Tradies build dream house for NZ’s toughest customers

The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) has launched a new campaign that aims to show New Zealanders anything is possible with a career in the trades. READ MORE >>

UoA engineer back where his career began

Bobby Kells walked out of university and into a job, but he didn’t need to go far – he is back at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Engineering helping construct a new multi-million-dollar building in the place where he once studied. READ MORE >>

Auckland prisoners create opshops from containers for Shakti NZ

Auckland Prison and Shakti Community Council (New Zealand) have signed an agreement to have prisoners turn two 6 m containers into opshops for Shakti’s Sustinnoworx project in west Auckland. READ MORE >>

UC announces first graduates in global humanitarian engineering

New Zealand’s first global humanitarian engineering graduates have received their diplomas from the University of Canterbury (UC). READ MORE >>

A new bridge (and a baby girl) is born

A woman in labour was one of the last people to cross the old Waitahora Bridge, adding to the drama as Quality Roading and Services (QRS) completed a bridge replacement in just three days in early May. READ MORE >>

Employment minister gives aspiring tradies a boost

Minister of Employment Willie Jackson visited south Auckland trades training school Aspire2 Trades in mid-May, inspiring students to take charge of their futures. READ MORE >>

Search begins to find New Zealand’s top homes

Judges have started their journey up and down the country seeking New Zealand’s top residential builds in the Registered Master Builders 2018 House of the Year competition. READ MORE >>

KiwiBuild opportunity for developers launched

Tender documents for the KiwiBuild ‘Buying off the Plans’ initiative – whereby the government will underwrite or purchase new homes the private sector and others are developing – have been released by Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford. READ MORE >>

Cooperation key to safety on big projects

Big construction projects require cooperation between parties in order to keep people safe, and WorkSafe is reminding contracting firms that New Zealand’s health and safety laws actually require it. READ MORE >>

Green light for Tokelauan infrastructure

Tokelauans are set to benefit from safer and more reliable ship-to-shore operations, with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade funding the upgrade of reef passages and the construction of four new wharves on the Atafu, Nukunonu and Fakaofo atolls. READ MORE >>
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