Connecting New Zealand

National excavator operator competition cancelled

16 Mar 2020

The 2020 Civil Contractors New Zealand CablePrice National Excavator Operator Competition has been cancelled due to the cancellation of Central Districts Field Days and concerns about the COVID-19 Coronavirus variant.

Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Silcock said while it was a great pity, minimising risks of spreading the virus arising from travel and attendance at large-scale events was important, and the health and wellbeing of competitors, volunteers and staff who would have attended the event was paramount.


"It is with a heavy heart that we have made the decision to cancel the National Excavator Operator Competition. We have based this decision on the safety and wellbeing of our competitors, supporters, volunteers, sponsors and staff in terms of the travel requirements, and attendance at an event expected to be attended by 20,000 to 30,000 people."

Mr Silcock said at this point the association had not had time to consider whether an alternative event will be staged later in the year, but this looked unlikely at this stage due to uncertainty over the length of travel and event attendance restrictions.

The competition was originally scheduled to have taken place at Manfeild Raceway in Feilding between 20-21 March 2020.




Principal Business Partner
Core Associates
Major Associates
The Drug Detection Agency
Infrastructure Sustainability Council
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Doug the Digger
Vertical Horizonz NZ Ltd
TotalEnergies NZ Ltd
Brandt Equipment
TRIG Instruments
CSP Div of Fletcher Steel
Sheet Pile Ltd
Southeys Group Auckland
Vac U Digga NZ LTD 2022
Hynds Pipe Systems
Firth Certified Concrete
Kobelco New Zealand
Mico New Zealand Ltd
MATES In Construction
First Gas
Wirtgen NZ Ltd
Youngman Richardson
Geofabrics New Zealand Ltd
Connexis | Te Pukenga
Terra Cat
Marley NZ Ltd
Porter Group Limited
Hydraulink Fluid Connecters Ltd
Global Survey - Auckland
BNZ Partners
John Deere Limited
Northpine Ltd
Nulca NZ
Terra Infrastructure Pty Ltd
Infrastructure New Zealand
Vertu Equipment Limited
Winstone Aggregates
Liebherr New Zealand
AECOM New Zealand Limited
Mimico NZ Ltd
Humes Pipeline Systems
Holcim New Zealand Ltd
Reliance Reinforcing Limited
Commercial Hire NZ Ltd
Brolube New Zealand
Steelgal NZ Ltd
H.J. Asmuss & Co. Ltd
UDC Finance
Power Farming New Zealand Ltd
Teletrac Navman
SaferMe Limited
A B Equipment Ltd
TR Group
Turners Group Ltd: Head Office/Auckland
Milwaukee Tool New Zealand
SAMI Bitumen Technologies New Zealand Ltd
ERoad Ltd
Geosynthetic Partners International Ltd
Synergy Positioning Systems
Manage Company
Franklin Smith Group
Te Pūkenga trading at WITT
TLC Insurance Limited
XCMG New Zealand
Advice Financial
Axiom Training
Komatsu New Zealand Ltd
Coninnova Limited
Absolute Immigration NZ
Greenlight Insurance Brokers


Forgot password?
Create an Account