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Construction Sector Accord Newsletter August 2021

In this newsletter:

  • COVID-19: Ask your staff - they may need to stay home
  • Inaugural Beacons Awards at Building Nations 2021
  • New Beacons case study: Whangarei District Council and Canam Commercial
  • Webinar: digital tools to grow your business
  • The Network is live
  • Why we joined the network: Kāinga Ora
  • 'Transformation 2.0': What can the Accord become?
  • Construction MIQ - apply now for October travel
  • Diversity surveys extended - still time to win prizes

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Alert Level 4 businesses and services are encouraged to ask their staff if anyone in their household has tested positive for COVID-19 or attended a location of interest.

If a household member has tested positive for COVID-19 or attended a location of interest the employee must stay at home until the person in the household has received a negative test result.

They should not leave their home for any reason, including going to work, unless directed by Healthline (e.g. to get a test).

And remember: NON-URGENT WORK MUST WAIT.

Click here for more information on building and construction at Alert Level 4.


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The Construction Sector Accord is launching awards to champion the sector's most transformative and innovative approaches. The first Beacons Awards will feature at Infrastructure New Zealand's Building Nations 2021 event in November.

The Accord has been profiling projects and companies in a series of Beacon case studies. They highlight examples of good practice in the construction sector that others can learn from and adopt.

An inaugural Beacon of the Year will be announced at the Building Nations Gala Dinner.

There are some strong contenders but there is still time to enter. Applications must be received by Wednesday 8 September.

Click here for more information and to enter.


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Our latest Beacons case study is about the community objectives at the heart of the procurement process for Whangārei's new Civic Centre.

The process has a target of 80% of the subcontractors and suppliers sourced from Whangārei, and a requirement that at least 10% of each respondent's project team are trainees or apprentices.

Another positive outcome is that up to 20% of workers on site are female.

Read more and watch the video.


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Register now for our next webinar on how digital tools can grow your construction business.

It's Wednesday 8 September at 3pm, in partnership with Digital Boost.

Click here to register for the webinar.

NB: This webinar can go ahead at Alert Level 4. All contributors will attend remotely.


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The Accord Network was formally launched at Parliament on 5 August, with four of the Accord Ministers attending, including Infrastructure Minister Hon Grant Robertson (pictured).

Already there are 130 members. If you're not yet one of them, come and join us!

Join the Network


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Caroline McDowall

General Manager Commercial, Kāinga Ora

'We back the purpose of the Accord, which is to strengthen the partnership between government ad industry, and be a catalyst to transform the construction sector for the benefit of all New Zealand.

Being part of the Accord means we can collaborate and contribute to find better ways for government and the sector to work together."


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The Accord Transformation Plan has entered the final year of its three year programme. It's time to develop 'Transformation Plan 2.0'.

The sector needs a clear vision for tackling key challenges and opportunities, such as climate change, innovation, worker and smaller business engagement, and achieving better outcomes for Māori.

The Accord has begun holding engagements with people inside and outside the construction sector to develop the new Transformation Plan.

Give your thoughts on the Accord and help develop the plan: Take the survey.


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There are 60 places in managed isolation til March 2022 if you are a critical construction worker and you meet the eligibility criteria.

For October travel, applications are due by 9 September. Click here to apply for construction MIQ places


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Diversity Works NZ's two surveys on diversity in construction are still running and you can still win prizes.

The deadline has been extended because of disruption caused by COVID-19. The new closing date is 11.59 pm Sunday 5 September.

The surveys will help create a roadmap towards a more diverse, equitable and inclusive sector.

Organisations can win either a $750 Visa Prezzy gift card or customised workplace training on Inclusive Leadership. Individuals can win a $750 Visa Prezzy card or an iPhone SE.

Take the survey for business owners and senior leaders

Take the anonymous survey for workers


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