Shovel-ready infrastructure projects needed

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The weekend announcement of the Government’s plans to bring projects forward and lift spending on significant infrastructure projects in the short to medium term is welcome news for Kiwi civil contractors and communities. Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Silcock said Finance Minister Grant Robertson’s announcement to “significantly increase spending on infrastructure” boded well for communities, contractors and their …

Hirepool backs NZ’s civil construction industry

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A longstanding partnership for the benefit of New Zealand’s civil construction industry is set to continue following the renewal of Hirepool’s Principal Business Partner Agreement with the industry’s peak body Civil Contractors New Zealand for a further three years. CCNZ Chief Executive Peter Silcock said the partnership had ‘great mutual benefit’, playing an important role supporting the civil construction industry. …

Mark Evans joins CCNZ Executive Council

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Mark Evans has joined the Civil Contractors New Zealand Executive Council, bringing with him significant project expertise working across New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the United Kingdom. Currently Alliance Director for Te Ahu a Turanga – Manawatu Tararua Highway, Mark has been General Manager for HEB Construction since 2015, providing governance for high-profile projects such as Transmission Gully, the …

Insolvency clawback period to be reduced?

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The Government has agreed to a number of changes to insolvency law, publishing a Cabinet paper outlining proposed reforms based on recommendations made in a May 2017 report from the Insolvency Review Working Group. CCNZ made a submission on these reforms in 2017, also mobilising the civil construction industry to take on high-profile cases where contractors had payments received from …

Gisborne upgrades, Hawke’s Bay roads shine at regional awards

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An arterial road connecting the growing regions of Hawke’s Bay to export facilities, improvements to Gisborne’s inner city, and safety upgrades and maintenance on Hawke’s Bay roads were recognised at the CCNZ Hawke’s Bay East Coast Branch Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards at Church Road Winery on Friday 1 November. East coast contractor Ritchie Civil took out the award for projects …

Top people and projects recognised in Canterbury Westland Awards

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Top civil construction companies, projects and people were celebrated at the 2019 Gough/Humes Canterbury Westland Civil Contractors Excellence Awards, held at the Addington Racecourse in Christchurch on Friday 1 November. Fulton Hogan was named the overall winner, receiving the Contractor of the Year award. The company also picked up the Company Training Award and the Subcontract Award, as well as …

Safety alert – falling trailer ramps

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Inframax has issued an industry-wide safety alert following a fatality with a falling trailer ramp on a wash apron earlier this month. Two versions of the alert have been issued (see below), one for semi trailers and another for full trailers.  

CCNZ presents Vocational Education submission to Select Committee

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CCNZ presented to the NZ House of Representatives Education and Workforce Select Committee on the Education (Vocational Education and Training Reform) Bill, calling for the legislation to include more of a focus on strong connections with employers and industry, increased recognition of on-job-training and the need to transition trainees into employment sooner. Chief Executive Peter Silcock and Central Regional Manager …