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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. 


NZIOB members Linda Kestle, Caitlin Sanford & Kat Ricketts win NAWIC Excellence Awards

Posted on Friday 15 July, 2022

The NZIOB is delighted to acknowledge and congratulate our members who were award winners at the recent NAWIC Awards. NZIOB Fellow Dr. Linda Kestle was awarded Outstanding Leader of the Year - Office Based, Caitlin Sanford, a student member won the Student Excellence Award and Kat Ricketts, a student member won the Apprentice Excellence Award. Congratulations!

Secure your tickets for the New Zealand Building Industry Awards

Posted on Friday 15 July, 2022

Don’t miss out, secure your tickets to the 2022 New Zealand Building Industry Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland on Friday, 2 September 2022. Tickets can be purchased as a table of 10 or individual tickets.

NZIOB Southern Region & NAWIC Panel Discussion: Construction Risk Allocation

Posted on Friday 15 July, 2022

The NZIOB Southern Region Committee is hosting a joint event with NAWIC to explore Construction Risk Allocation on Thursday 28 July 2022 in Christchurch.

Diversity and inclusion – the right thing for construction

Posted on Friday 15 July, 2022

The Construction Sector Accord has produced new research and a roadmap to promote and support diversity in construction. The project aimed to better understand the barriers to diversity and what gaps exist in the industry, and then map the steps to help build a sustainable, diverse, and inclusive workforce.

Commercial Construction Survey Invitation

Posted on Friday 15 July, 2022

BRANZ would like to invite NZIOB members to take part in an industry-wide survey on the uptake of engineered wood products (EWPs) in the construction industry. They are seeking a diverse range of views and experiences across the sector no matter how big or small the company is.

Changes to COVID-19 reinfection advice

Posted on Friday 15 July, 2022

The Ministry of Health has updated its advice around possible reinfection with COVID-19 within 90 days of a previous infection. If a person develops COVID-19 symptoms, and it has been 29 days or more since their previous infection, they should take a rapid antigen test (RAT).

Living cities critical in helping to combat climate change

Posted on Friday 15 July, 2022

Planted green walls and rooftops, tree-lined roadsides, urban forests and wetlands beautify our cities and assist our efforts to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change.

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.


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