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Green roofs can make commercial buildings more sustainable, efficient and appealing places to work – but they can also be difficult to maintain, costly and underutilised, a property expert warns Green roofs are becoming more common in Europe and the United States, but have yet to become widespread in New Zealand Colliers International Director of Strategic Consulting Chris Farhi notes. Continue →

Water quality and availability, rapid urbanisation, and the impact of natural hazards and climate change are the top three planning issues affecting New Zealand in 2018 and beyond, according to the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) These challenges will be among those addressed at NZPI’s annual conference Breaking New Ground held in Tauranga from 21 to 23 March 2018. Continue →