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 …

CCNZ submission on Reform of Vocational Education

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Civil Contractors New Zealand made a submission on the proposed Reform of Vocational Education. In summary: CCNZ strongly agrees the vocational education system requires major changes. The current delivery model for vocational education is not working well and could be improved significantly. CCNZ strongly supports the proposed increased industry and employer engagement and empowerment. We believe one of the critical …

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 …

Critical risk – truck roll away

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The potential for an unattended truck to roll away in an out of control manner is a critical risk. The following safety alert published by CCNZ member Fulton Hogan features controls to be put in place to manage this risk. Some more general risks relating to hired plant and subcontractor operated plant are also addressed.

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 …

HB Gold Cup Race Day

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Come along and join us for HB Gold Cup Race Day on Saturday 13th April,2019. Cost is $90 incl gst per person. This covers admission to a private function room, race book, buffet lunch and a glass of bubbles or beer upon arrival. Please contact the secretary to secure your place at this prestigious event. hawkesbay@civilcontractors.co.nz