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ARCHITECTS OF THE WORLD EYE CHRISTCHURCH

The Christchurch City Council, Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi.. 18-Oct-2012

WHATS ON REPORT SIGNING OFF

From tomorrow, the Whats On Report will cease to exist and we will henceforth be reporting for B.. 18-Oct-2012

WHISKEY DISTILLERY MOOTED FOR DUNEDIN

The New Zealand Malt Whiskey Company is currently reviewing two historic sites as potential loca.. 18-Oct-2012

COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN HAMILTON STEPPING UP A NOTCH

Hamilton continues to prove itself as a popular place for commercial investors and developers to.. 05-Oct-2012

LANDSAR BASE PLANNED FOR WANAKA

Plans to build a rescue training facility close to the proposed new Wanaka Police Station (see J.. 05-Oct-2012

PRIVATE-PUBLIC PRISON PROCEEDS

The building contract for the Wiri private-public partnership prison (J112810) in New Zealand ha.. 05-Oct-2012

Welcome to the October 4 edition of Tony Alexander's Weekly Overview

In London Now - Data Poor Here This is the first Thursday in the month so if you have.. 05-Oct-2012

CCDU BLUEPRINT TROUBLE FOR PROPERTY DEVELOPERS

Christchurch property developers have described the Government’s acquisition of land in th.. 26-Sep-2012

HINDU TEMPLE TO BE BUILT IN TAURANGA

Resource consent has been issued and plans are now underway for a new Hindu temple at 108 Whiore.. 26-Sep-2012

Welcome to the September 20 edition of Tony Alexander's Weekly Overview

What I worry about and more US money printing. Not everyone wants to read or download.. 26-Sep-2012

WELLINGTON CITY GETS ITS Z

Wellington is set to get their petrol station back. The site, on the corner of Bute Street and V.. 26-Sep-2012

Welcome to the September 13 edition of Tony Alexander's Weekly Overview

NZD to 82 cents and some US debt thoughts This morning the Reserve Bank surprised no-.. 14-Sep-2012

59 TOWNHOUSES PLANNED FOR CAMERON ROAD IN HAMILTON

Marketing for a new 59-townhouse development at a one hectare site on Cameron Road in Hamilton i.. 13-Sep-2012

ACCOMMODATION PLANNED FOR REBUILD WORKERS

Christchurch developer Jamie Thomas, of JGM Group, has revealed plans to build up to 1000 pre-fa.. 13-Sep-2012

EARTHQUAKE-HIT HOSPITAL TO BE REDEVELOPED

Gerry Brownlee, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister, announced the Ministry of Health’.. 13-Sep-2012

GREERTON LIBRARY SET TO GET MORE THAN THEY BARGAINED FOR

Revised plans for the Greerton Library redevelopment were released this week on the back of two .. 13-Sep-2012

MYSTERY SURROUNDS EVENT CENTRE’S PLANS

Planning for future development at the Mystery Creek Events Centre is in full swing, as it aspir.. 13-Sep-2012

TUHOE HEADQUARTERS AIMING FOR NEW ZEALAND FIRST

Tuhoe recently announced plans to construct a new $15 million dollar building that will serve as.. 13-Sep-2012

Welcome to the September 6 edition of Tony Alexander's Weekly Overview

Still awaiting news offshore - quiet in NZ This is the first Thursday of the mon.. 13-Sep-2012

Welcome to: BNZ-REINZ Residential Market Survey Results

Buyers Market Prevails - Though Not Everywhere Good morning everyone. Our Sept.. 13-Sep-2012

Welcome to: Tony Alexander - BNZ Confidence Survey Results

Sentiment steady Good morning everyone. With little fresh news on the state of t.. 13-Sep-2012

EAST COAST TOP PROPERTIES AWARDED

This year’s top East Coast properties include a new home in Napier and newly-renovated hom.. 31-Aug-2012

ISLAMIC CULTURE & OUTREACH CENTRE UNVIELED FOR ROTORUA

New Zealand’s first centre catering for the country’s Islamic community will be buil.. 31-Aug-2012

KIWI BUILDINGS GREENER THAN MOST

Auckland’s first six green star-rated building will open its doors next month, The Geyser .. 31-Aug-2012

Welcome to the August 23 edition of Tony Alexander's Weekly Overview

Not much to report this week There have been few new developments locally or offshore.. 31-Aug-2012

Welcome to the August 30 edition of Tony Alexander's Weekly Overview

News from offshore awaited Internationally the week has been all about waiting to see.. 31-Aug-2012

FUTURE FOR SPORT DEVELOPMENT IN NZ IS RIPE

After a record Olympic medal haul this year in London (first equal to 1984 campaign), fresh disc.. 17-Aug-2012

MASTERTON COURTHOUSE FIRST TO BE STRENGTHENED

The courthouse in Masterton will be completely refitted and strengthened, commencing October 201.. 17-Aug-2012

RIVERSIDE COMPLEX DESIGNS COMPLETED

After being proposed in 2002, Ashburton's Riverside Sports and Leisure Centre, at last has a des.. 17-Aug-2012

Welcome to the August 16 edition of Tony Alexander's Weekly Overview

Summer holidays offshore keeping things quiet This week offshore apart from some bette.. 17-Aug-2012

$1 MILLION AUCKLAND PROPERTY SALES SPIKE

More than 400 homes valued around or over $1 million each were sold in Auckland during the first.. 13-Aug-2012

RYMAN SET TO TRANSFORM OLD PETONE COLLEGE SITE

Healthcare and their nationwide retirement village expansion plans. Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace.. 13-Aug-2012

Welcome to the August 9 edition of Tony Alexander's Weekly Overview

Nothing too major this week This week’s WO is smaller than usual in light o.. 13-Aug-2012

