May 2019 Issue


Staffing problems — getting the help you need is essential

By Terry Sage, Trades Coaching New Zealand   It’s getting worse, and there’s no shining light at the end of this tunnel — at least […]

Directors’ statutory duties — the Mainzeal High Court decision

By Tim Bates, Legal Vision   In this month’s article I wish to review some of the findings of the recent Mainzeal High Court decision. […]

True lies

By Architect Don Bunting   American journalist and commentator Michael Kinsey once said: “There are plenty of facts. The trick is in making them make […]

G.J. Gardner on top — again

G.J. Gardner Homes has won the Reader’s Digest 2019 Most Trusted Brands award in the Home Builder category for another year. Winners are selected based […]

Better infrastructure planning welcomed

The release of a prototype Infrastructure Pipeline to forecast major projects being delivered by central government agencies has been welcomed by New Zealand’s civil construction […]

Building your business — support and resources are readily available

By RMBA president Darrell Trigg   I recently had a session with my business coach and found it to be extremely rewarding. The business coach […]

Is employing migrant workers about to get more difficult?

Where is the Government going with its latest immigration policy regarding hiring skilled labour from overseas? In my previous article, I spoke about the need […]

Survey reveals red tape is strangling the building industry

A recent survey of leading industry participants has revealed that a full 80% of all respondents see bureaucratic regulation and “red tape” as having the […]

Vocational Education Reform: On-the-job learning an essential part of trades training

Since the launch of consultation for the Reform of Vocational Education in February, there has been a lot of talk about the proposed changes and […]

Back In Time

20 years ago — May 1999 • The BCITO’s new system for theory training was explained to a meeting of polytechnic representatives to clear the […]