New Apprentice Network provides wraparound training support

Taking up a carpentry trade apprenticeship is no easy task, and employing an apprentice also brings new challenges for builders. It can prove too much for some, leading to high levels of attrition, which isn’t great for the apprentices who do not finish their qualification, their employers, or the country given the need for moreContinue reading “New Apprentice Network provides wraparound training support”

Concrete roadmap laid out to net zero carbon by 2050

New Zealand’s concrete industry has launched its roadmap to net zero carbon by 2050. Concrete New Zealand (NZ) chief executive Rob Gaimster says the publication of the roadmap is a pivotal moment for the concrete industry and the country’s built environment. “We must provide adaptive solutions that address and help ease the impacts of climateContinue reading “Concrete roadmap laid out to net zero carbon by 2050”


Upper Nihotupu Dam back in business after repairs to flood-damaged watermain Watercare’s 100-year-old Upper Nihotupu Dam is again supplying water to Aucklanders after its raw watermain suffered damage during the Anniversary Weekend storm. The Upper Nihotupu raw watermain that carries dam water to the Huia Water Treatment Plant was damaged by landslips in multiple placesContinue reading “DAM GOOD…”

Step up in comfort

WITH CUSHIONCORE 3.0 QUAD-MAX FOOTBED John Bull has been making work and safety footwear for New Zealand since 1934 — enabling hardworking New Zealanders to get the job done in the rugged and unique local environment they call home. “Stepping up the comfort game, John Bull has applied the revolutionary CushionCore comfort to our belovedContinue reading “Step up in comfort”

The smarter, better way…

HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES KEY TO WINNING CONTRACTS AS CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SHOWS IMPROVEMENT With continued challenges in the construction sector, smart companies are using quality data to help reduce deaths and injuries – and to win business. As competition for big contracts continues, showcasing proven health and safety practices are becoming increasingly key when competingContinue reading “The smarter, better way…”


Enhances safety on Hydraulink serviced machinery Advanced, environmentally friendly Muster fire suppression technology has been installed by Hydraulink Mid-Canterbury on one of the latest Claas 8800 Lexion harvesters of a type widely used globally in broad acre farming. The Muster technology is enabling Hydraulink to deliver a gold standard of safety protection industrial risk managementContinue reading “FIRE SUPPRESSION TECH”


Metso Outotec in action at Scott Base Research Facility in Antarctica. It is not every day that you supply equipment destined for Antarctica. That was the challenge in front of Mimico when the company’s client Isaacs Construction came to them with the work scope. “What we knew was that we needed a solution with provenContinue reading “MACHINERY POWER FOR THE POLE”


BIOWRAP PROVIDES THE GREENER OPTION TO SHRINKWRAP LANDFILL Some 25 thousand tonnes of building and construction plastic is going straight into landfills every year – and that is just from Auckland. The knowledge that the equivalent of 3.8 billion single-use shopping bags is entering landfills has sparked much public anger, especially considering the city’s landscapeContinue reading “THE GREEN ALTERNATIVE…”

Ministry-led property projects…

OPPORTUNITY TO HELP BUILD SAFE LEARNING SPACES FOR NZ CHILDREN One of the biggest buyers of construction services in New Zealand is looking for capable main contractors who can help build safe and fit-for-purpose learning spaces for the country’s children. The Ministry of Education is opening its Construction Directory – a national panel of pre-qualifiedContinue reading “Ministry-led property projects…”