Cities
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Regional partnerships essential for infrastructure growth

Infrastructure NZ Policy Director Hamish Glenn voices his support for city and regional infrastructure partnerships, saying that they would support regional development through the depoliticising of investment decision-making On Tuesday September 29, the ACT party announced its infrastructure policy, which aims to bring infrastructure planning and funding together through partnerships between central and local government. Continue →
Communication
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New Zealand’s new advanced communications network promises major industry benefits

A state-of-the-art digital communications network being rolled out in New Zealand will enable industries to reach new levels of safety and productivity The network will be powered by Motorola Solutions’ advanced, MOTOTRBO Capacity Max technology providing highly secure, reliable and professional two-way radio solutions that give users access to feature-rich, next-generation networks and applications. Continue →

Construction
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Why Digital Twins are taking the construction industry by storm

Digital Twin Technology is increasingly being deployed by organisations in the construction industry, delivering organisational cost savings and operational efficiencies as part of their digital transformation journey, says Head of Pacific AVEVA Damien McDade from AVEVA Worldwide, construction is already one of the largest industry sectors. Continue →
Energy
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The beginning of the end for fossil fuels in New Zealand

Ara Ake, Taranaki’s New Energy Centre has been officially opened to help New Zealand transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy Regional Development Agency Venture Taranaki today celebrated the official launch of the national new energy centre, Ara Ake, by Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, and Minister for Energy and Resources, Hon Dr Megan Woods. Continue →

Environment
Local Government
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Regional partnerships essential for infrastructure growth

Infrastructure NZ Policy Director Hamish Glenn voices his support for city and regional infrastructure partnerships, saying that they would support regional development through the depoliticising of investment decision-making On Tuesday September 29, the ACT party announced its infrastructure policy, which aims to bring infrastructure planning and funding together through partnerships between central and local government. Continue →

Training & Management
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How to operate in a post-RMA environment

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 and more meaningful lives, to name a few. Continue →
Transport
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Why $55 billion is not enough for New Zealand’s transport

The newly released Government Policy Statement on Land Transport (GPS) saw a welcome increased investment in transport funding, but more needs to be done to get New Zealand’s transport up to the standard we need The role of the GPS is to outline the government’s land transport strategies over the next 10 years, and to influence decisions on fund allocation. Continue →




Waste Management
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Clean energy, incinerating waste and destroying viruses

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 waste to energy facility in Vienna. Continue →