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  • 04 Aug 2017 2:23 PM | Administrator . (Administrator)

    The 2017 Conference had a total of 270 people in attendance consisting of hire company owners, managers and staff, as well

    as equipment and service suppliers to the industry.  125 buyers represented the 44 hire companies in attendance, and
    the trade show comprised of 57 exhibitor companies displaying a good range of product and equipment. 

    A pre-conference Marlborough Sounds Cruise attracted 65 attendee's which brought delegates and suppliers together for a wonderful afternoon of spectacular sightseeing, seafood and wine tasting.  

    Read more here >>

  • 18 Jul 2017 8:26 PM | Administrator . (Administrator)

    One of New Zealand’s best kept secrets is out. HIANZ are proud to announce the launch of a dedicated website to promote careers in the Hire Industry. Almost no other industry can offer the diversity of options from sales and customer service, through mechanical trades and logistics and onto helping create some of the biggest events in the country.

    The website will act as a hub and includes a series of video interviews to promote different roles that exist in this great industry and how people can navigate their way through careers paths into various positions.  

    Getting people interested in joining the Hire Industry is the key objective. The “Careers in Hire” website provides students and young people with real-life examples of what is possible in this diverse industry.  Coupled with a marketing strategy, HIANZ will strive to attract people who are keen to develop themselves, contribute to the business, and help create the next generation of leaders in Hire. 

    The website is a self-contained promotional vehicle that HIANZ, member companies, and key stakeholders can utilise to promote this dynamic industry. The site will feature a strong use of social media tools and have regular updates from HIANZ members, and from people who are making their mark in the industry.

    Special thanks to all featured participants, Hirepool, Access Solutions, Kennard’s Hire, Continental Events, Tool Hire Taranaki, Rangiora Hire, Tauranga Party Hire and Hireace, for actively supporting this project.

  • 28 Apr 2017 2:59 PM | Administrator . (Administrator)

    Upper Hutt Hire Ltd has been announced as a finalist in the 2017 NZ Workplace Health and Safety Awards, in the small business category.

    “It’s a great thrill for us” said Upper Hutt Hire Managing Director Garry Bull. “We’ve spent considerable time and effort to understand and control many of the risks around our site. At the same time we’ve also been working towards reducing the risks to our customers through a focus on H&S when buying new equipment, and better instructions for use” he said.

    Upper Hutt Hire is a finalist in the ‘Site Safe best health and safety initiative by a business of no more than 50 staff’ category, along with Fairfield School (Levin) and King Country Energy.

    The awards are organised by Thomson Reuters, published of Safeguard magazine, and proudly supported by Worksafe New Zealand.

    The winner of each of the 12 categories, along with the overall winner, will be announced at a gala dinner at the Skycity Convention Centre in Auckland on the 31st May 2017.

  • 02 Nov 2016 11:15 AM | Administrator . (Administrator)

    Kennards Hire settles in Tauranga


    Kennards Hire finds itself quite at home in New Zealand. So much so that they continue to build the family-owned business with the acquisition of Tauranga Hire - its 17th branch in New Zealand.

    Kennards Hire is an equipment and tool hire company with almost 170 branches across New Zealand and Australia. Following their recent Greenfield branch opening in Hamilton in August this year, the Tauranga branch opened as Kennards Hire on Monday, 31 October and characterises Kennards Hire’s aim to offer New Zealanders the best of the hire and rental industry.

    Tom Kimber, General Manager of Kennards Hire New Zealand said, “Being the largest city in the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga is an exciting step for our network of hire equipment branches. By extending our footprint into Hamilton’s neighbouring region, we are well-situated to help make our customers job easy.”

    “Infrastructure projects, housing and commercial construction are all projected to see strong growth over the next few years. This is a great opportunity for us to invest in and grow our brand and equipment hire service offering in one of the fastest growing population areas in New Zealand,” said Tom.

    In true Kennards Hire form, the current team will be joining the family. Tauranga Hire customers will be pleased to know that the friendly and knowledgeable Kris Wright and the team will still be behind the counter. The name above the door may have changed but the faces and excellent customer service remains strong.

    The team at the Tauranga branch continue to give their customers, both current and new, great customer service, industry leading safety standards and a wide range of well-maintained, modern and reliable equipment designed to make every job easy.

