Girls with Hi-Vis Infrastructure events

Attendance Information

Girls with Hi-Vis events and their co-hosts cover a wide range of industries and roles allowing every event to be unique.

The event agendas are made available to provide you with more information on the event, including planned activities, locations, and clothing requirements.

While the clothing and PPE requirements vary based on the event, we ask that students wear closed-toe shoes (no Crocs or other sandal types), long sleeves, and long pants to all events.

Event information and their agendas can be found below, grouped by region. To register to attend an event, complete the form at the bottom of the page or follow the button below.

Northern region

Auckland (Mangere)

16 May | Watercare + Pipeline & Civil | 50 Attendees

This event is currently at capacity, registrations will be put on a waiting list

A super interactive, fun event where the students can try out all sorts of different roles related to our business. Operating a digger, Installing a water meter, confined spaces and heights training in a real-life pipe simulation, traffic management.


Pukekohe

22 May | Counties Energy | 18 Attendees

Walk through customer services and NOC operations.Split into groups run other two activities. Cable locations. Crane Operation/competition. Lunch provided by co-hosts. Hand over to Connexis to finish the day.


Auckland (Te Atatū South)

28 May | HEB Construction | 30 Attendees

This event is currently at capacity, registrations will be put on a waiting list

Participants will be divided into two groups, with each group engaging in distinct activities before swapping roles to ensure a comprehensive exposure to the project. Beams Game: An interactive session on-site, designed to provide hands-on experience with structural elements of construction. Site Visit and Ecological Insight: A guided tour along the completed sections of the boardwalk. Project Manager Amy will lead this tour, focusing on the ecological aspects of the job and the surrounding area of Te Whau River. Guest Speaker: A session with a distinguished guest speaker, offering valuable insights into the construction industry and ecological considerations in project management.


Whangarei

6 June | Fulton Hogan | 25-30 Attendees

A fun day in the life of working at Fulton Hogan.  Presentations from women working in the industry. Hands-on experience working with Machines, Water based events, and a site visit.


Auckland (Māngere Bridge)

13 June | John Fillmore Contracting Ltd | 12 Attendees

Come and join the John Fillmore Contracting (JFC) team, at our Transport Yard based out in Mangere Bridge. Our Transport Yard is the home of JFC’s large trucks, mobile plant, and small tools. All lead by the JFC Transport General Manager and her team that manage the distribution and allocation of all Truck Drivers, all vehicles and all equipment across the various JFC sites. You will hear journeys of our wāhine leaders, who project manage, engineer, construct and oversee the many projects that are currently underway. Giving insight into their roles, pathways and how they contribute to the success of our sites. JFC’s best instructors will get you hands on experience operating mobile plant and with the tools of the trade and understanding the precautions taken to ensure high quality results and safety in practice. JFC’s best instructors will get you hands on experience operating mobile plant and with the tools of the trade and understanding the precautions taken to ensure high quality results and safety in practice. We look forward to welcoming you into a world of opportunities in the Civil industry at one of our important JFC locations.


Stillwater

20 June | HEB Construction - Fulton Hogan | 20 Attendees

Hands on activity / using plant and equipment  Construction site visits - various large-scale construction - including the new bridge under construction

waikato region

Hamilton

8 May | WEL Networks | 20 Attendees

What do they do at WEL Networks. everything you need to know about sustainable power (shown around the site, view battery, charges, solar panels). Site visit to the control room, GIS, DSO load management. Have a go in the Bucket Truck (these guys fix our power. Ring main testing and Cable Jointing.


Tauranga

21 May | Fulton Hogan | 30 Attendees

A thorough introduction to career pathways and opportunities for young women. A good selection of speakers from a variety of backgrounds such as hiring managers, cadets and grads and covering both field and office staff. Site visits with opportunity to observe and interact with site activities. Debrief and celebrate successes/observations of the day. 3 groups of 10 students for rotations. 


Tokaanu

19 June | Genesis Energy | 35 Attendees

Our day will begin with us all meeting together at Moawhango Dam and then heading off on a bus to visit key areas of the Tongariro Scheme, such as Rangipō Power Station where we will eat morning tea together. We will then travel to Tokaanu Power Station, where we’ll have lunch together. Rangatahi will hear from some inspiring women in operational roles on our career panel and get involved in some hands-on activities such as wiring an extension cord and building a mini earth dam, facilitated by Genesis wāhine. After a tour of the Tokaanu Power Station, we'll close our day with reflections and thanks then students will head back to school.


Tauranga

30 May | HEB Construction | 30 Attendees

This event is currently at capacity, registrations will be put on a waiting list

This event encompasses all the HEB construction sites that are currently underway on the strand Tauranga. Starting at the Cargo shed, we will be walking to the Beacon Wharf Project, then the Seawall and northern park redevelopment and then further down to the TCC walkway, a walkway on piles over the water. Visit approximately 2km walk so a reasonable level of fitness required.


