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Built Wetland Opens In New Subdivision

Friday, 16 April 2021, 3:57 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The constructed wetland at the 361 hectare Drury South Crossing subdivision, the country’s largest industrial and residential development, is designed to improve water quality in the area. It will form part of an extensive new public recreation ... More >>

COVID-19 Proved We Can Solve Homelessness

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 4:43 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Homelessness is an extreme expression of a broader problem of housing security. Home ownership is a major determinant of housing security. In Australia there was a decrease in owner-occupier first home buyers, from 32 per cent in May 2010 to 28 ... More >>

Advances In Construction Long Overdue

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 4:14 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

While the manufacturing, healthcare, and technology sectors have embraced technological advances and refined their processes, construction has lagged behind, but Digital Twin technologies could be the solution. To achieve sustainable infrastructure, construction ... More >>

What Successful Light Rail Looks Like For Auckland

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 4:07 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The Government’s new light rail establishment unit represents an opportunity to rethink the wider transport and development vision for Auckland to tackle congestion, carbon and housing affordability challenges, says Infrastructure New Zealand Policy ... More >>

Precision Hydraulics Helps Defend The America’s Cup

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 5:04 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

One-Design rule means all the challengers used Hydraulink products for the Foil Cant System. Hydraulics helped provide the tools for this job – but the real tribute goes to the designers, crews and organisers who worked for years to make the new ... More >>

Will These Changes Solve New Zealand’s Housing Crisis?

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 5:02 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

$3.8 billion towards new houses, a crack down on investors and more assistance for first home buyers were big items in the Government’s latest housing announcement, but did they get it right? The Government hopes these measures will increase the ... More >>

How Growing Cities Can Still Cut Road Emissions

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 5:04 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Wellington’s use of electric vehicle (EV) chargers has tripled in the last six months, and almost 11,000 Wellingtonians are now members of car share schemes. “Combined, Mevo and Cityhop have 100 cars, some of which are hybrid or electric, and Council ... More >>

Apprenticeship Boost Extension – Everything You Need To Know

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 5:02 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

In August last year, the Government announced the Apprenticeship Boost scheme. Due to end in April 2021, the subsidy has since been extended until August and is available for employers of new and existing apprentices. “The Government’s extension will ... More >>

Sustainable Cities After Covid-19: Are Barcelona-style Green Zones The Answer?

Friday, 15 January 2021, 5:42 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The lockdowns and restrictions introduced to control the spread of Covid-19 have resulted in huge changes to urban life. Previously bustling city centres remain empty, shunned in favour of suburban or rural areas where social distancing is easier and More >>

Could COVID-19 Help Stop Global Warming?

Friday, 1 May 2020, 7:50 am | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

By Michael Liebreich – BloombergNEF CO2 emissions could easily drop by 5% or more this year alone as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, but will emissions bounce back quickly, or will they remain depressed by a sluggish economy for a few years? Longer ... More >>

Huge Surges Projected For Businesses After Lockdown

Friday, 1 May 2020, 7:42 am | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

In the first six months, if allowed, there will be huge surges in custom for the retail, postal and courier and travel sectors. Within these, fast food outlets, hardware stores, garden centres and cafes will see millions of customers return. Some services ... More >>

The Real Test Comes In The Second Half

Tuesday, 14 April 2020, 4:39 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The global spread of Coronavirus is expected to have a major impact on economic growth, while the ability of some companies to withstand the effects of the virus will largely depend on its duration, Moody’s has said Dinah Lewis Boucher – The ... More >>