Articles tagged Phil Twyford

Builders have never been busier, but they're increasingly pessimistic. The Government hopes its reassurances about ending the boom-bust cycle will turn that around, Thomas Coughlan reports.

Phil Twyford says he will draw up what he calls an action plan with the beleaguered construction industry to address its deep-rooted problems, Thomas Coughlan reports.

Pre-qualification for KiwiBuild homes opened on Monday, with Kiwibank swiftly announcing a new home loan catering to prospective buyers, Thomas Coughlan reports.

The Government has promised to “take leadership” to bolster confidence in the construction industry, but Thomas Coughlan reports that new state-funded construction projects are few and far between.

Government agencies will be asked to stick more closely to procurement guidelines to support the troubled construction sector, with Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones warning the industry must reset or “contemplate certain death”.

Winston Peters doesn't approve of selling Crown land to fund infrastructure, distancing himself from a policy being considered by the Labour-led Government, Thomas Coughlan reports.