Fulton Hogan opens doors to Canterbury students

 An enthusiastic group of Canterbury students enjoyed a ‘hands on’ day at Fulton Hogan in Christchurch and it has inspired a few young women into a career in the infrastructure Industry. Thirty-four students took the opportunity to explore wide aspects of Fulton Hogan’s operations; from surfacing to safety management to signs and graphics. The open…

Humes future proof wastewater project

Hamilton City Council’s $7.65 million wastewater project in Rotokauri – vital to unlocking growth in the area – is nearing completion. The Far Western Interceptor Extension extends the city’s current wastewater network with a two‑kilometre pipeline from the Te Rapa bypass to the existing pipeline beside Avalon Drive. Rotokauri has been identified as key for…

CCNZ Conference – what a week!

WOW, what a great week we had in Hamilton at the joint CCNZ and ACENZ Conference. I want to send out a big thank you to all our members, sponsors, exhibitors and speakers for making it a resounding success. The conference was a perfect platform to profile the industry and we made the most of…

Government shows leadership on industry skills development

Peter Silcock, Chief Executive, Civil Contractors New Zealand I attended a Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment workshop yesterday to provide contractor input into the draft strategy on Government Procurement, and the Ministry’s draft Construction Skills Action Plan. It was great to see procurement at the centre of this new Government plan – and it…

New underground information service in Taranaki

 A new Taranaki firm, Utility Scan, specialises in state-of-the-art underground services in the region. “Strikes on underground services like electricity, gas, water or sewerage are surprisingly common,” says Utility Scan operations manager Ben Giles. Utility Scan supplies detailed information of underground assets by using cutting-edge technology and internationally recognised training and industry experience. Giles says…

Investing in Sumitomo

Auckland based earthmoving company The Digger Collective has recently purchased its second Sumitomo SH235X-6 from New Zealand distributor, AB Equipment. However, there was something very special about this one. It was wanted in a hurry! “We put it out to tender but on the condition that it was very time critical, the excavator needed to…