Govt splits Christchurch rebuild wallboard needs between local and German supplier

Wed, 23 Jan 2013

Jan 23 (BusinessDesk) - A $40 million government procurement deal to supply wallboard for the Christchurch rebuild is being used as a way to inject competition into New Zealand's high-cost home building market. With home affordability a hot political issue, and lack of competition for building supplies identified as a key issue by a Productivity Commission report, the government has announced it will split the wallboard contract between New Zealand's only wallboard manufacturer, Winstone Wallboards, and multi-national German manufacturer Knauf...

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