The risks of vocational education reform. Can we get it right?

By RMBA CEO David Kelly   MBIE forecasts show sustained construction sector growth for the next six years, with between $35 billion to $40 billion dollars...

New employment laws; keeping your business safe

By Tradie HR director Leigh Olsen   On April 1, 2019, a new Act called The Domestic Violence – Victims Protection Act came into force. This...

Your personal Shangri La — what would it look like?

By Architect Don Bunting   If you had an unlimited budget for your dream home would you be more likely to aim for the audacity of...

BCITO TV advertising — it’s a miracle!

By Terry Sage, Trades Coaching New Zealand   Who said miracles never happen, or dreams don’t come true? Somebody even said nobody reads my hard thought...

High Court considers negligence and misleading conduct for supply of building materials and specifications

By Tim Bates and Sabina Boyd, Legal Vision   In the High Court decision of Urlich v Far North District Council and others (“the council”), the...

Really?

By Architect Don Bunting   I find myself falling back on the above rhetorical response more and more as current events unfold. Whether it is national or...

Psychological First Aid

By RMBA president Darrell Trigg   There is a lot of information at the moment highlighting the issue of mental health and well-being in many industries...

Recruiting in a skills shortage-ravaged industry — don’t baulk at employing overseas talent

By Building Recruitment managing director Kevin Everett   Are things looking up regarding skills? Well, there is good news and bad! Recently, Seek sent out a report...

Too damn nice

By Tradie HR director Leigh Olsen   As a business owner, have there been times where you feel your good nature has been taken advantage of?...

A new year — but is it a new dawn?

By Terry Sage, Trades Coaching New Zealand   “A new year, a new dawn” — I bet it’s some poetic line from a song that made...