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Meri Kirihimete to all our Members

Posted on Friday 11 December, 2020

As this will be our last newsletter for 2020, the NZIOB would like to wish all our members and their families a very Merry Christmas. After an unusually tumultuous year, full of challenges and big changes, we hope you all get to enjoy a well-deserved break.

Registrations open for Central Region Golf Day

Posted on Friday 11 December, 2020

Proudly sponsored by Carters, the NZIOB Central Region Golf Day returns to Wellington for 2021. With participants including contractors, suppliers, design professionals, and specialist trades, the day is fully representative of the construction industry. A must-attend networking opportunity and a great day of fun.

Northern Region Golf Day all go for 2021

Posted on Friday 11 December, 2020

The ever-popular NZIOB PlaceMakers Northern Region Golf Day is being held on Thursday, 25 February 2021 at the North Shore Golf Club in Auckland. As usual, there will be a putting contest, spot prizes, pre-tournament BBQ, and a prize giving dinner to follow.

Places still available at Building Legends Financial Management workshops

Posted on Friday 11 December, 2020

Under the Carters-sponsored Building Legends programme, experts from accounting and financial services firm, BDO have prepared a six-hour Financial Management workshop that will be delivered over two half-day sessions. Places are still available at both the Auckland and Christchurch workshops.

Don’t miss the Central Region’s site visit to new Wellington Children’s Hospital

Posted on Friday 11 December, 2020

The NZIOB Central Region Committee, along with contractors McKee Fehl, are hosting a GIB® sponsored site visit to the much-anticipated Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital, a highly technical project that will house state-of-the-art facilities, uniquely designed to treat children, in one centralised space.

Southern Region Student Awards 2020

Posted on Friday 11 December, 2020

The NZIOB Southern Region Committee hosted an awards evening last night to celebrate the achievements of industry students from Ara’s School of Construction. NZIOB Members were invited to attend, to both show their support for what will be their future construction industry peers, and to celebrate the festive season with fellow members and industry colleagues.

NZIOB/NorthTec Student Awards 2020

Posted on Friday 11 December, 2020

On Thursday, 26 November, the 18th annual NZIOB/NorthTec Student Awards evening was held at the NorthTec Apprentice Restaurant in Whangarei. This awards programme represents a close collaboration between NZIOB and Northtec, at which the polytechnic’s top construction students are recognised.

BRANZ GS1 Report: Digital Product Data for Lifting Productivity

Posted on Friday 11 December, 2020

A BRANZ funded report from GS1 New Zealand has found that New Zealand’s building and construction industry can lift its poor productivity by establishing a digital database on building products.

Construction boom triggers workforce demand forecast

Posted on Friday 11 December, 2020

Work is underway by the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) to get a better picture of the number of construction and infrastructure workers needed by the construction sector over the next 15 years. The research project will forecast workforce demand to cover residential and commercial construction as well as civil infrastructure like roading, three waters (drinking, waste, and storm), hospitals and schools.

Meet the women breaking barriers in the New Zealand construction industry

Posted on Friday 11 December, 2020

The number of female apprentices working in the male-dominated trades (such as construction) more than doubled this year, from 845 last year to 1785. This has come as part of a broader spike since the Labour-led Government made all apprenticeships free in July this year, part of an effort to stimulate the economy after the Covid-19 outbreak. Meet one all-women building team who are breaking barriers in the building industry.