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Women transforming construction sector

Winners of the second annual Hays NAWIC Excellence Awards have been hailed as “inspirational leaders who are passionate about changing the construction sector” during last night’s awards ceremony at Mac’s Function Centre in Wellington. The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements women are making in New Zealand’s construction industry. With 10 percent yearly growth rates predicted […]

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Contractor Selected for Metro Sports Facility

Leighs Cockram Joint Venture Ltd. to proceed with Metro Sports Facility Ōtākaro Limited has selected Leighs Cockram Joint Venture Ltd. to proceed as the single ECI (Early Contractor Involvement) contractor for the next design stage of the Metro Sports Facility, an aquatic and indoor sports and leisure venue that will grow participation in sport and […]

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Future demands for construction workforce

More construction workers will be needed to supply the sufficient labour power to support the nationwide boom in construction investment and developments. With different reports detailing the positive statistics of projects and growth, employment in construction is definitely a factor as the building trend continues. With investments in the construction sector expected to peak at $37 billion in […]

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Interview with MPTT:Auckland

We recently interviewed Mr. Kirk Sargent, Project Manager of Māori and Pasifika Trade Training:Auckland on his thoughts on the construction industry. In the interview, he discusses their association and their role, the challenges faced by Māori as well as Pasifika and the ways to overcome these challenges. 1. Can you give a brief introduction to your association? […]

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Hays NAWIC Excellence Awards 2016

Women are making huge strides in New Zealand’s construction sector with the 37 finalists in the second annual Hays NAWIC Excellence Awards reflecting the increasingly significant contribution being made by women across the industry. The awards, which will be held at Mac’s Function Centre in Wellington on 14th September, aim to celebrate the achievements of […]

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Opportunities in Auckland under Construction

With the region and the country as a whole under construction. There is an urgency for more housing and infrastructure to carry an ever-increasing population. Granted, it will now rely heavily on related businesses to supply and fuel the momentum. Richard O’Brien of nzbizbuysell says commercial opportunities abound in booming construction times – especially if […]

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Uplifting signs for Auckland’s cranes sector

Cranes don’t always make national headlines, so many may be surprised that the industry has drawn a lot of attention in recent months. For example, the New Zealand Herald ran several articles earlier this year on the growing presence of cranes being erected across Auckland. These were based on Rider Levett Bucknall’s (RLB) Crane Index, […]

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Construction forecasting until 2021

Two reports and a web tool were released by the Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith, to assist planning in New Zealand’s building and construction sector. Over the past months, much is speculated with the booming activities and projects around the New Zealand construction industry and […]

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Fletcher to buy rival Higgins

Fletcher Building has gained clearance from the Commerce Commission to acquire Higgins Group Holdings, the rival construction company, after dropping Horokiwi Quarries from its application to reduce its dominance in the aggregates market. The Commerce Commission clearance has given Fletcher to acquire Higgins’ road surfacing and road maintenance, civil structure and construction products, including most […]

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World’s biggest builder in town

The world’s biggest construction company, part of the giant China State Construction Engineering Corporation, China Construction New Zealand was announced to have won the $200 million contract to build the luxurious Park Hyatt Hotel in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter. CSCEC was named as the world’s biggest builder by revenue in 2012 by The Economist. It now […]

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The Timber industry is also ready!

The timber industry reacts to the government’s announced boost to home construction with the Housing Infrastructure Fund; timber professionals believe that has to have a timber focus. ”If we want that many houses to be built quickly, properly, and with sustainable materials, timber is the way to go. This is even more the case with […]

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