All too often design and planning work is conducted by people with little or no hands-on experience of the construction industry. And all too often construction work is carried out by companies who pay little attention to the logistical issues and financial constraints of a project. Our real point of difference is our ability to wear both hats; to develop designs that are realistic and buildable, to establish practical strategies for executing those plans, and to effectively manage the process from start to finish. We ensure the desired outcomes are achievable, and then we ensure they’re achieved.

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Skate Park Design and Construction

Our creative approach to problem solving and our ability to handle all aspects of heavy civil work have seen us collaborate on skateparks and action sports facilities throughout the South Island.

Marine Construction

Technical knowledge and the agility to adapt to the ever-changing marine environment have enabled us to successfully complete a range of challenging projects, including wharf construction, repiling and maintenance.

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Bridge Construction

Encompassing everything from precast wingwall and deck units through to abutment repairs and modifications, our team have unparalleled skill when it comes to designing, executing and managing vital bridging work.

Retaining Walls

Our team has extensive experience working on complex sites repairing and rebuilding retaining walls. We have worked on a range of retaining walls constructed using a variety of material types and differing structural designs. Some projects have required us to design and manufacturer our own temporary works/access systems.

Projects using Specialist Design and Build Services

Evans Pass Road Retaining Wall

Two retaining walls were constructed on Evans Pass Road under subcontract to  McConnell Dowell.

McConnell Dowell have the contract to make Evans Pass Road safe and reopen it to traffic from Lyttelton to Sumner. The retaining walls were constructed to strengthen two areas of the road which had subsided badly and had limited capacity during the Canterbury earthquakes.


The Reserve Terrace Retaining Wall Rebuild is a technical and challenging project for the replacement of a damaged stone retaining wall.

An innovative solution requiring the use of a temporary works platform to support the drilling and excavation plant was required. Hunter Civil provided key inputs into the design and methodology for the temporary works. The temporary works platform was in part connected to the permanent works.

Darfield Skatepark Completed Work

SDC Skate Park Upgrades

Hunter Civil constructed extensions to the Leeston and Darfield skateparks for the Selwyn District Council at the request of the community. Both skate parks included a significant amount of flat areas, and several features including quarter pipes, wedges, hubbas and skateable seats. The project was carried out by an experienced crew in 8 weeks. It was delivered on time, budget and exceeded the client's expectations.

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Invercargill Skate Park

This project involved the removal of the existing skatepark, the installation of a new drainage system; a new lighting and power system to enable night time use of the skate park and new CCTV facilities.

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Owenga Wharf Replacement, Chatham Islands

This large and challenging contract was undertaken by the Hunter Civil/Makeri Construction Joint Venture in mid-2009 to replace the Owenga Wharf on the Chatham Islands. Aspects of this contract were very challenging due to its location. Not least of the challenges were the logistics of supplying the required resources across an 800km sea journey. Additionally the weather and sea conditions required a precise focus on the constructability on a day to day basis.

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