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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 bring the team!


NZCIC 2020 Election Platform videos

Posted on Friday 25 September, 2020

For the 2020 election, the NZCIC developed a list of six election platforms representing key opportunities and threats facing the New Zealand construction industry. The NZCIC 2020 Election Platforms were sent to the Building & Construction spokesperson of each of the five main political parties, who were invited to participate in a recorded interview with Radio New Zealand journalist, Phil Pennington.

Infrastructure Construction Sector: COVID-19 Recovery Study

Posted on Friday 25 September, 2020

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission (Infracom) is seeking to understand the economic impact of COVID-19 on your business and sector, the current challenges you face and solutions that can aid recovery. The information gathered through this survey will help Infracom to identify and define suitable policy responses that will have a real impact on the Infrastructure-related construction sector and the wider New Zealand economy. 

Northland Branch site visit to Ngunguru rammed earth house

Posted on Friday 25 September, 2020

Last week our Northland Branch hosted a site visit to a rammed earth waterside dwelling in Ngunguru. This beautiful home was designed by Bronwyn McLean from NZ Architectural Design Studio and constructed by Clint Goldie and his team from Whangarei Construction. The site visit attendees were impressed with the project and had many questions for the builder and designer, both present on-site during the visit.

Wairarapa Youth Education Training and Employment Partnership Big Day Out

Posted on Friday 25 September, 2020

There are already a few female students more interested in the construction and trades industries after the Wairarapa Youth Education Training and Employment Partnership [YETE] big day out on Tuesday. More than 100 secondary school students and young people from around the region visited various businesses to learn more about career opportunities in the primary, construction and infrastructure sectors.

The 2020 Hays Construction & NZIOB Salary Guide

Posted on Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Now in its 17th year, the 2020 Hays Construction & NZIOB Salary Guide provides practical information on salaries for those employed in various roles and geographical locations in the New Zealand building industry.

Built to Last Case Study: Scott Base – New Zealand’s coolest redevelopment

Posted on Friday 11 September, 2020

The redevelopment of Scott Base, New Zealand’s home in Antarctica, is the largest and most complex project ever undertaken by Antarctica New Zealand. The ultimate ‘Built to Last’ case study, this conference session will examine the core topics of resilience, technology and wellbeing in what is arguably the harshest environment in the world.

Built to Last 2020, Friday 30 October 2020, Auckland NZ & Virtual

Simon Lincoln of Make Architects closing keynote at Built to Last

Posted on Friday 11 September, 2020

With the auspicious task of wrapping up the Built to Last programme, Make Architect’s Asia Pacific Director, Simon Lincoln will be presenting the benefits of enduring design as a catalyst for maximising the potential of our built environment. This is one presentation not to miss.

Built to Last 2020, Friday 30 October 2020, Auckland NZ & Virtual

First two CoVE’s announced: Primary & Construction sectors

Posted on Friday 11 September, 2020

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced that two successful groups have been confirmed to establish the first two Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) – a Primary Sector CoVE and a Construction CoVE. The construction and primary sectors were chosen as the pilot CoVEs in response to the skills shortage and rapid technological changes happening in these sectors.

Video showcases quality NZIOB events

Posted on Friday 11 September, 2020

As covered in our 31 July issue of News from the Source, this year’s NZIOB AGM and accompanying site visit to Christ Church Cathedral were filmed, with the aim of creating a short highlights reel that the Institute can use to showcase what a regional NZIOB event looks like. This video is now ready, and we are delighted with how it turned out – a snapshot of the quality of events that NZIOB members have the opportunity to attend. Check out the video here.

Make a day and night of it!

Posted on Friday 11 September, 2020

Ticket sales are open for the NZIOB’s two major events for 2020, both being held on 30 October. Why not make a day (and night) of it and attend both? During the day is the Built to Last conference (Auckland and online) and in the evening, the NZ Building Industry Awards Gala Dinner (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and online). Visit for further information on both events and to buy tickets.

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