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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. 


Building for Climate Change programme gets underway

Posted on Tuesday 07 July, 2020

The Minister for Building and Construction, Jenny Salesa, has announced a new programme to help ensure the building and construction sector is playing its part for New Zealand to reach its climate change goals.

NZ Building Industry Awards: Three weeks until entries close

Posted on Thursday 02 July, 2020

If you have not already started working on your entries, there is still time! Entries close on Friday, 24 July – three weeks today. Entry is free for NZIOB members (normally $350 plus GST) and you can access information on how to enter via the Awards website.

YPA Committee update

Posted on Thursday 02 July, 2020

Our Young Professional Advisor (YPA) Committee meets regularly to discuss ways to improve the NZIOB’s offering to the younger generation and how best to attract new members. The YPA team are engaged with the NZIOB’s direction and provide meaningful advice to the Board.

NZIOB welcomes new members

Posted on Thursday 02 July, 2020

The following people have recently joined the NZIOB, having been ratified at the 18 June National Board Meeting. We welcome you all and look forward to connecting with you at an upcoming NZIOB event.

Southern Region site visit to Christ Church Cathedral + NZIOB AGM

Posted on Thursday 02 July, 2020

All members are invited to attend the 37th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the NZIOB, including a site visit to and CPD presentation on the Christ Church Cathedral reinstatement project. Tuesday, 28 July 2020 - book online to secure your place.

Northern Region site visit to America’s Cup Infrastructure Project

Posted on Thursday 02 July, 2020

The NZIOB is pleased to invite Northern Region members to a site visit of the America's Cup infrastructure construction project, hosted by the Wynyard Edge Alliance. Join us at 4pm on Thursday, 23 July for a site tour followed by CPD presentation and refreshments.

Central Region site visit to Cuba Precinct

Posted on Thursday 02 July, 2020

Located in the centre of the popular Cuba Street, one of the Capital’s highest footfall zones, the Cuba Precinct is being redeveloped by Willis Bond & Co across three iconic sites. NZIOB Central Region members are invited to a site tour of the project on Thursday, 23 July at 5:30pm. Spaces are very limited, so book now to avoid missing out.

CHASNZ and Site Safe Guide to Site Access Requirements

Posted on Thursday 02 July, 2020

CHASNZ and Site Safe developed a guide earlier this year, an important step in standardising what's expected of the construction sector and what the minimum requirements are for training, competency assessment, site induction, and supervision.

Interim Establishment Board (iEB) for WDCs

Posted on Thursday 02 July, 2020

Following a successful Expression of Interest process, a strong group of interim Establishment Board (iEB) members has been selected and will start work on the formation of all six Workforce Development Councils (WDCs). The establishment of the WDCs was originally targeted for mid-2021 but has been fast-tracked to help support New Zealand’s COVID-19 response and recovery.

2021 Keystone Scholarships are open

Posted on Thursday 02 July, 2020

Keystone Trust offers Study Awards and Scholarships to school leavers who have circumstantial and financial need, and who are heading onto tertiary study specific to a career in construction. The Trust is currently accepting applications for its 2021 Study Awards, Kiwi Property Scholarship, and newly established C3 Construction Scholarship.

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