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  • 14 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    More than a year after last January’s storms in Franklin Local Board area, work to fix the damage left in their wake continues, said New Zealand’s Auckland Council in its latest release.  “It’s been a long haul,” Franklin Local Board member Alan Cole said. “Damage was done on both coasts and while some of it […]

  • 26 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    New groynes and a seawall will help fight erosion at Shelly Beach in Kaipara Harbor, Auckland Council said in its latest release.  Groynes are structures that modify sea currents and wave energy to help trap sand on the beach. At the beach’s northern end is a mangrove colony that developed after a seawall was built […]

  • 19 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Auckland Council is inviting community feedback on the resource consent application to undertake construction of the Orewa coastal walkway and seawall. The application includes the installation of a 600 meter long wall at the northern end of Orewa Beach, between Kohu Street and Marine View, aimed to provide a permanent long-term solution in an area […]

  • 6 March 2012

    The Auckland Plan will not lock in any specific expansion of the port, councillors agreed today. Instead, Auckland Council will call for a major review of the port’s ongoing needs and the future requirements for freight services across the upper North Island. Councillors agreed that the Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf were Auckland-defining assets that […]

  • 27 January 2012

    Auckland Council is denying it deliberately kept expansion plans for the city’s port from the public, as users fear what it will do to their…   (tvnz) [mappress] Source: tvnz, January 27, 2012; Image: poal

  • 3 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Downer and McConnell Dowell consortium has been selected as the preferred construction partner for the infrastructure required to host the 36th America’s Cup in Auckland, New Zealand. The infrastructure development in Auckland’s Harbor will include ground improvements, dredging, construction of wharf extensions, breakwaters, marine and port accessory structures and services, extensions to existing private and […]

  • 25 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Tony Gibson, CEO of Ports of Auckland, today said that the company will not appeal the recent High Court decision which revoked resource consent for the Bledisloe wharf extensions. “While the decision causes us some problems with consenting and our ability to accommodate more and longer ships, we feel that appealing this case would not […]

  • 3 September 2013

    Auckland Council has rejected plans by Ports of Auckland to expand its operations further into the Waitemata harbour. Speaking at the end of a three-day council meeting to discuss the Unitary Plan for Auckland, an effective blueprint for future development of the city, Mayor Len Brown acknowledged the port’s expansion plans were “the most contentious […]

  • 21 May 2012

    Design plans have been revealed for the proposed conversion of a heritage building on Auckland’s waterfront into a world class multi use cruise and events facility. Shed 10 on Queen’s Wharf, dates back to 1910 and was used for much of its life as a cargo shed for export and import goods. More recently it […]

  • 25 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    Ports of Auckland (POAL) has applied to Auckland Council for consent to deepen the city’s shipping channel and a resource consent hearing on the matter will be held next week. Auckland’s population is forecast to grow significantly, with a million more people expected to live here by 2050. More people means more demand for the […]

  • 11 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    A new rock revetment has been constructed on the western side of Cockle Bay beach to reduce severe coastal erosion, reports the Auckland Council. The revetment, consisting of rock weighing between 300kg and 1tonne, dissipates wave energy, reducing the height of the waves reflecting eastward toward the beach that were contributing to the erosion. According […]

  • 23 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dredging, housing, dark sky status and water quality will be among some of Aotea/Great Barrier Local Board’s funding priorities for the coming year, the New Zealand’s Auckland Council informs.  The process to finalize and adopt the Annual Budget 2019/2020 is now complete. Consultation was carried out across the Auckland region in March and the completed […]

  • 11 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The first key milestone has been reached on the project creating the stage for the 36th America’s Cup in Auckland in 2021, the Auckland Council said in their today’s release.  The Wynyard Edge Alliance (WEA), the organization formed by the New Zealand Government and Auckland Council to deliver the infrastructure required for the event, has […]

  • 25 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The New Zealand’s Auckland Council has announced that the impact of climate change and rising sea levels on Auckland coastlines will be the main focus of the annual Coastal Restoration Trust conference, set for Wednesday, 27 March, and Friday, 29 March 2019, in Warkworth.  The event, which is themed ‘Living with Dynamic Shorelines’, will bring together industry […]