    Kennards Hire customers in New Zealand can also take advantage of their industry-leading online hire website. Hire online day or night and pick up your equipment at your local branch or have it delivered direct to your door.

    The new Kennards Hire Tauranga branch opens on Monday 31 October and is located 52 Burrows Street, Tauranga. Contact the branch on 07 571 6542 or visit for more info


    Available for Interview: Tom Kimber, General Manager, New Zealand

    For all media enquiries contact Liz Eassie from Kennards Hire on 0418 673 196 or

  • 02 Mar 2016 10:20 AM | Administrator . (Administrator)

    Industry Networking Functions - APRIL 2016
    Registrations now open

    General Plant & Equipment - North Island 
    Auckland - 12th April 
    Winning Post Room,
    Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland.
    5.30pm onwards

    General Plant & Equipment - South Island
    Christchurch - 14th April 
    20 Nga Mahi Road, Sockburn, CHC
    (Youngman Richardson) 
    5.30pm onwards

    Party & Events - 20th April
    Millenium Hotel, Rotorua 
    1pm onwards
    * This is the first dedicated mid year function for the Party & Events sector! A great opportunity to network with fellow hire companies and suppliers to the Party & Events Sector.

  • 20 Feb 2016 4:20 PM | Administrator . (Administrator)

    HIANZ membership means you have access to a number of services that will assist you and your business.

    Legal & HR Helpdesk

    Exclusive help-desk for members, an initiative of HIANZ, and proudly supported by Madison Hardy Ltd & Employment Lawyers. Learn More>

    Health & Safety Systems

    OSHBox delivers Health & Safety systems and has developed a hire industry specific system that has been tried and tested by already by numerous members. Don't look anywhere else until you have spoken to Angie. Learn More>

    Stationery & Marketing

    Brainstorm Media are available to help you with printed stationery, design and marketing. Director, Ross Barnett works with many hire companies and supplier to the hire industry so you be assured he understands the industry and your business needs. Call Ross to discuss your needs - (09) 414 1924


    Call David Chow at ICIB Insurance Brokers to learn of the industry specific policy he has available for your business. Click here to view website.

  • 14 Feb 2016 1:18 PM | Administrator . (Administrator)

    A series of examination dates has been set for 2016. Companies who own EWP's and are considering putting staff through CBIP certification will find links to info here

  • 07 Feb 2016 6:44 PM | Administrator . (Administrator)

    Christine Wehrman, CEO and executive vice president of the American Rental Association has announced her retirement from ARA to the board of directors after 15 years. Wehrman will continue in her position until her successor is named later in the year.

    “The board is very proud of the vast achievements provided to members and the industry during her service,” said Terry Turner, current ARA president and owner of All Occasions Party Rentals, Knoxville, Tenn. “Chris led ARA through the years of business consolidation, the 9/11 attacks, the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the economic recession along with many critical industry and association issues. Her astute association management and leadership skill, along with her ability to work so well with volunteer leaders and staff members have really made a difference for members and the industry.”

    A feature article can be located in the Feb edition of the Rental Management Magazine

  • 02 Feb 2016 4:15 PM | Administrator . (Administrator)

    HIANZ will release is next issue of the NZ Hire & Rental Magazine at the end of March this year. A focus being, Health & Safety, Advances & Innovation in Equipment, and information about the Conference and Trade Show being held in August. We need good news stories, and editorial content about our members, their business and products - so please contact HIANZ if you have something we can include. Industry suppliers are welcome to place adverts and editorial content, a rate card can be DOWNLOADED HERE.

  • 22 Jan 2016 4:14 PM | Administrator . (Administrator)

    Fletcher Building Limited is acquiring the New Zealand road construction business Higgins Group Holdings Limited and other related assets, together with Higgins’ Fiji contracting company, for NZ$315 million.

    The companies have been partners in road construction projects for more than 25 years.

    Subject to consent from the Overseas Investment Office and the Commerce Commission, Fletcher Building is anticipating the deal will be concluding on June 30, 2016.

    It will acquire Higgins’ road construction and maintenance operations in New Zealand, including asphalt and bitumen plants as well as road construction and maintenance operations in Fiji.

    Read more.....
    Source - Dieseltalk

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