Category : Historical

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Auckland’s boulevard: Tamaki Drive

Charles Fairbairn
 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
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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
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Takaka Hill: The Marble Obstacle

Charles Fairbairn
To the arriving colonists at the top of the South Island, Takaka Hill represented a major obstacle between the cramped and land-hungry settlement of Nelson,
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Commemorating 60 years – The Rimutaka Rail Tunnel

Charles Fairbairn
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