Contractor

Latest Civil Trades achievers

This article first appeared in Contractor February 2017. A group of Bay of Plenty civil infrastructure workers have new industry Trade Certification to their name and are praising the industry for its introduction. ANTHONY RUDKIN (Rud) from Opotiki's Waiotahi Contractors, Fulton Hogan Tauranga's David Hurn, and Mt Maunganui based Manuel Jack-Kino...

Heritage Trails: Building the Backbone

From military beginnings to tourist day-trip, the Napier-Taupo Road cuts across the backbone of the North Island. Hugh de Lacy checks out its colourful history. When the 21-year-old 11th Duke of St Albans, Lord Burford, set a record for the fastest trip from Napier to Taupo in 1891, it took a Pony Express-style relay of speedy horses and eight...

Heritage Trails: Through mist and mystery

To the 19th century Tuhoe, a road through their beloved Urewera country spelt capitulation, which is why it was never completed until 1929. Hugh de Lacy continues his series series on historical New Zealand roads. The sun glinting on the biscuit-tin lid way up there on the summit of Mount Maungataniwha was a morale-crusher to the party of Tuhoe...

Improving the contract market

This article first appeared in Contractor February 2017. Based on a presentation at the NZTA/NZIHT 2016 conference by Caroline Boot from Clever Buying and Plan A. By ALAN TITCHALL. HAVING AN INTEREST in both the client and supplier side of contracting places Caroline Boot in a unique place as an observer of tendering trends and...

For the good of energy

This article first appeared in Contractor February 2017. Taranaki company Burgess & Crowley Civil has been providing various aggregate services to the region's energy industry for almost three decades and its latest wellsite construction project involved an innovative way of minimising vehicle movements on a strategic rural road. By NEIL...
Oil Intel 2017

Local Government

Q&M

SMA for
 Waterview’s tunnels

This article first appeared in Q&M‘s February-March issue. Q&M magazine was invited into the nearly completed Waterview tunnels in Auckland...

Thank you dead diatoms

This article first appeared in Q&M‘s February- March issue. ALAN TITCHALL reviews the historic beginnings of the silica extraction industry in...

Alice and the Tikitere Quarry

This article first appeared in Q&M‘s February-March issue. ALAN TITCHALL tours a quarry on the Taupo Volcanic Plateau that supplies Golden Bay...

EnergyNZ

Disruption – opportunity or threat

This article first appeared in EnergyNZ Perspectives 2017. Technological change in the energy sector is fast changing the landscape. David Morgan,...