Bespoke Builds: Green Builders

Specialising in large-scale renovations and bespoke architectural builds means the team at Green Builders is used to thinking outside the box.     Company founder Reuben Green has turned his 10-year background in building, and time spent in Melbourne where he worked on high-end renovations, into a skilled operation that includes six qualified staff. Green […]

Celebrating Success

Eight years into the rebuild, Christchurch is continuing to command attention on the global stage for its richly developing urban spaces, a metamorphosis which is palpable, measurable and impressive.     However, the extent to which the commercial backbone of the recovering city can fulfil its potential largely rests on the commercial shoulders of the […]

Ivan Iafeta: The Influencers

I was interested to read recently a submission by the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce on the Christchurch City Council’s 2019/2020 Draft Annual Plan, and to note the shared thinking between the Chamber and Regenerate Christchurch on what is needed to ensure Christchurch achieves long-term, sustainable regeneration.   A key element, as noted by the […]

John Bridgman: The Influencers

Construction of the Metro Sport Facility gets underway next month on the former Canterbury Brewery site. That’s good news regardless of whether you like to get active from the top of a 10-metre dive tower or the comfort of a spin bike.   We recently awarded a $221m contract for the construction of what will […]

Mark Macauley: The Influencers

International and national investors are continuing to show strong interest in the Christchurch commercial property market. After the earthquakes, a lot of those buyers shied clear of the city but that’s certainly changed now with more and more enquiry from buyers outside the city – for both bare land and significant commercial and industrial buildings. […]

Marian Johnson: The Influencers

March was a month of total gratitude for our fellow citizens who, once again, pulled together and looked after one another. The whole world has taken note of the power love can wield against fear and hatred. Let’s hope humankind can carry on down this path.   The team at Ministry of Awesome (MoA) celebrated […]

Dr Megan Woods: The Influencers

The last month has been a hard one for Christchurch. I don’t think any of us ever imagined something like this would happen in our country, let alone our city. Despite the shock and sadness we have felt, I have heard so many stories of kindness and compassion about people in Christchurch offering help to […]

Leeann Watson: The Influencers

After the events of 15 March, we saw such an outpouring of compassion and support from throughout the world as we came to terms with an event we thought would never happen in our city.   Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister, so quickly became an example of the way a country’s leader should respond […]

Fixing the construction sector

New Zealand has long been plagued by sub-standard building, from the leaky homes saga through to the present day earthquake remediation crisis.     However, there is light at the end of the tunnel, with Government and construction industry leaders committing to transform New Zealand’s construction sector. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Construction Sector […]

A slice of inner city paradise: Parker Group Construction

Parker Group Construction is a family-owned building company which prides itself on its history of building diverse, quality homes. The company only employs builders with an eye for detail and ensures the customer feels included and satisfied throughout the process, something which is clearly evident in a suite of six high-end inner city dwellings in […]