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What Of The Workforce As Borders Re-open?

Saturday, 19 February 2022, 7:21 am | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The Government has announced its five step plan for the borders to re-open, meaning employers can once again start planning for skilled workers to enter the country, Civil Contractors Chief Executive Alan Pollard says. While this will be a phased ... More >>

Quarry Workers On Strike As Revenue Soars

Saturday, 19 February 2022, 7:18 am | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Winstone Aggregate’s significant growth and forecasted revenues continue to surpass stagnating wages and the increasingly difficult work people are paid for, FIRST Union claims. Annually, Winstone Aggregates extract around 4.5 million cubic metres of ... More >>

New Zealanders Pessimistic After Hottest Year On Record

Friday, 21 January 2022, 5:51 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

NIWA statistics report 2021 as the warmest year since records began and despite concern about climate change, most New Zealanders do not think it can be avoided, Horizon Research finds. Concern about climate change is at its highest for nearly ... More >>

What You Need To Know About Omicron

Friday, 21 January 2022, 5:48 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The arrival of the fast-spreading Omicron variant has prompted health officials worldwide to urge booster shots for all. “If we can’t get our vaccination rate up, we’re basically waiting for everyone who still has no immunity to Covid to ... More >>

CCNZ Names Incoming Chief Executive

Friday, 10 December 2021, 5:27 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

I am pleased to announce that we have appointed Alan Pollard to replace Peter Silcock as Chief Executive of Civil Contractors New Zealand, says President Tony Pike. Alan will start his new role in January next year, and comes to CCNZ following ten years ... More >>

Christchurch Airport Announces 400ha Green Energy Park

Friday, 10 December 2021, 5:23 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Kōwhai Park will be a new platform for generating renewable energy at scale to enable businesses to transition away from fossil fuels. Christchurch Airport is committing 400 hectares of its Harewood campus to Kōwhai Park. The Park will scale up over ... More >>

Is Technology The Key To A Sustainable Future In Construction?

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 5:06 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

For over eighteen months, the construction sector has experienced unprecedented project delays, budget blowouts, and shortages of labour, says InEight EVP of APAC Rob Bryant. In Australia, construction site closures in New South Wales have contributed ... More >>

Immigration Policy Is Disconnected From Infrastructure

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 5:02 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The inability or unwillingness to build the infrastructure needed to support and settle people in the community suggests a return to pre-pandemic rates of immigration are unsustainable, says the Productivity Commission. The Productivity Commission ... More >>

Analysing Infrastructure Strategy’s 67 Recommendations

Sunday, 14 November 2021, 7:07 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission released the draft of its 243-page infrastructure strategy last month, with industry leaders saying such a plan is “long overdue”. Te Waihanga Draft Infrastructure Strategy from Te Waihanga on Vimeo . Civil Contractors ... More >>

The Cost Of The Government’s Lofty Climate Promises

Sunday, 14 November 2021, 7:04 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

A highly ambitious pledge to cut emissions could cripple New Zealand’s agricultural sector and see billions of taxpayer dollars spent overseas. It is unclear how New Zealand will meet its new emissions targets without investing heavily into international ... More >>

Auckland Light Rail Veers Off Course

Saturday, 6 November 2021, 9:35 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The government has released the recommendations from the Auckland Light Rail team (ALR), ahead of this being considered by Cabinet later this year. This appears to be a case of trying to gauge public reaction so they don’t end up with a repeat ... More >>

Next Steps In Three Waters Reform

Saturday, 6 November 2021, 9:31 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Despite council opposition, four new entities will manage New Zealand’s water assets, so what happens next? Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta announced that the three waters reform will be going ahead following eight weeks of consultation ... More >>

Digital Strategy For New Zealand Long Overdue

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 5:41 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The Government is developing a new digital strategy for the first time since 2005, but there are concerns it is missing some key elements. The strategy aims to set out the goals, priorities and activities for the next 2 to 5 years, along with longer ... More >>

Bill Proposes Changes To Construction Contracts

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 5:39 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The Construction Contracts (Retention Money) Amendment Bill is now with the Transport and Infrastructure Committee for consideration – Buddle Findlay Partner, Tom Bennett and Senior Associate, Ed McGimpsey explore what the proposed changes could mean. ... More >>

Infrastructure Maintenance Among G20 Top Priorities

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 8:40 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

This year’s G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Venice saw the endorsement of a “G20 Policy Agenda on Infrastructure Maintenance”. Maintenance itself tends to be invisible when it is working well, only to become newsworthy when ... More >>

Housing Crisis Could Be To Blame For Spike In Covid Cases

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 8:37 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Many of the cases this week have been in large households, and people in emergency or transitional housing, health officials report. A gradual declining trend in community Covid case numbers has been interrupted, with 45 new infections reported today. While ... More >>

Auckland To Christchurch Rail Service Will Tackle Supply Chain Issues

Friday, 1 October 2021, 5:43 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

KiwiRail has announced a new weekday rail service between Auckland and Christchurch to help New Zealand businesses grappling with disrupted ports and shipping lines. The NZ Connect service will boost capacity and connections for moving domestic freight ... More >>

Latest Lockdown Puts Ongoing Strain On Construction

Friday, 1 October 2021, 5:40 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Dan Pollard, founder of trades software company Fergus, gives a breakdown of the current challenges facing the industry, and considerations to help get through the months ahead. August’s lockdowns and tight restrictions coupled with border closures ... More >>

New Zealand’s Critical Infrastructure Vulnerable To Cyber Attacks

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 4:29 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Another wave of cyber attacks has hit our banks, MetService and even the postal service – but critical services such as energy and water supply could be next, warns Vectra APJ Director of Security Engineering, Chris Fisher. Cyber-attacks in ... More >>

Protocols Key To Keep Construction Working During Pandemic

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 4:27 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The return to work under Alert Level 3 saw thousands of construction businesses breathe a sigh of relief, made possible by assurance to the government that the industry was able to do so safely by following the Covid-19 construction protocols. The first ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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