Full Programme

We've got an awesome programme for this year's conference, tackling the big issues, providing support for civil construction businesses of all sizes, and including amazing social events.

Find out how to make the most of the coming changes that will impact your business. Our conference programme will cover topics that impacting the industry, ranging from water reform and sustainability initiatives to temporary traffic management changes and economic forecasts. We've got industry experts and inspiring names like Miriama Kamo, Brad Olsen and Hilary Barry.

This year, have also added a small business success session to give small to medium civil construction businesses a way to power up, grow (or right-size) their businesses, and take on the work ahead. So check out the details and come along to get what you need for business success, whether you work for a large company or a small one.

See below for the programme as it stands and more details about what's happening at The Civil Contractors Conference 2023!

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The Details

Project tour - Central Interceptor

Project tour - Central Interceptor

Wednesday 30 August

CCNZ is privileged to offer a pre-conference tour of Auckland’s Central Interceptor project on Wednesday 30 August 1pm – 3.30pm.

This Watercare project spans 14.7 kilometres of underground wastewater tunnel, linking the Māngere Wastewater Treatment Plant to Grey Lynn in central Auckland.

The project is being delivered by Ghella Abergeldie Joint Venture, and construction is taking place at 16 sites across Auckland. It is the largest wastewater infrastructure project in New Zealand history and will leave a legacy of cleaner waterways by reducing around 80 per cent of wet-weather overflows in central Auckland by capturing combined stormwater and wastewater flows and sending them to the Māngere Wastewater Treatment Plant for processing.

Place your expression of interest when registering

The Black Art

The Black Art

Wednesday 30 August

The Black Art is an annual full-day bitumen technical event, all about 'the black stuff' - chipseal, asphalt, micro-surfacing, slurry seals and more.

This year's event will be held in Auckland at the Due Drop Events Centre on 30 August in the leadup to The Civil Contractors Conference. Last year's event saw more than 220 delegates attend to get the latest from leading contractors, consultants and clients.

Save the date and make sure you're there to talk design, materials, construction methods and more, as well as meet technical specialists and practitioners of the black art of bitumen construction.

Registrations for The Black Art now open

CCNZ Auckland Branch Welcome Function

CCNZ Auckland Branch Welcome Function

Wednesday 30 August, Ellerslie Events Centre

CCNZ Auckland Branch will host a welcome function for conference goers at the Ellerslie Events Centre.

This event is sponsored by Boss Attachments

Come along to meet contractors and suppliers from across the country, mix and mingle, and enjoy a drink and some nibbles on us.

Dinner by own arrangements.

The Partners Programme

The Partners Programme

Thursday 31 August

9.00am   Be whisked away to Waiheke Island by Fullers Ferry for a relaxing day.

9.40 am  Scenic Tour of Waiheke Island

11.00am  All Press Olive Estate for Olive tasting

12.15pm  Be wined and dined at Mudbrick Vineyard

3.40pm    Arrive back in Auckland

Book when registering or email

Brian Perry Civil Themed Dinner - 'Around the World'

Brian Perry Civil Themed Dinner - 'Around the World'

Thursday 31 August, Shed 10

Imagine a crazy, huge dress up party, with a great band and even better company. That's the Brian Perry Civil Themed Dinner!

This year's theme is 'Around the World', so look to your heritage, think across the international borders, get dressed up to represent your favourite country, or the country of your birth, and come along for a great night out at Shed 10 on the Viaduct Harbour.

Z People Awards

Z People Awards

Friday 1 September

The Z People Awards will be presented in a plenary session, alongside the CCNZ Connexis Civil Training Awards. This year's awards saw ten finalists named from 19 nominations.

2.00pm - 2.30pm 

Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards Dinner

Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards Dinner

Friday 1 September, Cordis Hotel, Auckland

The CCNZ Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards are a presitigious event that recognises NZ's top civil construction projects and maintenance initiatives from across the country (and the people and teams behind the work), with a grand history going back to 1978. This year's event will be a black-tie dinner at the Cordis Hotel on 1 September.

The awards entries are now closed.

Looking for inspiration? Check out our 2021 video on the crafting of the toki presented to the award winners, or the 2022 awards book.