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Forty, fifty years back, Cates Brothers was this little trucking business in Titoki – out northwest of Whangarei, on the road to Kaikohe.
Local farmers Colin and Bill Cates had three or four trucks – carting metal from the quarry they operated on a nearby farm.
Fast-forward to 2023….and Cates Bros is now a 21-truck business – running all tippers, except for one transporter unit (to shift a couple of diggers they also run).
Where Colin and brother Bill used to be the owners, now it’s two of Colin’s four sons – Snow and Scally.
So it’s not too difficult to imagine that this is one of those family transport businesses that have simply, seamless... ...