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Young people wanted in the growing industry

Wanted: 32,000 people to fill jobs to help fuel Auckland’s rapid growth. Available: 23,000 16-24 year old Aucklanders not in education, employment or training. And the money’s good – $40,000-$60,000 in many starting salaries and genuine prospects for advancement. It seems an easy equation to solve. But a new competition, #BuildAKL, has been launched to […]

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Economy gets boost from building sector

New Zealand’s booming construction sector remains one of the main pillars for the country’s economic growth, benefiting from an expanding population in need of housing and spurring activity in other industries. Government data today showed the construction sector grew 5 percent in the three months ended June 30, making the biggest contribution to a 0.9 […]

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Fletcher to buy rival Higgins

Fletcher Building has gained clearance from the Commerce Commission to acquire Higgins Group Holdings, the rival construction company, after dropping Horokiwi Quarries from its application to reduce its dominance in the aggregates market. The Commerce Commission clearance has given Fletcher to acquire Higgins’ road surfacing and road maintenance, civil structure and construction products, including most […]

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World’s biggest builder in town

The world’s biggest construction company, part of the giant China State Construction Engineering Corporation, China Construction New Zealand was announced to have won the $200 million contract to build the luxurious Park Hyatt Hotel in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter. CSCEC was named as the world’s biggest builder by revenue in 2012 by The Economist. It now […]

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NZ Government pays up for apprentice builders

The government has announced an extra $3.5 million a year to attract more people into the building and construction industry. The pre-budget announcement announced that $14.4m would be injected into the industry training system over four years, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce said. To cope with the Auckland’s construction boom and labour […]

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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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