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Don’t mention the word ‘suburb’ – By Lynne Richardson

Imagine building an entire suburb of Auckland, like Ponsonby or Freemans Bay, from scratch – the thousands of homes, the roads and supporting infrastructure, the transport networks, the public amenities and other community facilities. This is Hobsonville Point – not just a suburb, but an entire community in the making. READ MORE >>

Addressing Christchurch’s flooding issues

As a low-lying city, Christchurch has always been prone to flooding following heavy rain, but the earthquakes have worsened flood-prone areas through damage to waterways and land. Now a special taskforce is moving quickly to address the problem. READ MORE >>

Haast Pass months from full re-opening — By Iain MacIntyre

A challenging project to return Haast Pass to two-lane traffic continues following a major slip at Diana Falls on 6 September last year, with the State Highway 6 connection still being closed nightly as a safety precaution and work scheduled to progress into September this year. READ MORE >>

New Zealand buildings on shortlist of world’s best architecture

Seven New Zealand buildings have been shortlisted in the 2014 World Architecture Festival, which will be held in Singapore in early October. READ MORE >>

Outward Bound business courses boost leadership skills

New research by The Skills Organisation has revealed that boosted productivity, improved leadership skills and increased organisational loyalty are attributes found in trade apprentices who have participated in Outward Bound courses. READ MORE >>

Commitment to build Christchurch’s cycleways in five years

Christchurch City Council is moving ahead with its plans to build a network of 13 key cycleway routes throughout the city over the next five years. READ MORE >>

Flood defence house-tanking pilot successful

Christchurch City Council has successfully concluded the pilot test of the ‘house-tanking’ flood defence measure outlined in the Mayoral Flood Taskforce report. READ MORE >>

Shed 10 solar panel system celebrates a year of operation

While sunlight may be a scarce commodity at present, one of New Zealand’s largest solar panel systems has proved a real energy saver in its first year of operation. READ MORE >>

Consent lodged for Queenstown’s first ‘airport hotel’

A resource consent to build a 48-room, six-apartment Ramada Hotel at Remarkables Park, adjacent to the planned convention centre, has been lodged with the Queenstown Lakes District Council. READ MORE >>

Put your best footprint forward to win

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is giving Canterbury high school students a unique opportunity to become even more actively and personally involved in the rebuild of their region – and to win prizes in the process. READ MORE >>
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