Welcome to the August BNZ-REINZ Residential Market Survey

Good evening everyone. Our August BNZ-REINZ Residential Market Survey has found that .. 13-Aug-2012

ZEAL SET TO ENTERTAIN THE YOUTH OF HAMILTON

After backing from both the Hamilton City Council and central Government, Zeal is set to open it.. 13-Aug-2012

AUCKLAND COUNCIL’S ECONOMICAL NEW HEADQUARTERS

The Auckland Council has recently spent $104 million on purchasing the existing ASB headquarters.. 07-Aug-2012

BOLD VISION FOR CHRISTCHURCH CBD RELEASED

Christchurch City Council’s ‘blueprint’ for the earthquake-damaged central bus.. 07-Aug-2012

CAREFUL CONSIDERATION LEADS TO QUALITY CONTRACTOR

After careful evaluation Watts & Hughes Construction has been appointed for the AC Baths ref.. 07-Aug-2012

CHARACTER COALITION COERCES COUNCIL

A coalition of 18 heritage and resident groups are campaigning for Auckland Council to publicly .. 07-Aug-2012

DEVELOPMENT GALORE IN ROTOTUNA

Planning for construction of three considerable developments situated either next to or opposite.. 07-Aug-2012

HOMEBUYERS EAGER FOR ENERGY-EFFICIENCY

A new survey by Realestate.co.nz suggests that environmentally friendly features, rather than ae.. 07-Aug-2012

PAK N’ SAVE GREEN LIGHT FOR QUEENSTOWN

Resource consent has been approved for the $30 million Pak N’ Save supermarket to be built.. 07-Aug-2012

SKYCITY HAMILTON 5-STAR HOTEL GIVEN GREENLIGHT BY COUNCIL

Hamilton City Council has granted land-use consent to SkyCity for a new five-star, three storey .. 07-Aug-2012

Welcome to - Tony Alexander - BNZ Confidence Survey Results

Confidence steady Good evening everyone. Our monthly survey of BNZ Weekly Overvi.. 07-Aug-2012

WELLINGTON BUILDINGS BETTER EQUIPED FOR QUAKES

Structural engineer Peter Johnstone has recently signed off dozens of major central Wellington b.. 07-Aug-2012

COMMUNITY FUNDING BACKS CANTERBURY REBUILDS

Many of Christchurch’s entertainment venues were deemed unsafe after the September 2010 an.. 29-Jun-2012

MAJOR MAKEOVER PROPOSED FOR ROTORUA LAKE FRONT

Tourist hot-spot Rotorua has another attraction to promote after plans were unveiled for a .. 28-Jun-2012

NEW TREND FOR INNER-CITY AUCKLAND BUILDINGS

Construction activity is far from slowing down in New Zealand’s largest city and sustainab.. 28-Jun-2012

RESIDENTIAL DIP, INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL RISE

A recent Statistics New Zealand survey released sees a decline in the building of new homes for .. 28-Jun-2012

CONSTRUCTION-RELATED SKILLS HIGHLY SOUGHT-AFTER

Christchurch has provided a boost in job growth, particularly for those with construction-relate.. 12-Jun-2012

HOUSE OF THE YEAR SEES HIGH AMOUNT FOR CANTERBURY ENTRIES

Canterbury builders have submitted the most entries for a region in the Registered Master Builde.. 12-Jun-2012

NEW FAMILY ROOM PLANNED FOR SOUTHLAND HOSPITAL

Ronald McDonald House South Island Trust (RMH) has announced plans to build a four-bedroom famil.. 12-Jun-2012

SPRAY PARK GETS THE GREEN LIGHT IN PETONE

The $2.4 million McKenzie Outdoor Pool rebuild is one step closer to reality after public consul.. 12-Jun-2012

FENDALTON LIBRARY BACK AT LAST

The newly repaired, earthquake strengthened Fendalton Library in Christchurch was fully opened t.. 28-May-2012

MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR STATION FOR EARTHQUAKE-DISPLACED POLICE

The Christchurch Central Police Service will soon have a new multi-million dollar temporary faci.. 28-May-2012

NEW AUCKLAND WATERFRONT THEATRE CLOSER TO REALITY

Plans for a new 660-seat $35 million theatre project for the Auckland waterfront were furthered .. 28-May-2012

TAINUI GROUP OFFICE TO ADD SPARKLE IN HAMILTON

A drive to revitalise the CBD in Hamilton has stepped up a gear with Tainui Group Holdings (TGH).. 28-May-2012

HUGE PROGRESS FOR AUCKLAND RAIL

A $40 million contract for the electric train depot in Auckland has been awarded to Downer. The .. 18-May-2012

MYSTERY CREEK RE-DESIGN CHALLENGE HEATING UP

A competition for the opportunity to redevelop the Mystery Creek Events Centre’s 88ha land.. 18-May-2012

SUSTAINABLE HOUSING SUMMIT

World-renowned architect Bill Dunster will open the inaugural Sustainable Housing Summit to take.. 18-May-2012

TAURANGA POLICE TO GET NEW HOME

The demolition of Tauranga’s outdated police station on Monmouth St is nearing completion,.. 18-May-2012

AUCKLAND OFFICE BLOCK TO GET RESIDENTIAL MAKEOVER

Construction of a conversion of a six-storey Auckland office block into an apartment complex is .. 14-May-2012

BILLION DOLLAR PLAN APPROVED

Drivers can celebrate with the news that the Waikato Regional Council this week approved a Land .. 14-May-2012

DIARY DATE: PROPERTY INDUSTRY AWARDS DINNER 2012

For all you building savvy people out there it is your final chance to register for the upcoming.. 14-May-2012

NEW HOUSE CONSENTS BEST SINCE 2008

Consents for new houses has reached levels not seen since September 2008, showing hopes for furt.. 14-May-2012

SHORTLIST DRAWN UP FOR CBD DESIGN

Four firms have been shortlisted for the design and plan of Christchurch’s central-city re.. 14-May-2012

ICONIC NEW ZEALAND BUILDING COMPLETE

An iconic building has been opened in Kaitaia this weekend by the Governor-General Sir Jerry Mat.. 08-May-2012

PARNELL INDOOR POOLS TO REOPEN EARLY

The $16 million restoration and strengthening of Auckland’s Tepid Baths is reportedly a ye.. 08-May-2012

THE LAKES ARE SAVED!

