KiwiBuild

KiwiBuild – What is it? In December 2017, the New Zealand Government has announced KiwiBuild which originates from Labour’s election promise. During the 2017 Election Campaign, the labour party announced they would aim to tackle the housing crisis.The Party took a holistic approach where its proposed policy would cover constraining foreign speculators, building more affordable […]

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NZ Build

Consumer Confidence Rises as Market Stabilises

Consumer Confidence Rises in January as NZ Build Market Stabilises Consumer confidence across the country has risen in January, ending a three-month decline, thanks to the improved economic outlook, better house prices and increasing spending on household items. The ANZ Roy Morgan consumer confidence index rose to 126.9 in January compared to 121.8 of December. […]

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Auckland City Rail

Auckland City Rail Tender Delayed

Chris Meale, the City Rail Link Chief Executive issued a statement on 20th Feb. The announcement stated that the release of tender documents for the tunnel system of CRL will be delayed by up to three months as a preferred bidder of the project had withdrawn.   Originally, there were eight bidders pre-qualified for the […]

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Waitakeres Hit With Floods

Earlier this month, Waitakeres was hit hard by heavy rain and followed by flash floods. The flood killed two local teens who were swimming at the Cascade falls prior to the accident. At least a hundred locals were evacuated during the time. Unfortunately, similar incidents are likely to occur again. Auckland Council released a research […]

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Chinese Tradies to Help Complete Park Hyatt Hotel

200 Chinese workers will be flown to Auckland to help complete the $200 million Park Hyatt hotel located in the city’s Wynyard Quarter, which is projected to be finished in March 2019. Fu Wah developers from Beijing explained that the lack of skilled workers in construction would delay the project for months if no workers […]

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Coasteville-Riverhead Highway Delayed

Parents and teachers of Riverhead expressed disappointment and worries of the delayed safety crossing line in their neighbourhood. A zebra crossing line scheduled for north-west Auckland was initially due to be completed in January, yet the project’s completion date was pushed back to August. The community was advised that the crossing line would be completed […]

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Arson Suspected in Auckland High-rise

Several fires bursted forth on multiple levels of Parks Residence, an apartment building in Auckland CBD, where the cause of the accident remained unknown. Firefighters along with appliances were called to tackle the blaze, whilst workers from nearby buildings were evacuated. Public suspected that the peculiar multiple fire outbreaks were ignited deliberately. It is reported […]

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build NZ

KiwiBuild Boom For NZ Build Market

KiwiBuild Boom For NZ Build Market Sees Unprecedented Demand For Talent The New Zealand building industry boom is set to provide companies in the construction sector more opportunities within the residential construction market. The recent announcement regarding Kiwi Build, a holistic policy by the Labour party to tackle the current housing crisis has created this […]

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Eastfield Avenue Sees Violations

Construction sites in Eastfield Avenue, a large residential development area in eastern Auckland, was found violating building site rules after staff from Auckland Council’s regulatory team paid a site visit. Developers were held accountable as they did not comply to the rules. Regulatory compliance manager, Steve Pearce, said that this could result in a fine […]

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Construction Job Advertising Drops

Recently, job advertising has dropped for two consecutive months, and the development is nearly to zero in Auckland. Based on online tracking and printing job advertising from the monthly ANZ job ads indicator, there has been a 0.3 per cent drop between November and December. Job advertisement around the globe is still maintaining at approximately […]

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Quay St Cycleway Project Begins

The Quay Street Cycleway Extension project in Auckland CBD should start at the beginning of January 2018. It will link with the future Tamaki Drive cycleway, Glen Innes and Tamaki Drive. However, the extension project has attracted a host of tree protesters. This is because the cycleway development on Quay St will greatly affect existing […]

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