Engineering the secret for staff work/life balance

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Having energy at the end of the work week, avoiding peak traffic, and more time with the kids are just a few of the...

MBIE welcomes feedback on the Licensed Building Practitioners scheme

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The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is seeking feedback on how the Licensed Building Practitioners scheme is working. “We want to hear from...

A two-tier construction market — why isn’t New Zealand reaping the benefits?

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EasyBuild director and Building Today columnist Mike Fox says the motor vehicle industry worked out that mass production and simplification was the way to...

NZGIF invests in solarZero to accelerate growth of solar and battery deployment

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New Zealand Green Investment Finance (NZGIF) has invested $10 million in solar energy services company solarZero to support the growth of the company. NZGIF’s investment...

Bunnings Warehouse signs three-year deal with NZ Rugby

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New Zealand Rugby and Bunnings Warehouse have announced the signing of a game-changing three-year deal to sponsor domestic competitions and support community rugby across...

Planning for growth in a weather-beaten world

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Building Today columnist Ross Middleton says the Government wants houses, and lots of them — the irony being that the world is currently strangling...

Dedicated MIQ spots in next 12 months vital for construction sector workers

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The engineering and consulting sector continues to be optimistic about the future but there are concerns that a lack of specialist staff will affect...

Government housing package promises more sustainable housing market

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The Government has announced a housing package that it says will increase the supply of houses and remove incentives for speculators, to deliver a...

RMBA president Kerry Archer: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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With a nod to that classic 1966 Spaghetti Western movie starring Clint Eastwood, RMBA president Kerry Archer outlines the good, the bad and the...

The difficulty of providing affordable housing in New Zealand

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In his final column for Building Today, architect Don Bunting muses upon the apparent difficulty of providing affordable housing in New Zealand. What is wrong...