CCNZ are you ready for your close-up?

CCNZ has collaborated with TV broadcaster Face TV to produce six TV episodes entitled ‘Spotlight on Civil Contracting.’ The episodes are half an hour long and are currently screening on Wednesday evenings at 8:30pm on Sky Channel 083 Face TV. Here’s the link to Episode Two, with Greg Ward, (also CCNZ’s annual conference MC)  talking…

A classic machine lands in NZ

We had a tip-off last week. Lots of heavy machinery is disembarked onto Auckland’s Bledisloe Wharf each month without drawing attention but this particular machine is different. In fact any machinery enthusiast might have heard the twin Detroit engines with straight six starting inside the hull of the Tamelane, the vessel in question, as this…

Volvo Excavator Video

Volvo has a new promotional video starring Swedish star Dolph Lundgren as a tough drill instructor getting fresh with some new recruits. “Rise and shine maggots, I’m here to pump you up!’ screams Lundgren, doing his best General Patton impersonation. Lundgren puts the maggots through their paces- with a great soundtrack. Worth a watch- Lundgren’s…

LiDAR monitoring for health and safety

by Carlos Gonzales, general manager of 3D Laser Mapping The 2016 year saw the most significant reforms of New Zealand’s health and safety systems for 20 years, with the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 responding to reports that the country’s health and safety system was failing. This Act led to a great…

Fan talk- tracking down a Cat 660

You may have read in Richard Campbell’s recent Classic Machines column about the massive Cat 660 scraper, the largest of the Cat scrapers. Despite its age and pedigree this machine has never been imported into New Zealand. Low & behold in August three machines were landed, one for Vic Draper and two for Paul Clarke’s…