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Excavator Operator Competitions 2023-2024

Since 1994, Kiwi excavator operators have been competing in the annual Civil Contractors New Zealand National Excavator Operator Competition, an event still going strong. In the national event, the champions of CCNZ’s Regional Excavator Operator Competitions (REOCs) compete in March each year at the Central District Field Days in Feilding.

CCNZ congratulates all the finalists from the 2022-23 National Excavator Operator Competition, which was held from 16-18 March at Central Districts Fieldays. The competition winner was Defending Champion Troy Calteaux of Andrew Haulage 2011 Ltd in Otago. Read about the results>>

Sponsorships available for 2023-24.  If your company is interested in getting involved in the next round of regional and national events and exposing your brand across the country for the 2023/24 season of Excavator Operator Competitions, please contact the CCNZ Membership and Events Manager for more info.

Competition Dates 2023-2024
Waikato and Bay of Plenty - National Fieldays, Hamilton
16-17 June 2023
Hawke's Bay East Coast - Marine Parade, Napier 7 October 2023
Canterbury Westland - Road Metals Quarry 14 October 2023
Taranaki - WITT Infrastructure Training Park 18 November 2023
Nelson Marlborough - Nelson A&P Show 25 November 2023
Northland - Whangarei A&P Show 2 December 2023
Otago - Taieri A&P Show 27 January 2024
Southland - Southern Field Days 14 - 16 February 2024
Auckland - Franklin A&P Show 17 - 18 February 2024
Wellington Wairarapa - Brewtown, Upper Hutt
24 February 2024
Manawatu Whanganui 2 March 2024
National Finals - Central District Field Days, Feilding 14 - 16 March 2024

Thankyou to our 2023-2024 event sponsors:

CCNZ Otago Regional Excavator Operator Competition 2024

07:00 AM Sat, 27 Jan 2024

  Taieri A&P Show
Otago-Taieri A & P Showgrounds
If you are a multi-skilled excavator operator, then this is the competition for you! The winner will not only take out the title of best operator in the Otago area, but they will also represent their region at the National final with all expenses paid!


CCNZ Otago Regional Excavator Operator Competition 2024

CCNZ Southland Regional Excavator Operator Competition 2023/24

07:00 AM Wed, 14 Feb 2024

  Southern Field Days
Waimumu, Gore
There are amazingly skilled excavator operators in the Southland region, could you be the next winner of this prestigious title? The winner will also represent their region at the National Finals, with all travel expenses paid :)


CCNZ Southland Regional Excavator Operator Competition 2023/24

2024 Auckland Excavator Operator Competition

09:00 AM Sat, 17 Feb 2024

  Franklin A&P Show
58 Station Road, Pukekohe
Are you Auckland's best multi-skilled excavator operator? Is there someone in your business who is a whizz on an excavator? Enter the Auckland Region Excavator Operator Competition being held 17 - 18 February 2024 at the Franklin A&P Show in Pukekohe.


2024 Auckland Excavator Operator Competition

CCNZ CablePrice National Excavator Operator Competition

07:00 AM Thu, 14 Mar 2024

  Central Districts Field Days
Manfeild Park 59 South Street Feilding
The annual National Excavator Operator Competition will be held at Central Districts Field Days in Feilding from 14-16 March 2024.


CCNZ CablePrice National Excavator Operator Competition

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