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 Read more…

Unitary Plan given the green light

Auckland Council says it has completed an “historic” moment in planning and reached all its final decisions on the Unitary Plan. The council’s governing body finished four days of deliberation over the plan and will notify the public of its decisions this Friday. That will be followed by a 20 Read more…

Women transforming construction sector

Winners of the second annual Hays NAWIC Excellence Awards have been hailed as “inspirational leaders who are passionate about changing the construction sector” during last night’s awards ceremony at Mac’s Function Centre in Wellington. The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements women are making in New Zealand’s construction industry. With 10 Read more…

Future demands for construction workforce

More construction workers will be needed to supply the sufficient labour power to support the nationwide boom in construction investment and developments. With different reports detailing the positive statistics of projects and growth, employment in construction is definitely a factor as the building trend continues. With investments in the construction sector expected to Read more…

Interview with MPTT:Auckland

We recently interviewed Mr. Kirk Sargent, Project Manager of Māori and Pasifika Trade Training:Auckland on his thoughts on the construction industry. In the interview, he discusses their association and their role, the challenges faced by Māori as well as Pasifika and the ways to overcome these challenges. 1. Can you give a Read more…

Hays NAWIC Excellence Awards 2016

Women are making huge strides in New Zealand’s construction sector with the 37 finalists in the second annual Hays NAWIC Excellence Awards reflecting the increasingly significant contribution being made by women across the industry. The awards, which will be held at Mac’s Function Centre in Wellington on 14th September, aim Read more…