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While the Government is not obliged to formally respond to the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission’s 30-year Strategy until September, it would be negligent not to act now with urgency, Civil Contractors Chief Executive Alan Pollard says echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); New Zealand’s civil contractors have welcomed Rautaki Hanganga o Aotearoa – New Zealand Infrastructure Strategy 2022–2052 as ‘a new beginning’ and look forward to working to address the country’s massive infrastructure deficit with increased support, better planning, and targeted investment from government. Continue →
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The success of the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission’s new 2022-2052 strategy will depend on the buy-in of local and central government, and the broader infrastructure sector itself, Infrastructure New Zealand Chief Executive Claire Edmondson says echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); Infrastructure New Zealand welcomes today’s release of Infrastructure Strategy 2022 – 2052 from The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga. Continue →
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Without clear entry points for new workers to start jobs and gain the trade skills they need before starting work, New Zealand will struggle to develop the skilled workforce it needs to carry out its infrastructure construction programme, a Civil Contractors New Zealand report finds echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); A new report on entering New Zealand’s civil infrastructure construction workforce has been published by national association Civil Contractors New Zealand, with support from the Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Continue →
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Massive changes happening in New Zealand’s labour market could take us back to the ‘bad old days’ of the 70s and 80s, when major conflict between employees and employers was commonplace, Civil Contractors Chief Executive Alan Pollard fears echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); In addition to blanket wage reforms and increased mandatory leave, the government has announced a plan to introduce an employee income insurance scheme, designed to support workers with 80 per cent of their income for up to seven months if they lose their job through no fault of their own, for instance a redundancy, health condition or disability. Continue →
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Eight winners were announced last month at the 2021 IPWEA NZ Asset Management Excellence Awards, providing an opportunity for asset and infrastructure management professionals to showcase their great work echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);A successful infrastructure project is usually a team effort delivered by a range of parties including local government, central government, consultants, contractors and suppliers. Continue →
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With work shortages forecast to continue and predictions that up to 30% of the workforce may have to isolate, businesses big and small are looking to automation, TMX New Zealand General Manager Caleb Nicolson says echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); Over the last 18 months businesses have been grappling with a severe labour shortage, with unemployment dropping to 3.2 percent earlier this month, the lowest level on record. Continue →
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On International Women’s Day, work-based learning organisation Competenz is calling for more women to enter the trades and redress the gender imbalance and pay inequity echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);Mechanical engineering apprentice Jadzia Pyne joins the #breakthebias movement for International Women’s Day next week, calling for more women to consider a career in the trades. Continue →
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Hiring managers are known for asking the wrong interview questions without understanding the kind of questions that will validate culture fit and good leadership skills echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); Hiring managers are known for asking the wrong interview questions without understanding the kind of questions that will validate culture fit and good leadership skills. Continue →
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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 echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); Annually, Winstone Aggregates extract around 4.5 million cubic metres of aggregates from the ground, making them the largest supplier in the country, which is expected to continue to grow over the next five years as the nation’s recovery from Covid-19 increases demand from cement manufacturers, building and construction firms and road construction companies. Continue →
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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 echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); While this will be a phased re-opening of the border, the good news is it will enable us to start bringing in skilled and experienced people from off-shore once again. Continue →
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The Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) is calling for people planning and implementing roadworks near level crossings to always consider the risks after a double fatality in Morrinsville, Chief Investigator of Accidents Harald Hendel says echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); The call comes in TAIC’s report on a fatal accident in which a freight train impacted a car at about 4am on 7 December 2019 at a level crossing on State Highway 26 near Morrinsville. Continue →
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Once New Plymouth District Council ditched the “lowest-cost” approach to projects and procurement, the value and benefits became clear echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); New Plymouth District Council found that traditional and transactional procurement processes were not delivering high quality, cost-effective projects for its ratepayers. Continue →
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echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);Once lockdown restrictions finally ease and businesses are able to re-open, they will have seven days to take steps ensuring all visitors comply with mandatory scanning and record keeping, the University of Auckland’s Dr Andrew Chen explains Contact tracing is a key epidemiological tool that helps us identify the right people who need to isolate or get tested. Continue →
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echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);If everything is running smoothly and ‘as expected’ at an automated plant, a system operations team may feel redundant, but a look below the surface tells quite a different story, says Swisslog Australia Maintenance Manager, Paul Woodward Achieving a state where everything is running smoothly is due to the hard work of not just the system operations team, but also teams of technicians and maintenance staff, from both the automation provider, and the client. Continue →
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