No Job Too Big: A history of Fletcher Construction, Vol 1: 1909-40

Jack Smith


The story of New Zealand’s premier builder.

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The story of New Zealand’s premier builder.

From homes and state houses to icons such as Auckland University’s arts block, the Dominion Museum, Dunedin Post Office and Wellington Railway Station, Fletcher Construction Co Ltd literally built New Zealand.

The first of three volumes on an outstanding New Zealand company, this book covers the period 1909–40 and focuses on the work for which Fletcher Construction Co Ltd, with its tower cranes constructing buildings and its bulldozers on civil engineering projects all around the country, is widely known and recognised.

Take a look at the second volume, No Job Too Hard, or get both volumes for $100.

About the author

Jack Smith worked for Fletchers for 35 years and tells the story with an insider’s knowledge. He dispels several myths and misinterpretations, frankly describes political machinations with the First Labour Government and tensions within the company while documenting all its achievements.

Additional information

Dimensions 210 × 260 mm