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New multi-million dollar business park opens in Wigram

New multi-million dollar business park opens in Wigram

A new multi-million-dollar light industrial, multi-use business park in Christchurch was officially launched recently. Harvard Hub is situated just off the city’s southern motorway in the heart of Wigram, just six kilometres from the Christchurch CBD. The new commercial and business park sits alongside Christchurch’s biggest residential subdivision, Wigram Skies, soon to be home to a full-size shopping centre and around 1800 homes. Consisting of 22 stylish individual units spread ...
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$33.5m Harbour Bridge Skypath gets resource consent

But decision could be challenged in the Environment Court The SkyPath cycling and walking attachment to the Auckland Harbour Bridge has been granted resource consent, meaning the $33.5 million public-private partnership can go ahead, and could be built as early as 2016. The decision was made by independent commissioners after resource consent hearings were held over two weeks in June. Conceived as a community initiative, SkyPath will be financed by private sector funding as well as by the Auc...
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Three times better: buildnz designex and National Safety

Three times better: buildnz designex and National Safety

Over more than 20 years, buildnz designex has gone from strength to strength, and that growth continues, with this year seeing a third string added to the bow of the country’s leading trade event for the building, construction, design, interiors and lighting industries. For the first time ever, the largest event dedicated to workplace safety is co-located with the iconic buildnz designex duo. Sales and events director Tony Waite says with 250+ specialist companies from throughout New Zea...
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Construction company giving students learning opportunities

Construction company giving students learning opportunities

Construction company Hawkes Bay Project Management has partnered with the tertiary organisation Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) to provide school students with a pathway into the construction industry. On site and under mentorship from company owner John Roil, a group of 14 Year 13 students from local secondary schools will be building a one-bedroom property. This allows them to earn sector-related credits, making their learning relevant to an industry and preparing them for work. &ldquo...
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Winning wharf redevelopment a ‘construction masterpiece’

Winning wharf redevelopment a ‘construction masterpiece’

It’s one of Wellington’s most exclusive residential addresses, known for its simple, elegant design and high quality construction, that celebrates the very best of the capital’s views, sun and light from its unique position on Wellington’s waterfront. Clyde Quay Wharf — the redevelopment created by the construction team of LT McGuinness, architect firm Athfield Architects, and engineers Dunning Thornton — recently took out the top prize at the New Zealand Com...
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Back In Time

20 years ago: • The Gulf Harbour development on the Whangaparaoa Pensinula just north of Auckland was experiencing a huge boost thanks to Team New Zealand’s America’s Cup win. The 970-berth Gulf Harbour marina, one of the largest and best-equipped of its kind in Australasia, was named as the likely host of one or more of the Cup syndicates in 1999-2000. Meanwhile, work forged ahead on the 320ha of rolling pastureland and clifftops around the marina, which was being transforme...
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Got a trade? Got it made

Got a trade? Got it made

Got a Trade Week 2015 — being held from August 21-28 — is part of a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of workplace qualifications among job seekers, their teachers and parents. There’s no doubt that New Zealand needs more skilled tradespeople than ever before. The 2014 Talent Shortage Survey, produced by Manpower Group, showed that engineers, technicians and skilled trades feature among the top-five jobs employers have difficulty filling across Asia-Pacific. Globally, s...
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