20 February e-News

Today, together with Engineering New Zealand and Te Kāhui Waihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects, we launched the Diversity Agenda Accord at parliament. Thanks to Minister Julie Anne Genter for hosting us.

It’s brilliant to see so many organisations already signed up to the Accord. Thanks for your inclusive leadership. Find out who has signed and sign up yourself

Lift your leaders from the operational to the strategic

Navigating change and complexity with confidence needs strategic leadership.

Critical thinking, understanding context, making connections, and sound judgment are the most in-demand leadership skills of the next decade, particularly in the consulting sector.

If you want to lift your firm’s game when it comes to strategy, check out the details of our one-day masterclass with Alicia McKay.

We spoke to Alicia earlier this week in our Strategy 101 Webinar. View a recording of the webinar

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What's on  

A reminder about our upcoming events.

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

Population growth strains budgets

Hamilton Mayor Paula Southgate says the amount of new housing required to cater to a burgeoning population is putting a massive strain on the city’s infrastructure budget.

Expensive growth

Plans for new urban corridor

The development of a new urban growth corridor between Auckland and Marsden Point will require a big-picture, collaborative approach to funding.

Spatial planning

Housing footprint falls

The average size of New Zealand homes has fallen from 200 to 158 square metres in the past 10 years while the cost of construction has risen from $1394 to $2339 per square metre.

More expensive

UN expert investigates

United Nation’s Special Rapporteur Leilani Farha has visited us to investigate how our Government is meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 11.1.

Human rights

More unsustainable housing?

Recent research has revealed the homes we are currently building have a lower level of insulation compared to those built in the UK and Europe 17 years ago.

Poor insulation

Cycleway extends to Albany

The planned $360 million cycleway over Auckland's Harbour Bridge will now extend as far north as Albany instead of ending in Northcote.

Longer pathway

Council staff moving to Kāinga Ora

Wellington City Council is concerned that the high salaries being offered by Kāinga Ora for building consent officers is a “short-sighted’ and “aggressive” recruitment scheme.

Poaching staff

Government urged to act on house prices

The Helen Clark Foundation is calling on the Government to introduce a capital gains tax and initiate a borrowing limit to help drive down house prices.

Housing buy-up

He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata.

This week GradNewZealand announced New Zealand's Top 100 Graduate Employers. It’s incredible to see nine ACE New Zealand members featured in the top 100.

It speaks to the importance our sector places our attracting and retaining diverse talent, so we are well placed to create a thriving Aotearoa.

Congrats to all our members on the list:

  • Beca
  • Jacobs
  • Aurecon
  • WSP
  • Tonkin + Taylor
  • GHD
  • Arup
  • Stantec

Read more about the top 100