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Government’s stance on ETS another blow to local jobs

The failure of government to honour previously made promises that they would not lead the world in the introduction of an ETS will disadvantage the New Zealand wood processing sector, according to Wood Processors Association of New Zealand chairman Rob Davies.   “The ETS will add a further level of cost to New Zealand Wood Processors which will not be felt by our offshore competitors,” Mr Davies says. “The industry is struggling out of the worst trading environment ev...
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Kiwi engineers invited to apply for the ultimate work experience

Sika is giving young engineers worldwide the chance to win the ultimate work experience, with trips to some of the company’s key international projects being offered. Sika, a leader in specialty products for the ready mixed concrete, civil engineering, construction, automotive and marine industries, is running “The Sika Experience” competition to celebrate its 100th anniversary and promote engineering as a career. Work experience on a global scale “The Sika Experie...
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Research shows project management salaries growing despite recession

Amid a global economic climate plagued by high unemployment and a continued lack of organisational resources, the Project Management Institute (PMI) has good news for job seekers and organisations. According to the PMI Project Management Salary Survey – Sixth Edition, project managers, instead of suffering income losses like so many other professionals, are actually earning more than they were two years ago, before the worst of the recession hit. Global median reaches US$90,260 Ho...
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Research shows project management salaries growing despite recession

Amid a global economic climate plagued by high unemployment and a continued lack of organisational resources, the Project Management Institute (PMI) has good news for job seekers and organisations. According to the PMI Project Management Salary Survey – Sixth Edition, project managers, instead of suffering income losses like so many other professionals, are actually earning more than they were two years ago, before the worst of the recession hit. Global median reaches US$90,260 Ho...
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Research shows project management salaries growing despite recession

Amid a global economic climate plagued by high unemployment and a continued lack of organisational resources, the Project Management Institute (PMI) has good news for job seekers and organisations. According to the PMI Project Management Salary Survey – Sixth Edition, project managers, instead of suffering income losses like so many other professionals, are actually earning more than they were two years ago, before the worst of the recession hit. Global median reaches US$90,260 Ho...
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Restoration of Britomart heritage buildings in full swing

Restoration of Britomart heritage buildings in full swing

Work is now well under way on the restoration of 19th Century warehouses Stanbeth House and Excelsior House, the next two buildings in the Britomart heritage restoration programme. Cooper and Company began work renovating the buildings in January of this year, and expects to complete both in September 2010.  The Stanbeth and Excelsior buildings, which stand adjacent to each other on Customs Street East and which both date from around 1885, are being fully restored in consultation with h...
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Lucky Greymouth couple win!

The Birchfield family from Greymouth felt they had hit the jackpot as they drove home in a brand new Toyota Prius worth $62,000, thanks to Lockwood. When the Birchfields signed on to build a Lockwood home last November they went into the draw to win Toyota’s environmentally-friendly Prius vehicle with a state-of-the-art hybrid system. The Birchfield family were flown to Rotorua to be presented with their prize at Lockwood’s head office, and drove back to Greymouth in time to see ...
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New online tool to help owners of leaky homes

New online tool to help owners of leaky homes

A recently launched online tool can help owners of leaky homes create an action plan to improve and re-build homes. The Home Assessment Tool — available at www.fpb.co.nz — is a useful place for home owners to find the best products and partners to make desired improvements. Future-Proof Building chief executive Aidan Jury says the tool is set up to enable home owners to create an action plan, so they can start to improve their homes and contact the best suppliers to do so. &ld...
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Downer awarded fuel tanks contract

Downer awarded fuel tanks contract

Construction of three bulk fuel storage tanks has begun in Seaview, Lower Hutt, in what is the first stage of an estimated $40 million project that will provide essential fuel supply storage for the lower North Island. BP has awarded Downer the contract to build the three tanks (one diesel and two petrol), which will each hold eight million litres of fuel. These are the first in BP’s planned seven-tank development at its Lower Hutt site that will more than treble BP’s existing sto...
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NZ-first green air-conditioning gets 5 Green Star rating

NZ-first green air-conditioning gets 5 Green Star rating

A New Zealand first — a green air-conditioning system — has helped Telecom Place, currently under construction in Auckland’s CBD, obtain the Green Building Council’s environmentally sustainable design (ESD) standard of 5 Green Stars. While Auckland CBD buildings were traditionally provided with either variable air-volume or fan coil air conditioning, Telecom is using passive radiant chilled beams to cool its new building. Mounted unobtrusively above the building&rsquo...
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