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RadioNZ   10 October 2017   New Zealand   Auckland  
<p>A town centre association on the North Shore estimates businesses are losing millions of dollars a year because of problems with a slip-prone car park.</p> <p>Part of the carpark in Birkenhead slipped down a valley after months of heavy rain and the council ...
Stuff.co.nz   13 September 2017   New Zealand   Manawatu Gorge  
<p>The Manawatū Gorge could experience a rock fall 170 times larger than the two slips that caused the state highway to close in April.<br />The NZ Transport Agency expects as much as 630,000 cubic metres to drop at Kerry's wall, near the Ashhurst end, which ...
news.com.au   31 July 2017   New Zealand  
<p>SCIENTISTS have set sail on a mission to uncover the secrets of the “lost continent” of Zealandia off the east coast of Australia. This gigantic landmass disappeared beneath the waves 75 million years ago — and has never been explored.<br><br>We know the ...
Stuff.co.nz   26 June 2017   New Zealand   Auckland  
<p>Concrete is becoming increasingly difficult to get, putting further pressure on the constrained construction sector.<br />Builders say logistical issues in getting concrete delivered are not delaying projects but forcing companies to be much better organised.<br ...
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The construction index   07 April 2017   New Zealand   Oceania  
<p>A design inspired by the landscape of New Zealand&rsquo;s South Island has been developed for the new convention centre in Christchurch.</p> <p>A call for tenders from a shortlist of contractors has now been issued and the main works contractor is expected ...
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BBC NEWS   24 March 2017   New Zealand   Oceania  
<p>The big earthquake that struck New Zealand last year may have been the most complex ever, say scientists.<br>November's Magnitude 7.8 event ruptured a near-200km-long swathe of territory, shifting parts of NZ's South Island 5m closer to North Island.<br>Whole ...
The construction index   02 February 2017   New Zealand   Oceania  
<p>Tendering has begun for the largest construction contract on the City Rail Link (CRL) project in Auckland, New Zealand.</p> <p>The first tender documents for the construction of the tunnels and new stations have been released to the industry.</p> <p>The ...
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The construction index   30 November 2016   New Zealand   Oceania  
<p>Fletcher Construction has been awarded the contract for the next section of the Kāpiti Expressway in New Zealand.</p> <p>The contract for the NZ Transport Agency involves the construction of the 13km stretch from Peka Peka to Ōtaki. &ldquo;The tender process ...
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The New Daily   18 November 2016   New Zealand   Oceania  
<p>This week’s New Zealand earthquake has lifted the seabed around Kaikoura by at least 1m, scientists have told NZ media.</p><p>Among the pictures that have emerged from the 7.8-magnitude earthquake early on Monday, some of the most striking have been those ...
The construction index   15 November 2016   New Zealand   Oceania  
<p>Aerial images of the area affected by yesterday&rsquo;s earthquake and aftershocks in New Zealand have revealed damage to essential connections and basic infrastructure, said acting civil defence minister Gerry Brownlee.</p> <p>The popular tourist spot ...