Southland Awards programme

Southland awards celebrate excellence in civil contracting

James Heffield Branch News, Southland Branch Leave a Comment

More than 200 people descended on Ascot Park Hotel in Invercargill last Friday to celebrate success in civil contracting at the fourth annual CCNZ Southland Construction Awards. The awards recognise and showcase the achievements of Southland’s civil contractors, with awards presented for outstanding projects, people and environmental initiatives. Southland branch secretary Lauren McKinnel said there were 23 entries received this …

Five CCNZ positions up for election

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Our CCNZ Executive Council rotation means we have five positions up for election in 2019. The term of office of Colin Calteaux, James Craw and Stephen Delaney expire at the 2019 AGM and they have all advised that they intend to seek re-election. There is also a vacancy created by Tommy Parker’s resignation earlier this year. The term of office …

CCNZ contributes to local government workshops

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Improving procurement processes can make councils a “client of choice” and benefit their staff, the communities they serve, and the contractors they work with. That’s the message CCNZ Chief Executive Peter Silcock gave in a video interview that will be screened at a series of local government workshops being run by the Road Efficiency Group. The interview, conducted with Richard …

Competition finds Waikato and Bay of Plenty’s top excavator operators

James Heffield Bay Of Plenty Branch, Waikato Branch Leave a Comment

Strong final day performances helped Waikato’s Mike Bowe and Bay of Plenty’s Brandon Crowley scoop their respective regional titles at the Waikato and Bay of Plenty Regional Excavator Operator Competition. The competition, which took place on 14-15 June, saw 26 competitors cross excavator blades in front of large crowds at the Mystery Creek Fieldays near Hamilton. It tested operators’ skills …

Awards recognise Otago achievers

Fraser May Branch News, Otago Branch

More than 300 guests attended the 70th Civil Contractors New Zealand Otago Branch Annual General Meeting and Dinner in Wanaka on Friday 7 June. The event was held at the Warbirds & Wheels museum, and included the 2019 Hynds Otago Construction Awards, Hirepool Young Contractor of the Year Award, in addition to awards for innovation, environmental excellence and the region’s …

New Commission key to healthy infrastructure industry

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The draft New Zealand Infrastructure Commission/Te Waihanga Bill is a positive step towards better and more efficient infrastructure planning and investment on a national scale but needs fine-tuning to be successful in its objectives, say New Zealand’s civil contractors. Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Silcock said the national association for civil contractors strongly supported the creation of the …

Next steps for Road Works Site Health and Safety Improvement Programme

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CCNZ CEO Peter Silcock and a number of Tier One contractors attended the NZTA Health and Safety Leaders Forum on Monday 27 May. Mr Silcock raised the Road Works Site Health and Safety Improvement Programme, which CCNZ has developed in collaboration with NZTA, Worksafe and others.  The following was agreed: Sign-off on the terms of reference for the programme Establish a governance …

Safety alert – work on high speed level one roads

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Auckland Transport has issued a safety warning around work on high speed Level 1 Roads, indicating that the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management must be treated as the minimum to establish a safe work site and all parties involved must ensure robust risk assessments are conducted and documented for every operation on the road corridor. Read the safety …