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Welcome to our new Members

Posted on Friday 28 May, 2021

The NZIOB welcomes its newest members, who had their memberships ratified by the NZIOB Board on 17 May. NZIOB members have opportunities to make professional contacts, advance their careers and business, gain knowledge at exclusive events, and help shape the industry.

Southern Region Site Visit to Concision

Posted on Friday 28 May, 2021

On 20 May, the NZIOB Southern Region Committee hosted a student-only site tour of Concision's off-site manufacturing facility. The Concision team arranged for a series of short presentations from their employees, who gave a thorough explanation of the process behind, and benefits of, pre-fabrication and off-site manufacturing.

Northern Region Supply Chain Event

Posted on Friday 28 May, 2021

On 20 May, the NZIOB Northern Region hosted an event in which four leading construction supply businesses – Firth, Steel & Tube, Viridian Glass, and PlaceMakers – discussed how they are navigating their way through current issues with the construction material supply chain.

The 2021 BDO Construction Sector Survey

Posted on Friday 28 May, 2021

Following a year disrupted by Covid-19, BDO is taking the pulse of the New Zealand construction industry in its 4th annual survey and they want to hear from you. The NZIOB encourages its members to contribute to this important survey, which provides both the industry and its participants' critical data and information.

Industry study investigates the origins of stress in construction

Posted on Friday 28 May, 2021

An industry study conducted by Site Safe and Massey University’s School of Built Environment has investigated the negative effects of work-related stress on productivity, and physical and emotional health of construction workers in New Zealand.

Government to pay entire $306m bill for Scott Base rebuild

Posted on Friday 28 May, 2021

The Government will now foot the entire bill for the replacement of Scott Base – New Zealand’s research headquarters in Antarctica – with $306 million promised in the newly released 2021 Budget.

Site Safe Releases New Mental Health First Aid in Construction Course

Posted on Friday 28 May, 2021

The result of a partnership between Site Safe and St John, the new First Aid in Construction course is bringing much needed support to the construction industry, which is flagged as a high-risk industry for mental wellbeing.

NZIOB Kalmar Fishing Competition results

Posted on Friday 14 May, 2021

Despite a change of date due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, almost 200 fishermen and women turned out for the annual NZIOB Kalmar Fishing Competition. Lots of fish were pulled in, and some of them were whoppers!

Southern Region Quiz Night

Posted on Friday 14 May, 2021

The Southern Region Committee hosted their annual quiz night on Wednesday, 12 May at The Welles in Christchurch’s CBD. The sold-out event was a great success, with teams from across the construction sector coming together for some friendly, and at times intense, competition.

Central Region site visit of Sunset West Apartments

Posted on Friday 14 May, 2021

The NZIOB Central Region Committee hosted a site visit to Sunset West Apartments in Te Aro Wellington on Tuesday, 11 May. This high-profile building is the first major project for Aoraki Construction, with interest in the striking building design and the new construction company contributing to a well-attended site visit event.

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