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Lyttelton Port expansion

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Earthquake-battered Lyttelton Port, our third largest and the South Island’s biggest container terminal, is a step closer to major expansion after Environment Canterbury commissioners approved...
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A day at Christchurch’s Avon-Heathcote Estuary

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Repairing and widening the roads around Christchurch’s iconic Avon-Heathcote Estuary posed many interesting challenges, not all of them anticipated, as CHRIS MACANN explains. FOR MANY,...
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Intelligent Transport Systems: changing the way we move

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With Google, Tesla and other major vehicle manufacturers racing to develop driverless robot cars, trains and trucks, the future of transport has exciting times ahead...
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Contract to BLOW UP Christchurch Police HQ

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Beyond economic repair after the devastating earthquakes in Christchurch almost five years ago, a fatally damaged icon of the city’s skyline finally succumbed to demolition....
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Smart highways of the future

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JAMES CARELESS looks into the ‘smart’ and energised future of the world’s highways. SOLAR-POWERED SELF-LIGHTING roadways, with induction lanes that charge electric cars as they...
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French giant steps up its Kiwi presence

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One of our biggest privately-owned contractors, HEB Construction, has been sold to French construction group Vinci for an undisclosed sum. The sale is consistent with...
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KiwiRail upgrade ‘007’ licenced to thrill

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Starved of investment in recent years, the nation’s rail infrastructure renewal is back on track thanks to a significant financial shot-in-the-arm for KiwiRail in May’s...