult years in the construction industry, the level of building in many parts of the country has lifted in residential and commercial...

News from the CEO’s desk

New painting guarantee An initiative I am delighted to see come to fruition is the launch of a new guarantee by the Master Painters Association. The...

Building Better Businesses

The Registered Master Builders Conference, held recently in Hamilton, featured a range of excellent speakers, both motivational and informative. One that I was very interested...

ITO review — theory does not equal practice in construction

As many of you may be aware the Government is undertaking a review of the Industry Training Organisation space. It is looking to rationalise the...

2006 House of the Year competition kicks off with a roar

I recently attended the Registered Master Builders PlaceMakers 2006 House of the Year Awards in Nelson and, if this is any indication of the...

Holding our own at the 2006 International Builders Show

As part of a study tour hosted by PlaceMakers, I attended the 2006 International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida, with Michael Fox, Brent Mettrick...

Dispelling the myths of advocacy

Many of you will be aware (particularly those of you who read their profiles in Building Today last month) that I have recently welcomed...

2017 set to be a big year in political arena

  2017 is set to be a big year in New Zealand politics. Prime Minister Bill English, who the Registered Master Builders Association hosted at...