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ALAN TITCHALL has covered literally hundreds of conferences in his journalism career but says the 2016 Crane Association Conference and Trade Show (CANZ) will be remembered as one of the 
industry's most successful events. IT IS NOT THE LARGEST contractor conference in the country by any means, but it is always one of the best run, and it is the first time since my days covering the travel and tourism industry that I have been greeted at registration with a goodie box (thanks to organiser Robyn Grooby). I had forgotten how welcoming a box of nibbles and drinks is when you turn .... READ MORE HERE...

Even the most straightforward of projects will have its challenges, as Higgins discovered when building the Havelock North Relief Sewer. 
By MARY SEARLE BELL. HAVELOCK NORTH IN HAWKE'S BAY is a growing community, and the town's sewer line has had to be upgraded to ensure it is able to cope. Nick Cottier of Hastings District Council is the senior project manager on the Havelock North Relief Sewer project and says the work is to cope with expected continued growth in the region. He says the existing pipe out of the town is nearing capacity and the new, second pipe is a vital .... READ MORE HERE...

On the cover: Customer demand driving growth at Hirepool Coverlines: A tomorrow's leader – Hugh Johnstone … Waikanae – a very long bridge … Havelock North relieved – a sewer in the making … Buying low-cost steel – a wise guide The post Contractor Magazine (August 2016) appeared first on Contractor Magazine. .... READ MORE HERE...

RICHARD SILCOCK catches up with Hugh Johnstone and gleans some insight into what makes him an award 
winner and the leader of his own successful contracting business. “IT'S ALL ABOUT TEAMWORK and working within a small close-knit team that provides me with the opportunity to develop and challenge myself,” says Hugh Johnstone. Hugh took out the ‘Young Contractor of the Year' at the 2016 Hynds Construction Awards and AB Equipment People Awards run by the CCNZ Auckland branch. He then went to on to receive the Emerging Leader Award, in the Z People Awards, at the 2016 CCNZ Conference. He says .... READ MORE HERE...

Legal comment on prosecutions and the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA 2015), by Mallory Ward, solicitor, Kensington Swan's Health and Safety team. The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (the Act), which came into force in April of this year, has introduced significantly greater penalties than the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 that it replaced, whether for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) and workers, or other individuals who fail to comply with health and safety standards. Unsurprisingly, given the increased liability under the new HSWA, there has been much speculation about which duties WorkSafe .......
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