Bauma China calls

Bauma China 2018 takes place from November 27 to 30, 2018 in Shanghai and Contractor magazine will be there to cover it! The event’s new dimension reflects the upswing of the industry that enters a new era. As the show enters its 16th year. Both an exhibition and networking opportunity, the last show in in…

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…

Auckland – a collaborative approach

  By Tommy Parker, group manager, Highways, NZTA I was delighted to be at the Going the Extra Mile Awards at the end of September. I always enjoy attending this event – it’s great see our suppliers having their day in the sun. When these awards were initially established, they were about customer service –…

2016 Contractor Perspectives

In January 2015 we launched a new product; Contractor ‘Perspectives’. The product was written by industry leaders and provided an in-depth look at the past 2014 year, predictions and a wish list for the 2015 year across various industry sectors. Government departments and agencies, industry associations, and the heads of specialist services contributed their thoughts on…

Roading Technology article on Otta

In October’s Contractor magazine technical writer Richard Silcock takes a closer look at a binding agent that offers councils and NZTA a viable alternative to aggregate. Otta is a sealing agent which has been trialled by various city and district councils thus far, and as a methodology appeals in comparison to the use of finite…

Contractor Perspectives 2015- a new Contrafed Product

Contractor Perspectives 2015 is a new addition to Contrafed’s publishing schedule. The new product is coming out in late-December and will be sent to all Contractor magazine subscribers, along with December’s Contractor. Contractor Perspectives will differ in appearance and in content from the regular Contractor magazine. Contractor Perspectives will be an A4, perfect-bound, 42 page…

A reminder about marketing opportunities

Since the publication of the last Annual Report eleven new organizations have joined the  NZCF’s Major Associate Member group. It’s timely to remind both existing and new associates about marketing options. As part of its membership each member and associate member organization receives a subscription copy of NZ Contractor magazine. Contrafed Publishing distributes 3,200 copies monthly…

Copy deadline for August issue of Contractor mag

Good afternoon, A quick reminder that copy is now due for August’s issue of Contractor magazine. Thanks to those who have already supplied it to Tracey. If you are putting the finishing touches on artwork please email the file to her directly; design@contrafed.co.nz. An additional 400 hundred copies are being printed to supply delegates at…