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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. 


Southern Region Student Awards 2020

Posted on Friday 11 December, 2020

The NZIOB Southern Region Committee hosted an awards evening last night to celebrate the achievements of industry students from Ara’s School of Construction. NZIOB Members were invited to attend, to both show their support for what will be their future construction industry peers, and to celebrate the festive season with fellow members and industry colleagues.

NZIOB/NorthTec Student Awards 2020

Posted on Friday 11 December, 2020

On Thursday, 26 November, the 18th annual NZIOB/NorthTec Student Awards evening was held at the NorthTec Apprentice Restaurant in Whangarei. This awards programme represents a close collaboration between NZIOB and Northtec, at which the polytechnic’s top construction students are recognised.

Registrations open for Building Legends Financial Management workshop

Posted on Friday 20 November, 2020

Promoting better business practices and raising financial management capabilities within the construction industry are some of the NZIOB's main goals. Under the Carters-sponsored Building Legends programme, experts from BDO have prepared a six-hour Financial Management workshop that will be delivered over two half-day sessions.

Central Region site visit to new Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital

Posted on Friday 20 November, 2020

The NZIOB Central Region Committee, along with contractors McKee Fehl, are hosting a GIB® sponsored site visit to the much-anticipated Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital, a highly technical project that will house state-of-the-art facilities, uniquely designed to treat children, in one centralised space.

NZIOB has become an Industry Friend of NAWIC

Posted on Friday 20 November, 2020

The NZIOB has recently become a Construction Industry Friend of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). Joining the select group of Industry Friends of NAWIC is an acknowledgement of the NZIOB’s understanding of and commitment to the importance of gender equity in the construction industry.

Southern Region Golf Day

Posted on Friday 20 November, 2020

The annual Southern Region Golf Day was held on the 6th of November in Christchurch, with 30 teams and over 100 players in attendance. Blessed with fine weather, the day went off without a hitch, with hole sponsors adding another layer of fun to the day by hosting activities and competitions at their respective holes.

Central Region Quiz Night

Posted on Friday 20 November, 2020

This NZIOB Central Region Quiz Night was held last Thursday at Mac’s Brew Bar in Wellington. This showcase event is firmly established as one of the standout social fixtures in Wellington’s construction sector calendar, and by the way the night played out, it was clear that everyone who came relished the opportunity to get together and have some fun.

Save the Date for upcoming Summer events

Posted on Friday 20 November, 2020

Although it certainly doesn’t feel like it at the moment, summer is nearly upon us, and planning is underway for three of NZIOB’s long-standing summer events. All three events are very popular, proving their value as opportunities for consultants, contractors, specialist trades, suppliers, and sponsors to come together and enjoy a fun day out.

Welcome to our newest Members

Posted on Friday 20 November, 2020

The following people joined the NZIOB recently, having their membership ratified by the NZIOB Board in November. A warm welcome to you all and we look forward to connecting with you at an upcoming NZIOB event.

NZ Building Industry Awards Live Streaming

Posted on Friday 23 October, 2020

One week to go until the industry’s high-achievers and ‘who’s who’ don their Sunday best and gather to celebrate each other’s success. The New Zealand Building Industry Awards are being held on Friday, 30 October across three venues: Auckland (The Cordis), Wellington (Te Papa), and Christchurch (Town Hall); as well as being live-streamed for free. Register here to receive details on how to access the free live stream.

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