Authorities accused of doing demo job on local contractors

Authorities accused of doing demo job on local contractors
Yakka digs into the Wynyard tank farm demolition. (Image: Yakka)
Brent Melville
The Auckland council committee tasked with shortlisting contractors benched a local demolition firm that’s done some of the country’s biggest jobs, allegedly citing “lack of experience”.Demolition and civil works contractor Yakka Contracting said it’s been sidelined by the council's selection team and government departments on the advice of international consultants, despite having a 12-year track record spanning thousands of jobs.The West Auckland company’s past work includes Christchurch’s La...

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