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EV Battery Breakthrough Reduce Need For Cobalt And Nickel

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 4:34 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Significant breakthroughs in recycling electric vehicle batteries could help the auto industry tackle criticism that EV batteries come with a heavy carbon footprint thanks to the effort of extracting mined materials used in their manufacture, Movemnt ... More >>

Australian Construction Sector Buckles Under $110b Infrastructure Pipeline

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 4:27 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Australian Constructors Association chief executive Jon Davies says the industry was at breaking point. “The government is essentially relying on a broken industry to rebuild the economy. “The building and construction industry has the highest ... More >>

Taking The Cost Out Of Domestic Travel And Cargo

Thursday, 15 July 2021, 4:14 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

A 40-seat battery-driven drone bus will be in the air for cargo in 2022 and passengers in 2023 if the FAA approves. Braeden Kelekona’s creation comes to life as an aircraft resembling a futuristic blimp capable of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL). ... More >>

New Zealand’s Largest Solar Farm Underway

Thursday, 15 July 2021, 4:10 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The $30m facility will generate enough clean and renewable electricity to power the annual load of 3000 homes. The solar farm, which is being built in Pukenui in the Far North by Far North Solar Farm, will cover 12 hectares and contain 32,000 ... More >>

Australian Cities Rank Better For Remote Work

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 4:31 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Melbourne is the best place in the world to work from home, with Sydney coming in third and Auckland lagging behind at 37th, a study by Nestpick has found. It may have endured four hard lockdowns during the Covid-19 pandemic, but Melbourne has ... More >>

When Will New Zealand Have Herd Immunity?

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 4:24 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The trans-Tasman bubble has been a step closer to normality with some semblance of overseas travel returning. Since then our borders have been shutting and re-opening to Australian states as new cases of Covid-19 emerge in their cities. This is not ... More >>

Five Simple Steps To Help Your Business Reach Net-zero

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 3:55 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Net-zero is a lofty goal for many businesses, but there are actions you can take right now to get closer to achieving this, according to emissions management experts at SINAI. Net-zero (short for net-zero emissions) means achieving a balance between ... More >>

Why NSW Just Hit Developers With A $12b Tax

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 3:53 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

New South Wales will start taxing increases in property values caused by state spending on infrastructure, and rezoning of land uses by councils, The Urban Developer’s Ted Tabet reports. A new “infrastructure contributions system” will be rolled ... More >>

Report Paints Promising Future For New Zealand Construction

Thursday, 24 June 2021, 5:27 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

New Zealand’s construction industry recorded an annual average growth rate of 6.6% between 2016 and 2019 before lockdown restrictions in the first half of 2020 saw the industry contract by 7.3% in real terms. However, growth is expected to return ... More >>

Should The Government Implement The Climate Change Commission’s Advice?

Thursday, 24 June 2021, 5:24 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

The Climate Change Commission has released its final advice to the Government detailing what it says are ambitious, achievable and equitable paths New Zealand can take to meet its climate targets. New Zealand has committed to reaching net zero emissions ... More >>

Bold Action Needed To Stop Water Infrastructure’s Downward Spiral

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 4:20 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Work is already underway on a proposal to trim the country’s 67 water service providers – owned and managed by councils currently – into a small set of providers. The government says the new analysis confirms the need for major change, both to ... More >>

The Problem With Auckland’s $685m Cycle Bridge

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 4:18 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Transport Minister Michael Wood has announced the Northern Pathway, a bridge exclusively for cyclists and pedestrians to travel between Central Auckland’s Westhaven and the North Shore. The project is expected to cost $685m and will take up to five years ... More >>

Wellington Decides On 10-year Infrastructure Plan

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 4:07 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

A 13.5% rates increase has been decided by Wellington City councillors, who met last week to decide the funding options for its Long-Term Plan 2021-2031. The plan addresses water infrastructure, supports a vibrant economy, invests in greater iwi ... More >>

The Problem With Procurement Processes In New Zealand And How We Can Do Better

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 4:05 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

New Zealand’s procurement processes are renowned for being complicated and incredibly slow moving, with the burden of risk laying with contractors rather than owners. This can cause significant delays and extra costs in construction projects due to ... More >>

Billions Poured Into Rail Revival

Thursday, 27 May 2021, 3:55 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

This is an outstanding level of investment from the Government which is truly revitalising rail for New Zealand, KiwiRail Chief Executive Greg Miller says. The Government says it is delivering on its pre-election commitment to invest in rail and develop domestic ... More >>

Waikato DHB Attack A Wake Up Call On Cyber Security

Thursday, 27 May 2021, 3:49 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Hackers of Waikato District Health Board (DHB) are believed to have gained access to their systems via an email attachment opened by a staff member. They have caused disruption to all clinical services in a bid to extort a ransom payment. This follows ... More >>

China’s New Age Of Recycling

Friday, 21 May 2021, 3:56 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

For a good 20 years, China has tried to increase its recycling rate, with only modest success so far. The more developed a country becomes and the greater prosperity it feels in even remote regions, the more urgent become its recycling problems. At present, ... More >>

10 Year Plan For New Zealand Rail Gives Pipeline Certainty

Friday, 21 May 2021, 3:46 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Rail provides $1.7 billion to $2.1 billion in value to New Zealand each year, according to an Ernst and Young report. The report shows that commuter rail saves 26 million car trips in Auckland and Wellington each year. Rail freight keeps 24,000 trucks ... More >>

Is Vaping The Way To A Smokefree Aotearoa?

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 3:55 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

E-cigarettes made their debut in the early 2000s as a potential cessation device or an alternative to cigarette products. Almost twenty years later, the long term effects of e-cigarettes are still unknown. In 2011, the New Zealand Government set ... More >>

Could Mexico City’s Bridge Collapse Happen Here?

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 3:45 pm | AsiaPacific Infrastructure

Government infrastructure spending boosts may provide a welcome opportunity to upgrade many of Australasia’s 57,000-plus bridges, some of which are in sore need of maintenance. The opportunity for maintenance is particularly significant for Australasia’s local ... More >>