Tairāwhiti Contractors

Being a supportive employer ‘on the coast’ is hugely important to Tairāwhiti Contractors.

This Ruatōria based roading company takes pride in the fact that all their workforce is drawn from north of Tolaga Bay. In early 2022, Tairāwhiti Contractors supported Blackbee Contractors to become the first non-tier one business in Tairāwhiti to be awarded a significant roading maintenance contract. Tairāwhiti Contractors attributes a key part of this recent success to being devoted to staying local. They have achieved this through keeping their business connected to rural East Coast and employing locals who are invested in these communities.

Tairāwhiti Contractors is committed to creating training opportunities for their workforce, whether they are starting with no formal qualifications or are wanting to upskill. While contributing to the growth of their workers is hugely rewarding, it is often hard to achieve in a rural setting. This is due to barriers in access to transport and information. Having mobile and agile training providers is necessary for their workers.

As an example of a successful small rural business, Tairāwhiti Contractors would love for other businesses in similar situations to have the capability built around them so that they can flourish too. Good employers who invest in their workers create better, more prosperous outcomes for all local people.

Tairāwhiti Contractors

Tairāwhiti Contractors