27 February e-News

We are excited about the ACE New Zealand conference later this year. Here are a few of the details so you can diary the date:

  • Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 August
  • Cordis Hotel, Auckland

In line with our new strategy, the theme is 2020 Vision, with the conference proceedings very much focused on the future of our sector in Aotearoa.

We are also stepping up our game on the programme, with our goal being to bring you truly world-class speakers. So, we are excited to announce our first few keynote speakers, they are:

  • Rt Hon Sir John Key, the 38th Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • Sharon Zollner, Chief Economist at ANZ New Zealand
  • Alexia Hilbertidou, Founder of GirlBoss New Zealand

Plus, there are many more great speakers still to be announced!

Watch this space for more details.

And if you missed our webinar Value-Based Pricing by Win Without Pitching Founder Blair Enns, view a recording of the Webinar

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What's on  

A reminder about our upcoming events.

Time-saving tips & tricks

Tuesday 17 March, 5.30pm, Auckland

Boost your efficiency and maximise time in this two-hour event with the 'Organisational Queen' Debbie Mayo-Smith.

More details and register your spot 

Producer statements, site observations & reports 

Wednesday 18 March, 2pm, Whakatane

Producer statements, site observations. We all work with them, but do you know what's required of these documents? Whakatane District Council manager of building and environmental services Christine Watkinson shares her insights into what's required for these documents.

More details and register your spot

Strategic Leaders Masterclass with Alicia McKay

Friday 20 March, 9am, Auckland

We're running a one-day masterclass on how to lift your leadership game from operational to strategic. Facilitator Alicia McKay teaches the basics of strategy and strategic leadership, challenging your perspective and stretching thinking with new tools and techniques.

More details and purchase tickets

Transmission Gully project dispute settled

NZTA has settled a lengthy dispute over delays and extra earthworks on the Transmission Gully project with a $191m payment to the Wellington Gateway Partnership.

Settlement agreed

Redevelopment options from Auckland rail

Land acquired for the construction of the new Mt Eden railway station could ultimately become a mixed-use development featuring residential, commercial and retail buildings.

Inner-city growth

Environment Court to hear consent application

The resource consent application for the Manawatu Gorge replacement highway will skip the usual Council consent hearing and go straight to the Environment Court.

Construction delay

Government help to strengthen apartments

Some owners of earthquake-prone apartments believe the Government should be paying part of the strengthening costs rather than offering low-interest loans.

Earthquake costs

No sign of Auckland’s housing boom slowing

Auckland’s housing stock has increased by over 13,000 in the past 12 months, a rise of 24 per cent on 2018 and 63 per cent on 2017.

Housing boom

Consultation on building code

MBIE is seeking your thoughts on changes to fire safety requirements, stormwater drainage systems and the waterproofing of bathrooms, kitchens and laundries.

Submissions open

Overhaul of Wellington Water?

A raft of failures in the capital’s water system has prompted a Councillor to call for a ‘fundamental review of the structure and nature of Wellington Water.’

Ageing pipes

Some life in Get Welly Moving project

The Get Wellington Moving project has racked up some recent wins, but it will be many years before the major projects see the light of day.

Funding concerns

New subconsultant agreement and guidance

After a significant amount of work, we are pleased to release the 2020 version of our ACE New Zealand Subconsultant Agreement. There is also a guide outlining the changes to the agreement. The changes are mainly to ensure consistency with our broader suite of contracts.

Login to our members-only section of the website to download the new agreement

Our thanks to Graham Chapman for his work to update the agreement, and to Nick Francis for reviewing.

We would encourage all ACE New Zealand members to use this agreement when engaging sub-consultants, to ensure a fair and balanced approach to contracts within our sector.

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