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  • Keep it simple & effective - we limit our commitments to only a handful of projects at any one time. This ensures that we can pour our hearts and souls into them, with a personal commitment to project success. No complicated bureaucracy, no unnecessary costs, quick decision making, and a practical focus on building quality, safely.

  • We have a carefully chosen & highly experienced team - Aoraki's site management and skilled labour team have some of the best experience in Wellington with backgrounds from the city's historically biggest and most successful Main Contractor companies. Most importantly, we give our team the trust and autonomy they need to effectively manage construction risk through a practical lens and deliver great buildings. 

  • Keep everyone close to the action - our practical construction & people focus sees the entire team physically based on project sites, where Aoraki people are visibly the driving force on the workface, every day. 

  • We operate exclusively in Wellington, and trade on relationships - this is the city we know & love, and a local construction market we are deeply embedded in. This means that you get the benefit of the strength of our long relationships with Wellington's best subcontractors; as well as our drive to form a lasting relationship with you.

  • Be grateful, respectful and remember where we started and why we're doing this - we love building, and our vision is to see Aoraki keep delivering great buildings with great people in this city long into the future.


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Director & Commercial Manager

With extensive experience in all aspects of commercial management, Nigel leads the commercial side of Aoraki Construction. He is expert in the compilation, review, and interpretation of construction contracts, identifying and managing project commercial risk, and in interpreting design details to inform his first principles estimating. Nigel gained extensive project experience as Lead Quantity Surveyor and Commercial Bid Lead with Hawkins Construction, before moving to Arrow International as Senior Commercial Manager for Wellington and then National Commercial Manager. 



Director & General Manager

As General Manager of Aoraki Construction, Chris brings decisive leadership, valuable relationships and industry connections formed through extensive experience in the Wellington market, and strong technical skills in construction planning and delivery, commercial contracts, programming, site management and project management. Chris began his career with Fletcher Construction, gaining varied and substantial experience over 12 years before moving on to Arrow International to lead the Wellington team as Central Region General Manager and transforming the Wellington business.


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