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Housing and building sectors missing from Emissions Reduction Plan

Posted on Friday 20 May, 2022

The Government has announced its plan to get to zero carbon emissions by 2050, but more can be done with housing.
Property Council New Zealand says one of the biggest ways to reduce emissions is to encourage high-quality intensification of our housing supply across metropolitan centres and along transit routes.

Rebalancing New Zealand’s Immigration System

Posted on Friday 20 May, 2022

The Government has announced changes to New Zealand’s immigration settings to address the immediate skill shortages. The changes include a new Green List to attract high skilled migrants by providing a pathway to residency for globally hard to fill roles. The list features 85 hard to fill roles including construction, engineering, trades, and tech.

Commercial Construction Survey Invitation

Posted on Friday 20 May, 2022

BRANZ would like to invite NZIOB members to take part in an industry-wide survey on the uptake of engineered wood products (EWPs) in the construction sector. This survey also seeks to track the sector’s contributions to meeting New Zealand’s climate change commitments.

Construction Sector Accord publishes 2021 progress report

Posted on Friday 20 May, 2022

The Construction Sector Accord has published its 2021 Construction Sector Accord Progress Report. The report is an overview of the Accord's progress during 2021 toward addressing systemic challenges in transforming the construction sector. It features our outgoing Steering Group chairs Chris Bunny and Peter Reidy reflecting on 2021’s trials and achievements.

2022 Building Code update

Posted on Friday 06 May, 2022

MBIE has opened consultation on proposed changes to the Building Code acceptable solutions and verification methods which cover plumbing and drainage, protection from fire, and structural stability of hollow-core floors.

Westpac: First Impressions - NZ building consents, March 2022

Posted on Friday 06 May, 2022

Consent issuance has broken records with more than 50,000 new homes consented over the past year. But while there is a large amount of work planned, labour and supply constraints are providing a break on the pace of building. And at the same time, population growth has plummeted, according to Westpac Banking Corporation’s Senior Economist, Satish Ranchhod.

Construction Sector Accord Steering Group – call for new members

Posted on Friday 06 May, 2022

The Construction Sector Accord is seeking new nominees for its Steering Group. The Accord Steering Group (ASG) will provide strategic direction and oversight to the delivery of the Accord 2.0 Construction Transformation Plan. Members will champion the Accord and lead by example. Applications close Friday 13 May 2022.

Work should not hurt

Posted on Friday 06 May, 2022

'Work Should Not Hurt’ is an initiative by Construction Health and Safety New Zealand (CHASNZ) to prevent sprains and strains in construction to ensure tradespeople enjoy long, pain-free careers and retire when they want to and not when forced to due to injury.

COVID-19 update for the building and construction sector

Posted on Thursday 14 April, 2022

As of 11:59pm last night, all of New Zealand has moved to the Orange setting of the Traffic Light system. Keep an eye out for updated Construction Protocols and Standards on the CHASNZ website. Also, new workplace guidance is now available to help employers update their health and safety risk assessments, especially in relation to vaccination requirements.

Introducing Waihanga Ara Rau

Posted on Thursday 14 April, 2022

Waihanga Ara Rau (Construction and Infrastructure) Workforce Development Council is one of six Workforce Development Councils set up under the Reform of Vocational Education to give industries greater leadership and influence across vocational education. The industry-led organisation has been established to develop and maintain a strategic view of the skills the construction and infrastructure industries require now and in the future.

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