New GPS changes the game for everyone by Peter Silcock, CCNZ CEO

The NZTA is the largest single client for the civil contractors, spending $4 billion per year per from the National Land Transport Fund, influencing another $1.5 billion of local government spending, and investing another $0.5 billion of Crown funds. When Government signals a change to how that much money will be spent it has massive…

Takeuchi investment backing

Tenby Powell of Hunter Powell Investment Partners has re-invested in the Takeuchi construction equipment brand here with agency agreements for the Pacific Islands. Together with private equity partners, Powell acquired Auckland-based company Hirepool in 2003. Hirepool was bought from Owens Corporation for $43 million and sold for $172 million some 36 months later. In 2005…

Invercargill’s heavy equipment sand-pit

Invercargill has a new playground and there are no swings and slides in sight. Dig This Invercargill, New Zealand’s first heavy equipment playground, officially opened to the public on October 2nd. The giant playground is the brainchild of Ed Mumm, a Southland local who opened Dig This in Colorado and then replicated the concept in…

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.…

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…

Koru Lounge circulation profile

The majority of our published titles get sent directly to readers. Each month we do supply a small number for Koru Lounge members, and into retail channels. Contractor, Q&M and LG magazine were all in circulation at Wellington’s Koru Lounge this morning.Help yourselves!