Camp Glenorchy digs up diamonds

Photographs of Camp Glenorchy don’t really do it justice. They capture the many elements of design, historical nods, artworks and stories, but the owners would rather encourage you to visit and soak it all up for yourself.

Precise balancing act on Takaka Hill – By Iain MacIntyre

A complete rebuild of sections of weather-devastated State Highway 60 between Riwaka and Takaka at the top of the South Island has been advanced by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) while simultaneously balancing the need to re-establish access across the vital route.

Kaikoura’s resilient defence systems

New defence systems to protect the narrow rail and road corridor north and south of Kaikoura have survived the full force of ex-cyclone Gita and a battering from other summer storms that swept across New Zealand.

Te Pa Tauira – the story behind the storeys

Walk into the ground-floor common room of Te Pa Tauira Otago Polytechnic Student Village and the first impressions are of massive laminated wood beams and warm, light-filled spaces, augmented by the laughter and chatter of the young people who call it home.

Young women switching on to a smart career

The electrical industry is no longer just a man’s world. A new generation of female electricians is emerging nationwide – and employers are welcoming them with open arms.

New NZMA Trades Campus to address skills shortage

Minister for Building and Construction and Associate Education Minister Jenny Salesa has opened the newly refurbished 8000 sq m New Zealand Management Academies (NZMA) Trades Campus on Great South Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland.

Working together to help coastal commuters in the wake of Cyclone Gita

Four articulated dump trucks, running in convoy, worked through the day to haul boulders from Transmission Gully motorway’s site at Paekakariki to a section of State Highway 1 hit by Cyclone Gita in late February.

Entries now open for the Timber Design Awards

Entries are now open for the prestigious 2018 NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards, and Stage One entries will close at 5pm on Monday 30 April 2018.

AMP Capital announces
$78 million development of Botany Town Centre

AMP Capital has announced a $78 million development and expansion project at Botany Town Centre, one of Auckland’s largest regional shopping centres.

The inevitable future of construction

In many respects, the future for New Zealand is so bright, the country should wear dark sunglasses.

Christchurch City Council moves to future-proof heritage buildings

The hunt is on to find new uses for some of Christchurch’s treasured heritage buildings, with the city council inviting applications from individuals, groups and organisations.

Entries now open for National Window Awards

Usually ‘see through’ and often going ‘unseen’, the Window Association of New Zealand (WANZ) wants to shine the spotlight on great windows and glass, with entries now open for the industry’s annual Window Awards.

Archaeological work commences as part of AMETI

The AMETI Eastern Busway has reached another important milestone with the start of pre-construction work in mid-February on the Panmure to Pakuranga stage of this major transport project.

Research shows health and safety training pays off

The government’s latest workplace health and safety attitudes and behaviours survey has confirmed strong links between recent health and safety training and the way people act and feel at work.

UC launches QuakeStudies 2.0

The University of Canterbury (UC), which first launched its world-leading digital archive documenting the Canterbury earthquakes in 2012, has released its new, improved UC QuakeStudies research repository.

If you reckon cash jobs don’t leave a trail, think again

Inland Revenue is targeting tax crime in the building sector – and its latest message is raising a few eyebrows.