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…

Waiting for infrastructure to happen

Short-term gaps in the infrastructure pipeline are causing long-term headaches for the country’s civil infrastructure contractors, who have criticised a vague forward work programme that sees roading projects down nearly three billion dollars in the next two years. Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Silcock says that despite promises of ‘record investment’ and a…

2017 Construction Industry Survey

After several months of planning, in partnership with Teletrac Navman and CCNZ, this morning Contractor magazine emailed out an industry survey to its database. We are extending an invitation to anyone who did not receive an email invite to participate in this 15 minute exercise.  You need to have relevant industry experience to qualify.  The…