Whakatane

5 June | Horizon Services Ltd | 15 Attendees

This event is currently at capacity, registrations will be put on a waiting list

EWP Operation and pole top rescue – A chance to operate and go up in a truck mounted EWP and carry out a pole top rescue, climbing a ladder and rescuing a dummy, part of this experience will be learning about the PPE required and checks needed prior to working. (Note: this is an outdoor activity. High Voltage Cable Jointing 101 – Experience the world of high voltage cable jointing. Using a heat shrinking methods to terminate cable. Each stage of preparation will be on display, with hands on exposure using tools and equipment for the job. Control Room Experience – A tour of the Horizon Networks Control room at Commerce Street and the opportunity to see the SCADA system and how the Network is managed remotely from the operations centre.


Hamilton

6 June | Fulton Hogan | 25 Attendees

A strong focus on driver education/traffic management education/travelling through managed sites/what good looks like/how poor driver judgement can impact everything & everyone. How to be a mindful, safer member of the public. How to keep yourself safe travelling through traffic managed sites. Risks, unfamiliarity with managed environment & driver confusion. Mitigating those risks – building confidence as young drivers/what to look for/best practice behavior for safety as a driver.


Kaweru

18 June | Mercury | 20 Attendees

Mercury office space as introduction – seeing a corporate space. Presentation & Speed dating type exercise - speakers share their background & career path - each undertaking small interactive activity during their ‘speed date’ & PowerPoint presentation.After lunch the Site visit/tour to see power generation (Kawerau – Geothermal)


Taupo

19 June | Contact Energy| 15-20 Attendees

Activities will be based around promoting geothermal electric power generation and trades. We will have a science-based activity which involve taking water samples from process fluid and analysing the results, an electrical & geothermal-based activities including a site tour


Hamilton (Karapiro)

20 June | Mercury | 20 Attendees

Mercury office space as introduction – seeing a corporate space. Presentation & Speed dating type exercise - speakers share their background & career path - each undertaking small interactive activity during their ‘speed date’ & PowerPoint presentation.After lunch the Site visit/tour to see power generation (Karāpiro – Hydro) NB - Karāpiro tour will require a 30min drive to Karāpiro power station (can be made via school mini vans, small bus or mercury vehicles) tbc


Huntly

25 June | Genesis Energy | 40 Attendees

We’re holding a tour of Huntly Power Station, completing fun, interactive activities and sharing career insights from inspiring wāhine in our teams.

Central region

Palmerston North

9 May | Higgins Contractors  | 25-30 Attendees 

CANCELLED

Light morning tea on arrival. Welcome, Introduction, about and safety for Higgins site and Connexis presentation. Presentation and talks to be done by Women in our industry. Activities - Break up into 3 groups – each group to participate in a different activity – approximately 35 - 40 minutes at each activity and then rotate to the next one.


Palmerston North

15 May | Fulton Hogan | 20-25 Attendees

A fun day in the life of working at Fulton Hogan.  Presentations from women working in the industry. Hands on experience working with Machines, Water based events and site visit.


Wellington

16 May | HEB Construction | 12 Attendees

This event is currently at capacity, registrations will be put on a waiting list

We are constructing a new waste water treatment plant that will process Wellingtons ‘sludge’ and turn it in to a dry pellet product that can be used for forestry (for example) instead of currently where it is sent to landfill. This is part of the councils sustainability goals. We would present to the girls on the construction project and the function of the completed plant itself. Then split into groups for activities; site tour, go in crane or excavator, bridge building activity (desktop) Presentations from – Keisha – apprentice, Chloe – Project Engineer, Keeley – Quantity Surveyor Cadet


Napier

21 May | Fulton Hogan | 25-30 Attendees

This event is currently at capacity, registrations will be put on a waiting list

A fun day in the life of working at Fulton Hogan.  Presentations from women working in the industry. Hands-on experience working with Machines, Water based events, and a site visit.


Wellington

22 May | Northpower | 30 Attendees

We will have 3 activities. EWP/Crane/Working at heights, observation only. Rig up an insulator to bind wire in and set up a cross arm (at ground level). These activities will be a snippet into a day in the life of our field workers and the various fields we have, including Line Mechanic, Faultman and an Electrician. The activities will take part in various areas of the depot.


Ruatoria

24 May | Tairawhiti Contractors | 60 Attendees

Women in hi vis speakers will speak about their journey, students will be split out into working group stations, spot prizes, certificates.


New Plymouth

27 May | Fulton Hogan | 25-30 Attendees

A fun day in the life of working at Fulton Hogan.  Presentations from women working in the industry. Hands on experience working with Machines, Water based events and site visit.


