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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.

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.

Hays Construction and NZIOB Salary Guide 2020: Have your say

Posted on Thursday 02 July, 2020

The Hays Construction and NZIOB annual salary guide for the building and construction industry is an important survey undertaken for the Institute's members and industry as a whole. The 16th annual edition is currently being compiled and NZIOB members are invited to complete the survey.

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.

Updated COVID-19 Building and Construction Industry Advisory

Posted on Wednesday 24 June, 2020

With New Zealand operating at Alert Level 1, building and construction sites are almost back to normal. However, with nine active COVID-19 cases in the country, we need to make sure that everyone in our sector is adhering to the government’s COVID-19 advice.

Apprenticeship Support Programme

Posted on Friday 19 June, 2020

The Government’s Apprenticeship Support Programme was announced on Wednesday. The programme is a cross-agency government response, the key components of which are; a new government subsidy that will pay employers for each apprentice they train, and the expansion of the existing Mana in Mahi programme.

New learning modules to understand the Building Code

Posted on Friday 19 June, 2020

To help better understand the Building Code and how it works, MBIE’s Building Performance Team have created some online learning modules covering the Building Code, performance requirements, and compliance.


Posted on Monday 08 June, 2020

8 June 2020. With the announcement today that New Zealand is moving to COVID-19 Alert Level 1 at 11:59pm tonight, CHASNZ (in conjunction with the NZ Construction industry Council) has published a revised standard and protocols for ongoing operations. The...


Posted on Tuesday 02 June, 2020

2 June 2020. With New Zealand moving to COVID-19 Level 2, the sheer volume of government and industry information required to be shared with construction practitioners during the lockdown, and subsequent shifts to Levels 3 and 2, has subsided. The...