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Construction surges ahead but salaries lag behind – salary guide launched

The 2014 Hays Construction/NZIOB Salary Guide has been released, and shows that 80% of employers say business activity has increased in New Zealand’s construction industry over the last 12 months, yet salaries remain steady for most roles. READ MORE >>

Camera-mounted drones put to use in the Port Hills

As well as trenches and pipes, SCIRT crews have also been repairing retaining walls around the Port Hills – and a small publicly-owned one on Mt Pleasant was recently completed with the assistance of some ‘big boys’ toys’. READ MORE >>

Major new SKYCITY hotel and laneway for Auckland

SKYCITY Entertainment Group has revealed plans to build a new hotel and pedestrian laneway of bars, restaurants and boutique shopping on land it owns in the Nelson and Hobson Streets block, expanding the SKYCITY Entertainment Precinct. READ MORE >>

$450,000 revamp planned for SH1 Cambridge roundabout

A temporary roundabout on State Highway 1 (SH1) in Cambridge will get a $450,000 revamp so it can stay in place, thanks to a partnership between the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and Waipa District Council. READ MORE >>

New industry association from two stalwarts

The New Zealand Contractors’ Federation and Roading New Zealand have merged to become one industry body representing the civil contracting industry in New Zealand. READ MORE >>

New international standard for hand signals used with cranes

A set of universal hand signals, for adoption wherever lifting operations take place in building or construction, has been published, making those operations safer and more efficient. READ MORE >>

Residential subdivisions – will we ever learn? - By Stuart Robertson and Tyler Buckley

The residential subdivision market has for some time seen increased activity throughout the country. Unfortunately, this increased activity comes with some of the age-old risks for civil contractors. READ MORE >>
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