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Our Mission

Our Mission

McDonough Contracting Limited is committed to operating a business that grows shareholder value in a sustainable manner.

We will encourage employees to be participative, innovative, and committed to our company principles of:

  • Safe and Healthy Work Practices

  • Environmental Sustainability

  • Quality Workmanship

We will be good corporate citizens and support our community and interact positively with the business community.


McDonough Contracting was established in Mataura, Southland in 1990. The primary business undertaken in the beginning included Trenching, Excavating, Thrust Boring, Irrigation and Effluent Schemes. This has since diversified into Vegetation Control, Driveway Construction, Concrete Works, Pole removal and Traffic Management Services and Signage.

Originally starting as an owner-operator, we are now proud to say that we employee 34 staff spread between our Mataura and Dunedin branches.



  • 2001 - Caltex Construction Awards – Category C - NZ Contractors Federation – South Bruce Water Scheme Upgrade

  • 2005 – NZ Contractors Federation – Merit Award – Mount Linton Station Rural Water Supply

  • 2014 – Environment Southland Community Projects Award - Redevelopment of Pourakino Valley Picnic area

  • 2016 - Civil Contractors NZ Southland Branch – Merit Award – Projects under $250,000 - Coastal Southland State Highway Traffic Services

  • 2019 - Civil Contractors NZ Southland Branch Projects $0 - $300,000 Winner for Alliance Mataura, Water race gravel removal

  • 2020 - Civil Contractors NZ Southland Branch Environmental Winner for Kinmont Park, Mosgiel, Dunedin Landscaping

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