About Us Hawkes Crane Hire Taupo is a locally owned and operated company. In 2005 Russell Hawkes saw a need in the Taupo area for an independent truck mounted crane business and Hawkes Crane Hire Ltd was established. Increasing over the years to having four specialised Hiab units of varying sizes and truck set ups we can cater to many different requirements. We have secured ourselves an expert name with our specialised units and experienced staff. All our operators hold a training passbook which record all competency, training and inductions, generic and site specific, achieved. Each operator has completed the appropriate Hiab Operator Competency course; all hold a current 'F' Endorsement Forklift licence and current Comprehensive First Aid certificate. Covering the Lake Taupo District and beyond Hawkes Crane Hire can ensure that all jobs are done in a professional and safe manner.