Every day Higgins teams around New Zealand are working with dedication to achieve project excellence.  In this section we outline the industry awards received for this commitment.

2019 CCNZ Award - Projects $5 - $20m

At the 2019 Civil Contractors NZ (CCNZ) Gala Excellence Awards, Higgins Hawke's Bay's Watchman Road Project  (The Kuaka Gateway) took out the award in the $5m - $20m category.  The $13 million safety improvement project along a section of SH2-SH2B in Napier was co-funded by the NZ Transport Agency, Napier City Council and Hawke’s Bay Airport, and completed in September

2019 IPWEA Awards

Projects over $5m
Higgins Hawke’s Bay  with partners NZTA, Napier City Council, Hawke’s Bay Airport, WSP Opus, Stantec, Beca and GHD won the award for- Projects over $5m, for The Kuaka Gateway (Watchman Road) Project.   Higgins Hawke’s Bay also received a highly commended from the judges in the same category for the Whakatu Project. Officially opened in September

CCNZ Training Award – Jake Alderson

Jake Alderson was awarded the Z Energy People Award in the category ‘Training Development’ Congratulations to Jake Alderson who was awarded at the National Civil Contractors New Zealand Conference on the 3 August 2018 in Auckland,  Judge Brian Warren said "Jake Alderson is a fantastic example of someone who has wholeheartedly grasped what a career in civil construction can offer.

Higgins awarded for Training and Development

At the Civil Contractors NZ national conference on the 5 August, Higgins was announced as the winner of the Connexis Company Training and Development Awards 2016 in the category businesses $25m + turnover.   The Award sponsored by Connexis recognises the company’s program of training to: • provide opportunities for their staff to gain skills and knowledge through a nationally

Higgins PN - airport project awarded

Recently Higgins Palmerston North won the Supreme Award for Construction Projects at the Central Districts CCNZ regional awards. The team won the award for a resurfacing project at Palmerston North Airport. The contract involved the removal of a 34 year old 30mm surface layer of asphalt by cold milling, applying a polymer modified emulsion waterproofing membrane seal and laying a new, more durable

Dashwood Overbridge Alignment project wins regional CCNZ award

The Malborough/Nelson Civil Contractors NZ awards were held on 17 June 2016. Higgins Nelson was awarded in the category ‘Projects Over $1.5m’ for the SH1S Dashwood Overbridge Alignment project. The key feature of the contract was the construction of a 54m long rail overpass along with two 8.6m high retaining walls. The new 2km road alignment removed six slow speed curves and a narrow

RiskNZ Excellence Awards

Higgins has won a coveted RiskNZ award for the teams work on the East Bay of Plenty Network Outcomes Contract
The category was “Excellence in Building Risk Management Capability” and involved a team of Higgins, Beca and NZTA. The winning submission was based on the Bay of Plenty Network Outcomes Contract's risk management commitment and success.


Higgins Health & Safety Award Winners

Last night the Higgins team won the Health and Safety category at the NZ Transport Agency GEM awards.
The GEM Awards (Going the Extra Mile) recognise and celebrate companies who go the extra mile for customer service, safety and to achieve quality industry standards. 

HB Sports Park HockeyTurf

Hawke’s Bay double win at contractor awards

The Civil Contractors NZ Awards held on Friday night at The Old Church in Napier saw Higgins Hawkes Bay walk away with the Image award and for the fourth year, the over 200k award.
24 Hawke's Bay staff including CEO David Geor watched Louis Meyer collect their award won for the branches work on the Hawke's Bay Sports Park.

Meremere Aggregates

Higgins Aggregates Meremere awarded for Environmental Excellence

Higgins Aggregates - Meremere quarry located near Te Kauwhata in Waikato was awarded the 2014 Mimico Environmental Excellence Award from the Aggregate and Quarry Association.
 The Award was for the construction of a wetlands area on land opposite their quarry.

Picton Marina

Marina work wins Supreme Award

For the second year in a row, Higgins has won the Supreme Award at the New Zealand Contractors Federation Awards 2014 (Nelson/Marlborough).
The team involved won for their work on the Picton marina launching ramp, Jetty 10, landside works and carpark. Alongside the Supreme Award, the project also won the Projects Over 1.5M award and was nominated for the national awards.

PN Airport pic

Runway project wins Central District Award

The Higgins team on the Palmerston North Airport Runway 07-25 have won the New Zealand Contractor Central Districts award for Category 2 Contracts ($25,000 to $100,000)

Manawatu Gorge from above

Manawatu team wins Roading Excellence Award

The Manawatu Gorge Slip Remediation team have been awarded the Roading New Zealand Excellence Award for a ‘Medium Sized Road” project.
The section of State Highway 3 that runs through the Manawatu Gorge was closed due to a massive slip. The narrow road cuts through the Southern side of the Gorge and is perched 20 metres above the Manawatu river level.

Manawatu Gorge Slip Ground level

Gorge work wins Highly Commended Award

Higgins has received a highly commended award in the national NZ Contractors Awards - Category 3 (projects valued $5m - $25m) at the New Zealand Contractors’ Federation Gala dinner.
The Manawatu Gorge Slip Remediation project, was judged independently by a panel of judges drawn from across the contracting and consulting sectors.

Higgins Nelson project wins Supreme Award

Higgins Nelson project wins Supreme Award

Higgins Nelson were proud to receive the Supreme Award at the NZ Contractors Nelson award ceremony.
The Port Marlborough Waikawa Marine Centre - stage 3 hardstand project was completed in the 14 week timeframe on time, within budget and to a high standard during difficult weather conditions.

Manawatu Gorge Slip Project

Manawatu Gorge Slip Project Team win NZTA GEM Award

In the maintenance section of the NZTA GEM Awards announced on the 14th March 2013, the team who worked on the Manawatu Gorge Slip Project were recognised with the Award for providing excellent customer care during an event or incident.

VPT Tunnel wins major awards

In completing the substantial project, the Victoria Park Alliance team had to work within a long list of planning designation conditions, manage contaminated ground conditions and deal with the removal of a 124 year old brick and mortar building. Overcoming these challenges however, the “best for project” team exceeded all expectations and impressed the judges.

Kopane Bridge Project wins Excellence Award

Kopane Bridge Project wins Roading New Zealand Excellence Award in the category ‘Minor Road Project’.