Meet the newly-elected RMBA Board members . . .

Kerry Archer Southland I reside in the sunny deep south in Invercargill, happily married with a house full of kids. I...

Obituary: Ashley Maurice Hartley 1948-2016

It was a huge shock to the New Zealand construction industry to hear of the death of Ashley Hartley while on holiday in the...

Growing your company? Plan carefully!

Naturally, we would all welcome increased workloads and profitability, but the challenge of managing growth is something that the building industry has not risen...

Excellent project management ensures success of hospital refurbishment

Mainzeal Property and Construction Ltd’s refurbishment and extension of Kenepuru Hospital was the well-deserving winner of the QBE Insurance Health Project category in the...

The first month — Whoa!

The vice-presidency was a breeze — my thanks to Ashley Hartley for that gentle induction. To say the first month as RMBF president was...

RMBF says building stats better but . . .

The latest building consent figures indicate the highest number of new homes and apartments consents in five years. Statistics New Zealand figures show...

Licensing concerns reiterated

The Registered Master Builders Federation has reiterated its concerns about key unresolved elements of the Government’s Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) scheme launched on November...

Industry associations band together to offer practical advice

The Registered Master Builders Association (RMBA), the NZ Specialist Trade Contractors Federation (NZSTCF), and Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ) have come together to offer...

RMBF confirms weak construction sector

The RMBF says Statistics New Zealand figures released at the end of last month confirm that the small recovery the construction sector experienced in...

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...