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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Christchurch Town Hall stages a comeback

The repair and restoration of the Christchurch Town Hall is on track to be completed in the middle of next year.

Jalcon launches Design and Build Hub in Auckland

Everything a homeowner, designer or builder needs to know about creating a beautiful new home is now available at one central location in Newmarket, Auckland.

Save the date for Facilities Integrate 2017

Registrations are now open for Facilities Integrate 2017, the New Zealand trade show for the facilities management and system integration industries.

Hawkins to build Tauranga CBD tertiary campus

The University of Waikato has chosen Hawkins Construction to build its new Tauranga CBD tertiary campus development.

World-class industrial manufacturing facility wins coveted Supreme Award

A new industrial manufacturing facility has won the Supreme Award in the prestigious Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards 2017.

Popular Christchurch parking building to open in the spring

Work is continuing apace to open the Lichfield Street Car Park in central Christchurch in early spring, which is great news for city shoppers.

New meth contamination and testing standard released

New Zealanders will be able to better manage the risks of methamphetamine in residential properties following the release of a new standard, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean say.

Site Safe Construction Health and Safety Awards now open

Calling all health and safety champions! Entries for the 2017 Site Safe Construction Health and Safety Awards are now open for entries.

Inspiring collaboration in the next generation of construction careers

Thirty architecture, engineering and construction management students, one brief and just three days to develop a fictional experimental village for the New Plymouth Council – that was the creative task facing entrants in the annual ArchEngBuild competition this year.

Grass left long to protect dotterels

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is deliberately letting the grass grow long on sections of Auckland’s Northern Motorway to help protect endangered dotterels in the area.