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Construction Sector Accord a long-term commitment

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 9:18 am | Civil Contractors NZ

A New Zealand Construction Sector Accord was announced on Sunday by five ministers, including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, signalling long-term commitment between government and industry to collaborate on key work areas for a healthy construction ... More >>

Vocational education needs change

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 10:32 am | Civil Contractors NZ

The civil construction industry says the Government’s proposed Reform of Vocational Education has potential to fix longstanding issues with vocational training and education, despite needing careful management and more recognition of on-job training. More >>

Riki Lum wins 25th national excavator competition

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 9:05 am | Civil Contractors NZ

Riki Lum was named the winner of the National Excavator Operator Competition at an awards dinner on Saturday night following two days of intense competition against the country’s top excavator operators at Central Districts Field Days in Feilding. More >>

Manawatu digger driver to take on New Zealand's best

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 2:38 pm | Civil Contractors NZ

Palmerston North man Jim Beamsley will don his hard hat and climb into the cab of a 12-tonne digger next week when he represents Manawatu at the National Excavator Operator Competition in Feilding. More >>

Downfall of Arrow reflects high risk of construction

Friday, 1 March 2019, 9:09 am | Civil Contractors NZ

The voluntary administration of Arrow International (NZ) announced today will impact not just on the employees of the company and its clients, but the wider network of contractors and subcontractors who supported its construction projects. More >>

Wellington finds its champion excavator operator

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 9:01 am | Civil Contractors NZ

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. More >>

Civil Contractors welcome NZ Infrastructure Commission

Friday, 22 February 2019, 8:17 am | Civil Contractors NZ

Civil Contractors New Zealand welcomes a Government proposal to create Te Waihanga – The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission as the new Autonomous Crown Entity to deliver long term strategy and coordination of infrastructure planning. More >>

Government yet to fill gap in infrastructure pipeline

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 9:23 pm | Civil Contractors NZ

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 ... More >>

Water review needs coherent leadership

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 1:39 pm | Civil Contractors NZ

Recognising a need for change in New Zealand’s water industry brings New Zealand a small step closer to addressing issues with decaying water infrastructure, but coherent leadership from central government will be needed to make a change, say ... More >>

Auckland excavator operators compete for glory

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:21 am | Civil Contractors NZ

More than thirty of Auckland’s best excavator operators will pour tea, slam-dunk basketballs and even navigate an egg and spoon challenge with their massive machines at the Regional Excavator Operator Competition this weekend. More >>

Contractors look to technology to overcome workforce woes

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 4:39 pm | Civil Contractors NZ

New information released from NZ’s civil construction industry shows civil contractors are increasingly looking to adopt new technologies, with 77 per cent looking to technology to help them increase labour productivity. But workforce issues continue to hinder ... More >>

Civil Contractors welcomes new infrastructure agency

Friday, 17 August 2018, 7:37 pm | Civil Contractors NZ

Civil Contractors New Zealand welcomed today’s announcement from Infrastructure Minister Hon. Shane Jones that a new independent infrastructure agency would be established to improve government oversight into the infrastructure and civil construction industry. More >>

Awards for emerging construction leaders, stars in training

Sunday, 5 August 2018, 1:58 pm | Civil Contractors NZ

A Christchurch construction manager responsible for two company divisions, an Auckland roading foreman heading multiple teams at 23, and contractors from the Bay of Plenty, Canterbury and the Waikato received leadership and development awards today at the ... More >>

Water treatment plant takes contractors’ top award

Sunday, 5 August 2018, 1:57 pm | Civil Contractors NZ

A major upgrade to Auckland’s main water treatment plant in Mangere took top honours at the Civil Contractors New Zealand’s (CCNZ) national awards in Hamilton last night. Other awards went to projects across the country ranging from the Chatham ... More >>

Focus on Lowest Cost Undermining Major Infrastructure

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 12:44 pm | Civil Contractors NZ

MEDIA RELEASE, Auckland, New Zealand, 1 August 2018 – The construction industry is under strain to build a record amount of infrastructure on thin margins, but issues in the procurement phase could destabilise the construction industry and set these ... More >>

National infrastructure pipeline needs work

Monday, 30 July 2018, 8:40 pm | Civil Contractors NZ

Kiwi civil contractors warn that while a recent construction forecast looks to steady the ship, the current course risks an underwhelming response to major challenges and losing talent to a booming overseas infrastructure markets. More >>

Minister to introduce EPIC infrastructure careers campaign

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 8:19 pm | Civil Contractors NZ

More gamers, trampers and sportspeople may soon be building and maintaining New Zealand’s vital water, roading and energy networks, thanks to a careers promotion platform designed to inspire career seekers and bring diversity to the infrastructure workforce. More >>

Contractors warn of construction gap in transport policy

Friday, 29 June 2018, 8:43 am | Civil Contractors NZ

New Zealand’s civil contractors have welcomed a record level of investment in transport, but expressed concern at a medium-term construction gap in the Government Policy Statement on Land Transport which risks losing Kiwi civil construction capability ... More >>

Otago excavator operator named national champ

Sunday, 18 March 2018, 2:37 pm | Civil Contractors NZ

Otago man Troy Calteaux was named last night as the country’s best excavator operator after an extremely intense two-day competition. More >>

National excavator competition hotter than ever

Thursday, 8 March 2018, 10:14 am | Civil Contractors NZ

A veteran champ at the national excavator operator finals will battle it out next week to beat the current record holder. More >>

 

 

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