Infrastructure Commission Board members announced

Former Reserve Bank Governor Dr Alan Bollard has been appointed Chair of the new independent Crown entity, which is tasked with providing expert advice, planning and strategy, and supporting the delivery of major infrastructure projects across the country. The Minister says he expects the Commission to develop a long-term infrastructure strategy by working with central […]

Injecting stability

On 22 February 2011, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Christchurch killing 185 people and injuring many more. Buildings were damaged, roads rendered impassable, infrastructure destroyed and more than 7,000 homes were “red zoned” – meaning the ground they were built on was considered too high a risk for repairing or rebuilding. According to the Insurance […]

New Zealand City Skylines On The Rise

When the question “Why doesn’t New Zealand have any skyscrapers?” popped up on Quora, it elicited two responses. The first one listed down all the skyscrapers namely – Sky Tower (1076 ft in Auckland), Vero Centre (564 ft, Auckland), Metropolis (509 ft, Auckland) ANZ Centre (142 metres, Auckland), PWC Tower (142 metres), Oaks Residences (130 […]