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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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Why US private equity still sees a silver lining in the All Blacks
Trevor McKewen | Sat, 16 Oct 2021

 Silver Lake has been battered from pillar to post in the great Kiwi rugby debate. So, why is it not giving up?

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Rebecca Stevenson | Sat, 16 Oct 2021

OTM this week: who is the go-to lawyer for high net worth New Zealanders, can this listed company boss rev up his firm, which tech exec is living la vida normal, and more.

Has Rob Everett thrown a hospital pass?
Brian Gaynor | Sat, 16 Oct 2021

Samantha Barrass, Rob Everett’s successor at the FMA, may have a baptism of fire.

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As much generation will need to be built in the next 14 years as has been built in the last 40+ years for Aotearoa to meet its commitment of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

Getting the health and safety of remote workers right

With many staff working alone or in isolated situations, workplace health and safety is an operational priority. Here is how your business can protect remote workers.