+64 272 223 586

Brent Hole
+64 211 302 503

+64 27 229 8537

unparalleled KAIKŌURA knowledge


John Fissenden

Trust the Kaikōura Earthmoving Professionals

Fissenden Bros Ltd is a locally owned and operated Kaikōura Earthmoving Contracting Company. Specialising in excavation, road and track maintenance, construction, drainage, house foundations, demolition, rock supply and landscaping.  
Our Services ➞

Modern and Capable Machinery

Skilled Operators

Modern Work Practice

Prompt Solutions

Personalised Approach

Why choose us

At Fissenden Bros Ltd, we combine expertise, efficiency, and personalised service to deliver outstanding results. Our experienced team ensures that each project is executed precisely and carefully, offering prompt and reliable solutions tailored to your unique needs. We pride ourselves on our commitment to quality, safety, and customer satisfaction, making us the trusted choice for all your earthmoving and contracting requirements in Kaikōura. Choose Fissenden Bros Ltd for a partnership that values excellence and delivers exceptional outcomes.
About Us ➞

Our Services


  • Dam/Pond liners
  • Demolition
  • Driveways
  • Drainage
  • Electro Fusion Welding
  • Mole Ploughing
  • Retaining Walls
  • Roading Formation
  • StormwaterTrenching


  • Construction
  • Demolition
  • Drainage
  • Earthmoving excavation and contracting
  • Essential services to councils, including flood damage repairs and river protection work
  • House foundations
  • Landscaping
  • Quarry supplies: AP 20, AP 40, AP 65
  • Road and track maintenance
  • Supply topsoil

Construction Survey

  • Clegg Testing
  • General Survey Setout
  • GPS Plotting
  • Nuclear Density Testing

Partnered with Kaikoura Cranes

Fissenden Bros Ltd is proud to partner with Kaikoura Cranes, offering top-notch crane hire services for all your lifting needs. With modern equipment and experienced operators, Kaikoura Cranes ensures safe, efficient, and reliable solutions for construction, marine, and agricultural projects.

Discover more about their comprehensive services by visiting Kaikoura Cranes ➞

For unparalleled local knowledge and expertise in Kaikōura, choose Fissenden Bros.

In the late 1930s, Fissenden Contracting began in Clarence, with Cyril Fissenden leading a small fleet of bulldozers and trucks. In 1961, his sons John, Graham, and Peter took over, forming Fissenden Bros Ltd. Over the years, they completed notable projects such as the Picton Ferry terminal, Portage Resort road, Havelock Marina, and Picton Freezing works. 1976 they moved their base to Kaikōura, focusing on local projects and the farming community. Today, John, his wife Jill, and son Mark run the business, specialising in earthworks and contracting and playing a significant role in the Kaikoura earthquake recovery.

For local expertise, contact Fissenden Bros for a friendly, no-obligation quote.

Safe Work Practices

Fissenden Bros operates to high-quality standards in a safe working culture and is committed to the responsible management of the natural environment.

Highest Standard of Quality
All Fissenden Bros work is completed to the highest standard and competency.  Our skilled and experienced team consistently deliver quality work.
Comprehensive Health and Safety
Our comprehensive health and safety policies and procedures are our priority, and our certification with Sitewise ensures that our health and safety management is meticulous.
Environmental Commitment
We are committed to continually lessening our impact on the environment.  We constantly monitor the effects of our operations on the environment and we use these results to develop intelligent, practical measures to reduce our impact.

Community Involvement

Fissenden Bros Ltd is delighted to give back to the Kaikoura and East Coast communities through sponsorship. We are proud to sponsor and be associated with the following organisations:

We are proud to have sponsored and to be associated with the following organisations: