Camp Glenorchy digs up diamonds

Photographs of Camp Glenorchy don’t really do it justice. They capture the many elements of design, historical nods, artworks and stories, but the owners would rather encourage you to visit and soak it all up for yourself. READ MORE >>

Precise balancing act on Takaka Hill – By Iain MacIntyre

A complete rebuild of sections of weather-devastated State Highway 60 between Riwaka and Takaka at the top of the South Island has been advanced by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) while simultaneously balancing the need to re-establish access across the vital route. READ MORE >>

Kaikoura’s resilient defence systems

New defence systems to protect the narrow rail and road corridor north and south of Kaikoura have survived the full force of ex-cyclone Gita and a battering from other summer storms that swept across New Zealand. READ MORE >>

Te Pa Tauira – the story behind the storeys

Walk into the ground-floor common room of Te Pa Tauira Otago Polytechnic Student Village and the first impressions are of massive laminated wood beams and warm, light-filled spaces, augmented by the laughter and chatter of the young people who call it home. READ MORE >>

Young women switching on to a smart career

The electrical industry is no longer just a man’s world. A new generation of female electricians is emerging nationwide – and employers are welcoming them with open arms. READ MORE >>

New NZMA Trades Campus to address skills shortage

Minister for Building and Construction and Associate Education Minister Jenny Salesa has opened the newly refurbished 8000 sq m New Zealand Management Academies (NZMA) Trades Campus on Great South Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland.

Wood-first and wellbeing – By Nick Collins

The purpose of public policy is to improve lives now and into the future, and Treasury’s newly released discussion papers on human, social and natural capital set us up to do that, measuring progress across prosperity, sustainability and inclusiveness. READ MORE >>

Pushing the (rural urban) boundaries – By Jenny Chung and Christina Sheard

The ‘Big Little City’ envisioned by the Auckland Unitary Plan (operative in part) (AUP) relies on the identification inside the rural urban boundary (RUB) as a method to achieve a ‘compact urban form’ in Auckland. As a general rule, only land within the RUB is land identified by the AUP as being suitable for urban development. READ MORE >>
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