Contracting industry fundraises for Christchurch

Press Release – NZ Contractors Federation

Civil contractors nationwide have rallied around to support Christchurch. The New Zealand Contractors’ Federation (NZCF) has presented Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker with a cheque for $27,000 towards the Christchurch Earthquake Mayoral Relief Fund.28 November 2011

Contracting industry fundraises for Christchurch

Civil contractors nationwide have rallied around to support Christchurch.

The New Zealand Contractors’ Federation (NZCF) has presented Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker with a cheque for $27,000 towards the Christchurch Earthquake Mayoral Relief Fund.

Federation chief executive Jeremy Sole said the funds were raised by NZCF members at their annual conference in Rotorua, largely from an auction of construction equipment.

David Lee, Managing Director of Nationwide Equipment which donated the auctioned goods, said many of the company’s customers had bases in Christchurch.

“We are pleased to have been part of giving something back to the community,” he said.

Mayor Parker said the construction industry was essential to the recovery of the city, having played a vital role in the rescue and the recovery stages after the earthquake, and now members were working together on the first stages of the rebuild.

“It’s a huge volume of work,” he said. “The contractors’ response in the early weeks was extraordinary.”

Canterbury NZCF branch chairman Kenny Corrigan said the federation had around 120 members in Christchurch involved in all aspects of the city’s rebuild ranging from repairs and demolitions to rebuilds of all sizes.

The NZCF represents around 600 civil and general contracting firms nationwide.

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