Software simplifies consent process

Software provider CS-VUE supplied an environmental compliance management system for the first stage of the $709.5 million motorway from Puhoi to Warkworth being built by the Northern Express Group (NX2). The project has outcome based RMA conditions that provide greater flexibility to the contractor in both design and construction than most other Transport Agency projects.…

Picture Album

Kade Croft works for Geotechnics and while on work duties can find himself in some ‘target-rich’ environments, photographically that is. Kade is a talented photographer and we are looking to use some of his work-related snaps in Contractor magazine. Recently he took these pictures at the M2PP worksite, capturing shots of Goodman machines. Goodman Contractors…

Old scrapers in action

 IN THE APRIL issue we featured the making of Auckland International Airport, which opened in January 1966. THE AIRPORT WAS FIRST mooted back in 1929 but it was 1959 before a decision on the Mangere site was made and approved and the Ministry of Works started building the new airport. At the height of construction…

Eight-decade-old tractor fetches $46,000

Readers will recall news of Euro Auctions in Northern Ireland selling over 100 classic tractors with many historically important models from the 1940s, 50s and 60s in a one-day auction this past Easter. Most of the collection had been amassed by John Flynn over the past four decades, with many of the tractors having been…