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The Going the Extra Mile (GEM) Awards are a way for us to celebrate our contractors’ and consultants’ successes. It also exhibits outstanding examples of our diverse range of activities on our state highways. These annual awards acknowledge our suppliers’ commitment to our priorities and quality industry standards.

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GEM winners 2015

We would like to congratulate all the winners at this year’s awards and thank everyone involved in making the GEM awards 2015 the most successful yet. We can't wait for next year.

Customer Care - Downer

ACE (About the Customer Experience) Training

Connecting with our Community - Well-Connected Alliance

Big Project, Big Heart! Waterview’s Committed Community Connection

Health & Safety - WestLink 

WestLink Bay of Plenty

Health & Safety - Higgins

Engaging staff in our safety journey

Keeping Customers Moving - Leighton Contractors

St Lukes Western Ring Route Project

Protecting the Environment - Auckland Harbour Bridge Alliance

Meeting Environmental Challenges Sustainably

Teaming Up - M2PP Alliance

Teaming up from Concept to Construction

Customer Champion team - Downer NZ

SH94 and SH95 Highway Maintenance

Customer Champion individual - Brian Aspin

Pioneering new standards of accountability

Gem 2015 photos

For all the photos from the awards please visit our Flickr page(external link)

Previous GEM Awards winners

2014 GEM Awards winners

2012 GEM Awards winners

2011 GEM Awards winners

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