CCNZ update

National Excavator Operator Competition 2015

 

“This year’s event was a great success..”

James Lux from Fulton Hogan- winner of the 2015 National Excavator Competition
James Lux from Fulton Hogan- winner of the 2015 National Excavator Competition

Each year CCNZ provides the opportunity for excavator operators to compete for the national title of ‘best multi-skilled excavator operator.’ The two day event, which tests entrant skills across a range of categories, is sponsored by CablePrice Ltd.

This year’s event was a great success(see the video clip below) with hot, sunny weather for both days of the competition. The results are as follows:

Regional finalists were:

Defending Champion       Brian Hoffman from Brian Hoffman Ltd
Bay of Plenty                    James Lux from Fulton Hogan
Canterbury                       Josh Begley from Faulks Investments
Waikato                            Elijah Graham from Graham Contractors
Hawkes Bay                     Brent Taylor from Gair Contracting
Auckland                          Neil Coutts from Hick Bros Civil
Northland                         Michael Smith from Wharehine Construction
Otago                               Carl Hollands from Hollands Excavation
Wellington                        Murray Cottle from Goodman Contractors Limited
Manawatu                        Jonathon Noonand from Downer NZ

First, Second and Third Winners were:
First Place                       James Lux from Fulton Hogan
Second Place                  Carl Hollands from Hollands Excavation
Third Place                      Michael Smith from Wharehine Contractors

Winner of One Day Job (Contractors Magazine) Award was:
James Lux from Fulton Hogan

Winner of the Good Bastard (Humes Pipelines) Award was:
Elijah Graham from Graham Contractors

 

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