Contrafed Publishing Co. Ltd has been producing magazines for New Zealand’s infrastructure industries for more than 40 years.

Contrafed Publishing is an independent industry magazine publisher. The shareholders established the company in 1976 for its founding title, Contractor, and have continued to support the company ever since. Over time, and as resources have allowed, titles have been added to the portfolio, which now includes: Contractor, New Zealand Quarrying & Mining (Q&M) and Local Government (LG) magazines.

Shareholders include:

Civil Contractors New Zealand   |   The Aggregate & Quarry Association (AQA)   |   The New Zealand Heavy Haulage Association   |   The Crane Association of New Zealand

Concrete NZ   |   Rural Contractors New Zealand.


Contractor magazine is the voice of the New Zealand civil contracting industry. It provides readers with the news and views, along with in-depth coverage of projects underway throughout the country. The magazine also profiles prominent people and businesses within the industry.

Published monthly, Contractor provides health and safety advice, recruitment and training stories, as well as authoritative comment from industry experts. In addition Contractor has articles on the latest technical innovations and covers industry conferences and trade shows. It also features articles on historical projects and machinery.

Contractor subscribers are company owners and senior executives involved in civil construction, earthmoving, road building and maintenance, quarrying, heavy haulage, crane operation and machinery hire. Its readers also include government ministers and their departments, local MPs and local authorities. It is also available throughout New Zealand at selected retail outlets.

Contractor is the official magazine of the Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ), the Crane Association of New Zealand, the New Zealand Heavy Haulage Association, the Aggregate & Quarry Association of New Zealand, Concrete NZ, the Rural & Associated Contractors’ Federation of New Zealand and infrastructure ITO Connexis.

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Contractor Perspectives is an annual publication for the civil contracting industry, written by selected association chiefs, expert commentators and industry representatives, who reflect on the previous year and ‘forecast’ the coming year. A digital version of the 2017 issue can be viewed here

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Q&M is the only magazine dedicated to New Zealand’s multi-million-dollar quarrying and mining industries.

Published every other month Q&M provides up-to-date industry news and views. It showcases projects from throughout the country and also profiles people and businesses in the sector. In addition Q&M contains authoritative comment from industry experts, health and safety advice, and features the latest products and services available for those working in the country’s quarries and mines.

Q&M subscribers are company owners and senior executives within the sector, as well as the heavy haulage, crane operation and machinery hire industries. Its readers also include government ministers and their departments, local MPs and local authorities.

Q&M is the official magazine of the Aggregate & Quarry Association of New Zealand.

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NZ Local Government Magazine provides independent news and feature coverage of the entire local government sector.

We reach all 78 councils, their suppliers and contractors − with content that is always current, always “on message” and which deals with the issues faced by New Zealand’s local authority professionals. Governance, finance and rates, engineering, coastal management, conferences, training and recruitment are just some of the critical subjects we cover.

First published in 1964 Local Government Magazine is a monthly magazine covering the news, the people, the trends and current concerns of local government in New Zealand.

Each issue includes a digest of news reports and personnel changes throughout the country, expert opinions on legislation and legal decisions affecting the sector, as well as feature articles covering the issues of the moment.

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