Wellington finds its champion excavator operator

Blair Hartle was named the Wellington / Wairarapa region’s top excavator operator following a close-fought Regional Excavator Operator Competition held at the Upper Hutt Summer Carnival at Trentham Memorial Park on Saturday. Hartle, 29, works as an excavator operator on the Transmission Gully project for Kāpiti-based civil construction company Goodman Contractors. Despite the win, he…

CCNZ Canterbury Branch Awards 2018

Canterbury’s CCNZ branch held its annual awards dinner at Addington Raceway on November 3rd. 350 people had an enjoyable evening with MC Greg Ward lending his expertise and the Deen Colson Trio playing some jazz classics in quieter moments. Congrats to the winners of this year’s awards.  CCNZ Canterbury Branch Awards 2018 Road Metals Co…

Talented excavator operators on show

The 2017 Waikato and B.O.P regional excavator operator comps were held at Mystery Creek on June 15 & June 16th. Fortunately Kade Croft from Geotechnics was present to photograph the action. Results as follows: Waikato winner – Mike Bowe (Fulton Hogan) 2nd – Josh McCarthy (Schick Civil) 3rd – Trout Harford (Hick Bros Civil)  …

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…