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The real losers of the Olympics

When asking someone to describe the worst thing that’s happened at the Olympics, you may expect the answer to involve our underwhelming men’s sevens performance or this morning’s narrow defeat on the cycling track. On a more serious note, it has been hard to ignore a number of worrying issues in the lead up to…

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Project Bayhill in Timaru

Timaru is welcoming a $42 million development overlooking Caroline Bay. The proposed development will include a six-floor office building incorporating food and beverage tenancies and commercial tenancies, single to three-bedroom apartments and penthouses, and 68 x 4 to 4.5 star hotel rooms. The project will be one of the biggest ever seen in Timaru. It…

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Suing the subcontractors

A common practice in building defect cases is to join anyone and everyone to the proceedings. Unfortunately this means that plaintiffs often strike trouble trying to establish, where there is no contractual relationship, negligence by certain defendants. Subcontractors have been a great example of this, although the position is not as clear as you may…

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Environment Canterbury Commissioners appointment.
Dr Nick Smith.

Are these Acceptable Solutions acceptable to you?

  MBIE have called for submissions on proposals to amend 32 existing Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods, update references to standards and industry documents cited in the Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods, and introduce two new Acceptable Solutions. The two new Acceptable Solutions concern waterproofing and the updates cover changes to the requirements for glass…

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Recent studies evidence NZ construction boom

A number of recent surveys have shown that the housing market boom is fuelling demand for construction workers and leading to business growth for manufacturers and construction focussed businesses. An ANZ survey of job advertisements found job ads in building and construction rose for the fifth consecutive month in June, with most regions experiencing a…

Higgins and Fletcher Merger

Commerce Commission has this month issued approval for Fletcher Building’s acquisition of Higgins Group. It was the Commission’s view that the merger would not substantially reduce competition in regions where the two rival firms operate. The approval covers Higgins’ road surfacing and road maintenance, civil structure and construction products, including most of its aggregates and…