With the New Zealand Dollar having fallen from its highs over recent years against most world currencies by some 15%, now is a great time to invest in a new TerraMacs product. With economic strength slowly but surely build across the world, we are seeing many long time projects now coming to fruition Contact TerraMacs now to secure your product and be ready for the economic recovery and build up of works.

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TerraMacs in Africa

November 27, 2010

Almost immediately on delivery our first Mini Mac in Africa set to work and was very quickly achieving 3 road crossings per day with ease.

ProjectMax are conducting a 2 days training course to be held in Auckland 28th and 29th April 2010 to update and appraise contractors, utility owners and project managers of the benefots of Trenchless Technology and how to manage these projects.

An increasing number of projects lend themselves to “trenchless technologies” but too often trenchless technology projects fail for avoidable reasons. By attending the Masterclass you will learn how to assess the viability of projects and develop a deeper understanding of trenchless technology as an alternative to traditional methods. Details of the course can be found on our web site at http://www.terramacs.co.nz/news.html

We are pleased to annouce that TerraMacs products are now available in Mexico through our new dealer there, Jetpatcher Mexico S.A. DE C.V. who can be contacted on +52 55 5754 0678 or by email at terramacs@jetpatcher.com.mx. Full details are also availabe on our web site at http://www.terramacs.co.nz/distributors.html

With the deadline for submissions expired, Crown Fibre Holdings will on Tuesday 2nd of February announce the list of companies who have made submissions to participate in the broadband roll out across New Zealand. All submissions will be evaluated before a report is prepared for the Communications and Information Technology Minister Steven Joyce.
Meanwhile two companies who are competing for a contract to supply Auckland have divulged details of their own submissions are listed electricity company Vector and Telecom.

Vector says its bid to roll out ultra-fast broadband across Auckland will result in newer and faster technology than Telecom is offering to provide, while Telecom says it can roll out broadband across the country more cheaply and efficiently using its existing fibre network.

Chief Executive Simon Mackenzie of Vector says they will build a fibre network to 133,000 Auckland premises, including 18,000 businesses, within two years, connect 255 Auckland schools and 57 medical facilities within three years and pass 57% of businesses within four years.

Telecom has submitted two proposals. The first complies with the Government’s preferred commercial model, which was to have up to 33 local fibre companies creating the network separately. However Telecom’s preferred model, is to build on the existing fibre network that its network business Chorus is rolling out to roadside cabinets.

Meanwhile, a group of 19 companies have formed a consortium, called the New Zealand Regional Fibre Group (NZRFG), to deliver broadband to people’s homes and businesses across about 80% of the country and it was proposing to extend out beyond the 33 main centres highlighted by the government.
The consortium proposals are from Waikato-based WEL Networks (the combination of WEL, Waipa and Velocity Networks and Hamilton Fibre Network), plus the Otago and Southland joint venture partnership of Flute Network (Dunedin and Central Otago’s Aurora Energy, along with Southland’s Electricity Invercargill and The Power Company).
Aurora Energy and the management company representing the other two Flute partners, PowerNet, are NZRFG members.
However, all other South Island NZRFG members – Enable Networks, Network Tasman, Electricity Ashburton, Alpine Energy, Network Waitaki and Westpower – were willing to work together.
Northpower has also submitted a bid for the Northland region.
The North Island trio of Unison, Horizon Energy and Eastland Group have all expressed interest in rolling out the initiative across their geographic areas.
CityLink and Electra have pitched further proposals to establish fibre networks in the Government’s preferred candidate areas in the lower North Island.

We are pleased to annouce that TerraMacs products are now available in Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands and France through our new dealer there, Forintec Internationa,l who can be contacted on +32 03 8805590 or by email at forintec@forintec.com. Full details are also availabe on our web site at http://www.terramacs.co.nz/distributors.html

About 30 local groups and several international telecommunication giants have expressed interest in a partnership in a Local Fibre Company with the government to facilitate the broadband roll out.

Stephen Joyce, the Communications Minister declined to name the parties that had indicated an interest in the project, stating that this was commercially sensitive. It is not clear if Telecom or Vodafone have indicated any interest.
Stephen Joyce said the level of interest expressed showed that the private sector was as excited about the investment as the government is.

“We are now getting very close to identifying the private sector partners who will build the infrastructure and get the roll-out underway.”

”From my perspective the right partners will share in the government’s vision of the transformative ability of ultra-fast broadband. They will have the credibility to step-up and deliver this critical piece of infrastructure in a cost-effective manner, and they will be patient and realistic investors.”

“In the Crown, they will find a highly motivated partner: one that is prepared to do the hard yards, to shoulder its fair share of the risks, and to see this ambitious project through,” Mr Joyce said.

The 38 groups now have until 29 January 2010 to lodge their full proposals

Infratrain New Zealand, the industry training organisation for the infrastructure industries, has in conjunction with the New Zealand trenchless industry developed a new qualification for HDD operations.

The National Certificate in Civil Construction Works (HDD) is a Level 3 qualification and recognises the specislist skills and knowledge required by contractors working in HDD.

For further details contact:

Infratrain New Zealand on 0800 486 626

The New Zealand Government has formally announced its invitation for private investors to co-invest and match the governments $1.5 billion investment in the planned broadband infrastructure roll out, with a partnership in a Local Fibre Company. Expressions of interest are to be lodged by the 13th of November with a final formal proposal by the 29th of January 2010.  Undoubtedly running well behind the governments own original schedule and while there is much debate around the final estimated  project cost, which some estimate to be as high as $6 billion, the New Zealand trenchless industry remains poised to boom on the back of a large amount of underground fibre work.

ICUEE Show Feedback

October 14, 2009

While most seasoned exhibitors reported that this years ICUEE show attendance was well down on prior years, as a first time exhibitor we were encouraged by the level of interest in our company and its products.  Certainly however, we would have welcomed more visitors and hopefully we can look forward to that in future shows as the USA and other world economies recover.