Bringing home two CCNZ Hynds Construction Awards

Over the weekend, the team that delivered the Ngā Hau Māngere / Old Māngere Bridge Replacement Project for Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency was over the moon after winning the CCNZ Hynds Construction Awards, Category D (projects valued $20 M - $50 M) for the Auckland region.

David Pattinson, McConnell Dowell Project Manager, proudly accepted the "Category D Award" trophy on behalf of the team thanking the client, designers, suppliers, and site team. He dedicated the award to previous Project Manager Keith Griffin. 

“Keith was a big part of the success of the delivery of this project, and is sorely missed - this one is for him",  said David.


Shortly after, the team was called back on stage to receive the Hynds Supreme Award.

Fraser Wyllie, McConnell Dowell Managing Director New Zealand & Pacific, accepted the trophy and said a few words on behalf of the team: 

“This project was exceptionally challenging due to its location within the sensitive harbour environment and underneath high voltage powerlines while constructing a complex bridge. The key factor contributing to the success of this project was the dedication and hard work of the people who delivered the project. Throughout the delivery of the project, the team lived and reflected our company’s values “Safety & Care, Honesty & Integrity, Working Together and Performance Excellence”. Congratulations to everyone involved in this project, you all deserve this recognition.”


The new bridge Ngā Hau Māngere has reconnected the communities of Onehunga and Māngere Bridge providing a walking and cycling connection with a vision to create a destination for community enhancement. Its design was developed in collaboration with mana whenua and reflects its environment and the cultural significance of the area, with the colours of the balustrade and the stainless steel handrailing representing the colours of the kahawai fish living in the Manukau Harbour, the pre-cast edge beams incorporate a pattern (Puhoro design) representing the wave action and the heritage garden at the northern end showcases salvaged pieces salvaged from the old bridge providing a legacy for future generations. Another project that aligns with our purpose of “Providing a better life” - this is exactly why we do what we do.

To find out more about the project click here.


Photo: L-R: Tom Jefferd, Daniel Patten (MCD), Clint Hill (MCD), Adrian Batterham (MCD), Andrew Pluim (MCD), Clifford Overbury (MCD), Martin Leak (Resolve Group), Aimee Pene (MCD), Fraser Wyllie (MCD) and David Pattinson (MCD).

OMB team receiving the trophy