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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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There is a serious shortage of women working in the trades industry, but The Ministry for Women have undergone a great initiative to help remedy this shortage. The Ministry for Women have launched a fantastic handbook for trades employers on how to attract more women to trades jobs. The demand for...

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The NZIQS Council has given approval for the formation of a Research Group to support the institute in its Strategic Goals and Objectives. A committee has been formed with the initial meeting held last week with the following members having volunteered to form the committee – Sam Lomax, Jasper...

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NZIQS promoted quantity surveying as a career to school leavers in the July issue of the 'Next Steps' magazine. This magazine was distributed with the NZ Herald and sent to every school in NZ. The feature included profiles of Auckland Councilor Grant Browne and NZIQS Young QS leader Leah Gartner. ...

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Quotable Value (QV) has announced today that they have purchased the Rawlinson's New Zealand Construction Handbook so that property professionals will still be able to access the latest construction cost information. Cathy Giddens FNZIQS, Registered QS, previous Rawlinson's editor, has joined QV to...

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No excuse for varying insurance valuations, say quantity surveyors The New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors says there is no excuse for homeowners to receive property insurance valuations that vary widely.   Registered quantity surveyor and president of the New Zealand Institute of Qu...

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Subbies to get better protection for payment Subcontractors owed money are to get better protection for payment for work done in changes to the Construction Contracts Act approved by Government, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. The Government has given drafting ins...

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