Leading property developer Carrus Corporation has taken over the 2000 section residential subdiv.. 08-May-2012

TWO YEAR HIGH FOR NEW ZEALAND BUILDING CONSENTS

Growing demand for new housing in Auckland and Christchurch has helped residential building cons.. 08-May-2012

HANSON COURT IS PROUDLY OPENED BY MAYOR

The $13.4 million renovation of Hanson Court in Newtown was officially opened this week by Welli.. 27-Apr-2012

HOBSONVILLE POINT, A BASE FOR A SUSTAINABLE NEW COMMUNITY

The relocation of defence activities at Auckland’s Hobsonville Point has provided an oppor.. 27-Apr-2012

LAMBTON SQUARE GETS A MAKEOVER

Wellington Central’s Lambton Square shopping complex is set to receive an edgy new look, w.. 27-Apr-2012

WALLPAPER STANDS UP TO QUAKES

Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany have developed a type of wallpape.. 27-Apr-2012

BRIDGE WIDENING AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

Arthur Point’s McChesney bridge upgrade is expected to be completed a month ahead of sched.. 20-Apr-2012

RAINBOWS END TO CATER FOR RAIN OR SHINE

New Zealand’s premier Theme Park is to have a make-over in a bid to boost earnings during .. 20-Apr-2012

REVAMP PLANNED FOR TASMAN TOURIST DESTINATION

Plans to redevelop the beachside tourist destination Kaiteriteri (13km north of Motueka) are ste.. 20-Apr-2012

WAIHI GOLD DISCOVERY CENTRE SET TO MOVE SHORTLY

The wheels are well and truly in motion for the new Waihi Gold Discovery Centre, with working dr.. 20-Apr-2012

AUCKLAND’S CITY RAIL LINK MAKES IN-ROADS

Auckland Mayor Len Brown is excited by the fact that work on the City Rail Link is progressing. .. 12-Apr-2012

TAURANGA SET TO BE THE NEW HOME OF DRAG RACING

New Zealand Speedway Association has recently released the feasibility study for a proposed inte.. 12-Apr-2012

WELLINGTON’S WONDERFUL WATERFRONT

Many Wellingtonians wander along the city’s waterfront every day, its vibrant atmosphere .. 12-Apr-2012

BILLION DOLLAR WIND FARM BLOWING FORWARD

The $1.6 billion Castle Hill Wind Farm in Wairarapa has been given the go ahead, and will become.. 04-Apr-2012

NEW NATIONAL CYCLING CENTRE ALL BUT UNDERWAY

The Home of Cycling is going through the final stages of fundraising for the proposed $28.5 mill.. 04-Apr-2012

REDEVELOPMENT OF STATE HOUSING

Housing NZ has asked tenants to leave 156 properties in Glen Innes, as part of their plans for a.. 04-Apr-2012

TAKAPUNA DEVELOPMENT ON THE CARDS

Many schemes have come and gone but a major development of Takapuna could finally be on the card.. 04-Apr-2012

‘SEISMICS AND THE CITY’ FOCUSES ON QUAKE RESILIENCE

Business resilience and quake response were the hot topics of TelstraClear’s ‘Seismi.. 29-Mar-2012

LUXURY APARTMENTS PLANNED FOR PRIME OREWA BEACHFRONT SITE

A new luxury apartment development to be built on the existing Golden Sands Motel site is curren.. 26-Mar-2012

MASTERTON GETS A SHOPPING BOOST

A $1.5+million retail development on Masterton’s Queen Street has been given the thumbs up.. 26-Mar-2012

RARE OPPORTUNIY TO WALK THROUGH THE TERRACE TUNNEL

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk through Wellington’s Terrace Tunnel will be avail.. 26-Mar-2012

WIGRAM GREENFIELD TO BE NEW BUSINESS PARK

Marketing agents Colliers have already received offers on lots in the Wigram Skies Business Park.. 26-Mar-2012

STUDENTS THE FOCUS OF UNIVERSITY QUAD REDEVELOPMENT

Construction of a new student hub at Victoria University in Wellington is running according to s.. 16-Mar-2012

CONTROVERSIAL BEGINNINGS FOR NEW MEDITATION PYRAMID

Horsham Downs in Hamilton may house the first meditation pyramid of its kind in New Zealand. The.. 09-Mar-2012

FAVOURITE RETAIL SPOTS IN CAPITAL REVEALED

Colliers's latest report on Wellington's retail property market reveals that businesses prefer t.. 09-Mar-2012

MASSIVE PORT EXPANSION ON HOLD

An expansion of the Auckland Harbour has been put on hold after an Auckland Council meeting this.. 09-Mar-2012

SCOTS COLLEGE HALL BRACES ITSELF

The safety of pupils at Scots College was taken into account when a $14million Creative and Perf.. 09-Mar-2012

Seismics and the City Diary Date: 22 March - Christchurch

On March 22, a year and a month after the devastating February 2011 quake, a one day knowledge s.. 08-Mar-2012

