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Sponsor of the New Zealand Young Engineer of the Year Award

URS New Zealand is one of the largest engineering and environmental professional service companies in the world. Our New Zealand offices form part of the URS global network of expertise, with 50,000 people across 50 countries.

In New Zealand, we employ around 300 staff delivering technically excellent, sustainable, cost-effective and innovative solutions that are tailored to specific project and client needs.

Commitment, excellence and innovation are the hallmarks of our profession and we are very proud to sponsor this award that recognises these qualities in the engineering world.

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Sponsor of the Transportation Infrastructure Award

The NZ Transport Agency's (NZTA) job is to help New Zealanders travel reliably and safely and to grow the country’s economy by investing in moving people and freight. The NZTA plans and delivers national transport networks and supports local networks; it works to make public transport and freight networks more effective – improving road safety.

It’s all about building a better transport system for New Zealanders.

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Meridian Energy

Sponsor of the Excellence in Environmental Practice


Meridian is New Zealand's largest electricity generator and generates entirely from renewable resources. Meridian currently owns and operates (from June 1, 2011) seven hydro stations, four wind farms within New Zealand, and one wind farm in Australia. Internationally, Meridian has operations in Sydney Australia and San Francisco, California.

Meridian also retails electricity to around 188,000 customers throughout New Zealand, which includes households, farms and businesses. It also provides electricity to New Zealand's single largest electricity user, the Rio Tinto Alcan New Zealand Limited aluminium smelter in Bluff.

Meridian invests strongly in renewable energy development and has over 1,500 megawatts of Australasian development opportunities in the development pipeline

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Sponsor of the Building and Construction Award

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s purpose is to Grow New Zealand for all.

We will do this by helping businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive, and by increasing opportunities for all New Zealanders to contribute to the economy.

This means providing more jobs and increasing the opportunities for New Zealanders to participate in more productive and higher paid work. Growth for all also means providing better quality housing that is safe and affordable for New Zealanders.

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Auckland Council

Sponsor of the Excellence in Community Engagement Award

This is an exciting time to be involved in local government in Auckland. Auckland Council was formed on 1 November 2010 as the result of amalgamation of seven previous city and district councils and the Auckland Regional Council. It is now the largest local authority in Australasia and employs over 8,000 people. The council has a $3 billion annual budget and manages over $34 billion of assets. Also included in the Council group are seven substantive council-controlled organisations in charge of speciality areas such as transport, water, economic development and events and property management.

Auckland Council has recently adopted its first 30-year spatial plan, the Auckland Plan, which is a first for New Zealand. The Auckland Plan sets out how the region will grow, develop and invest in infrastructure to meet future growth, with an overall goal of becoming the world‘s most liveable city.

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Hays recruiting experts in engineeringMC Sponsor

Hays are global experts in technical engineering recruitment, from junior to senior level appointments, operating from five locations throughout the country.

They are located to provide optimal candidate accessibility whilst providing national prominence and local market knowledge that meet and exceed clients and candidates requirements and expectations.

Hays specialise in all key areas of engineering, these include, civil & structural, mechanical & electrical, manufacturing and power & energy.

Hays supply candidates on a permanent and temporary basis to Engineering Consultancies, Contractors, Manufacturers and Government Departments.

Back to topPowercoSponsor of Energy and Resources Award
Powerco distributes electricity and gas to more than 420,000 customers across the lower and central North Island.

The company is New Zealand’s second-largest lines company, and is one of only two dual-energy distributors in the country. Its combined network length covers more than 36,000km.

Powerco’s electricity networks are in Western Bay of Plenty, Thames, Coromandel, Eastern and Southern Waikato, Taranaki, Whanganui, Rangitikei, Manawatu and the Wairarapa.

Its gas pipeline networks are in Taranaki, Hutt Valley, Porirua, Wellington, Horowhenua, Manawatu and Hawke’s Bay.

Powerco is committed to being a reliable partner and delivering New Zealand’s energy future.  Back to top

HERASponsor of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award

The NZ Heavy Engineering Research Association (HERA) was established in 1978 as an industry owned, non-profit research organisation dedicated to serving the needs of metal-based industries in New Zealand. While the emphasis of its activities is on heavy engineering, HERA also services wider metals industry interests such as light-gauge steel, stainless steels, light alloys and metals-based composites.

Civil contractors New ZealandJoint sponsor of the Awards' Dinner

Civil Contractors New Zealand is pleased to play a part in bringing together engineers in the civil construction industry. Civil engineers working in contracting businesses and in consultancies have a lot to be proud of in the contribution they make. These Awards showcase engineering achievements and provide a shining example to those considering embarking on a career in engineering. We encourage potential civil engineers to take inspiration from these projects so they too can continue the legacy of engineering excellence that underpins New Zealand’s economic and social development.

New Zealand Concrete SocietyJoint sponsor of the Awards' Dinner

The objects of the New Zealand Concrete Society (NZCS) are to encourage a greater knowledge and understanding of all aspects of structural and architectural concrete and to support their development and use where appropriate.  NZCS facilitates the sharing of industry knowledge, participates in the development of concrete and construction and provides a foundation for building valuable business networks in New Zealand and overseas.  NZCS is a learned Society with a focus on technical excellence and is not influenced by any external commercial interests. In short, the NZCS is a longstanding, respected and highly valued industry organisation.

WatercareSponsor of the Water, Waste and Amenities Award

Since 2010, Watercare Services Limited has been responsible for wholesale and retail water and wastewater services across Auckland.

Watercare is a council-controlled organisation, wholly owned by Auckland Council. It funds all its activities itself, receives no money from the Council or from central government, and is prohibited by statute from paying a dividend to the council.

Each day, Watercare supplies around 326 million litres of water to the people of Auckland and treats around 378 million litres of wastewater to a high standard.

In the past year, Watercare generated revenue of $500 million on assets of $8.4 billion.

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