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Chokepoints In Europe Expected To Impact Kiwi Trade

Sunday, 2 June 2024, 5:23 am | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

A new study led by the CMCC highlights the possible effects on production and prices of agricultural commodities to and from Europe More >>

Heavy Transport Company Goes Hydrogen

Tuesday, 26 July 2022, 5:20 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

New Zealand’s largest heavy transport company H.W. Richardson (HWR) plans to decarbonise its transport fleet by adopting a hydrogen refuelling solution developed by Fabrum. Zero-emissions transition company Fabrum is developing and deploying an end-to-end ... More >>

Courts Hold Governments To Account For Climate Change

Tuesday, 26 July 2022, 5:15 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The UK High Court has ruled that the British government’s Net Zero Strategy breaches the Climate Change Act 2008. Meanwhile, the New Zealand High Court is expected to rule on a similar case, Simpson Grierson reports. At the heart of the case, coinciding ... More >>

Border Opening Lets In More Than Just Travellers

Tuesday, 12 July 2022, 4:00 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The opening of the New Zealand border has resulted in international tech, bank tech, platforms and countries parachuting into the country, FinTechNZ executive director Jason Roberts says. There are much more than just travel gateways opening up again. ... More >>

What Of The Workforce As Borders Re-open?

Saturday, 19 February 2022, 7:21 am | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The Government has announced its five step plan for the borders to re-open, meaning employers can once again start planning for skilled workers to enter the country, Civil Contractors Chief Executive Alan Pollard says. While this will be a phased ... More >>

Quarry Workers On Strike As Revenue Soars

Saturday, 19 February 2022, 7:18 am | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Winstone Aggregate’s significant growth and forecasted revenues continue to surpass stagnating wages and the increasingly difficult work people are paid for, FIRST Union claims. Annually, Winstone Aggregates extract around 4.5 million cubic metres of ... More >>

New Zealanders Pessimistic After Hottest Year On Record

Friday, 21 January 2022, 5:51 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

NIWA statistics report 2021 as the warmest year since records began and despite concern about climate change, most New Zealanders do not think it can be avoided, Horizon Research finds. Concern about climate change is at its highest for nearly ... More >>

What You Need To Know About Omicron

Friday, 21 January 2022, 5:48 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The arrival of the fast-spreading Omicron variant has prompted health officials worldwide to urge booster shots for all. “If we can’t get our vaccination rate up, we’re basically waiting for everyone who still has no immunity to Covid to ... More >>

CCNZ Names Incoming Chief Executive

Friday, 10 December 2021, 5:27 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

I am pleased to announce that we have appointed Alan Pollard to replace Peter Silcock as Chief Executive of Civil Contractors New Zealand, says President Tony Pike. Alan will start his new role in January next year, and comes to CCNZ following ten years ... More >>

Christchurch Airport Announces 400ha Green Energy Park

Friday, 10 December 2021, 5:23 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Kōwhai Park will be a new platform for generating renewable energy at scale to enable businesses to transition away from fossil fuels. Christchurch Airport is committing 400 hectares of its Harewood campus to Kōwhai Park. The Park will scale up over ... More >>

Is Technology The Key To A Sustainable Future In Construction?

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 5:06 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

For over eighteen months, the construction sector has experienced unprecedented project delays, budget blowouts, and shortages of labour, says InEight EVP of APAC Rob Bryant. In Australia, construction site closures in New South Wales have contributed ... More >>

Immigration Policy Is Disconnected From Infrastructure

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

The inability or unwillingness to build the infrastructure needed to support and settle people in the community suggests a return to pre-pandemic rates of immigration are unsustainable, says the Productivity Commission. The Productivity Commission ... More >>

Analysing Infrastructure Strategy’s 67 Recommendations

Sunday, 14 November 2021, 7:07 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission released the draft of its 243-page infrastructure strategy last month, with industry leaders saying such a plan is “long overdue”. Te Waihanga Draft Infrastructure Strategy from Te Waihanga on Vimeo . Civil Contractors ... More >>

The Cost Of The Government’s Lofty Climate Promises

Sunday, 14 November 2021, 7:04 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

A highly ambitious pledge to cut emissions could cripple New Zealand’s agricultural sector and see billions of taxpayer dollars spent overseas. It is unclear how New Zealand will meet its new emissions targets without investing heavily into international ... More >>

Auckland Light Rail Veers Off Course

Saturday, 6 November 2021, 9:35 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The government has released the recommendations from the Auckland Light Rail team (ALR), ahead of this being considered by Cabinet later this year. This appears to be a case of trying to gauge public reaction so they don’t end up with a repeat ... More >>

Next Steps In Three Waters Reform

Saturday, 6 November 2021, 9:31 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Despite council opposition, four new entities will manage New Zealand’s water assets, so what happens next? Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta announced that the three waters reform will be going ahead following eight weeks of consultation ... More >>

Digital Strategy For New Zealand Long Overdue

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 5:41 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The Government is developing a new digital strategy for the first time since 2005, but there are concerns it is missing some key elements. The strategy aims to set out the goals, priorities and activities for the next 2 to 5 years, along with longer ... More >>

Bill Proposes Changes To Construction Contracts

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 5:39 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The Construction Contracts (Retention Money) Amendment Bill is now with the Transport and Infrastructure Committee for consideration – Buddle Findlay Partner, Tom Bennett and Senior Associate, Ed McGimpsey explore what the proposed changes could mean. ... More >>

Infrastructure Maintenance Among G20 Top Priorities

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 8:40 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

This year’s G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Venice saw the endorsement of a “G20 Policy Agenda on Infrastructure Maintenance”. Maintenance itself tends to be invisible when it is working well, only to become newsworthy when ... More >>

Housing Crisis Could Be To Blame For Spike In Covid Cases

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 8:37 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Many of the cases this week have been in large households, and people in emergency or transitional housing, health officials report. A gradual declining trend in community Covid case numbers has been interrupted, with 45 new infections reported today. While ... More >>





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