COUNCIL FLAT UPGRADES DELIGHT TENANTS

The Newtown Park Flat upgrades are in full swing with tenants rejoicing after moving into the fi.. 02-Mar-2012

REDUCED FEES IN TAURANGA HOPE TO REVIVE INDUSTRY

In a bid to revive the Tauranga building industry, the council has started to slash develop.. 02-Mar-2012

TO SAVE OR NOT TO SAVE – WELLINGTON’S BIG QUESTION

With tremors predicted to rattle Christchurch for years to come, Wellington City councillors are.. 02-Mar-2012

TREACHEROUS BRIDGES CLOSER TO BEING REPLACED

The twin Waitaki River bridges between Kurow and Hakataramea that were closed five times in Janu.. 02-Mar-2012

BUILDING SAFETY TO BE MADE SIMPLER

A brand new 5-star rating system is being put in place as an easier way of judging how safe a bu.. 24-Feb-2012

LAND SHORTFALL FOR AUCKLAND HOUSING

400,000 houses are expected to be built in Auckland over the next 30 years to cope with the risi.. 24-Feb-2012

MAJOR PLANS RELEASED TO REVITALIZE BOWENTOWN

A plan by the Northern Tauranga Harbour Recreational Users Forum has been released this month.. 24-Feb-2012

REZONING CHRISTCHURCH – TO DEMOLISH OR REBUILD?

213 quake-damaged, orange zoned homes have now been red-zoned and will be demolished, with forty.. 24-Feb-2012

GREEN LIGHT FOR GREEN ISLAND DEVELOPMENT

Irmo Properties director Grant Chirnside has received resource consent approval for his multimil.. 20-Feb-2012

STATE-OF-THE-ART CHIPMUNKS IN THE PIPELINE FOR HAMILTON

Parents and children alike will be pleased to hear that a brand new Chipmunks Playground and Caf.. 20-Feb-2012

AUCKLAND INVESTORS TO FOCUS ON RESIDENTIAL

Residential property remains the overwhelming preference for Auckland investors, as found by Cro.. 10-Feb-2012

BUSY YEAR AHEAD FOR CDHB

The relocation of Christchurch Hospital’s Outpatients Unit from the Parkside West Building.. 10-Feb-2012

GATES OPEN FOR SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE

Amesbury School in Wellington’s Churton Park is now open, and it is most certainly a schoo.. 10-Feb-2012

NEW HIGHWAY SERVICE CENTRE PLANNED FOR NORTHLAND

A new $20 million service centre on Port Marsden Highway has recently been granted full consent .. 10-Feb-2012

COUNCIL GIVES THUMBS UP TO LOPDELL HOUSE

A $19millon revamp to Titirangi’s Lopdell House Arts Centre has won backing from Auckland .. 03-Feb-2012

MILFORD TUNNEL DART STILL AWAITING SIGN OFF

The Department of Conservation has extended the submission date for the controversial Milford Da.. 03-Feb-2012

NEW UNIVERSITY IN TAURANGA TO GET UNDERWAY

Plans for a brand new University situated on Durham Street in the Tauranga CBD have recently gai.. 03-Feb-2012

WELLINGTON HOME EXPO TO HELP BUILD NEW CLIENT BASE

The TSB Arena is expecting at least 8,000 visitors come June for the Wellington Home Exhibition... 03-Feb-2012

BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF STRENGTHENING WORKS REQUIRED

2012 is set to be a big year for the construction industry with BNZ head of research Stephen Top.. 25-Jan-2012

CANTERBURY DAIRYING CREATES CONSTRUCTION BOOM

Christmas has come early for cows in the Canterbury Region, with at least twenty new dairy sheds.. 25-Jan-2012

NELSON WORKS POSTPONED FOR VITAL REPAIRS

Nelson City Council is postponing $4million worth of capital works to make repairs to infrastruc.. 25-Jan-2012

SELWYN GEARS UP FOR AQUATIC CENTRE CONSTRUCTION

Christchurch building company Naylor Love Construction recently won the tender to build Selwyn&r.. 25-Jan-2012

TORPEDO7 AND HAMILTON AIRPORT SET TO BE NEIGHBOURS

Earthworks are underway at Titanium Park, a $100 million dollar new business park venture situat.. 25-Jan-2012

UPS AND DOWNS IN HOUSING APPROVALS

Property developers will be pleased to hear that housing approvals in New Zealand steadily rose .. 25-Jan-2012

WELLINGTON WATERFRONT APARTMENTS MAKE A SPLASH

Construction on what will become one of central Wellington’s premier apartment and retail .. 25-Jan-2012

NEW BRIDGE TO EASE CHRISTMAS CONGESTION

The $40 million dollar Kopu Bridge has just opened three years ahead of schedule and should make.. 19-Dec-2011

SKY-HIGH RATING FOR AIR FORCE CENTRE

The new $35 million dollar Defence Force maintenance support squadron facility in Ohakea has bee.. 19-Dec-2011

THE LATIMER - FIRST MAJOR CHCH REBUILD

Christchurch developers are focused on rebuilding the CBD as soon as possible, with the first ma.. 19-Dec-2011

CHRISTCHURCH: THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE

In the face of two major earthquakes and countless aftershocks, Christchurch has come a long way.. 08-Dec-2011

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BRIGHT FUTURE FOR DEVELOPMENT IN TAURANGA

Upper North Island Whats On Researcher Stephanie Moore visited sunny Tauranga late last week and.. 02-Dec-2011

CALL FOR ENERGY RATING SYSTEM IN NZ

Recent studies have suggested that energy-efficient buildings get more tenant interest than thei.. 29-Nov-2011

