Cities
Communication
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Vodafone gets poor reception in latest telco survey

Good communications is essential for safety, but the latest Consumer NZ survey reveals some telecommunications companies aren’t getting the message Telco customers rated Vodafone last for both mobile and broadband services in Consumer NZ’s latest satisfaction survey, the same place it occupied last year. Continue →


Construction
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Building Nations Symposium about to get underway

The country’s largest infrastructure conference, the annual Infrastructure New Zealand Building Nations Symposium, gets underway tomorrow at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland “With over 600 registered delegates, this is our largest ever conference and couldn’t come at a more important time for an industry experiencing a mix of ups and downs,” says Infrastructure NZ Chief Executive Stephen Selwood. Continue →
Energy
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Driving towards a low-emissions economy

There are several simple steps that New Zealand could implement to achieve the goal of a low-emission economy, says Toyota New Zealand CEO Alistair Davis   The Productivity Commission’s draft on the move to a low carbon emission economy through a Zero Carbon Act is a sound report on what lies ahead. Continue →




Environment
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KiwiRail joins Climate Leaders Coalition

KiwiRail has committed to help New Zealand move to a low-emissions future, through improving its own operations as well as helping other businesses reach their own sustainability targets KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy was one of 14 CEOs from leading businesses who came together last year to discuss how they could make a meaningful difference in climate change and help safeguard the country’s future. Continue →
Local Government
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Funding and financing inquiry compromised by terms of reference

The Productivity Commission’s inquiry into local government funding and financing is welcome, but it is concerning to see the Terms of Reference will constrain an objective assessment of all options, says Infrastructure New Zealand CEO Stephen Selwood It is particularly disappointing that ‘asset recycling’ – the process of selling down public shareholding in one public asset in order to invest in another more valuable asset – has been precluded from the terms of reference, he adds. Continue →


Training & Management
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EPIC campaign for epic industry

More gamers, trampers and sportspeople may soon be building and maintaining New Zealand’s vital water, roading and energy networks, thanks to a careers promotion platform designed to inspire career seekers and bring diversity to the infrastructure workforce https://epicwork.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/EPIC-Hero-1080p-Youtube.mp4EPIC Careers in Infrastructure will be officially launched at the Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ) Conference in Hamilton on 2 August with an introduction from Minister of Transport Phil Twyford and CCNZ President Brian Warren. Continue →
Transport
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Melbourne plan to remove cars from the city

An ambitious plan to make Melbourne more liveable by reducing the number of vehicles could serve as a blueprint to solve New Zealand’s growing traffic woes The Victorian city’s transport officials are considering the impact of congestion and vehicles, with the number of people using the CBD grid expected to climb from 900,000 to 1.4 million by 2036. Continue →


Water
Compliance & Legal