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Gross Negligence Caused Toxic Gas Death at Seaview Waste Management Facility

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 10:32 am | InfraNews

A litany of health and safety failings has been laid bare in the Wellington District Court, where Waste Management has been sentenced to pay over $800,000 for the chemical poisoning of a worker. Jim Gideon died in August 2017, after being overcome by hydrogen ... More >>

Polystyrene Recycling Is Difficult But Not Impossible

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 10:27 am | InfraNews

Polystyrene’s typically high level of contamination makes it hard to recycle, but recycling companies around the world are proving it can be done with new innovations, Waste Management World reports. Plastics are one of the biggest challenges for the ... More >>

A Start To Solving Our Poor Record On Low Carbon Cement Replacement

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 10:17 am | InfraNews

Swiss based building industry giant Holcim plans to import and distribute lower carbon cement replacement products from a new Low Carbon Cement Replacement Facility currently under construction in Auckland. The initiative was started well before ... More >>

$290m Northern Motorway Opens

Friday, 4 December 2020, 4:59 pm | InfraNews

30 November The 10-kilometre long Christchurch Northern Corridor will partially open today ahead of its full opening in mid December From Monday 30 November to Friday 11 December one traffic lane in each direction will be open. Northbound traffic can ... More >>

Days Of Full-time, In-School Learning May Be Numbered

Friday, 4 December 2020, 4:48 pm | InfraNews

New Zealand’s first registered online high school founded in the throes of Covid lockdown in April 2020 attracts 140 students from 21 countries in its first few months Crimson's Jamie Beaton and Sir John Key Covid-19 has already accelerated digital ... More >>

Auckland Hall Of Residence Takes Top Building Award

Thursday, 5 November 2020, 4:36 pm | InfraNews

The New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) has announced the winners of the 2020 New Zealand Building Industry Awards, with the University of Auckland’s new Waiparuru Hall taking out the GIB® Supreme Award Waiparuru Hall The New Zealand Building Industry ... More >>

Trainee Fatality Caused By Lack Of Supervision

Thursday, 5 November 2020, 4:33 pm | InfraNews

The Defence Force has been fined $288,750 after not following health and safety guidelines, resulting in the death of a trainee diver during an advanced diving course In March 2019 a group of trainees was taking part in an 18 week advanced diving course. ... More >>

Property Values Rising Faster Than Pre-COVID Levels

Thursday, 5 November 2020, 4:30 pm | InfraNews

The CoreLogic House Price Index (HPI) for October has found nationwide property value growth accelerated more than any other month this year, increasing by 1.3% Property values have remained robust since the onset of the economic downturn catalysed ... More >>

Hand Injuries At Work: Causes And Prevention

Thursday, 5 November 2020, 4:24 pm | InfraNews

Hand injuries at work account for over 20% of all workplace injuries, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, with workers in construction, maintenance, and natural resources fields having a higher risk of hand-related injuries than other ... More >>

Carbon-Negative Roads Could Save Planet

Thursday, 5 November 2020, 4:20 pm | InfraNews

To address global warming, innovation in both cement production and carbon utilization are absolutely essential, says Solidia Technologies Chief Executive, Tom Schuler A new technology that enables concrete to become a carbon sink is currently being ... More >>

How To Operate In A Post-RMA Environment

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 4:28 pm | InfraNews

Achieving outcomes has become the great new aspiration of public policy says Infrastructure New Zealand Policy Director Hamish Glenn Outcomes are neither new nor different than things we’ve always wanted – higher incomes, cleaner environment, longer, healthier ... More >>

RMA Should Be Scrapped, Panel Finds

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 8:24 pm | InfraNews

The Resource Management Review Panel has recommended replacing the Resource Management Act with two new acts, but can they succeed where the RMA failed? The 29 year old Resource Management Act (RMA) would be repealed and replaced with two new pieces ... More >>

Political Rabbits Put In Charge Of The Lettuce

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 8:15 pm | InfraNews

A combined plea from three key infrastructure associations garners a partial response from a government accused of using shovel-ready projects for politicking ahead of the election Details of 59 projects were released on July 27 by the government’s ... More >>

Which Property Markets Will Be Hit Hardest By COVID-19?

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 6:53 pm | InfraNews

In the coming months, all parts of the country are likely to feel some degree of property pain says Corelogic Senior Property Economist Kelvin Davidson Clearly there is a tough period ahead for the economy, with GDP set to fall sharply amid rising ... More >>

Commercial Property Market Stalls As Uncertainty Lingers

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 6:46 pm | InfraNews

The impacts of COVID-19 has stalled New Zealand’s commercial property sector, with uncertainty over the long-term impacts driving a steep decline in market confidence, the Q1 2020 RICS New Zealand Commercial Property Monitor has found The quarterly ... More >>

A 1930s Solution To A 1930s-style Problem

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 6:39 pm | InfraNews

With private sector development forecast to plummet during this period of economic uncertainty, the government has a clear opportunity to support the residential construction industry and address New Zealand’s shortage of social housing, says economics consultancy ... More >>

Clean Energy, Incinerating Waste And Destroying Viruses

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 6:31 pm | InfraNews

New Zealand lags far behind in recognising that high temperature waste incineration can provide efficient and clean energy, plus it comes with the added bonus of destroying pathogens and viruses in the process with minimal effect on the environment The Spittelau ... More >>

Construction Protocols For Level Two – What You Need To Know

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 5:33 pm | InfraNews

Site Safe Chief Executive Brett Murray says “we’ve been working with a cross-industry working group to make sure everyone has access to this important information as soon as possible, so businesses will have time to get to grips with what level 2 means ... More >>

Where To From Here For Small Business?

Saturday, 9 May 2020, 10:52 am | InfraNews

Facing the inexorable rise in the numbers of unemployed and beneficiaries, a successful transition to the largely speculative new economy requires a pragmatic plan, says Barry Dyer Tragic deaths notwithstanding, those most affected by the Covid-19 virus ... More >>

What Is Happening In The Rest Of The Covid World?

Saturday, 9 May 2020, 10:50 am | InfraNews

While we are up to the minute with the state of play in New Zealand and across the ditch in Australia, our world knowledge is sketchy and politically driven The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) has been providing predictive monitoring ... More >>





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