COUNT DOWN TO NEW “GREEN” SUPERMARKET

The original Dargaville Countdown supermarket, which has been in business for more than a decade.. 29-Nov-2011

INFRASTRUCTRE SET FOR SEISMIC STRENGTHENING

Wellington is set to get safer when strengthening works begin on the Karori Tunnel next year. Th.. 29-Nov-2011

OAKFIELDS DEVELOPMENTS MOVING

The new multi-million dollar 250 house residential development in Amberley, Canterbury is finall.. 29-Nov-2011

TONNES OF CHRISTCHURCH TIMBER HEADS TO AUCKLAND

Recovery of native timber from the demolition of earthquake stricken buildings in Christchurch w.. 29-Nov-2011

WHAT’S HAPPENING WAIRARAPA

A recent visit to the Wairarapa proved to be especially eventful in terms of construction activi.. 11-Nov-2011

FUTURISTIC ‘TRON TOWER’ SET TO AMAZE

Renowned architect Mark Wassung of Design Engine Architects has recently completed detailed desi.. 08-Nov-2011

LYTTELTON REBUILD THE TALK OF THE TOWN

Lyttelton residents are sharing their rebuild ideas with the Christchurch City Council this mont.. 08-Nov-2011

MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR BRIDGE SET TO GO

The largest contract in the history of the Whangarei District Council has been given the final a.. 08-Nov-2011

REDUCED ENERGY BUILDINGS ON THE HORIZON

The Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority is rolling out a new scheme to encourage building o.. 08-Nov-2011

CONSTRUCTION BOOM ON ITS WAY

Industry leaders predict that an up-turn in construction is imminent, saying it isn’t a ma.. 27-Oct-2011

KIPPENBERGER DEVELOPMENT STARTING SOON

The new residential development known as Kippenberger Estate is getting ready to start construct.. 27-Oct-2011

LANDMARK BUILDING STRUCTURE SCOOPS AWARDS

The Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology’s (NMIT) Arts and media building has won ac.. 27-Oct-2011

STRENGTHENING PROPOSED FOR 3,500 BUILDINGS

Approximately 3,500 unreinforced masonry buildings throughout New Zealand require structural str.. 27-Oct-2011

AUCKLAND ARCHITECTURE AMAZES

The annual Auckland Architecture Awards received 150 entries this year, the highest amount ever... 25-Oct-2011

AUCKLAND SHOPPING DEVELOPMENT TO TURN QUEEN’S HEAD

The renowned Queens Head Tavern, on the corner of Mayoral Drive and Queen Street, is due for a m.. 25-Oct-2011

INVESTIGATION INTO NEW WELLINGTON ARENA UNDERWAY

Debate over the possibility of building a new multi-million dollar concert venue across from the.. 25-Oct-2011

UK SMART HOMES TAKING AN EXTRA STEP

United Kingdom based housing researchers InterHome have developed an energy-efficient home suita.. 25-Oct-2011

BUTTERMILK SUPERCENTRE TO PUT PUTARURU ON MAP

A $35 million dollar retail development in Putaruru is set to get underway mid 2012 after extens.. 19-Oct-2011

CHRISTCHURCH’S INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL GETS THUMBS UP

New Zealand’s biggest ever civil engineering project has been formally signed off, paving .. 19-Oct-2011

MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR BREWERY REDEVELOPMENT KICKS OFF

Greymouth’s historic Monteith’s Brewery, which started up almost 150 years ago as a .. 19-Oct-2011

WIND FARMS DELAYED BUT STILL ON THE HORIZON

The $150 million Turitea wind farm has gained approval but is unlikely to be built for at least .. 19-Oct-2011

NATIONWIDE RETAIL ON THE RISE

It has been a good year for retail expansion in most parts of New Zealand with a 2.3% increase i.. 10-Oct-2011

PLANS FOR FORMER PRESS SITE UNVEILED

Since the 22 February 2011 earthquake, Christchurch’s CBD has lost several iconic building.. 10-Oct-2011

PORIRUA PARK IMPRESSES INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCE

The Porirua City Council has scooped an award for best community engagement on the development o.. 10-Oct-2011

RUGBY WORLD CUP BOOSTS HOUSES

Between 1 September and 4 October 2011, 116 large designer houses were under construction, 31% i.. 10-Oct-2011

AUCKLAND’S AWARD WINNING STORMWATER PLAN

This year’s Arthur Mead Award for environment sustainability has been awarded to GHD New Z.. 04-Oct-2011

HOUSE OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2011

The House of the Year Awards is back this year, with the standard and quality of workmanship bet.. 04-Oct-2011

KIWI BACH GOES TO U.S. CAPITAL

Architecture students of Wellington’s Victoria University are putting the finishing touche.. 04-Oct-2011

MASSEY SHOUTS FROM THE ROOFTOP

Construction of Wellington’s Massey University Creative Centre has passed the halfway mark.. 04-Oct-2011

4 SEPTEMBER 2010: A YEAR ON

One year has passed since Christchurch felt its largest earthquake on record and the central bus.. 16-Sep-2011

NEW PLYMOUTH POLICE STATION MAKEOVER

The 49-year-old New Plymouth police station is set to be demolished to make way for a brand new .. 16-Sep-2011

PRISON COSTS ADDING UP

Auckland’s newest Prison and the country’s first Public Private Partnership (PPP) pr.. 16-Sep-2011

WELLINGTON’S NEW POPULAR RESIDENTIAL SUBURB

Kaiwharawhara is not just the office location of the Whats On Report, it is one of the capital&r.. 16-Sep-2011

$80 MILLION SUMMERSET VILLAGE FOR STOKE

Elderly residents in Stoke will be able to enjoy Summerset’s newest addition to its growin.. 09-Sep-2011

