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Earthquake-prone buildings can remain occupied

Posted on Friday 15 July, 2022

Most seismically vulnerable buildings are not imminently dangerous and can remain occupied while seismic remediation work is planned, funded and undertaken, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) advises.

Applications now open for new work visa holders from offshore

Posted on Friday 15 July, 2022

A simplified AEWV policy begun on 1 July, allowing migrants offshore to apply for a work visa to work in New Zealand for an accredited employer. Under the new AEWV policy, employers need to be accred ited and have completed a job check before they can hire a migrant from offshore.

Tākina, Wellington Convention Centre nears completion

Posted on Friday 15 July, 2022

For those of you who were not able to attend the site tour of Tākina, Wellington’s Convention and Exhibition Centre, on 22 June, the new convention centre is nearing completion. The centre will hold over 5,000 people and is spread over 930 square metres. The largest space can hold 1600 people.

 

Register to attend the National Student Awards Regional Ceremonies

Posted on Friday 01 July, 2022

Register to attend the National Student Awards Regional Ceremonies which are being held this month. These events are free to attend and provide valuable networking opportunities while celebrating the achievements of NZIOB’s student members.

Northern Region site visit to the Massey Innovation Complex

Posted on Friday 01 July, 2022

The NZIOB Northern Region invite you to the site visit of the Massey Innovation Complex on Thursday, 14 July 2022 at 4:00 pm.
Networking and drinks and nibbles will be provided following a presentation from Southbase Construction.

Individual tickets available for Rugby Lunch

Posted on Friday 01 July, 2022

Individual tickets are now available for the NZIOB Charitable Education Trust Rugby Lunch, Friday, 15 July, the day before Ireland plays the All Blacks at Sky Stadium, Wellington. The guest speaker for the event is former All Black Captain, Kieran Read.

Save the date for the Southern Region Golf Day

Posted on Friday 01 July, 2022

Save the date for one of the biggest events on the Southern Region calendar - the Southern Region Golf Day being held on Friday, 28 October 2022 at the Templeton Golf Club, Christchurch.

Welcome to our new members

Posted on Friday 01 July, 2022

The NZIOB welcomes its newest members, who had their memberships ratified by the NZIOB National Board on 16 June. A warm welcome to you all and we look forward to connecting with you at an upcoming NZIOB event.

Minister announces a plasterboard taskforce set up to ease shortages

Posted on Friday 01 July, 2022

The Minister for Building and Construction Megan Woods has set up a Ministerial taskforce with key construction, building consent, and supply chain experts to look at what more can be done to ease plasterboard shortages, including the potential for legislative or regulatory change.

Fletcher Building announces plans to boost GIB supply

Posted on Friday 01 July, 2022

Fletcher Building to boost GIB supply. The company’s chief executive Ross Taylor announced on Thursday, 16 June that it had changed its local manufacturing configuration to produce more and is also importing board from Australia.

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