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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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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Fletcher Building Announce Loss of $322 million

Fletcher Building Announce Loss of $322 million In the latter half of 2017, Fletcher Building lost $322 million of its operating earnings. The corporation flagged its growing losses and the board has suspended the payment of an interim dividend. The losses from the Building & Interior division of Fletcher Building is expected to be $660 […]

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$12million Hospital Expansion

With the number of ED patients hitting record high, many non-essential surgeries are not being performed. As the Emergency Department receives a record influx of patients, Hawke’s Bay Hospital had to delay non-life-threatening surgeries. The demand for hospital services proved exceptionally high in 2017, especially for acute surgeries – which had been running around-the-clock since […]

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KiwiBuild Will Carry Risk

Government officials informed Housing Minister Phil Twyford that KiwiBuild plan will carry risk. The new Minister was briefed by officials from several ministries regarding Labour’s housing policies as he came into office. At present, Labour’s biggest plan is KiwiBuild: to deliver 100,000 new affordable homes in the next ten years, with 50% in Auckland and […]

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Visa Demand for Build NZ Tradies

Visa demand for Build NZ Tradies Outnumber Professionals for First Time For the first time, the number of approved work visas of trade workers has exceeded professionals. There were nearly 13,000 trade workers who received a work visas for the construction industry, whilst only around 11,000 professionals received it. The construction sector was the most […]

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