Civil War artefacts

While attending Conexpo in March I did a day trip to the Hoover Dam, and befriended a fellow Conference delegate and his wife. When we weren’t looking at concrete and canyon walls my friend mentioned he was a Virginian. Being a history nut I asked if he lived near any of the Civil War battlefields.…

Apprenticeship skills shortage fix

  Two career pathway programmes in the Waikato District are helping to address the skills shortage in the infrastructure industry following the recent graduation of 21 trainees and apprentices. The Downer Basic Civils Programme, between Downer and Waikato-Tainui, in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development, has resulted in seven previously unemployed members of the…

Girls with Hi-Vis month

The Infrastructure Industry has launched a campaign to attract more women to the workforce Women around the country donned Hi-Vis attire last month for a ‘hands on’ taste of working in the Infrastructure Industry. The annual ‘Girls with Hi-Vis’ initiative lead by Connexis sees staff already working in the Infrastructure Industry inviting sisters, daughters, friends, cousins…

Fulton Hogan announce key appointments

Fulton Hogan is pleased to announce the appointment of Graeme Johnson to the position of CEO – NZ Regional Business and Domenic De-Fazio to the position of CEO – NZ Construction. Mr Johnson and Mr De-Fazio are respected Fulton Hogan leaders who have nearly 30 years’ collective experience within the company. They take over from…

Old scrapers in action

 IN THE APRIL issue we featured the making of Auckland International Airport, which opened in January 1966. THE AIRPORT WAS FIRST mooted back in 1929 but it was 1959 before a decision on the Mangere site was made and approved and the Ministry of Works started building the new airport. At the height of construction…