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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Risks and remedies for collapsing retaining walls

Retaining walls are an increasing feature of construction sites as sky high land prices add pressure to maximise the potential returns from each build Construction companies look to utilise every inch of land when planning new developments, and many projects require high retaining walls to achieve bigger results. Continue →
Energy
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Protecting your ability to contribute to a sustainable world

Gemalto strengthens trust in the smart energy sector with an end-to-end security solution which protects the entire ecosystem   Deployed by smart meter makers and distribution systems operators, the Gemalto offer provides seamless connectivity solutions, secure digital identities and security lifecycle management for the long life of smart meters, as threats and stakeholders evolve over time. Continue →




Environment
Local Government
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Christchurch – city of choice?  

Christchurch has a golden opportunity to become New Zealand’s number one city of choice as the rebuild takes effect, outgoing Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Peter Townsend claims. Continue →


Training & Management
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First scaffolding apprenticeship designed to help boost construction

New Zealand’s first apprenticeship in scaffolding is being launched in a bid to support the surging construction sector Scaffolding, Access and Rigging Association of New Zealand (SARNZ), the industry body representing the leading companies in the sector, has worked closely with Skills (The Industry Training Organisation) and training providers to develop the apprenticeship. Continue →
Transport
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Auckland transport plan meets industry approval – with reservations

The joint government and Auckland Council decision to pour nearly $30 billion into Auckland transport over the next 10 years has been generally welcomed by various key sectors Partly funded by a fuel tax, private finance and tolls, the Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) is being billed as New Zealand’s largest ever civil construction programme. Continue →


Water
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Cast-in-place pipe epoxy cuts cost of pipeline leaks

The growing populations and economies of the Asia-Pacific region place more and more constraints on the maintenance and operation of urban infrastructure – particularly pipes It is becoming increasingly difficult to efficiently manage the many thousands of kilometres of pipelines that are buried beneath cities and towns. Continue →
Compliance & Legal