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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Hawke’s Bay Hospital Invests in $12million 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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Auckland University Builds Medical School

The construction of Auckland University’s $116 million Medical School – opposite Auckland City Hospital in Grafton – is now in full swing. The work will be headed by Hawkins Construction, whose aim is to move the School of Medicine and its School of Population Health from the University’s Tamaki Campus and the Auckland District Health […]

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Auckland housing

Ted Manson develops 500 social rentals

Ted Manson, leading property developer, began his benevolent project of building 500 social rental homes in Auckland. Manson is the managing director of Mansons TCLM. At a housing summit in Auckland, he announced his charitable endeavor. “My parents lived in a very small one-bedroom apartment before the state house, to which I moved when I […]

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auckland construction

20,000 Foreign Builders to Meet Industry Shortage

Due to a shortage of local candidates, New Zealand construction companies are currently reaching out to foreign builders to meet market demand. Both private and public organisations are backing the new campaign, which encourages builders to immigrate to New Zealand to help support the growing industry. The campaign is named LookSee Build and it adopts […]

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Worksafe Urges to Install Safety Nets

Builders are being warned to put on safety nets to prevent serious work-related injuries, such as fall off roofs or walls. In past two years, two serious head injuries were recorded due to inappropriate installation. WorkSafe has issued an industry-wide alert about the dangers of poorly installed and badly made nets in residential building sites. […]

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Companies Without Insurance Face Collapse

The legislation of the new law may result in the collapse of construction companies as two tiers will be created, says James MacQueen, advisory partner in the construction and real estate sector for business advisory and accountancy firm BDO. The amendment was a response to the collapse of Mainzeal in 2013, which leaves unsecured creditor […]

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Construction workers to get a pay rise next year

It is expected that over half of the country’s building industry workers will receive a salary increase up to 5 per cent next year, annual salary guide by Hays Construction and the New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) reports. The survey on salary and recruiting expectations shows that project managers, construction managers, quantity surveyors, estimators, […]

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Australian Skilled Dealers Falls Below Demand

Australian tradesmen are struggling to keep up as the country’s residential building market grows. Owing to the rapid rise of the residential construction industry in Australia, many trades are lacking seasoned professionals meet market demand. According to the Housing Industry Association’s recent Trades Report, bricklayering suffered the worst shortage, measuring -0.82 on the index (anything […]

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Auckland Buyers to Fund Local Housing Development

New home buyer charges are set to address infrastructure issues that are hindering housing development. The government will be setting up Crown Infrastructure Partners to fund transport and water connections to new housing development areas. The company will be working with a starting budget of $600 million. According to Phil Goff, the funding will allow […]

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