NZ Build

Whanganui Joins Construction Boom

Whanganui firms are now joining in the rising construction activity in New Zealand. Jamie O’Leary from Jamie O’Leary Builders and Stonewood Homes claims to be witnessing its “longest incremental high in living memory” within Whanganui and its surrounding areas. “It’s really good – we are doing bloody well,” exclaimed Mr O’Leary. “It’s been steady with […]

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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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Eastfield Avenue Sees Violations

Construction sites in Eastfield Avenue, a large residential development area in eastern Auckland, was found violating building site rules after staff from Auckland Council’s regulatory team paid a site visit. Developers were held accountable as they did not comply to the rules. Regulatory compliance manager, Steve Pearce, said that this could result in a fine […]

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$12million Hospital 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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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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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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Half Christchurch Hotel Rooms Occupied

Only Half of The Hotel Rooms in Christchurch Are Presently Occupied With more tourists visiting central cities like Akaroa, Hanmer, Waipara, Tekapo and the ski fields, it has damaged the booking reservation among Christchurch hoteliers. With the opening of the 17-level redeveloped Crowne Plaza, Hospitality New Zealand’s Canterbury spokesman Peter Morrison said the record had […]

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Christchurch Construction

$5m land remediation – Christchurch

$5m land remediation for Christchurch Metro Sports Facility Due to asbestos, hazardous material, liquefaction risk and other lands issues, a $5 million land remediation project will be carried out for the $300 million Metro Sports Facility. A rebuild agency boss has recently admitted that the land was “not exactly the best site” for a sports […]

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Registrations Open For Auckland Build

Registrations have now opened to the public for Auckland Build NZ’s Leading Construction Exhibition. This must attend event for the construction, design and architecture industry will be taking place at the ASB Showgrounds on 2-3 November. Tickets are free, but they are however limited, we do therefore recommend registering early. Please note: tickets include access […]

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Auckland apprentices

Apprentices Needed Across NZ Construction

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) has reached the record of 11,000 apprentices working towards a qualification. Associate Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Louise Upston welcomed the number. She said, “apprenticeships are not just an alternative career choice for young people, they are critical for our economic growth. There are many benefits of […]

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