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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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Auckland Suburbs – The Area To Watch

Auckland suburb becomes more and more popular to the house buyers as seen by the increasing median sales price released by Auckland’s biggest real estate company Barfoot & Thompson recently. New figures indicating that the median sales price has been doubling in the last 18 months and West Auckland is the area with biggest movers. […]

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Another Thriving Year For Auckland Construction

The Auckland commercial and industrial property market is very likely to continue thriving in 2016, which is indicated by the latest GDP figures for Auckland. It recorded 3.5% growth rate in the September 2015 year that is 1.1% higher than the rest of New Zealand and 1.4% higher than the city’s 10 year trend average. […]

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