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The Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) Congress will take place in Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2016, where international delegates can witness the regeneration of the city post-earthquake. Marilyn Moffatt, Executive Director, New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors, says: "Me...

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The Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) established the PAQS - Iwata Foundation in 2008 for the purpose of promoting the QS profession and the professional development of young quantity surveyors in the PAQS region.  Therefore, the Foundation is now sponsoring an international essa...

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The New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS) has joined a new global movement established to create international standards in construction measurement.   The International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) Coalition was formed earlier this year by non-profit organisations ...

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One of the Ministry's (Ministry for Women) priorities is to encourage women and girls to train and work in occupations where high-growth is projected and where women are currently under-represented.  This includes fields such as construction and trades, engineering and ICT. After the Canterbur...

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Homeowners who use online insurance calculators to set the insurance value of their property are taking a significant financial risk, says Julian Mace, the president of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors.  “Setting the insurance valuation on a property is a very complex busi...

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Skill shortage hampers rebuild - A shortage of qualified and experienced quantity surveyors is hampering urgent construction work, particularly in Christchurch and Auckland, says the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS)... click here to read full release    Our media r...

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PAQS-Iwata Foundation 2015 Travelling Scholarship Competition for Young QS The PACS-Iwata Foundation are sponsoring an international essay competition for young QS members from PAQS member countries. The winner will receive travel, accommodation and full registration for their attendance at the n...

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As of January 1st 2015 there will be new consumer protection measures in place.  Cabinet have put these new measures in place as a result of the Building Amendment Act 2013. These measures are to encourage a professional transparent relationship between contractors and clients The Ministry o...

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News from Quotable Value (QV)    As a past user of Rawlinsons New Zealand Construction Handbook we are pleased to advise that you will soon be able to access the latest construction cost information online - introducing QV costbuilder.  Quotable Value (QV) purchased the sy...

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Council have released a policy for the use of the NZIQS logo. Members can now apply to use the NZIQS logo on their websites, business cards or promotional material. The underlying principle for the use of the NZIQS logo and name is that it: “must only be used in a manner that does not mislead...

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