BUILDING INSURANCE ON THE RISE

According to figures presented to the Annual Property Council conference in Sydney, insurance pr.. 09-Sep-2011

MORE HOUSE-BUILDING WORK

The building industry is expected to move soon, with about 20,000 new homes and just as many hom.. 09-Sep-2011

NEW ZEALAND LOOKING SHIP SHAPE FOR VISITORS

The Rugby World Cup begins this week, meaning years of planning and hard work has paid off to ge.. 09-Sep-2011

HOUSE SIZES MINIMISE

The size of the average new house has fallen in the year to June 2011, according to Figures from.. 02-Sep-2011

RIVERSDALE BEACH NEW GOLF CLUB - A HOLE IN ONE

Saturday 27th of August 2011 marked an important milestone for locals of Riversdale Beach and go.. 02-Sep-2011

SMALL INCREASE ON THE HORIZON FOR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

A small projected growth will be a welcome reprieve for the struggling construction industry. Af.. 02-Sep-2011

WELLINGTON CABLE CAR REVAMP UNVEILED

The Kelburn terminus of Wellington historic cable car is due for a major development next year, .. 02-Sep-2011

GREEN LIGHT FOR $160 MILLION CHRISTCHURCH PROJECT

The wait is finally over for developers of a $160 million golf academy and residential resort, e.. 25-Aug-2011

THE BASE SET TO EXPAND EXPONENTIALLY

The Base in Te Rapa, Hamilton is set to grow again. A resource consent granted by the Hamilton C.. 25-Aug-2011

THE BEST EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT SOLUTIONS

Canterbury University structural engineer Assoc Prof Stefano Pampanin believes the new designed .. 25-Aug-2011

WHITIREIA POLYTECH PLAN BIG

A new $35 million, three stage development for Whitireia Community Polytechnic in Porirua is abo.. 25-Aug-2011

CHRISTCHURCH’S LOW-RISE VISION

A Draft Central City Plan which sets out how Christchurch will be rebuilt and redeveloped over t.. 19-Aug-2011

LIFE IN THE FAST LANE FOR HAMILTON CONSENTS

Hamilton City Council has approved a timesaving scheme that will allow accredited developers to .. 19-Aug-2011

MASSIVE ROADING WORKS FOR CHRISTCHURCH

The route for the new Christchurch Southern Motorway extension has been announced. The new road .. 19-Aug-2011

NEW HYBRID SMART HOME IN DEMAND

The new innovative Waikato-designed Hybrid Smart Home has generated huge interest at the recent .. 19-Aug-2011

ACCESSIBLE AUCKLAND

The Te Wero Bridge linking the viaduct harbor to Wynyard Quarter was blessed this week and is no.. 11-Aug-2011

AUCKLAND ART GALLERY NEARLY READY

After four years of hard work, the Auckland Art Gallery is less than a month away from re-openin.. 11-Aug-2011

EARTHQUAKE SHAKES EMPLOYMENT DEMAND

The Canterbury Employment & Skills Board estimates that Christchurch will require additional.. 11-Aug-2011

HOUSE PRICES INCREASING OUTSIDE CHRISTCHURCH

As earthquake-affected Christchurch residents leave the city, house prices in other Canterbury t.. 11-Aug-2011

MANAWATU STILL KEEN FOR CYCLING CENTRE

The battle over a $7 million grant for a national Cycling Centre of Excellence continues, with P.. 11-Aug-2011

MONSTER UPGRAGE COMES TO AN END

After 18 months of construction, the epic $30 million makeover of the Dulux manufacturing plant .. 11-Aug-2011

POSITIVE OUTLOOK FOR NZ PROPERTY MARKET

The outlook of New Zealand’s commercial property market looks positive for both investors .. 11-Aug-2011

POSSIBLE MASS EVACUATION

Approximately one-third of quake-hit Kaiapoi district could be abandoned in the coming weeks, pe.. 11-Aug-2011

STATE OF THE ART COMPLEX SET TO OPEN

After 560 days, over 500 contractors, some death-defying roof work and installation of a.. 28-Jul-2011

AUCKLAND VACANCY RATES CONTINUE TO CLIMB

The recent completion of the Britomart East building for Westpac and Ernst & Young have left.. 14-Jul-2011

BIG DEVELOPMENT BRINGS BIG BENEFITS

The Lansdowne Park retirement complex is soon to be the latest addition to the Masterton sk.. 14-Jul-2011

MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR REALIGNMENT OPENS IN DUNEDIN

One of the country’s major State Highway projects, State Highway 88 has just opened to tra.. 14-Jul-2011

NEW LIFESTYLE VILLAGE

A new residential estate within the Waitikiri Lifestyle Village has a design focus on community,.. 14-Jul-2011

A FITTING REWARD

Local Hawkes Bay company Gemco have won the $18 million dollar contract to upgrade the Hawkes Ba.. 07-Jul-2011

CENTREPORT TOUR A BIG EXPERIENCE

Along with the hustle and bustle of everyday business activities, CentrePort Wellington are in t.. 07-Jul-2011

FRUSTRATING TIMES FOR CHRISTCHURCH

The seemingly “permanent rebuild” of Christchurch may not happen for another nine to.. 07-Jul-2011

BEST IN THE WORLD

Plans to position Auckland as the most liveable city in the world are currently in motion. A &ld.. 06-Jul-2011

EXTREME MAKEOVER: UPPER HUTT COLLEGE EDITION

The $20 million dollars assigned by the Ministry of Education to Upper Hutt College is begi.. 06-Jul-2011

RESIDENTIAL REBUILD ONE STEP CLOSER

Up to 16,000 new houses could be constructed in Christchurch within the next five years to repla.. 06-Jul-2011

TOWN SQUARE ON THE HORIZON FOR HOROWHENUA

A $7 million dollar town square redevelopment is nearly ready to begin in Horowhenua. Head of th.. 06-Jul-2011

POINT DORSET PRESERVATION A PRIORITY

Point Dorset, an integral part of New Zealand’s history, is being recognised by the Wellin.. 17-Jun-2011

SEE YOU THERE!

