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Building and construction minister Maurice Williamson is looking for a chairman for the Building Practitioners Board.

He plans to pay $550 a day, a figure set by the Cabinet Fees Framework.

According to a job ad on the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment website (http://www.dbh.govt.nz/bpb-appointment) the minister wants  a chairman who has:

•  Strong governance and leadership skills.

•  Knowledge and understanding of the public sector.

•  Commitment and integrity.

•  Strong communication skills.

•  A sound appreciation of the duties and responsibilities associated with a statutory position.

Under the Building Act 2004, the board’s role is to approve rules relating to licensed building practitioners, exercise disciplinary powers and hear appeals against decisions of the registrar.

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Dame Jenny? Probably not. Besides she, and others, apparently would not serve on the canterbury EQ Recovery panel for less than $1000/day according to Jerry Brownlee, who had the normal fees nearly tripled by State services minister Tony Ryall.
Keep it in the family, what?

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What about getting the Sky City Convention City moving ?

This would suck up a fair number of the recently made unemployed skilled construction workforce in the Queen City and allow them to pay their mortgages in a timely fashion and so on.

Or given the nutty intervention of the greens and and labour looking for cheap political gain will Sky City pull the plug on this project given that Convention Centres generally struggle to wash their faces throughout the world ?

The AG report will be out soon and confirm everything is kosher and that this has always been the best option except for thise who happen to be brain dead.

Although most will disagree sometimes we just need a hard ass leading the way like say Lee Kuan Yew so we get over ourselves and don't get mired down in mediocrity with the tail wagging the dog and actually get things done.

I would estimate 90% + of Aucklanders would agree that it should proceed and should have been out if the ground 8 months ago.

Instead it is stuck in the mud because of a few more evil pokies and because of our political system which allows a modest minority to dork around with matters that demonstrably benefit the majority .

Tragic really.

Most independent observers would think we are mad.

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The renumeration surely has to be a joke. Who would do a directors job for that sort of money? Lawers /doctors and many other professionals charge minimum of $300 per hour. And pollies pay themselves well considering many work minimal hours plus they get generous perks etc ...so where is Williamson coming from?

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How about a chairman who knows something about building as well as the public sector. Might help!!

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