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…

Direct Agreements – Back from the dead? — SITE VISIT

In what will be a relief for contractors, the Court of Appeal has overturned the High Court decision, and held that payments made to contractors by financiers pursuant to a direct agreement are not voidable transactions recoverable by a liquidator. While some may see this as a return to the previous position there are a […]…

Mainzeal – End of an era (Receivership)

Originally posted on SITE VISIT:
Mainzeal was one of the largest construction companies in New Zealand when it was put into receivership in 2012, liquidation followed shortly afterwards. Fast-forward five years and the receivership stage process has just been completed with the Receivers retiring on 15 May 2017. The completion of the Receivership means that…