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Builders struggle to source labour, secure supplies pushing up costs

Brent Melville
Thu, 09 Sep 2021

Builders shouldn't get 'sucked into upfront pricing'. (Image: Supplied)
Brent Melville
Thu, 09 Sep 2021
Registered Master Builders chief executive David Kelly believes the building industry is now at a "multi-decade" peak on the back of record housing demand. That’s rewarded vertical building contractors and higher-end architectural building firms with bulging forward books and a pipeline of work that in some cases stretches out more than three years.This week Stats NZ reported a 59% annual spike in the value of residential building activity to $4.9 billion for the June quarter. The lion’s share, $2.8b, is in Auckland,...

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Bar owner borrowed $30k to cover wage subsidy delays
Michael Andrew | Fri, 17 Sep 2021

Shaneel Sudhakar faced a 22-day delay in payment of the wage subsidy.

Bridgecorp’s death knell a timely warning
Paul McBeth | Fri, 17 Sep 2021

A new generation of investors would do well to wander through the corporate graveyard of yesteryear.

Time to call in a delta 'Red Team' - Gluckman
Brent Melville | Fri, 17 Sep 2021

Professor Peter Gluckman and former PM Helen Clark  and think an independent team of experts could help sanity test Wellington's covid strategy.

Demand driven change an easier route to carbon reduction

Taking a demand-driven approach to carbon reduction will naturally bring us into line with government targets.

Kiwi security technology leading the world

Businesses must take advantage of our home-grown, world-leading, internationally-valued cyber defence systems to manage risk.