CCNZ member savings

CCNZ members save more than $3m with n3

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Civil Contractors New Zealand members saved more than $3 million in the last year alone through CCNZ’s partnership with n3’s trade discounts and on-account purchasing power. By using n3, members are continuing to cut business costs year after year, with a 49 per cent increase in savings on the previous year. CCNZ has partnered with n3 for the last eight …

Winners named in peak civil construction awards

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A record-breaking pipeline in Auckland, a Napier roading upgrade to make a busy intersection safe, an Auckland wastewater station and a stormwater restoration in Wellington were amongst the winners of the 41st CCNZ Hirepool Construction Excellence awards in Rotorua on 2 August. Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Silcock said these awards represented important recognition, not just for the …

Doug the Digger receives national Service Award

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Northland’s Doug the Digger (aka Alistair McIntyre) received a national Service Award for his role in helping young people learn the skills to operate excavators and start careers in civil construction. The award was presented at a dinner attended by more than 450 industry leaders and business owners on 2 August at the Civil Contractors New Zealand National Conference in …

Hirepool receives first CCNZ Major Associate Award

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Hirepool received the first CCNZ Major Associate Award, which was presented during the Civil Contractors New Zealand National Conference in Rotorua on 2 August. CCNZ Chief Executive Peter Silcock said the Hirepool team deserved recognition for supporting events and initiatives that benefit contractors at branch and national level. “Hirepool is a deserving recipient of our inaugural Major Associate Award, having …

Passion for civil construction inspires young leaders

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An Otago site supervisor, a Christchurch foreman and a Wellington Environmental Advisor received awards for industry leadership on 2 August at the Z People Awards, held at Rotorua’s Blue Baths during the Civil Contractors New Zealand ‘Navigating the Future’ Conference. Keith Matheson of Otago’s SouthRoads won the coveted Emerging Leader Award, which recognises outstanding leadership under the age of 30 …

Civil construction’s top training initiatives named

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Civil construction companies from Christchurch and Wellington were the big winners in the national Civil Contractors New Zealand Connexis Company Training and Development Awards, presented on 2 August to recognise commitment of businesses to ongoing professional development for staff. Fulton Hogan Christchurch won the award for companies with a turnover of more than $100m thanks to its efforts in benchmarking …

John Burden joins CCNZ Executive Council

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New CCNZ Executive Councillor John Burden was elected to the Civil Contractors New Zealand Executive Council at the CCNZ Annual General Meeting on 2 August. Mr Burden is Executive General Manager Infrastructure Projects at Downer New Zealand. He is an accomplished leader in the New Zealand construction sector, who has led some of the largest infrastructure projects undertaken in this …

Clearer work programme critical for NZ infrastructure

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The civil construction industry is eagerly awaiting ‘record spending’ on three waters, public transport and road safety improvements to bring financial certainty and stability so it can work towards overcoming New Zealand’s infrastructure deficit. Results from the 2019 Construction Industry Survey, a joint research project commissioned by Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ) and Teletrac Navman, reveal uncertainty in the pipeline …

Can the RoVE review deliver a stronger employer focus?

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Last week Minister of Education Chris Hipkins announced that the government plans to proceed with its Reform of Vocational Education. CCNZ in its submissions on the review said the proposals had the potential to fix longstanding issues with vocational training and education, despite needing careful management and more recognition of on-job training. It is great to see a more measured …

Three awards for Downer at Nelson Marlborough Branch Awards

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The 2019 CCNZ Nelson Marlborough Branch Contractors Awards event was held on Friday 26 July at the Rutherford Hotel in Nelson. Held every two years, this event was attended by 215 people, with Downer NZ taking home three of nine categories. The winners: H & S Professionals Ltd Health & Safety Award Simcox – For All Projects & Systems in Place …