Construction, seen as a lagger when it comes to innovation, needs to work to find what will be the Uber of its industry otherwise it could face some pain in the next few years.
The value of New Zealand residential building work rose by a slower pace in the December quarter, hampered by capacity constraints, with skilled construction workers in high demand.
New Zealand residential building permits rose in January as a pickup in consents for new apartments and townhouses made up for a decline in applications to build houses.
The number of women in construction has nearly doubled in little over a decade.
The country's second biggest construction firm Hawkins has been bought by Australian engineering giant Downer EDI.
New Zealand’s highest paying salaries on SEEK have been revealed and its exciting news for jobseekers because big bucks can be earned across several industries in 2017.
The Commerce Commission says it is up to Downer to seeks its approval to buy one of New Zealand's biggest construction companies if it suspects there are competition issues.
Australian industrial conglomerate Downer EDI has agreed to buy Hawkins Group, regarded as second only to the size of Fletcher Building in the construction space.
The Kaikōura earthquake could create opportunities for Pacific workers helping with the Christchurch rebuild as part of a trades training programme.
As part of the solution to New Zealand’s under-resourced construction sector, a new three year research project looking at how to get more women into trades has been launched.
New Zealand's manufacturing activity slipped in January from December and there may be further headwinds to come as the building sector's momentum loses some of its 'oomph'.