Hanmer Springs completes major redevelopment

Constructing New Zealand’s largest waterslide and the country’s most sustainable thermal pools was always going to be a challenging project. Doing it in an iconic tourism hotspot that values sustainability just added even more complexity. READ MORE >>

Building future skills for construction – By Warwick Quinn

The number of Kiwis taking up building and construction apprenticeships has reached record high numbers, but we still have a long way to go to meet the demand of the sector. READ MORE >>

Framing up mental health – By Chris Alderson

The construction industry is complex, and therefore improving the mental wellness of our workers is going to be a considerable challenge – but one that we are up for. READ MORE >>

Used materials finding roading reuses – the rise of plastic pavements – By Iain MacIntyre

Promising initiatives to recycle plastic and other materials within road surfacing compounds are on the increase in New Zealand and across the Tasman, as appreciation grows that environmental solutions need to be found to address such issues as mounting plastic waste. READ MORE >>

Camp Glenorchy showcases energy-efficient future for electrical infrastructure

In a small rural township at the end of the road 45 km from Queenstown, the Camp Glenorchy Eco Retreat has forged an innovative, fully integrated energy generation and management solution to serve its business needs, as well as support its host community’s energy resiliency aspirations. READ MORE >>

MATES In Construction launches in NZ

At a time when suicide rates are continuing to rise across New Zealand, MATES In Construction has been launched to find a way to improve awareness of the significance of suicide and to help those working in the construction industry. READ MORE >>

Why our spatial planning needs government intervention – By Phil Twyford

Some people may have been taken aback when I said recently that our cities are failing. But it wasn’t meant to offend local councillors or council staff who work hard to look after their ratepayers and their local environment, or the builders and construction companies that build and develop our infrastructure and housing. READ MORE >>

Good governance is key to viability – By Kirsten Patterson

Prominent UK journalist Dominic Lawson wrote: “In a boom, envy; in a bust, anger.” It’s a quote that has some application to our construction sector. But many New Zealanders are probably wondering why, during a national building boom – with a critical shortage of housing and major infrastructure projects underway in most major cities – construction firms are going bust? READ MORE >>