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New infrastructure entity to help drive economic growth and wellbeing

Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones has announced a new independent entity will be established so that New Zealand will get the quality infrastructure investment it needs to improve long-term economic performance and social wellbeing. READ MORE >>

High public support for Otakaro Avon River Corridor land uses

Regenerate Christchurch has published the results of independent research by Nielsen which has identified an overwhelmingly positive response to the refined shortlist of land uses for the Otakaro Avon River Corridor regeneration area that was presented during a recent exhibition and public engagement. READ MORE >>

Flagship InterContinental Hotel to anchor One Queen Street in Auckland

Auckland will welcome a flagship InterContinental hotel in 2022 with IHG and Precinct Properties, the largest city centre real estate owner in New Zealand, signing an agreement to open InterContinental Auckland. READ MORE >>

Does BIM need a government mandate in New Zealand?

The low uptake of building information modelling in New Zealand will be just one of the topics to be discussed at the forthcoming New Zealand BIM Conference. READ MORE >>

NZIOB announces 2018 New Zealand Building Industry Awards

The winners of the 2018 New Zealand Building Industry Awards have been announced by the New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) at a gala evening at the Cordis Hotel, Auckland, on 24 August. READ MORE >>

New-concept retirement village reflects baby boomers’ demands

Metlifecare has announced expressions of interest are open for phase one of Gulf Rise, a new $250 million development at Red Beach, north Auckland, that is set to redefine retirement village living. READ MORE >>

Shipping containers at the heart of new Tauranga food and retail hub

The new ‘container city’ in Tauranga showcases the diversity, adaptability and unique design aesthetic that shipping containers can bring to an inner-city urban space. READ MORE >>

UC engineering innovation boosts new city library’s quake resilience

Christchurch’s new state-of-the-art central city library, Turanga, incorporates innovative University of Canterbury (UC) engineering solutions that are designed to help it endure a large earthquake with minimal damage. READ MORE >>

Wellington’s Aorangi House honoured at international Green Building Awards

Aorangi House, one of New Zealand’s most energy-smart buildings, has co-won the Leadership in Sustainable Design & Performance Award in the commercial category, alongside Barangaroo South in Sydney, Australia, as part of the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards. READ MORE >>
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