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Hamilton News   23 November 2018   New Zealand  
<p>The Perry Bridge over the Waikato River on Te Awa &mdash; The Great River Ride has beaten structures from around the world to win an international award for engineering excellence.<br />The bridge, at Horotiu north of Hamilton, was recognised as the best ...
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The Sudney Morning Herald   30 October 2018   New Zealand  
<p>Wellington: A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck New Zealand's North Island on Tuesday, prompting the suspension of Parliament.<br />Residents across the capital Wellington and in the city of New Plymouth were rattled by the 227km-deep tremor.</p>
<p>The Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) called 'Blanche' at Watercare's Army Bay wastewater treatment plant has travelled 600 metres&mdash; a third of the way on its journey from the plant to the transition point, 500 metres into the sea.<br />The machine isn't ...
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RT Question More   24 June 2018   New Zealand  
<p>A New Zealand motorist had a remarkably lucky escape after he narrowly avoided being crushed by a powerful landslide &ndash; and still managed to film the dramatic brush with death.</p>
Newshub   30 January 2018   New Zealand   Auckland  
<p>The developers of what's been dubbed the biggest tourist attraction in New Zealand say it could open in six months, if Auckland Council get its act together.</p> <p>Four kilometres of tunnels sit unused under the CBD's Albert Park, with plans to develop ...
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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 ...   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 ...   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 ...   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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