New Zealand cities losing their leaves

As we densify our cities to accommodate population growth, we must not lose sight of the environmental benefits that urban green space provides, warns the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Simon Upton echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); Planning for and providing urban green spaces of any description, public and private, should not be optional,” the Commissioner says in a new report. Continue →

Building a 15,000km cable from Australia to Chile

A request for proposals to construct the Humboldt Cable has been issued, which looks to connect with cable systems across Asia and to other countries and territories including New Zealand echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); Desarrollo País and H2 Cable are looking to begin construction of the estimated 15,000 km Humboldt Cable, the first to connect Latin America, the Asia Pacific and Oceania. Continue →


NZ hydrogen to play key role in Toyota’s decarbonisation efforts

Three exclusive hydrogen initiatives launched in the past six months are supporting Toyota NZ’s carbon neutrality ambition, already stopping tonnes of CO2 being produced echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); Toyota’s hydrogen efforts are focussed on hydrogen opportunities in both mobility solutions and static applications, bringing technology inovations in the hopes to help New Zealand establish a hydrogen economy. Continue →


Global emissions reach record high

Instead of fossil fuel emissions dropping sharply and rapidly this year, which was needed to ease climate change, the latest Global Carbon Budget is calling 2023 the worst year yet echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); Global emissions from fossil use in 2023 are projected to hit a record high of 36.8 billion tonnes, rising 1.1%. Continue →
Local Government

Stronger local government, less centralisation

No matter which parties form the next Government, Infrastructure New Zealand Chief Executive Nick Leggett says they need to pick up and run with the Review into the Future for Local Government’s final report which has just been released echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); This review is an excellent canvass of the issues and provides a toolbox of solutions for the next Government to choose from. Continue →

Training & Management

Unpacking the buzzword ‘sustainability’

Civil Contractors NZ Technical Manager Michelle Farrell takes a deep dive into what ‘sustainability’ means, why it matters, and what it might mean for the civil construction industry in New Zealand echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); It seems right now, the more the word ‘sustainability’ is used, the less it means. Continue →

10 places in NZ where an aerial cable car makes sense

A new report by Doppelmayr New Zealand reveals that in our busiest cities, urban cable car solutions could shave 30 minutes off a commuter’s travel time and reduce congestion as they have done overseas echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);Instituto De Desarrollo Urbano Doppelmayr New Zealand has taken the next step in its ambition to enter New Zealand’s public transport market through the release of its Urban Transport Solutions Report, which makes the case for urban cable car solutions in Aotearoa. Continue →

Waste Management

How can AI optimise waste sorting and recycling?

VP Head of Global Sales and Marketing at TOMRA, Fabrizio Radice talks to Waste Management World about how deep learning is transforming the waste sorting and recycling processes, the economic and environmental benefits of smart waste management solutions and how it will shape the industry echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); 1) Can you provide an overview of how smart solutions are transforming waste sorting and recycling processes compared to traditional methods? Continue →

Auckland Airport bolsters its flood resilience

A major stormwater upgrade is taking place at Auckland Airport following floods at the facility earlier this year echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); More than three kilometres of stormwater pipes are going in the ground under Auckland Airport’s new airfield development. Continue →