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 in spring 2019, following […]

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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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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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Using Prints in Commercial Interiors

Decor trends are always evolving. As such, the constant innovation in commercial interiors for public and private consumption are calling for more malleable, unique and interactive designs. Among a plethora of new trends, it is noted that 71 per cent of consumers are willing to pay more for personalisation. Moreover, the combination of new production […]

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Boarding House refuses to pay for heating unless tenants pay extra $60 a week

Eden Park Lodge is a three-building complex on Dominion Rd, with more than 100 rooms. In April, its tenants received a memo stating that “no heaters were allowed in rooms”, without written consent from management. Those who wanted it had to apply through management and would be provided with a heater at a cost of […]

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Daisy Apartments Spearheads Energy Efficiency

Auckland mayor Phil Goff  recently attended the opening ceremony of an almost car-free residential development. Daisy Apartments, located on Akepiro Street in Mount Eden, was given a 10-star rating for its 33 apartments and two parking spaces for shared cars. The complex earned the title of “New Zealand’s Greenest Apartment Building”, which was awarded by […]

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Middlemore Hospital In Need of Repair

Hospitals “around the country” are dealing with building issues, says health minister Dr David Clark. However, there is not much that can be done if District Health Boards  (DHBs) are not open to discuss the issues they are facing. Clark raised the issue to Counties Manukau DHB acting chairman Rabin Rabindran. He expressed disappointment towards […]

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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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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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