Community Involvement

Sponsorship for various organisations over the years reflects City Construction’s commitment to creating long-term social, cultural and economic benefits for the region.
Sponsorships include:

  • annual sponsorship for Wainui Surf Lifesaving Club
  • client testimonial >
  • portable offices for the national surf lifesaving competitions in Gisborne
  • a truck for Gisborne Girls’ High School rowing team for three years
  • sponsorship for Comet swimming club.

"While talking to Tony at one of the regattas at Karapiro, he found out that I also ran my own truck for rowing regattas as well as time away from my business.  A short time after, when back in Gisborne, Tony rang me and asked if I would go see him.  It ended up with a big surprise of a truck supplied for towing boats etc to regattas and to use daily while coaching the Girls High School.
This was a great saving for me in cost in my time and vehicle running and I am indebted to Tony and City Construction for his willingness to supply this vehicle."

Keith Vette - Gisborne Girls High School Rowing Coach.

About Us

City Construction was launched on ingenuity in April 1986. A long telephone cable, student desk and calculator within a home laundry were the means to start bidding for commercial contracts. Within four months, the fledgling company had substantially completed a pool complex and kindergarten. Within seven years, it was responsible for the design and build of the district’s biggest industrial complex, the $12M, Juken New Zealand plywood mill at Matawhero – a project completed on time and within budget in 10 months. Since then its ability to consistently work within specified time frames and budgets has seen City Construction develop a trusted reputation in the tender market for a wide range of civil and commercial construction projects. Innovation, good planning and integrity helped further cement its track record as a leading Gisborne provider of quality buildings.


Manager Tony Stehlin is a frank talker. He listens to clients but will tell them if their budget doesn’t match project expectations. He and his team have the experience to offer smart ways to reduce costs where possible. Offering technical solutions and innovative methods at the design stage is part of the process. The company is big on intellectual horsepower and attention to detail but short on nonsense. It doesn’t do cheap, or leaky buildings, it does “the very best”. From this everything else follows, including client confidence that design and build projects will be delivered on time. Distractions don’t get a look-in. Quite ingenious really.

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