Since its inception in May 2007, Base Contracting has successfully completed numerous civil construction, alpine, demolition, roading, service reticulation, landscaping, rural property development , earthworks and dairy conversion projects.
Key contact, client and consultant relations have allowed us to develop direct liaison and trust with the key local groups involved in construction and development projects.
Base Contracting currently have a staff of 16 specialist machine operators, drainlayers, project managers, civil engineers and support staff based at our Arrowtown depot and office.
Base Contracting are focused on delivering quality work which is on time, on budget and that meet our clients expectations.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.1
The Chinese Settlement was established in 1867-8 and was in existence until the mid 1930’s. The site underwent an archaeological excavation in 1984.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.2
The Maori name for the river is Haihainui which means ‘Big Scratches’.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.3
They used to sell Morphine in the local drug store. That was back in the goldmining days of course!
Arrowtown Random Fact No.4
The discoverer of gold in the Arrow river was a shepherd named Jack Tewa or Maori Jack. He also won the Royal Humane medal for saving a man from drowning in Lake Wakatipu.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.5
There has been a fire station on the current site since 1890. The hand drawn hose reel was used until the 1940’s.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.6
In the 1950’s many New Zealander’s built cribs ( holiday houses) in Arrowtown and came here for their summer holidays.