C & R Developments is one of New Zealand’s leading civil earthworks and bulk earthmoving contracting companies.

Established and continuing as a Cambridge family owned business, we have 60 years experience and expertise in all earthworks and plant management fields. C & R owns and operate a large selection of medium to heavy plant able to undertake the most demanding projects under the most stringent environmental standards. Plant can be hired to suit your application, specifications and timeline.

We continually update our plant fleet, have an excellent maintenance support group and this, combined with a skilled earthworks management and workforce team, delivers the best value for your project.

Civil earthworks and bulk earthmoving project completed to date include major roading and subdivisions, reclamations, dams, water irrigation channels, marinas, water storage, environmental landfills, and stream diversions, as well high production mining and quarrying.

Lyttelton Port Reclamation

C&R have commenced work on the Lyttelton Port Reclamation. The 2 year Project involves Dredging five hectares of sea bed and replacing it with 3.5 million tons of selected material from Gollan’s Bay Quarry (1.5km from the port). A combination of blasting, excavation, screening, stockpiling, carting and placing material, will be handled by the C&R team over the next two years. See Below.


The C&R team continues work around the country in another busy earthworks season.

We have recently completed our contract at the Huntly Expressway. A big thankyou to the C&R Team for their efforts on the job and to Fulton Hogan – HEB for the opportunity to work on the project.

We have recently started work on a significant Land Reclamation project at the Lyttleton Port in Christchurch. Some 3.5million tons of selected material is required to be excavated, carted and placed into the new reclamation area to extend the port by five hectares.

Development works continue in the large Auckland quarries. With the demand for aggregate in Auckland ever-growing, we continue to develop Hunua Quarry and Brookby Quarry using 100-ton class plant groups. This demand for aggregate has extended into the surrounding areas in the Waikato and North Auckland where we have undertaken major stripping projects at Otaika, Smythe’s and Whitehall quarries over the past year.

C&R have established a 180-ton Komatsu PC1800 at Rotowaro Coal Mine. Together with Cat 777 & Komatsu 785-7 dumpers - C&R continue their contract with BT mining removing overburden and developing a major Stream Diversion in the new pit.

C&R’s current civil contracts include: a massive 40,000m2 building platform in Cambridge – part of a major industrial subdivision and a 300-lot residential subdivision in Te Awamutu. Both projects are in their first season of works.

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C & R Developments team transporting gear between sites during a busy season.