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New policy to open up land

To cope with Auckland’s rapid growth in population, it will be a requirement by law to have Auckland Council open sufficient land to build residential houses. The new national policy statement (NPS) has sent a very clear directive to urban councils that they had to provide enough capacity for new housing and businesses to the […]

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Construction Key Trends to 2020

The New Zealand construction industry is well aware of the nation-wide growth and immense potential in expansion. This has been related to many of the announced, on-going and new projects. There are number of announced projects which has not been contracted to any party or company just yet and another number of on-going projects that […]

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Record High Level Of Building Activity

Supported by the continuous growing of the construction industry in Auckland while waning in Canterbury, the building activity has reached to 26-year high. The sector is expected to keep growing in next two years which will underpin New Zealand’s economic growth. With $2.8 billion value for residential building and $1.6 billion value for non-residential, the […]

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More Lands more Builders needed

The evident growth in building activities has been discussed around the country. In particular to Auckland, it dominated construction for both residential and non-residential construction as it grows for the fifth quarter in the March period. There is a lack of sufficient manpower and lands to match the demand and supply of housing. That is […]

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Shortage of Cranes Slow Down Construction

The Rapid Pace Of Contruction May Be Slowed Down By Shortage Of Cranes The demand for crane keeps surging with the boom in Auckland construction industry. However, the rapid development of the construction sector may be hindered by the limited number of cranes available in the market. Crane companies keep purchasing the equipment yet it […]

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Labour Shortage in Auckland

The construction labour force is not catching up with the immense construction boom in Auckland. Contrary to the positive trend, the city’s unemployment rate is still above the national average at 6.6 percent. The robust and seemingly omnipresent building and construction activities around Auckland have generated thousands of jobs; however, the shortage is evident as […]

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Interview with MPGDNZ

We recently interviewed Greg Wallace, CEO of Master Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers NZ on his thoughts on the construction industry. In the interview, he discusses the opportunities for plumbers, gasfitters and drainlyers,  the way to prevent buying the counterfeit products and suggestions to construction professionals. Read the full interview here.

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Crucial building blocks in Western Ring Route open

Going along with the construction boom in Auckland, the city’s transport history will mark the official opening of two upgrades to Auckland’s Northwestern Motorway Designed to keep Auckland moving, the Lincoln Interchange and Te Atatu Interchange projects are the first of the few improvement projects to be opened this year as part of the Government’s […]

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More construction professionals needed

The construction labour force is not catching up with the immense construction boom in Auckland. Contrary to the positive trend, the city’s unemployment rate is still above the national average at 6.6 percent. The robust and seemingly omnipresent building and construction activities around Auckland have generated thousands of jobs; however, the shortage is evident as […]

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Apprenticeships Will No Longer Be The Second Option

Apprenticeships were deemed as the second choice for people who cannot enroll to universities because of not good enough grades. However, it may become the effective solution to close the skills gap and end youth unemployment as suggested by recruiting specialist Hays New Zealand. Completing a degree is perceived as a guarantee of more earnings […]

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House Prices Recorded First Time Decrease

Auckland House Prices Recorded First Time Decrease In More than A Year But Still Promising The new investment rules implemented late last year may be the main reason for the drop in Auckland house prices last month. Seasonal variations over Christmas period may also contribute to the dip. However, the average price may rise again […]

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