Parnell Terraces Leakage Work Nears Its End

A large scale Auckland leaky building repair project is due to wrap up this month following a whopping $24 million spent on fixing 81 townhouses. Body corporate chairman of Parnell Terraces on The Strand in Quay Park, Michael Rehm, explained that although the project deviated from its initial plan, the public will see significant progress […]

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Rotorua’s Aquatic Centre Review

The panel in charge of reviewing building management options for Rotorua’s Aquatic Centre have been announced. Members of the panel include Auckland lawyer Tama Hovell, Deloitte’s Director Rob McDonald, and Sports New Zealand Spaces and Places Lead Jamie Delich. The Aquatic Centre became a topic of debate when Rotorua Lakes Council made the decision to […]

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Middlemore Hospital In Need of Repair

Hospitals “around the country” are dealing with building issues, says health minister Dr David Clark. However, there is not much that can be done if District Health Boards  (DHBs) are not open to discuss the issues they are facing. Clark raised the issue to Counties Manukau DHB acting chairman Rabin Rabindran. He expressed disappointment towards […]

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Construction Begins for Eastern Busway

The pre-construction work for the Eastern Busway, bridging Panmure and Pakuranga has finally begun. Auckland Transport explains that the project will entail the tearing down of fourteen Auckland Council-owned buildings in order to make way for archaeological investigations. According to Auckland Transport, the archaeological work is “particularly important on this project due to the unique […]

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NZ Construction Market Needs 51,000 workers

New Zealand Construction Market needs 51,000 workers New Zealand has been troubled with a shortage of affordable housing, an increasing population and a lack of construction workers. While foreign investors might have contributed to the skyrocketing property prices, the size and skill of the construction workforce is always the key to actualize new development plans. […]

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NZ Build

Whanganui Joins Construction Boom

Whanganui firms are now joining in the rising construction activity in New Zealand. Jamie O’Leary from Jamie O’Leary Builders and Stonewood Homes claims to be witnessing its “longest incremental high in living memory” within Whanganui and its surrounding areas. “It’s really good – we are doing bloody well,” exclaimed Mr O’Leary. “It’s been steady with […]

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Construction Jobs

Construction Jobs : Trends and forecasts The construction industry contributed to at least 25 percent of employment growth between 2015 to 2018. The growth of the industry is primarily pushed by the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. Thousands of Canterbury homes and commercial buildings were either badly damaged or destroyed in the earthquakes and the […]

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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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