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Earthworks 101: A stress-free guide to transforming your property with a digger

13 days ago   |   By NZ Life & Leisure

A beginner's guide to hiring a digging contractor in New Zealand.
Words & images: Rachel Rose Additional images: Mark Dwyer, GreenBridge
When you live in the country, you will need to move earth at some point, whether you're building a new home, a big shed, a drainage field for greywater, or somewhere for rainwater tanks.
Every block needs a good driveway and drains. Fences going through difficult terrain are best constructed on a smooth bench formed by a small digger. You might want to develop a pond, dam, swales, drains or wetlands.
But organising earthworks can be stressful if you're...
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