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On the cover: M for more … New generation Cat M series arrives Coverlines: Stan Goodman – the driving force behind Goodman Contractors … Raising the road … SH18 causeway upgrade nears completion … Vector Wero whitewater park – HEB Construction's winning build … Highway rebuilding – Opus dodges danger in war-torn Libya The post Contractor Magazine (December 2016) appeared first on Contractor Magazine. .... READ MORE HERE...

This article first appeared in Contractor‘s December 2016 issue. The Auckland-to-Waikato Great South Road is arguably the most important in 
New Zealand history. HUGH DE LACY explains why. IT FAILED TO PRODUCE the decisive military victory its builders hoped for, but general Duncan Cameron drove a road into the heart of Maori Waikato that snuffed out the single biggest obstacle to total British colonial control of the country. Whatever the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi, by which most Maori had accepted British sovereignty two decades earlier, by 1860 .... READ MORE HERE...

This article first appeared in Contractor‘s December 2016 issue. A 180-kilometre road reconstruction project in the Republic of Liberia on Africa's west coast has 
presented unusual challenges for both the contractor and the Kiwi-based engineering consultancy 
involved with the project. RICHARD SILCOCK explains. Potholed and cratered highway prior to reconstruction. DUE TO 14 YEARS OF CIVIL WAR and political upheaval, much of Liberia's road asset was either cratered by explosives or neglected due to a lack of maintenance. A 180-kilometre stretch of largely unsealed .... READ MORE HERE...

Contractor magazine was invited into the new Waterview tunnels in Auckland to witness a safety feature test, which was one of many to be carried out before the entire Waterview Connection project is open to the public around mid April 2017. The twin tunnels, the longest in the country at 2.4 kilometres each (twice the distance of Auckland's Harbour Bridge) have numerous safety features including a ‘deluge' system, capable of dropping 250 cubic metres of water for fire control. There are five deluge storage tanks that can supply 10mm of water per minute inside each of the 173 zones of the twin .... READ MORE HERE...

This article first appeared in Contractor magazine's December issue. The Memorial Avenue flyover is the gateway to Christchurch from the international airport, so it has to look impressive. HUGH DE LACY checks out the third of the Western Corridor projects. AN ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION, won by local firm Warren and Mahoney, has produced an iconic sculptural design in steel for Christchurch's Memorial Avenue flyover, and a McConnell Dowell/ Downer joint venture (JV) has the task of building it. The flyover, which carries SH1 over the Memorial Avenue/Russley Road intersection and facilitates the connection of the city with its international...

Local Government

Collaboration between councils

SOLGM questions whether change in the local government sector is happening fast enough and in the best ways. Karen Thomas, Chief Executive,...

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EnergyNZ

Operating in a changing world

This article first appeared in EnergyNZ Perspectives 2017. Transpower discusses how it anticipates and will respond to the electricity industry's...

Cautious optimism

This article first appeared in EnergyNZ Perspectives 2017. While 2016 continued to be a challenging year for the oil and gas sector, it was also a...