IHI releases new excavator models

New Zealand distributor for IHI products, Youngman Richardson & Co has released two new excavator models, the 17VXE and 19VXT. Compact, powerful and versatile these new mini excavators are a continuation of what the IHI product stands for, says the company. “Not only are they able to work efficiently where space is limited but also…


Dunedin beckons

The 2017 CCNZ conference (its 73rd) will be held in Dunedin from Wednesday 2 to Saturday 5 August. The hosting association branch promises an “informative business-orientated programme”, while “planning is well underway for an exciting social programme.” As usual the programme will feature the President’s Welcome function; the CablePrice Theme Dinner; the Z and Connexis Awards Luncheon;…


Ditch Witch NZ introduce new product range

Ditch Witch New Zealand has introduced the Diamond Z brand into its product suite. The company is sending a clear message to the market with this move. Diamond Z have been manufacturing grinding equipment since 1996 and their range of grinders will complement other DitchWitch products. Late last year it began selling the Komptech product range, which…


M2PP Central Zone gallery shots

The Mackays to Peka-Peka Expressway project on Kapiti Coast has three separate construction zones, and photographer Mark Coote has been been snapping progress in each of these areas. The pictures in the latest gallery are from the Central Zone (see image below), which runs between north bank of the Waikanae River and Kapiti Road. The header…


Aerial picture gallery: M2PP in January 2017

Photographer Mark Coote got airborne on the Kapiti Coast and flew over the MacKays to PekaPeka site project recently. Here’s a slideshow of aerial shots taken flying north, and then south ( Kapiti Island features in background of north-facing shots). M2PP is due for completion in June 2017 and is currently on schedule.


Fulton Hogan appoint new CEO

Fulton Hogan is pleased to announce the appointment of Cos Bruyn as Group Chief Executive Officer to take over from Nick Miller who, in May last year, signalled his plans to leave Fulton Hogan.  Mr Bruyn’s appointment follows a thorough local and international executive search process.  He has extensive experience in the contracting industry, including…


#BuildAKL competition winners

We haven’t blogged about #BuildAKL till now. #BuildAKL is an initiative designed by leading Auckland employers and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED). Auckland is in the middle of a construction and infrastructure boom, and there is a manpower shortage. Despite this shortage there are parts of Auckland with high unemployment levels, particularly among…