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Tommy Parker, Group Manager, Highways, NZ Transport Agency I'VE JUST RETURNED from a period of time over in the UK – this time away was part work, part spending time with family and friends. While in the UK, I spent some time at Highways England and attended the UK Roads Conference. This has been most useful in shaping our thinking in some areas and I look forward to sharing more about the ideas this visit has sparked in my next column. In the meantime, we, and the rest of the sector, are into our next financial year and we are gearing up .... READ MORE HERE...

Tommy Parker, Group Manager, Highways, NZ Transport Agency I'VE JUST RETURNED from a period of time over in the UK – this time away was part work, part spending time with family and friends. While in the UK, I spent some time at Highways England and attended the UK Roads Conference. This has been most useful in shaping our thinking in some areas and I look forward to sharing more about the ideas this visit has sparked in my next column. In the meantime, we, and the rest of the sector, are into our next financial year and we are gearing up .... READ MORE HERE...

This massive slip took ingenuity, logistics and careful planning to clear and stabilise. 
RICHARD SILCOCK reports on how working safely was paramount on the highly unstable ground conditions. FOLLOWING A NUMBER of slips since last winter and another massive one in February this year, concerns were raised over the stability of the hillside which was displaying deep fissures some 100 metres above the popular Otaki Gorge Road which follows the Otaki River and leads to the recreational Tararua Forest Park in the lower North Island. Large rocks and slip debris were also hanging precariously above the road necessitating the road be closed .......

Road asset management is about managing existing roads as an integrated asset in the most cost-effective manner. RICHARD SILCOCK talks with some of those involved with RAM contracts. THESE DAYS, WITH so many large road building projects under construction it is sometimes easy to forget that maintaining the existing road network is equally as important, though perhaps less newsworthy. “Road asset management can be defined as providing and achieving a level of road life in the most cost-effective manner,” says Tony Porter, Opus International Consultants global strategic advisor for Road Asset Management. “To meet this goal it's been...

He had a job that nobody could envy in an organisation going down the tubes, but Mark Pizey survived two tumultuous upheavals at state-owned collier Solid Energy to take over as the new chief guardian of 
quarrying and mining health and safety. By HUGH DE LACY. MARK PIZEY SUCCEEDS Scotsman Tony Forster as chief inspector extractives of the government industry health and safety agent WorkSafe New Zealand's High Hazards Unit. It's a tough act to follow: Forster vacated the role when his three-year contract ran out last year, by which time he had won the industry's ungrudging respect for generating the codes .... READ MORE HERE...
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