Kaikoura earthquake: Higgins in the rebuild team
In late December Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced the establishment of a new alliance, to repair State Highway 1 and the rail line north and south of Kaikoura which was damaged by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on the 14th November 2016.
Higgins is a member of the new alliance known as the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR) and other members include the NZ Transport Agency, KiwiRail, Fulton Hogan, Downer and HEB Construction. The NCTIR alliance is responsible for maintenance, operation and restoration of bridges, tunnels, roads and rail links damaged by the earthquake.
Higgins Lead representative Mike Manion says “Higgins is proud to be invited to contribute to this exciting project to restore the connection to communities in the South Island. We will be looking for people in all roles across our operations to join us in Kaikoura to help us restore this essential transportation corridor.”