February 2017 – NZUAG News issue 8

From the Chair

Compliance with the Code (of Practice for Utility Operators’ Access to Transport Corridors) is a hot topic of conversation whenever it is discussed. This was raised at every Code Awareness seminar that we held last year, and was a key issue during submissions on the last Code review. Under the Code, Corridor Managers are required to report on such things as the number of CARs and Works Completion Notices submitted each year, and Utility Continue reading “February 2017 – NZUAG News issue 8”

December 2016 – NZUAG News issue 7

From the Chair

At the NZUAG AGM recently, I noted that the year had been a particularly busy one for the NZUAG Board. We had focused on two key areas: finalising the Code review process in preparation for Ministerial approval, and planning and delivering the Code promotion and awareness seminars around the country. In addition, the Board successfully completed the Constitutional review, progressed the compliance and enforcement work Continue reading “December 2016 – NZUAG News issue 7”

August 2017 – NZUAG News issue 6

From the Chair

There has been lots of activity since my last report. The board has led the Code promotion seminars that were held around the country in June and July. My thanks to Ross Malcolm, our partner the NZ Institute of Highway Technology (NZIHT), board members and participants for making the seminars such a success. We are currently analysing the key issues raised at the seminars to help us with planning for future events.

We are also pleased that the Minister has signed of an amended Code that corrects minor errors in the current Code. The amended Code is now on our website, effective from 16 September. Continue reading “August 2017 – NZUAG News issue 6”

May 2016 – NZUAG News issue 5

From the Chair

The big focus for us over the next 2 months is the NZUAG seminars. The Board has spent considerable time preparing for the seminars, and we are delighted to have been able to engage the services of NZIHT (NZ Institute of Highway Technology) to provide logistical support for their roll-out. The details appear later in the newsletter. Continue reading “May 2016 – NZUAG News issue 5”

February 2016 – NZUAG News issue 4

From the Chair

2016 is going to be a big year for NZUAG. We are very focussed on plans to promote awareness of our organisation and the Code to industry participants around the country. The NZUAG Board signed of the programme at our February meeting. A series of seminars will held in 9 centres throughout New Zealand, and we will be encouraging as many Continue reading “February 2016 – NZUAG News issue 4”

December 2015 – NZUAG News issue 3

From the Chair

As we head into Christmas it’s a good time to reflect on the year’s achievements. The Code review has been completed, a number of working groups have been established, communications with members and stakeholders have been improved and the finances have been managed prudently. We now feel we have established a strong platform for delivering better services for existing and new members in the coming year.

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August 2015 – NZUAG News issue 2

From the Chair

We have had a couple of positive developments since our last newsletter.

Firstly, we have received word that the Minister has signed off the revised Code, which now allows us to start promoting the new Code to members and stakeholders. Details of the programme appear elsewhere in the newsletter.

Secondly, we were pleased to have Peter Silcock, the new CE of Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ), attend our last Board meeting.  Peter stressed the importance of our two organisations working closely together on issues of mutual importance, including the promotion of the Code. This positive relationship between NZUAG and CCNZ can only benefit our industry. Continue reading “August 2015 – NZUAG News issue 2”

June 2015 – NZUAG News issue 1

From the Chair

Welcome to the first edition of NZUAG News. We plan to publish 4 issues per year, providing an update after each of our Board meetings. The purpose of NZUAG News will be to keep you updated on current issues of interest to members and to let you know what the Board is working on. From time to time we will have a guest columnist. There will be times when we ask for Continue reading “June 2015 – NZUAG News issue 1”