Chinese Tradies to Help Complete Park Hyatt Hotel

200 Chinese workers will be flown to Auckland to help complete the $200 million Park Hyatt hotel located in the city’s Wynyard Quarter, which is projected to be finished in March 2019. Fu Wah developers from Beijing explained that the lack of skilled workers in construction would delay the project for months if no workers […]

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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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Visa Demand for Build NZ Tradies

Visa demand for Build NZ Tradies Outnumber Professionals for First Time For the first time, the number of approved work visas of trade workers has exceeded professionals. There were nearly 13,000 trade workers who received a work visas for the construction industry, whilst only around 11,000 professionals received it. The construction sector was the most […]

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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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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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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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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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