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…

Entering The Construction Zone-highlights from Big Boys Toys 2017

The annual Big Boys Toys Event draw thousands of visitors to Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds this weekend (November 10th-12th). CCNZ’s Auckland Branch set up an external area it promoted as “The Construction Zone”, where, amidst a range of activities, its annual Excavator Operator Competition was conducted. Not only where the professionals on show, but the amateurs…

CCNZ reflects on 2017 Budget spending

In a press release circulated after yesterday’s Budget CCNZ’s CEO Peter Silcock welcomed the focus of 2017’s Budget on capital infrastructure investment and future resilience. However, the industry organisation says the spend will be more effectively used if local and central government  improve how they contract infrastructure work. CCNZ represents more than 600 large, medium-sized and…

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;…

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…

ICB Retaining & Construction excavator operator wins Auckland competition

Jason Toomer-Reti was named last night as the Auckland region’s best excavator operator after an intense three day competition against 34 others. Jason, 25 of Manurewa, demonstrated his superlative skills in operating his machine during the Civil Contractors New Zealand Auckland regional excavator operator competition held at Big Boys Toys at ASB Showgrounds from 28-30th…