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Westpac: First Impressions - NZ building consents, March 2022

Posted on Friday 06 May, 2022

Consent issuance has broken records with more than 50,000 new homes consented over the past year. But while there is a large amount of work planned, labour and supply constraints are providing a break on the pace of building. And at the same time, population growth has plummeted, according to Westpac Banking Corporation’s Senior Economist, Satish Ranchhod.

Construction Sector Accord Steering Group – call for new members

Posted on Friday 06 May, 2022

The Construction Sector Accord is seeking new nominees for its Steering Group. The Accord Steering Group (ASG) will provide strategic direction and oversight to the delivery of the Accord 2.0 Construction Transformation Plan. Members will champion the Accord and lead by example. Applications close Friday 13 May 2022.

Work should not hurt

Posted on Friday 06 May, 2022

'Work Should Not Hurt’ is an initiative by Construction Health and Safety New Zealand (CHASNZ) to prevent sprains and strains in construction to ensure tradespeople enjoy long, pain-free careers and retire when they want to and not when forced to due to injury.

Entries for the NZ Building Awards are closing soon

Posted on Thursday 14 April, 2022

The NZ Building Industry Awards are open to anyone in the building industry, with entries judged by a panel of senior construction practitioners. There are three weeks remaining to nominate your company’s high performers for this year’s Awards. Entries close on Friday, 6 May.

Welcome to our new Membership Officer

Posted on Thursday 14 April, 2022

After almost six years working as the NZIOB’s Membership Officer, Niki Tyler has moved on to an exciting new role at NZ Post. We are pleased to announce that Jenny Lynch has joined the NZIOB as our new Membership Officer.

Missed the Clearhead webinar?

Posted on Thursday 14 April, 2022

Last week we ran an introductory webinar on our new Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), going over what Clearhead services our members are entitled to and how to access them. If you missed the webinar, a recording of it is available in the membership portal.

Welcome to our new Members

Posted on Thursday 14 April, 2022

The NZIOB welcomes its newest members, who had their memberships ratified by the NZIOB National Board on 28 March. A warm welcome to you all and we look forward to connecting with you at an upcoming NZIOB event.

Upcoming NZIOB webinars

Posted on Thursday 14 April, 2022

Don’t miss out on registering for these upcoming NZIOB webinars: NZIOB & Site Safe Mental Health and Wellness (Wed 4 May); and Scott Base – NZ’s Coolest Redevelopment (Thu 12 May).

COVID-19 update for the building and construction sector

Posted on Thursday 14 April, 2022

As of 11:59pm last night, all of New Zealand has moved to the Orange setting of the Traffic Light system. Keep an eye out for updated Construction Protocols and Standards on the CHASNZ website. Also, new workplace guidance is now available to help employers update their health and safety risk assessments, especially in relation to vaccination requirements.

Introducing Waihanga Ara Rau

Posted on Thursday 14 April, 2022

Waihanga Ara Rau (Construction and Infrastructure) Workforce Development Council is one of six Workforce Development Councils set up under the Reform of Vocational Education to give industries greater leadership and influence across vocational education. The industry-led organisation has been established to develop and maintain a strategic view of the skills the construction and infrastructure industries require now and in the future.

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