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Awards 2024

Nominations for our 2024 NZ Building People Awards and Next Gen Awards are now open! 

The awards evening will take place on 30 August at the Viaduct Event Centre in Tāmaki | Auckland. 

Help us recognise the people doing great things in the construction industry and nominate someone today. 


NZIOB Events update

Posted on Friday 20 August, 2021

With all of New Zealand in COVID-19 Alert Level 4, and with the possibility that lockdowns may be extended, the NZIOB has had to reschedule some of its August CPD events. If you have any queries about these or other NZIOB events, please email

Southern Region site visit to Parakiore Recreation and Sports Centre

Posted on Friday 20 August, 2021

On 10 August, NZIOB members from the Southern Region attended a site visit to Parakiore Recreation and Sports Centre in Christchurch, hosted by Ōtākaro and CPB. Members got to see inside this exciting key anchor project, and some of the spaces that will be available when it’s all complete – this included the 50-metre competition pool, diving pool, aquatic leisure area, and multi-purpose indoor courts.

Welcome to our new National Board Chair, John Hemi

Posted on Friday 30 July, 2021

Following the NZIOB’s recent election, the NZIOB is delighted to formally introduce John Hemi, the new Chair of the NZIOB National Board. Starting as a Graduate Engineer, John has held Regional and General Management roles in the industry and is currently employed at Te Waihanga (Infracom) as an Advisor on Major Projects and the Construction Sector Accord.

The NZIOB welcomes a new National Sponsor

Posted on Friday 30 July, 2021

The NZIOB National Office is delighted to announce a new partnership with Autodesk Construction Cloud. From 1 August, Autodesk Construction Cloud is officially on board as one of the NZIOB’s four National Sponsors, joining Hays, Resene Construction Systems, and Pink® Batts®. They, along with our National Partner GIB®, form the NZIOB’s family of core supporters.

Financial Management Workshop in Wellington

Posted on Friday 30 July, 2021

Under the CARTERS-sponsored Building Legends programme, experts from BDO have prepared a six-hour programme that will be delivered over two half-day sessions in Wellington. The course is aimed at business owners, senior team members, and sub-contractors who would like to upskill their financial literacy within the construction industry.

Calling all Central Region Student Members

Posted on Friday 30 July, 2021

The NZIOB is hosting the first of its 2021 Student Mentoring Programme seminars next week in Wellington. Student attendees will hear from established and upcoming industry professionals about their careers to date, how to carve your own path in the workplace, and the realities of the construction industry for recent graduates.

NZIOB & NAWIC Event: Construction Risk Allocation

Posted on Friday 30 July, 2021

The NZIOB Southern Region Committee is hosting a joint event with NAWIC to explore Construction Risk Allocation. A panel of industry leaders, compèred by Barrister Richard Johnstone from Left Bank Chambers, will discuss this vital issue and share their insights on relevant industry topics.

Welcome to our new Members

Posted on Friday 30 July, 2021

The NZIOB welcomes its newest members, who had their memberships ratified by the NZIOB Board on 23 July. NZIOB members have opportunities to make professional contacts, advance their careers and business, gain knowledge at exclusive events, and help shape the industry.

Industry icons share stories and honour one of their own

Posted on Friday 30 July, 2021

Last night, a stellar line-up of construction industry icons provided their collective insight on changes within the construction sector since the turn of the century. The event was well-attended with more than 80 industry practitioners filling the room. The event concluded with the awarding of an NZIOB Honorary Membership to Peter Fehl.

Industry icon to be honoured at upcoming NZIOB event

Posted on Friday 16 July, 2021

The NZIOB Northern Region Committee is hosting an event to honour construction industry icon, Peter Fehl. A panel of industry peers will share stories of Peter; as well as insights into how the construction industry has changed during Peter’s career and their advice on how to survive within this challenging industry. The event will culminate with a presentation to Peter of an NZIOB Honorary Fellowship.

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