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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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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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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Build NZ

Auckland Housing Lacks Affordability

Statistics show that 98 free market affordable homes have been built under the Auckland Housing Accord. However, Councillor Chris Darby who serves as the chair of Auckland Council planning committee criticises the Accord as a “dismal failure” in addressing affordability. The Housing Accord launched in October 2013 for a period of three years and was […]

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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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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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NAWIC

Women Take the Lead in Construction

The third annual Hays NAWIC Excellence Awards was held at the Aotea Centre in Auckland to celebrate role models for women in construction. The awards recognise the remarkable achievements and effort made by women in the construction industry. Thanks to the projected 10 per cent annual growth rates till 2019 and the demand for 50,000 […]

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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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