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Fifty years of restoration at Dunedin’s Larnach Castle – By Lee Suckling

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the RA Lawson-designed Larnach Castle being in the hands of the Barker family, and, perhaps not-so-coincidentally, 2017 also marks a milestone for the castle’s renovation efforts. READ MORE >>

Crown and city council combine to support cathedral rebuild

Grants from the Christchurch City Council and the NZ government to help reinstate the earthquake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral are hoped to be the circuit-breaker needed to get things moving. READ MORE >>

Waterview Connection leaves a legacy of innovation

New Zealand’s most ambitious roading project to date, the Waterview Connection, has finally opened to traffic, but the much-awaited project is so much more than just a new tunnel under Auckland’s western suburbs. READ MORE >>

The Achilles heel of State Highway 3 – By Giancarlo (John) Hannan

News that the Manawatu Gorge road will be closed indefinitely has raised a storm of protest from residents and businesses in the lower North Island. Why is the route so unstable and what are the options going forward? READ MORE >>

Tamaki regeneration building homes and careers

The replacement of old run-down state houses in Tamaki, east Auckland, is creating opportunities not just for builders, but also for those who are looking to get a leg-up into a new job after time away from the workforce. READ MORE >>

Tools down! Stopping unsafe work under the HSWA – By Jennifer Mills and Jess Greenheld

As a result of the new Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA), organisations have been required to prioritise the issue of their workers’ health and safety so that they are compliant with the stricter obligations placed upon them. While some have taken a diligent and proactive approach, others have been more resistant to change. READ MORE >>

Celebrating successful women in construction

Winners of the third annual Hays NAWIC Excellence Awards have been celebrated as trail-blazing role models for women in construction during a ceremony at the Aotea Centre in Auckland on 18 August. READ MORE >>

Planning for sustained growth – By Ashley Church

I’m often asked if I think the construction boom in Auckland will continue. The short answer is yes, but … and it’s a big but. READ MORE >>

Are subcontractors burning more bridges than they are building? – By Stuart Robertson and Tamzin Dempster

Building subcontractors are enjoying a rare period of power in this current superheated market. Demand is far outstripping supply for skilled tradespeople. However, many of our head contractor clients are telling us of a current trend amongst some subcontractors who are seeking to capitalise on these circumstances at their expense. READ MORE >>
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