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NZIOB recognises member achievements

Posted on Friday 20 May, 2022

Two NZIOB members were recently presented NZIOB Awards for their contribution to the industry. Anthony Leighs was made a Fellow of the NZIOB, and Graeme Earl was presented with a Regional Honor Award. Anthony has won both the Young Achiever and the Supreme Awards, and Graeme has served on the NZIOB National Board since 2018.

Missed the Scott Base Redevelopment event?

Posted on Friday 20 May, 2022

This Scott Base Redevelopment is the largest and most complex redevelopment project ever undertaken by Antarctica New Zealand. If you missed the event or livestream, the presentation was recorded and is now available. The recording is free for NZIOB Members and can access the recording via the NZIOB Membership Portal.


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.

NZIOB Charitable Education Trust Night at the Trots

Posted on Friday 20 May, 2022

Save the date – the NZIOB Charitable Education Trust’s 2022 ‘Night at the Trots’ fundraiser is being held at Alexandra Park Raceway in Auckland on Thursday, 30 June. ‘Night at the Trots’ will provide you and your guests with a fun night of racing and entertainment, including raffles and sweeps.



Regional events are back!

Posted on Friday 20 May, 2022

With the move to orange, regional events are back. The NZIOB Kalmar Annual Fishing Competition held on 6 May attracted over 170 keen participants and the NZIOB Central Region’s Golf Day also held on Friday, 6 May was a huge success with 28 teams competing. NZIOB thanks the sponsors of these two events for their generous support.

NZIOB National Student Awards

Posted on Friday 20 May, 2022

A reminder that entries for the NZIOB National Student Awards are open and close on Tuesday, 31 May 2022. To recap, the National Student Awards replace the Institute’s three regional awards with a single programme thereby ensuring that students are recognised by the full construction industry.

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.

Meet the Team – Hayley Larsen

Posted on Friday 20 May, 2022

Meet Hayley Larsen, NZIOB’s Operations Manager. Hayley took up the role on 2 May following the departure of Susan Duley and is looking forward to meeting NZIOB members. She is contracted to the Institute for 20 hours per week. Hayley has extensive events management experience and owns an events management company, Twelve Conferences + Events.

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.

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