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 top photo.

Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Silcock said the event had been very well presented, and it was ‘brilliant’ to see widespread support for the awards from across the region.

“The great thing about these awards is the depth of engagement. It was great to see so many local contractors turn out to support a great event.

“When it comes down to it, these events are all about recognising great people. It’s the people that make the projects great, and I was proud to see our people featuring strongly at the heart of the Otago Branch Awards.”

Civil Contractors New Zealand congratulates the winners of the 2019 Hynds Otago Construction Awards:

Projects up to $100,000
Winner: Fulton Hogan Dunedin
Project: Carisbrook School Cyclepath

Projects up to $1 million
Winner: Civil Construction
Project: Youth Hostel Retaining Wall & Earthworks

Projects between $1 and $5 million
Winner: Whitestone Contracting
Project: Hamnak Pipeline Project

Projects over $5 million
Winner: Downer Dunedin
Project: Ross Creek Reservoir Refurbishment Project

CCNZ Otago Innovation Award
Winner: Andrew Haulage
Project: Remarkables Residence

CCNZ Otago Environmental Award
Winner: Wilson Contractors
Project: Tuckers Beach Cycle Trail

Hirepool Young Contractor of the Year Award
Winner: Lachlan Landels
Company: Fulton Hogan

Special mention went to Josh Keane of SouthRoads for winning the Otago Regional Excavator Operator Competition and going on to place third at the National Excavator Operator Competition in March.

CCNZ Otago Branch thanks the event’s amazing sponsors:

Hynds, Hirepool, CablePrice, Gough Cat, Road Metals, Marley, Waters & Farr, Marley, CablePrice, Pipe & Infrastructure, Commercal Hire NZ, Otago Regional Council and Oil Intel.

More photos from the awards dinner can be found on the Otago Branch Facebook page.