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Opus Architecture design takes out top spot as Christchurch energy champion An ongoing, and outstanding dedication to sustainable energy has seen Opus Architecture, and its parent company Opus International Consultants, applauded at the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (EECA) Awards in Auckland recently. Tait Communications’ new Christchurch campus, an Opus Architecture design, picked up the new Christchurch Energy Champion Award, won jointly with Community Energy Action. ...
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Buchan breathes new life into Auckland tower Formerly known as WHK Tower, the Auckland CBD building has undergone a $2.7 million transformation to become 51 Shortland Street, complete with refurbished interiors and exteriors. Australasian firm The Buchan Group was appointed by AMP Capital Property in 2011 to provide design and architectural expertise to the project, which included upgrading the building’s lobby and atrium. Covering approximately 1000 sq m, the revamp has smartened the o...
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  • Aussie cricketers’ punishment unfair

    Try as I might, I couldn’t get outraged at the Australian cricketers for ball tampering in Cape Town. I knew they were most definitely guilty of cheating, but my moral compass just wouldn’t take me ...
  • Being your own boss — a dream or a nightmare?

    Terry Sage of Trades Coaching New Zealand debates the pros and cons of working for yourself — that fine balancing act otherwise known as the ‘Business Dream’
  • The Building Act 2004 — a refresher course

    Timothy Bates of Auckland law firm Legal Vision reviews several of the key provisions of the Building Act 2004.
  • Women nailing careers in the trades

    Female trade apprentices are loving their career choice, but few considered a career in construction while they were at school, research shows.

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