Category : Historical

Contractor Historical

Auckland’s boulevard: Tamaki Drive

Contrafed PUblishing
Tamaki Drive could loosely be described as Auckland’s boulevard, a showpiece facing a magnificent harbour. Richard Silcock traces its history, and explores why this stretch...
Historical

Christchurch International Airport – an ongoing story

Gill Prentice
Since its inception in 1936, Christchurch International Airport has been an unfinished project in terms of ongoing development. Richard Silcock traces the history and recent...
Contractor Heritage NZ Historical

By the Dry Cardrona

Contrafed PUblishing
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...
Contractor Historical

Commemorating 60 years – The Rimutaka Rail Tunnel

Contrafed PUblishing
Its 60 years since the Rimutaka Rail Tunnel opened. Due to its solid construction it has required minimal maintenance over its life and is set...
Contractor Historical

Devonport’s Calliope Drydock – favored by fate

Contrafed PUblishing
When it opened 130 years ago Devonport’s Calliope drydock was the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. Dug by hand in a little over three years,...