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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Construction Begins for Eastern Busway

The pre-construction work for the Eastern Busway, bridging Panmure and Pakuranga has finally begun. Auckland Transport explains that the project will entail the tearing down of fourteen Auckland Council-owned buildings in order to make way for archaeological investigations. According to Auckland Transport, the archaeological work is “particularly important on this project due to the unique […]

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NZ Build

Whanganui Joins Construction Boom

Whanganui firms are now joining in the rising construction activity in New Zealand. Jamie O’Leary from Jamie O’Leary Builders and Stonewood Homes claims to be witnessing its “longest incremental high in living memory” within Whanganui and its surrounding areas. “It’s really good – we are doing bloody well,” exclaimed Mr O’Leary. “It’s been steady with […]

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Auckland City Rail

Auckland City Rail Tender Delayed

Chris Meale, the City Rail Link Chief Executive issued a statement on 20th Feb. The announcement stated that the release of tender documents for the tunnel system of CRL will be delayed by up to three months as a preferred bidder of the project had withdrawn.   Originally, there were eight bidders pre-qualified for the […]

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Coasteville-Riverhead Highway Delayed

Parents and teachers of Riverhead expressed disappointment and worries of the delayed safety crossing line in their neighbourhood. A zebra crossing line scheduled for north-west Auckland was initially due to be completed in January, yet the project’s completion date was pushed back to August. The community was advised that the crossing line would be completed […]

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Auckland Buyers to Fund Local Housing Development

New home buyer charges are set to address infrastructure issues that are hindering housing development. The government will be setting up Crown Infrastructure Partners to fund transport and water connections to new housing development areas. The company will be working with a starting budget of $600 million. According to Phil Goff, the funding will allow […]

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$2b Spent Annually on Auckland Congestion

The cost of traffic congestion in Auckland is reaching towards $2 billion a year, according to the latest Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) report. In recent years, traffic bottlenecks have taken a severe toll on the largest city in New Zealand. The decrease in efficiency has prompted a pressing need for politicians to alleviate traffic […]

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Infrastructure Projects

It’s on the way….State Highway Extension

It’s on the way….State Highway Extension is Coming Soon Due to the unstable weather, the first stage of the Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance will begin in three months. The 18.5km state highway 1 motorway between Pūhoi and Warkworth will extend the four-lane Northern Motorway from the Johnstone’s Hill tunnels […]

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Opportunities in Auckland under Construction

With the region and the country as a whole under construction. There is an urgency for more housing and infrastructure to carry an ever-increasing population. Granted, it will now rely heavily on related businesses to supply and fuel the momentum. Richard O’Brien of nzbizbuysell says commercial opportunities abound in booming construction times – especially if […]

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