Manukau Institute of Technology: Future Grad Scholarships for Auckland Branch Members

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The workplace is changing and new skills are needed.   Manukau Institute of Technology is excited to announce the release of 2019 Future Grad Scholarships.   These scholarships are designed to support people who are employed but wanting to upskill through study while working. We would like to offer two of these Future Grad Scholarships exclusively to CCNZ members of the Auckland …

New and improved Taranaki REOC a hit

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By James Corlett, CCNZ Northern Regional Manager The Taranaki CCNZ Branch delivered its first Regional Excavator Operator Competition in seven years on 11 November. Ably led by branch Life Member Ross McEwen, a team of members and sponsors set up the REOC course on a site owned by contractor member Offshore Plumbing Services. There were ten competitors and all of …

Auckland excavator operators compete for glory

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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. The annual competition will take place this weekend at the Big Boys Toys expo at ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane from 16-18 November in front of around 30,000 …

Auckland Regional Excavator Operator Competition

Countdown to Auckland Regional Excavator Operator Competition

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We’re counting down the days to the 2018 Auckland Regional Excavator Operator Competition coming up later this month. You’ll see top operators from the Auckland region competing against each other to see who’s the best. They’ll need superior excavator skills, stamina and nerves of steel to complete a series of challenges including the slam dunk, pipe crossing and egg & …

CCNZ farewells Life Member June Margan

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Civil Contractors New Zealand Life Member June Margan passed away on 25 October at age 94. CCNZ Chief Executive Peter Silcock said Ms Margan had made a “massive contribution” to CCNZ’s predecessor the Contractors Federation throughout her lifetime. “June contributed a great deal of time and energy to improve conditions for contractors over several decades. Her effort and initiative helped …

CCNZ submission on proposed new infrastructure body

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A proposed new infrastructure body is scheduled to come into being in 2019. Civil Contractors New Zealand made a submission, calling for the infrastructure body to be a centre of procurement excellence and strategic advice, responsible for ensuring project terms are fair. CCNZ also called for the infrastructure body to be independent so it can be an effective intermediary between …

Contractors look to technology to overcome workforce woes

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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 the success of the sector, with 63 per cent of contractors saying their needs for staff will increase and 80 per cent naming …

CCNZ farewells Past President Jim Hardie

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Civil Contractors New Zealand farewells Jim Hardie, who passed away on 12 September 2018. Mr Hardie acted as President of the Contractors’ Federation from 1986-1988. He was based in Northland, and prior to becoming President, he was the first Branch Secretary for the Contractors’ Federation’s Northland Branch, going on to become Branch Chair. Mr Hardie was best known amongst contractors …

Land Transport Programme on the road to change

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Civil Contractors New Zealand says the release of the New Zealand Transport Agency’s 2018-21 National Land Transport Programme on 31 August has confirmed what has been known for some time – the Government intends to increase its investment in infrastructure, and is committed to a large-scale shift in priorities. The National Land Transport Programme is a three-yearly investment programme providing investment …