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RBNZ concerned range of challenges facing the construction industry will limit high density building and intensification in Auckland

Sam Phillips Posted by Sam Phillips on 21 November 2016 Comments

RBNZ concerned range of challenges facing the construction industry will limit high density building and intensification in Auckland

interest.co.nz • RBNZ concerned range of challenges facing the construction industry will limit high density building and intensification in Auckland


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NZ's biggest leaky building case looms

Sam Phillips Posted by Sam Phillips on 3 October 2016 Comments

NZ's biggest leaky building case looms - Business - NZ Herald News

The New Zealand Herald • • 10-week leaky building case due to start October 10 • Initial $3m estimated repair bill is now substantially over $40m • 201 owners bringing High Court case against - New Zealand Herald


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Rival contractors appointed for initial designs of Christchurch metro centre

Sam Phillips Posted by Sam Phillips on 12 April 2016 Comments

Rival contractors appointed for initial designs of Christchurch metro centre

The National Business Review • In August a decision will be made to continue with one of the two contractors.


Christchurch Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced the appointment of two contractors for a metro sports facility.

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Auckland malls enjoy a retail revival!

Hamish McLean Posted by Hamish McLean on 7 March 2016 Comments

Auckland's retail revival

Stuff • Millions are being poured into smartening up Auckland's malls.


Population growth is booting the potential for city shopping malls, writes Catherine Harris

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The Construction talent shortage in NZ - less lip service, more action

Sam Phillips Posted by Sam Phillips on 3 March 2016 Comments


Specialist construction and engineering recruitment firm RobLawMax says that with four major projects dominating Auckland’s development sector, companies need to stop talking about the talent shortage and start doing something about it.

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Christchurch quake rebuild to cross halfway point in 2016

Sam Phillips Posted by Sam Phillips on 19 February 2016 Comments

Quake rebuild near halfway

Stuff • Canterbury's economy is still riding a post-earthquake high, but tourism and education sectors are suffering.


Canterbury's economy is still riding a post-earthquake high but the tourism and education sectors are suffering, a new report has found. 

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Auckland's Waterview cycle and walkway under construction

Sam Phillips Posted by Sam Phillips on 13 February 2016 Comments

Waterview's shared cycle path underway

Stuff • A new shared pathway is under construction, as part of the Waterview Connections project.


Construction has begun on the new Waterview shared cycle and walkway.

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New $50m Science Alive! building in Christchurch

Sam Phillips Posted by Sam Phillips on 29 January 2016 Comments

New $50m Science Alive! building

Stuff • A new $50 million science centre will be developed on central Christchurch's Durham St law courts site.


A new $50 million international science centre will be developed on central Christchurch's Durham St law courts site.

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Construction begins on huge SkyCity expansion

Sam Phillips Posted by Sam Phillips on 18 December 2015 Comments

Construction begins on huge SkyCity expansion

One News Now • The New Zealand International Convention Centre and an adjoining hotel is being funded by SkyCity, to the tune of $470 million.


The New Zealand International Convention Centre and an adjoining hotel is being funded by SkyCity, to the tune of $470 million.

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Christchurch Art Gallery returns after nearly five years closed

Sam Phillips Posted by Sam Phillips on 16 December 2015 Comments

Christchurch Art Gallery returns after nearly five years closed

The National Business Review • The gallery will celebrate with a weekend of exhibitions and artist projects.


Earthquake-damaged Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu will reopen to visitors on December 19. 

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