SuperSnake syncronised sub-feeding systems

Kemppi expands SuperSnake range with GTX International welding equipment manufacturer, Kemppi, has released its new SuperSnake GTX to expand its range of synchronised sub-feeding systems for hard-to-reach welding sites. The SuperSnake GTX joins the SuperSnake GTO2S and the SuperSnake 8 in providing users with quality distance wire feeding capability for Kemppi’s MIG/MAG welders. The SuperSnakeContinue reading “SuperSnake syncronised sub-feeding systems”


More time, planning for tunnel projects key to functional cities As traffic density continues to increase with population, keeping society from grinding to a halt often rests on tunnel infrastructure says Matt McLean, operations manager for the civil and mining division at Mainmark. He says that tunnels help to alleviate congestion, promote smoother traffic flow,Continue reading “TUNNEL TIME…”

Teletrac Navman launches AI-powered dashcam

Teletrac Navman is launching ‘Smart Dashcam’, a “revolutionary solution that uses powerful technology paired with AI-enabled features within a forward and driver-facing dashcam”. The Smart Dashcam uses the power of edge computing technology to capture and analyse footage in real-time, identifying external and in-vehicle events to alert drivers of risky and dangerous situations. By capturingContinue reading “Teletrac Navman launches AI-powered dashcam”

Phoenix Metalman continues rise in NZ’s recycling market

Phoenix Metalman Recycling has announced the acquisition of General Metal Recyclers Limited (GMR). GMR has two sites located in Wellington and Levin, extending Phoenix Metalman’s nationwide recycling presence to 12 sites in total – adding to its 10 locations positioned in: Kamo, Whangarei, West Auckland, Penrose, Otahuhu, East Tamaki, Takanini, Hamilton, Kaiapoi and Christchurch. PhoenixContinue reading “Phoenix Metalman continues rise in NZ’s recycling market”

‘Neglecting the electing’ impacting health and safety

Despite statutory obligations that work site health and safety representatives be elected by their colleagues – which helps ensure better health and safety outcomes – the majority of safety reps who attend health and safety training appear to be appointed by their employers. Jason Braithwaite, general manager of New Zealand health and safety training providerContinue reading “‘Neglecting the electing’ impacting health and safety”


Eastland Port’s Wharf 7 rebuild ready to get underway After years in the planning, work will soon begin on one of the most significant parts of Eastland Port’s ‘Twin Berth’ project. Located in Gisborne, Tairāwhiti, the rebuild of Wharf 7 was granted resource consent in December 2020. It’s due to start late March and willContinue reading “MCCONNELL DOWELL – INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS”

Downer partnership – focusses on mental health

There is little doubt that mental health within the New Zealand construction industry is of critical importance, with a study last year showing the industry faces a suicide rate double that of others. As a big step in tackling this issue, Downer New Zealand Ltd (Downer NZ) has announced a new partnership with the MentalContinue reading “Downer partnership – focusses on mental health”

Scaling new heights… Next six months to see spike in building material costs

While recent conversation has centred on house prices peaking, the construction costs for new homes are not expected to slow down any time soon. Following a higher than anticipated 16% increase in material costs over the last three months, building suppliers are estimating a further 12% increase in the cost of their materials over the next six months, according to the latest research from Eboss.