The much-anticipated Buildnz Designex trade show is fast approaching, bringing with it a promisi.. 17-Jun-2011

TAUPO ATTRACTS BIG NAMES FOR RETAIL SPACE

Surplus retail space in Taupo is at a 30 year high, with over 20 vacant premises littering the m.. 17-Jun-2011

WINDFARM GETS BLOWN ONTO THE RADAR

New Zealand’s biggest energy company, Contact Energy, has gained resource consent to devel.. 17-Jun-2011

AUCKLAND INFRASTRUCTURE TAKES A STEP FORWARD

A new committee has been formed and given a deadline of three months to come up with a feasible .. 03-Jun-2011

BUILDING RULES GET STRICTER

Rigorous standards are being introduced in Christchurch by the Department of Building and Housin.. 03-Jun-2011

INSPIRED DESIGN, INSPIRATIONAL BUILDING

The newly built Waitomo Caves visitor centre has been dubbed an architectural first, claiming th.. 03-Jun-2011

INVERCARGILL REBUILD KICKSTART

The sports facility Stadium Southland has been closed to the public since September 2010, when h.. 03-Jun-2011

NO ROOM AT THE INN FOR CHRISTCHURCH TOURISTS

Statistics NZ has reported a dramatic decrease in the number of international guests staying in .. 03-Jun-2011

SAVE THE DATE

The 2011 ‘Buildnz Designex’ show is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever, wi.. 03-Jun-2011

STUDENTS SEND A POWERFUL MESSAGE

The progressive Meridian First Light Eco-house project is currently on display, prompting its audien.. 03-Jun-2011

DESIGNER HOUSE WITH A DIFFERENCE

Heading up Waru Street in Khandallah, one may be tempted to stop in awe of the fabulous views th.. 30-May-2011

RECENT BOOST IN HIGH-END PROPERTY SALES

The sale of an $8 million mansion in Coatesville may be a sign of better times ahead for the res.. 30-May-2011

A DOSE OF CULTURE FOR CUP VISTORS

Foreign visitors to this year’s Rugby World Cup will get a hands-on taste of New Zealand c.. 16-May-2011

FINE DESIGN STANDS TEST OF TIME

Section winners of the 2011 New Zealand Architecture Awards have been announced, recognising exc.. 16-May-2011

SHAKING THINGS UP

The recent Christchurch earthquakes have prompted New Zealanders to take action in protecti.. 16-May-2011

DRUMMOND STREET DELIGHTS

A $19 million project to update and beautify the Adelaide Road area in Mount Cook has taken its .. 06-May-2011

MEMORIAL CENTRE PROPOSED FOR GREY

Grey District Council is planning a new memorial centre for Greymouth’s High Street, to be.. 06-May-2011

TOP IN THE WAIKATO

Statistics derived by Infometrics in association with Whats On Report indicate that Foster Const.. 06-May-2011

VICTORIA PARK TUNNEL SPEEDS ALONG

Central Auckland’s traffic woes will be over three months earlier than expected, with the .. 06-May-2011

BALL ROLLING FOR FIVE MILE PROJECT

More than two years since it went into receivership in July 2008, stage one of the long-awaited .. 02-May-2011

CYCLING CENTRE LIKELY FOR WAIKATO AREA

SPARC’s High Performance Board has identified Waikato/Bay of Plenty as its preferred tende.. 02-May-2011

MANUFACTURING ACTIVITY STALLED

The March BNZ-Business NZ survey performance of manufacturing index (PMI), shows northern areas .. 02-May-2011

RESIDENTIAL MARKET SUMMARY

As of January 2011, there are 413 designer homes under construction in New Zealand. Auckland cen.. 02-May-2011

GOVERNMENT HOUSING GETS A MAKEOVER

Upgrades to the Newtown Park flats are now underway, triggering the next phase of Wellington Cit.. 26-Apr-2011

HEIGHT A HUGE FACTOR FOR LAMBTON QUAY TOWER

The proposed $130 million Kate Sheppard Exchange Tower would partly cover Lambton Quay’s b.. 26-Apr-2011

NEW ZEALAND’S COMMERCIAL RENTAL MARKET

The number of properties available to rent in Wellington has increased over the last three month.. 26-Apr-2011

SURF CLUB SETS SIGHTS ON STYLISH SURROUNDINGS

The Lyall Bay Surf Club has a way to go before they can move into their $2 million dream headqua.. 26-Apr-2011

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE GAINS MOMENTUM

The commercial real estate market picked up considerably in the second half of 2010 according to.. 15-Apr-2011

NELSON PLANS FOR MAJOR EVENTS

Nelson is one of the only cities left in New Zealand without a sizeable auditorium for major eve.. 15-Apr-2011

PRIVATISED SCHOOLS RAISE THE BAR

The Government is seeking formal expressions of interest from the market for ownership of Auckla.. 15-Apr-2011

SEISMIC SYSTEM INNOVATION FOR CARTERTON

A new innovative seismic system is being installed in the new $6 million Carterton Events Centre.. 15-Apr-2011

COMMERCIAL OWNER’S SILVER LINING

A new law to deny depreciation on most buildings has come into play as of April 1, 2011. The &ls.. 09-Apr-2011

GROUND BREAKING NEW BUILDING FOR CAMPUS

New generation earthquake technology is being put to use in Nelson. Officially opened on M.. 09-Apr-2011

