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How To Operate In A Post-RMA Environment

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 4:28 pm | InfraNews

Achieving outcomes has become the great new aspiration of public policy says Infrastructure New Zealand Policy Director Hamish Glenn Outcomes are neither new nor different than things we’ve always wanted – higher incomes, cleaner environment, longer, healthier ... More >>

RMA Should Be Scrapped, Panel Finds

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 8:24 pm | InfraNews

The Resource Management Review Panel has recommended replacing the Resource Management Act with two new acts, but can they succeed where the RMA failed? The 29 year old Resource Management Act (RMA) would be repealed and replaced with two new pieces ... More >>

Political Rabbits Put In Charge Of The Lettuce

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 8:15 pm | InfraNews

A combined plea from three key infrastructure associations garners a partial response from a government accused of using shovel-ready projects for politicking ahead of the election Details of 59 projects were released on July 27 by the government’s ... More >>

Which Property Markets Will Be Hit Hardest By COVID-19?

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 6:53 pm | InfraNews

In the coming months, all parts of the country are likely to feel some degree of property pain says Corelogic Senior Property Economist Kelvin Davidson Clearly there is a tough period ahead for the economy, with GDP set to fall sharply amid rising ... More >>

Commercial Property Market Stalls As Uncertainty Lingers

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 6:46 pm | InfraNews

The impacts of COVID-19 has stalled New Zealand’s commercial property sector, with uncertainty over the long-term impacts driving a steep decline in market confidence, the Q1 2020 RICS New Zealand Commercial Property Monitor has found The quarterly ... More >>

A 1930s Solution To A 1930s-style Problem

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 6:39 pm | InfraNews

With private sector development forecast to plummet during this period of economic uncertainty, the government has a clear opportunity to support the residential construction industry and address New Zealand’s shortage of social housing, says economics consultancy ... More >>

Clean Energy, Incinerating Waste And Destroying Viruses

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 6:31 pm | InfraNews

New Zealand lags far behind in recognising that high temperature waste incineration can provide efficient and clean energy, plus it comes with the added bonus of destroying pathogens and viruses in the process with minimal effect on the environment The Spittelau ... More >>

Construction Protocols For Level Two – What You Need To Know

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 5:33 pm | InfraNews

Site Safe Chief Executive Brett Murray says “we’ve been working with a cross-industry working group to make sure everyone has access to this important information as soon as possible, so businesses will have time to get to grips with what level 2 means ... More >>

Where To From Here For Small Business?

Saturday, 9 May 2020, 10:52 am | InfraNews

Facing the inexorable rise in the numbers of unemployed and beneficiaries, a successful transition to the largely speculative new economy requires a pragmatic plan, says Barry Dyer Tragic deaths notwithstanding, those most affected by the Covid-19 virus ... More >>

What Is Happening In The Rest Of The Covid World?

Saturday, 9 May 2020, 10:50 am | InfraNews

While we are up to the minute with the state of play in New Zealand and across the ditch in Australia, our world knowledge is sketchy and politically driven The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) has been providing predictive monitoring ... More >>

COVID-19 Is No Excuse To Ignore Usual Health And Safety Risks

Friday, 1 May 2020, 7:59 am | InfraNews

Businesses need to focus on known and understood health and safety risks, alongside those of COVID-19, to limit any spike in incident numbers as we leave Level 4 lockdown, says New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM) President Greg Dearsly. These ... More >>

Businesses Now Require COVID-19 Safety Plan

Friday, 1 May 2020, 7:47 am | InfraNews

Under alert Level 3 all businesses that are permitted to resume operations need to have a COVID-19 safety plan that sets out how they’ll operate safely, says the Head of WorkSafe’s General Inspectorate Jo Pugh. To help meet the requirements ... More >>

Insights Into A Post-Covid-19 World

Friday, 24 April 2020, 9:47 am | InfraNews

For a time the world will be in recovery mode, and then the time will come when life will once again feel normal. It may take two years, it may take four years, and it may be hard to believe right now, but it will come. Although it will feel normal, ... More >>