Contractor

Before you dig..

Before you dig – Do you really know what’s below? It’s a Friday morning in a major North Island city and a water pipe has sprung a leak, the civil crew has been called outand they can see the water rising through cracks in the road seal. The time is 10am and the leak is near a school and a busy intersection. This work requires...

At your service: Stacy Goldsworthy

Civil Contractors New Zealand has a new technical manager on its staff, working specifically to progress the interests of the membership and provide expert advice, gained through many years working in the industry. By Mary Searle Bell. STACY GOLDSWORTHY is the newest addition to the Civil Contractors New Zealand team. He has joined as the...

Better communication needed over project impact

Two recent Bridge upgrade projects on State Highway roads have caused angst for the freight industry – particularly the oversize sector. by Jonathan Bhana-Thomson, chief executive, NZ Heavy Haulage Assciation One of the bridge projects is on SH1 in the middle of the Desert Road, the Waihohonu Bridge that requires the replacement of the...

Transmission Gully taking shape 

It’s just over two-years since enabling work and construction of Wellington’s Transmission Gully Motorway began and it is forging ahead despite the difficult terrain and adverse weather. Richard Silcock visited the project last month and reports on progress. “PARK YOUR CAR facing out and wear a hard hat, boots and PPE...

Explaining REG and its role in roading

By Andrew McKillop, programme manager, Road Efficiency Group THE ROAD EFFICIENCY Group (REG) has been working with Road Controlling Authorities (RCAs) since its establishment in 2013. It was set up in response to the government Road Maintenance Task Force (RMTF) and is a collaborative project between Local Government NZ and NZ Transport Agency....

Leadership needed on pre-qualification

By Peter Silcock, chief executive, CCNZ OUR ASSOCIATION HAS supported pre-qualification as it is a mechanism to exclude cowboys from bidding for work and to reduce compliance costs through not requiring contractors to present the same information repeatedly. However, our objective of reduced compliance costs has not been realised. Over the past...

2018 National Excavator Operator Competition: Results

Troy Calteaux’s second attempt at the National Excavator Operator Competition paid off for the Otago representative who works for Andrew Haulage in Dunedin. The bearded big boy from the South cleaned up overall to take the trophy to the South Island for the first time in many years. Defending his home turf Jim Beamsley came second in amongst...

Local Government

Land transport policy signals

New GPS creates opportunities to bring forward work says Peter Silcock. The recently-released draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport...

Q&M

Last hurdle for seabed saga

Trans-Tasman Resources has a final legal hurdle to clear before developing this country’s first offshore seabed mining project – and that...

EnergyNZ

Energy NZ Perspectives 2017

The eighth edition of Energy NZ Perspectives, an annual publication written by industry peers, from government agencies to industry associations and...