Volvo Excavator Video

Volvo has a new promotional video starring Swedish star Dolph Lundgren as a tough drill instructor getting fresh with some new recruits. “Rise and shine maggots, I’m here to pump you up!’ screams Lundgren, doing his best General Patton impersonation. Lundgren puts the maggots through their paces- with a great soundtrack. Worth a watch- Lundgren’s…

LiDAR monitoring for health and safety

by Carlos Gonzales, general manager of 3D Laser Mapping The 2016 year saw the most significant reforms of New Zealand’s health and safety systems for 20 years, with the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 responding to reports that the country’s health and safety system was failing. This Act led to a great…

Contractor magazine goes digital

Contractor magazine has been a print magazine since it first launched in October 1976. Four hundred and seventy something issues on and we have a significant announcement to make. Yes -a digital version of Contractor magazine is now available in real time for print subscribers. We aren’t total Luddites- a digital version has been published online…

CablePrice adds McCloskey to its brands

Screening and crushing industry specialist, McCloskey International has selected CablePrice as local distributors for its equipment to its global network, serving New Zealand, Fiji, New Caledonia and Tonga. The deal was officially cut at Hillhead 2018 last month. McCloskey designs and manufactures innovative crushers, screeners, stacking conveyors and washing systems for the likes of aggregate…

Fulton Hogan opens doors to Canterbury students

 An enthusiastic group of Canterbury students enjoyed a ‘hands on’ day at Fulton Hogan in Christchurch and it has inspired a few young women into a career in the infrastructure Industry. Thirty-four students took the opportunity to explore wide aspects of Fulton Hogan’s operations; from surfacing to safety management to signs and graphics. The open…

Humes future proof wastewater project

Hamilton City Council’s $7.65 million wastewater project in Rotokauri – vital to unlocking growth in the area – is nearing completion. The Far Western Interceptor Extension extends the city’s current wastewater network with a two‑kilometre pipeline from the Te Rapa bypass to the existing pipeline beside Avalon Drive. Rotokauri has been identified as key for…

CCNZ Conference – what a week!

WOW, what a great week we had in Hamilton at the joint CCNZ and ACENZ Conference. I want to send out a big thank you to all our members, sponsors, exhibitors and speakers for making it a resounding success. The conference was a perfect platform to profile the industry and we made the most of…