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Join us for the Institute's annual conference on 13/14 March 2024 in Tāmaki | Auckland. 

The hui will focus on three p's: People, Productivity + Performance. If you’re a manager of people in the construction sector (or aspire to be) - whether that’s as a site, construction, design, cost, digital, or project manager – then this event is for you.

Register now and be the early bird. 


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.

NZIOB Charitable Education Trust: Night at the Trots

Posted on Friday 30 July, 2021

The NZIOB Charitable Education Trust is pleased to announce they will be holding their 2021 Night at the Trots fundraising event at Alexandra Park Raceway in Auckland on Friday the 17th of September. The Trust and the team at Alexandra Park Raceway look forward to hosting you and your guests for a fun night of racing and entertainment, including raffles and sweeps.

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.

Record numbers of building and construction apprentices

Posted on Friday 30 July, 2021

The number of people undertaking construction-related apprenticeships such as carpentry has skyrocketed in the last year. It was announced on Wednesday at a Holmes Construction housing project in Brooklyn, Wellington, that there are currently 20,000 apprentices studying construction-related trades in New Zealand.

Scholarships supporting tomorrow's Health and Safety leaders

Posted on Friday 30 July, 2021

Each year, Site Safe supports the construction health and safety leaders of tomorrow by awarding scholarships to complete their Health and Safety in Construction programme. The scholarship programme has been running since 2016 and has seen many successful students progress to become health and safety leaders within the construction industry.

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.

NZIOB AGM & Election results

Posted on Friday 16 July, 2021

The NZIOB AGM was held on Tuesday 13 July, preceded by a successful site tour of McKee Fehl’s High Commission of India project, and followed by an informative presentation from CONCove’s General Manager, Bharti Raniga. At the AGM, the election of officers for the 2021-2023 National Board and Regional Committees was formalised.

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