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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. 


Save the date for the National Student Awards Regional Ceremonies

Posted on Monday 20 June, 2022

NZIOB members are encouraged to save the date for the inaugural National Student Awards Regional Ceremonies which are being held in July. These events provide valuable networking opportunities while celebrating the achievements of NZIOB’s student members.

NZIOB Otago Branch Launch Event

Posted on Monday 20 June, 2022

The Southern Region is gearing up to officially launch the Otago Branch at an in-person event on Thursday, 30 June. Guest speaker Andrew Holmes, Construction Director, New Dunedin Hospital – Outpatient Building Project has been announced for the event. Andrew will talk about the project followed by a Q&A session.

Sneak peek at Tākina - Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre

Posted on Monday 20 June, 2022

Central Region members had a site tour of Tākina, Wellington’s Convention and Exhibition Centre, due to open in mid-2023. Tākina will offer 10,000sqm of flexible meeting and events space over two floors on Wakefield Street and is across the road from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Access to digital mental health support tools for members

Posted on Monday 20 June, 2022

A reminder that NZIOB members are able to access online mental health wellbeing support tools via Clearhead. Clearhead is an online mental wellbeing website and app created by doctors and psychologists to help build self-awareness and to help members reduce stress, handle anxieties, manage their moods, sleep better, and support loved ones.

Night at the Trots

Posted on Monday 20 June, 2022

The NZIOB Charitable Education Trust’s 2022 ‘Night at the Trots’ fundraiser is being held at Auckland’s Alexandra Park Raceway on Thursday, 30 June. This event will provide you and your guests with a fun night of racing and entertainment, including raffles and sweeps. Secure your tickets to this exciting event now.

Wayne Carson wins Steel Construction NZ Chairman’s Award

Posted on Monday 20 June, 2022

Wayne Carson, managing director of D&H Steel Construction, has won the 2021 Steel Construction NZ (SCNZ) Chairman’s Award. The annual award recognises individuals who have made a significant and lasting contribution to New Zealand’s structural steel industry.
SCNZ Chair Frank Van Schaijik presented Wayne with the award earlier this month, delayed because of COVID restrictions.

Hon Dr Megan Woods becomes Minister for Building and Construction

Posted on Monday 20 June, 2022

Hon Dr Megan Woods was appointed Minister for Building and Construction in the Cabinet reshuffle on Monday, 13 June. The Prime Minister said the Building and Construction portfolio was given to Woods to consolidate housing-related portfolios in one minister.

Proposed modular component manufacturing rules

Posted on Monday 20 June, 2022

MBIE is consulting on the introduction of the Modular Component Manufacturers(MCM) Scheme to ensure the scheme is clear, fit for purpose and able to be implemented effectively. The consultation opens on 9 June 2022. Submissions must be made online or by email by 5.00 pm, 7 July 2022.

Students try a hands-on day on the job in civil construction

Posted on Monday 20 June, 2022

A civil construction career is now on the cards for 26 female high school students after spending a day with Higgins in Palmerston North earlier this month. The event was part of the Girls with Hi-Vis (GWHV) campaign. GWHV events are held nationwide this month to help attract more young women into infrastructure careers.

Finalists announced for the New Zealand Building Industry Awards

Posted on Friday 03 June, 2022

The NZIOB and GIB® are delighted to announce and congratulate all finalists in the 2022 New Zealand Building Industry Awards. Finalist interviews are currently being arranged for the final round of judging. The New Zealand Building Industry Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner is on 2 September at the Cordis Hotel.

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