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…”


KUBOTA NZ ROLLS OUT SITE PREP, ROADSIDECOMMERCIAL CUTTER RANGE Kubota New Zealand has introduced its folding Land Pride rotary cutter range featuring the RC57 Series and RC46 Series, further broadening its product offering for large scale and commercial customers. Features include: The RC5715 is Land Pride’s new heavy-duty 15ft (4.6m) rotary cutter designed for commercialContinue reading “A CUT ABOVE…”


HEMPCRETE PAVES THE WAY FOR ‘CARBON SINK’ HOUSING The Hemp Building Association (HBANZ) says that hempcrete is a bio-composite construction material used for walling. It can be used for residential and commercial builds. It can be hand-placed ‘in situ’ using temporary shuttering/formwork. It can also be made into panel systems / blocks and can beContinue reading “HOME IS WHERE THE HEMP IS…”


When Cyclone Gabrielle hit New Zealand in February 2023, the Riverside Motor Camp – on the banks of the Wairoa River on the east coast – was inundated with flood water and silt, leaving a thick layer of mud and debris on the severely affected site. To urgently assess the damage to the grounds andContinue reading “CONTEXT 3D CAPTURE HIGHLIGHTS WAIROA STORM DAMAGE”