Infrastructure investment to create jobs, kick-start Covid rebuild

A new package of infrastructure investments will help kick-start the post-Covid rebuild by creating more than 20,000 jobs and unlocking more than...

New Zealand’s affordable housing crisis — why is it near impossible to produce low-cost...

Building Today columnist and EasyBuild director Mike Fox says there is a massive disconnect between supply and demand for affordable housing. So...

NZ’s largest retail store opens in Auckland

New Zealand’s largest furniture and homewares retailer Nido opened its doors to the public on May 30 in what was described as...

Personal Warrant of Fitness — get yourself a check-up!

Last week was Men’s Health Week (June 15-21). Registered Master Builders Association president Darrell Trigg says you look after your vehicles and...

BCITO CEO Warwick Quinn: Truly unprecedented times

BCITO chief executive Warwick Quinn says the Government needs to be congratulated on the unprecedented investment in trades training — but challenges...

Rightsizing your business — the right way

Tradie HR director Leigh Olsen says Covid-19 has forced business owners to take some heart-wrenching decisions. Here’s how to go about rightsizing...

Virtual connections in place for NZ Building Industry Awards ceremony

The New Zealand Building Industry Awards are going ahead for 2020, but with changes that reflect pragmatism and innovation.

Government exempts some home improvements from costly consents

Home owners, builders and DIYers will soon have an easier time making basic home improvements as the Government scraps the need for...

Fletcher Building looks to reduce workforce by 10%

Fletcher Building has proposed to cull 1000 jobs in New Zealand and 500 in Australia, which equates to about 10% of its...

Restructures and redundancies on the rise for businesses

The EMA says rising inquiries to its AdviceLine and the announcement by Fletchers of about 1000 redundancies underlines...