13 February 2020 eNews

Diversity Agenda member Aurecon has launched an industry-first with their new parental leave scheme, Shared Care.

The scheme provides financial incentives to support secondary carers who play a more active role in childcare.

Diversity Agenda member Aurecon has launched an industry-first with their new parental leave scheme, Shared Care.

The scheme provides financial incentives to support secondary carers who play a more active role in childcare.

Aurecon says the initiative will create a more inclusive working environment by making it easier for primary carers to return and stay in the workforce.

Read more about the scheme

Quarterly meeting with Auckland Transport

At ACE New Zealand, we are very keen to build a stronger relationship with Auckland Transport, given the key role they play in the Auckland infrastructure market.

With this in mind, we will now be having quarterly catch-ups with them. The idea being to create greater visibility of the pipeline, identify issues and challenges earlier and to work more collaboratively. The first meeting details are as follows:

  • Friday 21 February
  • 1pm to 3.30pm
  • Auckland Transport

We have limited space available, so a maximum of two people from each member organisation can attend.

If your organisation would like to attend, please email me directly on paul@acenz.org.nz

What's on  

A reminder about our upcoming events.

Mental Health with Engineering New Zealand 

18 February, Wellington 

Your wellbeing is important. One in five New Zealander's will experience mental illness this year. If left undiagnosed or untreated, mental illness can significantly impact a person’s ability to function in addition to impacting those around them. These informative and interactive events are a great opportunity to hear from a variety of professionals sharing their experiences. 

Find out more and register for Wellington

The Diversity Agenda Accord launch at Parliament

20 February, Wellington

Hon Julie Anne Genter, Minister for Women, will officially launch the Diversity Agenda Accord at a major event in the Grand Hall at Parliament. 

Find out more

Webinar: Fit For The Future – Strategy 101 with Alicia McKay

Tuesday 18 February, 11am

In this webinar, Alicia McKay breaks down the basics when it comes to good organisational strategy, answering common questions like ''What is strategy? Why do we need one? What do all the words mean? How does it all fit together? What does it have to do with me?''

More details and register your spot

Webinar: Value-Based Pricing - By Win Without Pitching’s Blair Enns

Wednesday 26 February, 10am

The webinar takes the subject of value-based pricing and makes it real. Blair's goal for this webinar is to have you increase your firm’s profits by 50% simply by following two fundamental principles and four simple rules.

More details and register your spot

Aucklanders climb aboard public transport

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff believes investment in public transport infrastructure is paying off with 103 million passenger boardings in the past 12 months.

8% growth

Greens unconvinced about infrastructure spend

Green Party Transport spokesperson Julie Anne Genter says Labour’s infrastructure package misses the mark and she lays out what the Greens would have done differently.

Further + faster

Picton not included in dry dock discussion

Port Marlborough chief executive Rhys Welbourn says they have not been consulted on Shakespeare Bay's suitability for the relocation of the naval dry dock from Devonport.

Northport location

Cheap waste levy encourages dumping

In 2008 the Government introduced a waste levy, but we are now dumping 48 per cent more rubbish per capita than when it was first introduced.

Raise the levy?

Road congestion here for a while yet

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says the city’s roading infrastructure has been neglected for so long that there will be road cones marking construction sites for years to come.

Slow commute

Congestion charging can work

Congestion charges have been successful in relieving pressure on roading infrastructure in major cities, and Dr Patrick Carvalho argues a small fee here could make a big difference.

Wasted time

Land purchase for rail to Northport

The Government says it will purchase land for a rail corridor to Northport and Marsden Point even though no decision has been made on the relocation of Auckland Port.

Rail spur line

Class action over combustible cladding

High rise building owners are being encouraged to register their interest in joining a class action if they suspect their building contains combustible cladding.

Legal case

Kia pai tō rā, Paul and the ACE New Zealand team