Using Prints in Commercial Interiors

Decor trends are always evolving. As such, the constant innovation in commercial interiors for public and private consumption are calling for more malleable, unique and interactive designs. Among a plethora of new trends, it is noted that 71 per cent of consumers are willing to pay more for personalisation. Moreover, the combination of new production […]

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Boarding House refuses to pay for heating unless tenants pay extra $60 a week

Eden Park Lodge is a three-building complex on Dominion Rd, with more than 100 rooms. In April, its tenants received a memo stating that “no heaters were allowed in rooms”, without written consent from management. Those who wanted it had to apply through management and would be provided with a heater at a cost of […]

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Daisy Apartments Spearheads Energy Efficiency

Auckland mayor Phil Goff  recently attended the opening ceremony of an almost car-free residential development. Daisy Apartments, located on Akepiro Street in Mount Eden, was given a 10-star rating for its 33 apartments and two parking spaces for shared cars. The complex earned the title of “New Zealand’s Greenest Apartment Building”, which was awarded by […]

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Middlemore Hospital In Need of Repair

Hospitals “around the country” are dealing with building issues, says health minister Dr David Clark. However, there is not much that can be done if District Health Boards  (DHBs) are not open to discuss the issues they are facing. Clark raised the issue to Counties Manukau DHB acting chairman Rabin Rabindran. He expressed disappointment towards […]

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Construction Begins for Eastern Busway

The pre-construction work for the Eastern Busway, bridging Panmure and Pakuranga has finally begun. Auckland Transport explains that the project will entail the tearing down of fourteen Auckland Council-owned buildings in order to make way for archaeological investigations. According to Auckland Transport, the archaeological work is “particularly important on this project due to the unique […]

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Whanganui Joins Construction Boom

Whanganui firms are now joining in the rising construction activity in New Zealand. Jamie O’Leary from Jamie O’Leary Builders and Stonewood Homes claims to be witnessing its “longest incremental high in living memory” within Whanganui and its surrounding areas. “It’s really good – we are doing bloody well,” exclaimed Mr O’Leary. “It’s been steady with […]

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Chinese Tradies to Help Complete Park Hyatt Hotel

200 Chinese workers will be flown to Auckland to help complete the $200 million Park Hyatt hotel located in the city’s Wynyard Quarter, which is projected to be finished in March 2019. Fu Wah developers from Beijing explained that the lack of skilled workers in construction would delay the project for months if no workers […]

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Arson Suspected in Auckland High-rise

Several fires bursted forth on multiple levels of Parks Residence, an apartment building in Auckland CBD, where the cause of the accident remained unknown. Firefighters along with appliances were called to tackle the blaze, whilst workers from nearby buildings were evacuated. Public suspected that the peculiar multiple fire outbreaks were ignited deliberately. It is reported […]

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Visa Demand for Build NZ Tradies

Visa demand for Build NZ Tradies Outnumber Professionals for First Time For the first time, the number of approved work visas of trade workers has exceeded professionals. There were nearly 13,000 trade workers who received a work visas for the construction industry, whilst only around 11,000 professionals received it. The construction sector was the most […]

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Sky Tower Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

Hailed as New Zealand’s tallest building, Sky Tower is stepping into its 20th year since its opening. The iconic landmark is an unmissable sight in the Auckland skyline and has attracted over 15 million tourists in the past 15 years. Not only is it a must-see attraction, but it is also frequently lit up during […]

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