SEA VIEWS WORTH THE RISK

Plans for the extravagant new Clyde Wharf Quay apartment complex remain in full swin.. 09-Apr-2011

KEEPING THE ELDERLY AT HOME

An innovative way of housing New Zealand’s elderly population has gained interest in recen.. 04-Apr-2011

SKIFIELD SCHEME STRIDES FORWARD

After a controversial land swap with the Department of Conservation, Australian company Blackfis.. 04-Apr-2011

COMPUTER GIANT DIVERSIFIES

World renowned information technology company Hewlett Packard recently revealed its new Critical.. 24-Mar-2011

TRAMS RETURN TO AUCKLAND

Construction of the heritage tramway in the Wynyard Quarter is well underway. Phase one involves.. 24-Mar-2011

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE

Foodstuffs Auckland has recently started harvesting water for its chilled and frozen foods distr.. 24-Mar-2011

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY FIRST FOR NZ

The new Upper Hutt based office building for the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is the fir.. 20-Mar-2011

CHRISTCHURCH CIVIC CENTRE AMAZES AUSTRALASIA

The 25th Annual Australasian Dulux Colour awards have announced the Christchurch Civic Building .. 10-Mar-2011

HAMILTON HELPS OUT

Hamilton City is offering to play host to Christchurch businesses left devastated by the recent .. 10-Mar-2011

LATEST CONSENT STATISTICS – JANUARY 2011

Residential building consent values for January 2011 fell 19% compared with January 2010, having.. 10-Mar-2011

PRESERVING DUNEDIN’S HERITAGE

Discussions to preserve Dunedin’s internationally recognised heritage buildings have surfa.. 10-Mar-2011

CONSENTS IN CROMWELL SOAR

Cromwell is proving to be a hotspot for construction according to building consents issued .. 08-Mar-2011

GREEN ON THE SCENE

New Zealand’s most prominent green building event, the Green Property Summit will take pla.. 08-Mar-2011

REBUILDING CHRISTCHURCH

New Zealand architectural practice Warren and Mahoney is forming a group of experts in design, p.. 08-Mar-2011

WHATS ON LOOKS AT LOWER NORTH

Statistics from the Whats On Report database show the majority of construction activity is focus.. 08-Mar-2011

‘GO LOCAL’ CONSTRUCTION – THE WAY TO GO

A clause which specifies local contractors on multi-million dollar construction projects is help.. 28-Feb-2011

Christchurch Earthquake

Like the rest of New Zealand the staff at Whats On Report are shocked by the tra.. 28-Feb-2011

UPPER NORTH ISLAND IN BRIEF

It has been a slow but steady start to the year for construction projects in the upper North Isl.. 28-Feb-2011

STRATUM’S STAMP ON THE CAPITAL

After years of hard work and preparation, Stratum Management’s vision for two new $80 mill.. 10-Feb-2011

WELLINGTON AT A GLANCE

The Whats On Report team set out to canvas construction around Wellington city last week. We fou.. 10-Feb-2011

BECA GROUP LEADING THE WAY

Beca Group has been named company of the year at the 21st Deloitte Management Magazine Top 200 A.. 28-Jan-2011

CONSENT NUMBERS DOWN

The October 2010 building consent statistics show numbers falling for the fourth consecutive mon.. 28-Jan-2011

DUNEDIN REIGNS SUPREME

Dunedin based company Design and Garden Landscapes Ltd has recently been honoured with the supre.. 28-Jan-2011

EXCESS OFFICE SPACE

Reportedly there is room for a further 20,000 office workers in Auckland CBD, if operating at a .. 28-Jan-2011

FIVE GREEN STAR SCHOOL

Work on Wellington’s first new primary school in 25 years is now underway. The school, loc.. 28-Jan-2011

NELSON APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR

The Registered Master Builders annual competition to crown the best apprentice in New Zealand ha.. 28-Jan-2011

OPERA HOUSE A HIT

The recently redeveloped Oamaru Opera House has been commended in the 2010 Southern Architecture.. 28-Jan-2011

RETAIL ON THE REBOUND

The retail property market is showing signs that it is on the road to recovery according to a re.. 28-Jan-2011

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR 2011

New Zealand’s economy is predicted to bounce back in 2011 due to earthquake reconstruction.. 27-Jan-2011

INVESTOR CONFIDENCE ON THE RISE

Property investor confidence has had a significant boost over the New Year in Auckland and Chris.. 27-Jan-2011

SPORTS CENTRE TAKES SHAPE

While many were basking in the hot summer sun on holiday, the workers from Mainzeal Construction.. 27-Jan-2011

Presto! Appartmento Il Casino

Tenders have recently closed for construction of the new Appartmento Il Casino on Tory Street, w.. 08-Dec-2010

Construction Contracts Act Under Review

A review is now underway on the Construction Contracts Act 2002 with the release of a discussion.. 06-Dec-2010

Solid Energy Reveal Future Plans

During the recently held Solid Energy AGM, Chairman John Palmer and CEO Dr Don Elder explained t.. 06-Dec-2010

Tauranga Eastern Link Starts Early

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has announced that main construction works on the $455million Tau.. 06-Dec-2010

Edgy architecture rocks Wellington airport

Construction has been underway at the Wellington Airport on the highly anticipated International.. 02-Nov-2010

House of the year awards announced

Whats On Report congratulates all regional winners and national finalists of the 2010 Registered.. 01-Nov-2010

Economy in recovery

The New Zealand economy has made a strong comeback in the past year, according to information co.. 29-Oct-2010

The best little zoo in the world

The Wellington Zoo 10-year Capital Programme has been in full swing for the last five years wit.. 28-Oct-2010