Cities
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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Advances in construction long overdue

echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);While the manufacturing, healthcare, and technology sectors have embraced technological advances and refined their processes, construction has lagged behind, but Digital Twin technologies could be the solution To achieve sustainable infrastructure, construction must adopt new technology and materials, the United Nations Environment Program reports. Continue →
Energy
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Tapping the power of wastewater

echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);Current sewage treatment systems consume between 1% and 3% of global energy output and make up over 20% of energy use on public utilities, but some countries are now using wastewater to their advantage Considering wastewater as a resource is a relatively new perspective. Continue →




Environment
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How growing cities can still cut road emissions

echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);As Auckland’s emissions are set to worsen, Wellington reports a 7% decrease in net emissions over the last 20 years, despite experiencing a 26% population increase Wellington’s use of electric vehicle (EV) chargers has tripled in the last six months, and almost 11,000 Wellingtonians are now members of car share schemes. Continue →
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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The unseen risks of remote work

echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);A year on from our first national lockdown, it appears we are working more hours for less money, says Frog Recruitment’s general manager Shannon Barlow Working longer for less is a hangover from the new way people had to learn to work during the lockdowns. Continue →
Transport
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What successful light rail looks like for Auckland

echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);The Government’s new light rail establishment unit represents an opportunity to rethink the wider transport and development vision for Auckland to tackle congestion, carbon and housing affordability challenges, says Infrastructure New Zealand Policy Director, Hamish Glenn The Government announced this week it is setting up a new Establishment Unit to evaluate options for rapid transit between the city centre and Mangere. 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 →
Water
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Built wetland opens in new subdivision

echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);A new multimillion-dollar public wetland will improve water quality in South Auckland waterways and support endangered native wildlife The constructed wetland at the 361 hectare Drury South Crossing subdivision, the country’s largest industrial and residential development, is designed to improve water quality in the area. Continue →