Flood Damage on SH6

SH6 on the West Coast was closed last Thursday- Feb 21st, after a sudden downpour sent tons of debri cascading down a creek bed and across a 500 metre stretch of road. Local contracting crews spent two full days clearing up almost 40,000 cubic metres of mud, trees and gravel. This video clip was taken…

Wellington finds its champion excavator operator

Blair Hartle was named the Wellington / Wairarapa region’s top excavator operator following a close-fought Regional Excavator Operator Competition held at the Upper Hutt Summer Carnival at Trentham Memorial Park on Saturday. Hartle, 29, works as an excavator operator on the Transmission Gully project for Kāpiti-based civil construction company Goodman Contractors. Despite the win, he…

Solving dirty roads and motorways

Condor Pumps had added MobyDick Truck Wheel Washing Systems to its growing product range. Since 1985, Swiss-based MobyDick has set a global standard for high performance cleaning, durability, and reliability. The company’s engineers have developed the most effective wheel wash installation to solve environmental and stormwater problems caused by tire track-out of dirt and sediment…

Sandvik Appointment

Sandvik has recently appointed Porter Group as its distributor for Mobile Crushing and Screening for the whole of Australia Porter Group has acted as Sandvik’s New Zealand distributor for sales and aftermarket support of its mobile crushing and screening range since 2009. The company will now also act as mobile distributor for the entire Australian…

Styling hard hats

If you’ve ever wanted your work hard hat to make a statement then you are in luck.. Cool Hard Hats NZ makes and sells cool-looking, custom designed hard hats.  The company has its own graphic design team and will create you a hard hat which differs from your normal kit. Says company owner Jamie L’Huillier…

Waiting for infrastructure to happen

Short-term gaps in the infrastructure pipeline are causing long-term headaches for the country’s civil infrastructure contractors, who have criticised a vague forward work programme that sees roading projects down nearly three billion dollars in the next two years. Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Silcock says that despite promises of ‘record investment’ and a…