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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Review of local government presents major opportunity

echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);Councils provide critical infrastructure services across New Zealand, including the planning, funding, delivery and regulation of billions of dollars of assets, but this 30 year old system is simply not geared for today’s challenges The traditional roles and functions of local government are in the process of changing. Continue →




Training & Management
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Greatest risks to businesses in 2021

The latest BCI Horizon Scan Report looks at trends of incidents faced by organizations over the past year, the top threats, their impacts and the cost of disruptions, with COVID-19 having a big part to play Organizations have reported heightened risks and threats over the past year, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the 2021 BCI Horizon Scan Report, sponsored by BSI. Continue →
Transport
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Review reveals who is to blame for Transmission Gully shambles

echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);The interim review of Wellington’s Transmission Gully motorway project has identified weaknesses in New Zealand’s PPP procurement process and has made recommendations to make sure this never happens again Transmission Gully has long been a dog of a project, says Greater Auckland’s Matt Lowrie. 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 →