Changes to HoY will strengthen competition

The Registered Master Builders Federation has introduced changes to the 2006 House of the Year competition to ensure greater judging transparency and providing feedback...

Volcanic eruption in High Court

The High Court in Volcanic Investments Limited1 v Dempsey & Wood Civil Contractors Ltd has signalled a departure from the conservative approach of the...

The Politics of Kulture

Charlemagne’s imperial Palatine Chapel at Aachen, Germany, is perhaps the single greatest example left to us of the cultural renaissance that swept Western Europe...

The ‘sleeping giant’ has awoken with unstoppable momentum

There are defi ning times in the life of any organisation and the RMBF has just experienced one. 2005 will be remembered as the...

Volunteer building work in Fiji a ‘rewarding experience’

If New Zealand builders think they have problems dealing with climatic conditions at times and material supply worries in an overheated market such as...

Big freeze no problem for Yeats

Greymouth builder Chris Yeats became a twotime National Winner at the Registered Master Builders PlaceMakers 2005 Commercial Awards for a challenging building project in...

‘All I want for Christmas!’

For most of us in the construction industry we are charging towards Christmas 2005 at breakneck speed. In the past few years we have...

Property and development changes prompt review of Unit Titles Act 1972

The Department of Building and Housing is in the process of reviewing the Unit Titles Act, due to increased demand for multi-unit urban development...

Supreme Award winner: Good communication essential

A movie called The Piano made many New Zealanders aware that the beaches on Auckland’s west coast were places of wild scenic grandeur. Of...

Bay members donate time and effort to ‘muck in’ locally

When the producer of the television programme Mucking In contacted Hawke’s Bay Registered Master Builders Association president Leno Federico his first reaction was to...