High Court considers council negligence for fallen tree in Queenstown

By Timothy Bates and Sabina Boyd, Legal Vision   In the High Court decision of Plaza Investments Ltd (“Plaza”) v Queenstown Lakes District Council (“the council”),...

Green not Green

By Architect Don Bunting   I recently attempted to reduce the amount of old information on my library shelves. As someone once said: your library should...

RMBA CEO: Construction sector needs complete reset

By RMBA chief executive David Kelly   There’s no doubt the construction sector has been experiencing sustained growth for a while now. Statistics New Zealand shows the...

Robust and thorough recruitment processes are a must

By Kevin Everett, Building Recruitment   2019 is shaping up to be a very busy year for the industry, with a recent survey showing that more...

Cults

Walk down any main street in the western world and check what is going on inside those large, bare, plate glass frontages, standing out...

High Court consideration of retention provisions under the Construction Contracts Act 2002

By Tim Bates and Sabina Boyd, Legal Vision   In the High Court decision of Bennett & Others v Ebert Construction Ltd (In Liquidation), the court...

Star Trek and its relevance to today’s business owners

By Terry Sage, Trades Coaching NZ   Here we are, the end of another year. And how many times have you heard that it’s gone so...

Understanding risk

By RMBA president Darrell Trigg   There is a lot of discussion currently about risk in the industry. Who should bear risk? What is risk and...

When tradie banter goes too far

By Tradie HR director Leigh Olsen   There have been a number of cases involving bullying, harassment and overt racism that I’ve been made aware of...

What is KiwiBuild?

By Architect Don Bunting   I am hoping that KiwiBuild is more than just another government slogan or over-ambitious call to arms for the industry. So while...