Wellington

12 June | Fulton Hogan | 25-30 Attendees

This event is currently at capacity, registrations will be put on a waiting list

A fun day in the life of working at Fulton Hogan.  Presentations from women working in the industry. Hands on experience working with Machines, Water based events and site visit.


Wellington

14 June | Meridian Energy - West Wind Farm | 40 Attendees

This event is currently at capacity, registrations will be put on a waiting list

A fun day in the life of working at a Wind Farm. Presentations from those working in the industry. Hands on experience visiting a turbine site.


Hastings

10 June | Unison Contracting Services Ltd | 33 Attendees

This event is currently at capacity, registrations will be put on a waiting list

A hands-on practical event covering; Pole Climb, going in a bucket truck, practice on a digger/crane, inspirational talk by female leaders.


Stratford

20 June | Contact Energy | 15-20 Attendees

Activities will be based around promoting thermal electric power generation and trade. We will have electrical and mechanical based activities including a site tour. All attendees will be required to have a RAT test before arriving on site.

South Island Region

Invercargill

15 May | PowerNet | 15 Attendees

A practical hands on fun filled day, tasksincluding MEWP experience. Meet Powernets women in the electricity industry roles.


Christchurch

16 May | Fulton Hogan | 30 Attendees

Visit of the bitumen plant, quarry and Lab in Miners Road. Speakers presenting their career journey within the engineering industry. Visit and insights on the Shands Road roundabout upgrade and overview of the new FH Quarry in Templeton. activities with the opportunity for the students to meet with team members and view the equipment and site.


Christchurch

21 May | Ventia | 18 Attendees

A fun day in the life of working at Ventia. Hands on experience working with tolls, a tour of Transpower and working an EWP/Excavator. Hear from some inspiring speakers working in this industry.


Blenheim

29 May | Marlborough Lines | 20 Attendees

This event is currently at capacity, registrations will be put on a waiting list

Start the day with introductions and welcome from the senior management team. Female staff will talk about their experiences and careers at Marlborough Lines. We then move onto three interactive stations where you can learn more about what a day in the life of working for a lines company is all about. Electrical Area, Arborist Area, Overhead / Underground Area.


Oamaru

5 June | Whitestone Co9ntracting Ltd | 10 Attendees

A variety of activities to see what a day in the life of working at Whitestone Contracting involves. Using and excavator, using a trench digger, using surveying equipment


Christchurch

7 June | HEB Construction | 20 Attendees

Welcome from Selwyn Mayor Sam Broughton. Welcome from HEB Set the Scene for the day – Lee Hautler, HEB and Gareth Morgan, SDC. Presentation (Environment manager), Development Engineer, Selwyn District Council, Simulators | Speed Chatting | Machinery Selfie, Presentations from HEB Supervisors, Incident response event. feedback, questions, learnings from the day. Attendance Certificates/Feedback forms and Handout goodie bags


Christchurch

11 June | CPB Contractors | 100 Attendees

Starting the day with a welcome and conversation around the construction and infrastructure industry. We then head into the site for four different hands on activities, demonstrations and tours of the brand new and under construction Parakiore facility. Expect to see a day in the life of a building construction site. Heading back for lunch and then a talk about how to start your career and hear from some women on site about why they love their careers before heading home for the day.


Clyde

12 June | Contact Energy | 15-20 Attendees

This event is currently at capacity, registrations will be put on a waiting list

Activities will be based around promoting hydro electric power generation and trades. We will have electrical and mechanical-based activity including a site tour of the Clyde Power Station.


Nelson

24 June | Downer NZ | 20 Attendees

Events will be confirmed closer to the date. These may include; Visit Water treatment Plant and test water, Underground service location, Talking on radios and harness on truck. Depending on weather and what projects we will be working on at that time some of the activities may change to include a site visit.


Manapouri

26 June | Meridian Energy | 32 Attendees

This event is currently at capacity, registrations will be put on a waiting list

This will be a full school day on site with lunch included.  The objectives for the day are: To introduce students to what working in technical, trade and engineering roles look like. To introduce students to what working in technical, trade and engineering roles look like. Give opportunites to try hands on activities. Give opportunites to try hands on activities. Conversations with Meridian women (and men) in trade, technical and engineering roles. Share information about Meridian's apprentice programme. Site tour.  Activities will be organised and confirmed prior to the event.


Ohau

20 June | Meridian Energy | 30 Attendees

This will be a full school day on site, with lunch included. The objectives of the day are to: Introduce students to what working in technical, trade and engineering roles looks like. Give opportunities to try hands on activities Conversations with Meridian women (and Men) in trade, technical and engineering roles. Share information about Meridian’s apprentice programme. Site Tour. Activities will be organised and confirmed prior to the event.


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Please note that event capacity is limited and attendance may not be guaranteed.


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