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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 >>

Auckland To Christchurch Rail Service Will Tackle Supply Chain Issues

Friday, 1 October 2021, 5:43 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

KiwiRail has announced a new weekday rail service between Auckland and Christchurch to help New Zealand businesses grappling with disrupted ports and shipping lines. The NZ Connect service will boost capacity and connections for moving domestic freight ... More >>

Latest Lockdown Puts Ongoing Strain On Construction

Friday, 1 October 2021, 5:40 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Dan Pollard, founder of trades software company Fergus, gives a breakdown of the current challenges facing the industry, and considerations to help get through the months ahead. August’s lockdowns and tight restrictions coupled with border closures ... More >>

New Zealand’s Critical Infrastructure Vulnerable To Cyber Attacks

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 4:29 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Another wave of cyber attacks has hit our banks, MetService and even the postal service – but critical services such as energy and water supply could be next, warns Vectra APJ Director of Security Engineering, Chris Fisher. Cyber-attacks in ... More >>

Protocols Key To Keep Construction Working During Pandemic

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 4:27 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The return to work under Alert Level 3 saw thousands of construction businesses breathe a sigh of relief, made possible by assurance to the government that the industry was able to do so safely by following the Covid-19 construction protocols. The first ... More >>

Australian Construction Industry Cries Out For Reform

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 4:18 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Infrastructure reform is “desperately” needed to roll-out Australia’s massive $110-billion infrastructure program, industry experts say, The Urban Developer reports. Infrastructure Australia has released its 648-page infrastructure plan for 2021, ... More >>

$24.3b Transport Investment Won’t Fix Years Of Neglect

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 4:16 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The National Land Transport Programme 2021-24 finally gets road maintenance funding at the level it needs to be, but it will not be enough to catch up with years of deferred maintenance, says Civil Contractors New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Silcock. ... More >>

No Toll For Puhoi To Warkworth Motorway

Thursday, 2 September 2021, 4:43 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The Government has rejected Waka Kotahi’s proposal to toll the new extension of Auckland’s Northern Motorway after facing strong opposition from the local community. The $877.5m project is expected to be completed next year and will extend the four-lane ... More >>

Auckland Transport Dumps Train Operator Transdev

Thursday, 2 September 2021, 4:40 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Singapore-Australia joint venture, Auckland One Rail, will take over Auckland’s passenger rail network after 18 years of operation by Transdev. Auckland Transport has given a contract for the delivery of rail services in Auckland to Auckland One ... More >>

New Zealand Building Industry Awards Paint Promising Future For The Sector

Thursday, 26 August 2021, 10:33 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

An innovative solution to Auckland’s water shortage, Mokau Marae risen from the ashes and the collaborative redevelopment of Queens Wharf were among this year’s winners announced by the New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB). The standard ... More >>

Businesses Told To Enforce Covid-19 Scanning

Thursday, 26 August 2021, 10:28 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Once lockdown restrictions finally ease and businesses are able to re-open, they will have seven days to take steps ensuring all visitors comply with mandatory scanning and record keeping, the University of Auckland’s Dr Andrew Chen explains. Contact ... More >>

Wood Waste Could Replace Aluminium Crisp Packets

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 4:10 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Aluminium plays an important protective role in food packaging, however it requires a lot of energy to produce and it can be difficult to recycle. The crucial discovery has been made by Jiaying Li, who is working with the Dutch Advanced Research Center ... More >>

Climate Change Kicks Into Gear

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 4:06 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

New Zealand has warmed up by 1.1C deg and annual temperature changes have emerged above natural variability over the country in the last 110 years, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report released today. Scientists are observing ... More >>

Infrastructure For A Better Future

Thursday, 5 August 2021, 4:10 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission recently called for submissions on its 30-year Infrastructure Strategy for Aotearoa New Zealand – Civil Contractors New Zealand and Infrastructure New Zealand had this to say. Infrastructure New Zealand ... More >>

Celebrating Civil Construction Excellence

Thursday, 5 August 2021, 4:05 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The rescue of a Wellington icon, an infrastructure response that moved mountains, and a project with an outstanding safety culture were amongst the winners of the 42nd Civil Contractors New Zealand Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards. Held ... More >>

Seven Strategies Essential For Handling A Pandemic

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 4:17 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

International researchers have conducted a review of the published scientific evidence on early infection control, and identified seven strategies that they say are essential for stopping not just COVID-19, but any future pandemic. While various elements of ... More >>

Is Green Hydrogen The Future Of Energy?

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 4:04 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Hydrogen is increasingly being called ‘the fuel of the future’ and can prove helpful in filling in some of the gaps in the clean-energy jigsaw. There have been increasing talks in New Zealand, especially since last 3 years, on how green hydrogen ... More >>