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…

Safety Gear colouring- an open letter

Hey guys, an open letter to all of you that do contracting work on our state highways. I know that it is an NZTA requirement that all STOP/GO operators are to be fully in ORANGE PPE while on site operating the traffic control, but why not pressure NZTA to change this colour to Hi-Viz Green/Yellow.…

Guest blog by Regan Burke

Civil Contracting is a legacy industry.  I have been involved in our family business for 20 years, this is but a mere blink compared to the savvy veterans, who are still at it and who live and breathe the ins and outs of construction.  Most businesses, family or not, have strong values and these, along…