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Council-owned residential village for Henderson

On Friday 24 August, Auckland Mayor Phil Goff marked the beginning of construction for a new village for older residents in Henderson. The project will comprise 40 apartments and will be managed by community housing provider Haumaru Housing, a partnership between Auckland Council and the Selwyn Foundation. Mayor Goff says, “Housing delivered through our partnership with the Selwyn […]

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Are banks playing the part in construction?

Bankers’ Association Acting CEO Antony Buick-Constable rejects suggestions banks are not playing their part in the construction sector and says bank lending to the sector is at its highest since the GFC. These are the best of times and worst of times for the construction industry. New Zealand is in the middle of a building boom […]

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New Opening Dates for Auckland Castle and Auckland Tower

        With construction well underway, new dates have now been announced for the launch of The Auckland Project’s purpose-built welcome centre, Auckland Tower, and the re-opening of 900 year-old Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland. Auckland Castle Auckland Castle, once a private palace for the Prince Bishops of Durham, will re-open to the public […]

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Putting the garden back into the Garden City

A short stroll through Christchurch and it’s clear that new life is being breathed into the city on every block. Greenspaces are in abundance, while thousands of new and exotic trees have been planted across the CBD, restoring its green image while also rebuilding the city’s heart. It’s been seven years since a 6.3 magnitude […]

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Multi-million New Zealand Airport Terminal Build

The current terminal was built in the 1960s to cater for 50,000 passengers a year but now has 440,000 travellers passing through annually. SHORT COMMUTE: The construction firm is based just six kilometres from the airport A contract has been awarded to a construction firm to build a terminal atNew Plymouth Airport. The appointee, Clelands […]

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A challenge for KiwiRail, Bridge Replacement

Replacing a rail bridge’s piers without stopping the trains has set a unique challenge for KiwiRail engineers and contractors in the South Island. Bridge 72 on the Main South Line crosses the Opihi River around 2 km south of Temuka. The 512 m bridge was built in 1932 to replace the original, constructed in the […]

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Vehicle-free summit

Vehicle-free summit: Maungarei / Mt Wellington

Work will soon begin at Maungarei / Mt Wellington on a range of significant enhancements and a return of the tihi (summit) to a vehicle-free space. Construction will include the build of new visitor car park and toilet block beside the Mountain Road entrance to Maungarei, a newly automated barrier arm at the start of […]

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Fletcher Building Announces Auckland Factory

Fletcher Building will be releasing more details on its new high-tech fast house-building factory next month. Chief executive of residential and land development at Fletcher, Steve Evans, announced a soon-to-open Auckland panelisation factory which will increase the pace of house-building. “We have a panelised factory that’s being negotiated now. We’re in the process of negotiating […]

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Seascape Development Held Up

What was set to be New Zealand’s highest residential skyscaper has experienced long delays due to its fire design. The designers of Seascape Apartments have previously submitted a request of approval to only install one stairwell, rather than two, for its top-floor penthouses. The ruling should have been issued within three months, but it has […]

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Maternity Unit of Middlemore Hospital poses seismic risk

The executives of Counties Manukau Health recently held a meeting to discuss the fate of Middlemore Hospital’s maternity unit. Vui Mark Gosche, who took over as a Board Chair only short while ago, had toured the facilities, including the neglected Galbraith building, and examined the plans for the future development. He also held a meeting […]

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