Category : Heritage NZ

Contractor Heritage NZ

Our first road

Vijay Naidu
Twenty years before the Victorian English claimed New Zealand our first road was built by a small number of soldiers and crew from HMS Dromedary....
Heritage NZ

A concise history of Kiwi roading

Gill Prentice
Richard Silcock explores the development and construction of the country’s first roads. WHEN THE FIRST Europeans settled in New Zealand their attention was largely given...
Contractor Heritage NZ

Auckland International Airport: A work in progress

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This article first appeared in Contractor‘s April issue. Auckland International Airport is currently undergoing extensive development and has plans for future expansion. RICHARD SILCOCK looks...
Archives Heritage NZ

Raising the dough to build New Zealand

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More than a century after his death, Sir Julius Vogel’s legacy lives on in every branch of New Zealand civil construction. HUGH DE LACY retraces...
Heritage NZ

Manapouri Muscle

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It was possibly the country’s greatest engineering feat, and certainly one of its most profound political milestones. HUGH DE LACY tells the story of the...
Heritage NZ

Heritage NZ: The Otira rail tunnel

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From its opening in 1923 the Otira rail tunnel has ranked as an extraordinary feat of engineering. HUGH DE LACY tells its story. It was...
Contractor Heritage NZ Historical

By the Dry Cardrona

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Featured photo: SIR GEORGE GREY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, AUCKLAND LIBRARIES It is a now a direct, all-sealed, and exceptionally scenic link between Queenstown and Wanaka, but...