Tag : Public Works Department

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 Project

Iconic viaduct’s $13m revamp

Contrafed PUblishing
CHRIS WEBB reviews a sizeable restoration project that has given an old classic and important viaduct a new lease of life.  LOCATED 12 KILOMETRES south...
Contractor Feature

Runway Innovations

Contrafed PUblishing
  Lawrence Schäffler looks back on how the looming threat of WWII kick-started the development of the NZ Air Force’s infrastructure and how a shortage of...
Comment Contractor Historical

Paying respect to Arnold Downer’s legacy

Vijay Naidu
Of the handful of family names indelibly etched in the history of our civil contracting industry is Downer, founded by engineer Arnold Downer over 80...
Archives Heritage Trails

Heritage Trails: Waioeka Gorge

Contrafed PUblishing
War made the Waioeka Gorge notorious, but the scenic road through it has made it a drawcard for motorists. Hugh de Lacy tells its story....