18 Mar 2016

NZ roading contractor aiding Fiji

9:36 am on 18 March 2016

One of New Zealand's largest road building companies, Higgins, is giving $US118,000 dollars to the Fiji cyclone recovery effort.

A file photo shows a construction worker selecting steel mesh for concrete reinforcement factory

A file photo shows a construction worker selecting steel mesh for concrete reinforcement factory Photo: Cultura Creative

Higgins has been working on key infrastructure projects over the past three years and has a staff of 250 on the ground there.

Chief executive David Geor said most of those were locals and some lost their family homes in the disaster.

He said the entire Higgins team in Fiji was now involved in efforts to clear roads, reinstate bridge approaches and restore amenities.

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