Spotlight – critical housing supply shortage: Resource Management Amendment bill – don’t bet your house on it yet
Recently, the Government announced it was introducing new legislation intending to increase housing supply in Auckland, greater Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, and Christchurch.
The Construction Contacts (Retention Money) Amendment Bill (Bill) passed its first reading on August 6, 2021. It is currently with the Select Committee with a report due on November 25, 2021. The Bill will strengthen and clarify the retentions regime under the Construction Contracts Act 2002 (Act). However, not all retentions are held by way of money in a trust account. This article looks at another mechanism for retentions – a contractor giving a bond in lieu of retentions and the advantages of doing so.
The recently completed Richmond Countdown supermarket is set to be the first of its type in New Zealand to be accredited by the internationally recognised Green Star rating system. Youngman Richardson were an important part of the construction process along with concrete contracting company Concrete Sealing & Grinding NZ.
Forty of the world’s leading cement and concrete manufacturers join forces to accelerate the shift to greener concrete by pledging to cut CO2 emissions by a further 25% by 2030, marking a decisive step in the race to ‘Net Zero’ concrete by 2050.
Easysteel is your partner for success… The scale and capability to service any requirement across a nationwide network
Suppliers to the building, construction and infrastructure sector with “the world’s leading steel products, Easysteel is proud to be your trusted partner in New Zealand for over 95 years,” says Nicholas Wheadon, head of sales for Easysteel.
Local structural steel contractor Red Steel has a story of resilience to tell that stretches back 90 years to the Napier earthquake of 1931.
There has never been a better time to join the construction industry, says Professor of construction management at AUT, John Tookey.
Work on one of the most complex engineering challenges undertaken in New Zealand ended with the completion of City Rail Link’s (CRL) C1 contract at Britomart Station.
Civil Contractors has responded to the National 30-year Infrastructure Strategy released by the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission Te Waihanga. The strategy is intended to set a blueprint for the country to address its massive infrastructure deficit, improve resilience and streamline infrastructure construction.
It’s been a few months since New Zealand construction and infrastructure joint venture GAJV took delivery of the first 24 tonne Magni HTH 24.11 heavy-duty telehandler to arrive in the country.
Two of the biggest crises of our times – housing and climate change – could be the target of a new Ministry of Green Works that would integrate important responsibilities related to safeguarding New Zealand’s future, according to a report released today by First Union.
Climate-tech startup Aspiring Materials has raised $1 million to further expand its carbon capture technology for reducing industrial carbon emissions.
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