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 …

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 …

Better infrastructure planning welcome

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The release of a prototype Infrastructure Pipeline to forecast major projects being delivered by Central Government agencies has been welcomed by New Zealand’s civil construction sector as a move towards better infrastructure planning. Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Silcock said it was a positive step because it enabled better visibility and would give New Zealand’s infrastructure industry a …

2019 Construction Industry Survey – speak up for your sector

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The 2019 Construction Industry Survey is open until 25 May. This annual survey is commissioned by Civil Contractors New Zealand and Teletrac Navman, and gauges the big issues for New Zealand’s civil construction companies. Make your voice heard and automatically go in the draw for one of five $100 Prezzy cards! The survey results are used to shed light on industry …

Construction Sector Accord a long-term commitment

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A New Zealand Construction Sector Accord was announced on Sunday by five ministers, including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, signalling long-term commitment between government and industry to collaborate on key work areas for a healthy construction sector. Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Silcock said the Accord was a positive step forward for the whole construction industry, and specifically for …

Vocational education needs change

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The civil construction industry says the Government’s proposed Reform of Vocational Education has potential to fix longstanding issues with vocational training and education, despite needing careful management and more recognition of on-job training. Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Silcock said while it was clear the vocational education system required major changes to remove duplication and increase efficiency in …

VIDEO: Highlights from the 25th National Excavator Operator Competition

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See the action from the 25th National Excavator Operator Competition, held at Manfeild Park in Feilding from 15-16 March 2019. Featuring our 10 regional champions: Northland: Riki Lum, Clements Contractors Ltd Auckland: Jason Toomer-Reti, ICB Retaining & Construction Ltd Waikato: Rob Veltmans, Splice Construction Bay of Plenty: Brandon Crowley, Crowley Excavators Limited Taranaki: Callum Critchley, Offshore Plumbing and Civil Hawke’s …

Riki Lum wins 25th national excavator competition

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Riki Lum was named the winner of the National Excavator Operator Competition at an awards dinner on Saturday night following two days of intense competition against the country’s regional champion excavator operators at Central Districts Field Days in Feilding. Lum comes from Kiripaka in Whangarei and works as an excavator operator for Northland-based civil construction company Clements Contractors. He is …

Meet our National Excavator Operator Competition finalists

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New Zealand’s ten champion regional excavator operators will board their excavators and battle it out at the 25th annual National Excavator Operator Competition, held at Central Districts Field Days in Feilding from 14-16 March 2019. This year’s competitors: Northland: Riki Lum, Clements Contractors Returning Northland regional champion Riki Lum has 32 years’ experience in civil construction machine operation. He enjoys demolition …

Manawatu digger driver to take on NZ’s best

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Palmerston North man Jim Beamsley will don his hard hat and climb into the cab of a 12-tonne digger next week when he represents Manawatu at the National Excavator Operator Competition in Feilding. Mr Beamsley is one of 10 regional champions from around New Zealand who will test their excavator skills at a series of entertaining and highly challenging tasks …