#Navigatingthefuture to feature 44 speakers

Civil Contractors New Zealand, the New Zealand Roadmarkers Federation and the Roadmarking Industry Association of Australia have arranged 44 amazing speakers for #Navigatingthefuture – 2019’s national conference for civil contractors and roadmarkers – which takes place in Rotorua from 31 July – 3 August. An intriguing discussion on the state of civil construction and roadmarking…

Building a skilled industry

By Peter Silcock, Chief Executive, Civil Contractors New Zealand Historically there has been little formal recognition of the skills and competencies a whole range of people in our industry have. This is an issue we set out to tackle when CCNZ introduced the Civil Trades certification system in 2015. We’re at the starting point for…

Working together to build a better New Zealand

Peter Silcock, Chief Executive, Civil Contractors New Zealand You may have heard the news that the government has agreed to a ‘procurement reset’ and the establishment of a new infrastructure entity. We welcomed those announcements and will continue to work with Government officials to ensure these initiatives do make a positive difference. A key part of…

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…

Spreading the word to build our future

Peter Silcock, Chief Executive, Civil Contractors New Zealand Over the past few months, Civil Contractors New Zealand has been working to develop new tools to represent and assist the industry. These efforts have resulted in the release of our new website at www.civilcontractors.co.nz, and the release to members of the EPIC Careers in Infrastructure toolkit.…