Contractor

Arnold Bayliss: The king of airports

How many runways do you need to build to be crowned ‘the king of airports'? MARY SEARLE BELL talks to Arnold Bayliss about his career with Downer, and all those airports. Arnold Bayliss: the king of airports. ARNOLD BAYLISS first joined Downer & Co back in 1950 as a 19-year-old. His job had him driving motor scrapers and bulldozers,...

Kaikoura slips – the work so far

The eventual clearance of $2 billion worth of slips blocking SH1 north of Blenheim could take until Christmas. By HUGH DE LACY. LIKE SH1, KIWIRAIL'S main trunk line between Christchurch and Blenheim remains blocked by multiple huge slips north and south of Kaikoura, and the best estimates of when those will be cleared range from “a year to...

Tim Dodge: Filling the cracks

When Kaikoura was severely shaken in the massive earthquake last November, Hawkes Bay contractor Tim Dodge was moved in a completely different way. He was compelled to get down there and help. 
BY MARY SEARLE BELL. WHEN CANTERBURY WAS hit with several big earthquakes, Tim had wanted to go down to Christchurch and help with the repairs, but...

Tim Dodge: Filling the cracks

When Kaikoura was severely shaken in the massive earthquake last November, Hawkes Bay contractor Tim Dodge was moved in a completely different way. He was compelled to get down there and help. 
BY MARY SEARLE BELL. WHEN CANTERBURY WAS hit with several big earthquakes, Tim had wanted to go down to Christchurch and help with the repairs, but...

Sandy Southcombe: Taranaki’s 
heavy mover

This article first appeared in Contractor‘s April issue. At last year's Heavy Haulage Conference, industry veteran Sandy Southcombe sat with MARY SEARLE BELL to reflect on his long career as a house mover. Sandy with his Gus Breen Memorial Award at the 2013 Heavy Haulage 
Association annual 
conference. SANDY SOUTHCOMBE HAS been moving...

Local Government

Q&M

Dust ban madness

The Aggregate and Quarry Association has fired a public relations salvo at Environment Canterbury's (ECAN) proposal to bring in a ‘no tolerance'...

Top extractive industry job at MinEx

Applications for the new job of chief of MinEx close May 1. Touted as a “rare and valuable opportunity to influence and assist the minerals...

Second time lucky, says TTR

This article first appeared in Q&M‘s April-May issue. After hearings in Wellington and New Plymouth, Trans-Tasman Resources (TTR) is confident...

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...