  • 14 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    A decision-making committee, appointed by the New Zealand Government’s Environmental Protection Authority, has granted dredging and disposal company Coastal Resources Limited, a 35-year marine consent to dispose of dredged sediment off Great Barrier Island (GBI). Coastal Resources Limited already holds consent to dispose of 50,000 cubic meters of dredged sediment annually at the approved site, […]

  • 4 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The summer’s wild weather has seen parts of Franklin hit with a number of storms, resulting in a large amount of coastal erosion and damage to facilities on beaches, said Auckland Council in their latest release.  Commenting this, local board chair, Angela Fulljames, said that repair work will be ongoing well into 2018. “We are […]

  • 8 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Auckland Council together with the Howick Local Board and Auckland Transport is working on a project that will manage erosion and sand replenishment in Howick. A temporary seawall structure has been installed along Cockle Bay Beach, Howick, to minimize the risk of further erosion following a storm in January. However, a more permanent solution is urgently […]

  • 17 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Auckland Council said in their latest announcement that work to replenish the sand on Orewa beach is set to begin this coming Monday, 22 January. Fencing will start to go up at the end of this week, on Thursday, 18 and Friday, 19 January, in preparation for work starting on Monday morning for the remainder […]

  • 26 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Progress is being made but plenty of work remains in the longstanding battle to minimize erosion on Kaipara hill country and reduce sedimentation of the sensitive Kaipara Harbor and waterways, the Northland Regional Council (NRC) said in its latest release.  The milestones have been achieved with funding from the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI) Hill […]

  • 18 May 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Kennedy Point Boatharbor Limited has been given the go-ahead to build a new 186-berth floating marina at Kennedy Point in Putiki Bay, Waiheke Island. An independent panel of five commissioners delegated by Auckland Council granted the project resource consent today after a week-long hearing in early April this year. The Kennedy Point Marina will be […]

  • 2 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Plans for a new multi-million dollar cruise ship berth released yesterday by the Lyttelton Port Company will open up new tourism opportunities for Christchurch, said Tourism Minister Paula Bennett. The $56 million dollar berth, funded by the Christchurch City Council, through its port company will enable large cruise liners to return to Lyttelton for the […]

  • 7 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Work is underway to repair and strengthen a seawall along a section of the walkway alongside Fisher Parade in Pakuranga, according to the Auckland Council. The $630,000 project is just one of a series being carried out to protect local beaches from coastal erosion, a high priority for the Howick Local Board. Part of the ageing […]

  • 22 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Auckland Council is going to seek consent to build a permanent seawall at the northern end of Orewa Beach between Kohu Street and Marine View. Last week the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board approved the design that will be used when applying for resource consent to build the seawall. The recommended design is for a […]

  • 24 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Auckland Council is due to begin construction of a rock wall to repair cliff erosion at Karaka Harborside. The work will begin in early December and is scheduled for completion in the New Year. Following the first stage of works in July 2015, the site has continued to be affected by coastal erosion and this […]

  • 27 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency together with its partners will next month hold a series of events on the subject of Weardale Natural Flood Management (NFM) scheme. The EA is working on the project with Natural England, Forestry Commission, Durham County Council and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership. Currently, the project team is […]

  • 8 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The restoration of the Ferry Landing Stone Wharf in Whitianga is taking another step with Auckland Stone Masons coming down to start rebuilding sections of the wharf wall. This work is planned to start in late October and is expected to last six weeks. The Ferry Landing Wharf is one of the oldest working stone wharves […]

  • 7 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The expansion and development of the Sugarloaf Wharf (Te Kouma) and the development of inner harbor facilities closer to Coromandel Town are two work strands within the Coromandel Harbor Facilities Project, announced Thames-Coromandel District Council. “At the Sugarloaf we need to resolve land ownership title for reclaimed land and that will need iwi input and consultation,” […]

  • 20 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A year-long, $180,000 review designed to ensure better long-term local authority planning for up to 2000 properties in erosion-prone Northland coastal areas is nearing completion. The review began last year and is designed to update the Northland Regional Council’s existing coastal hazard zones, most of which were developed at least 10 years ago. A staff […]

  • 4 September 2013

    Plans by Ports of Auckland to further reclaim the Waitemata Harbour have been thwarted, following the decision by the Auckland Plan Committee. “The Unitary Plan has raised some contentious issues but none more divisive than filling in more of our unique harbour,” says Devonport-Takapuna Local Board chair Chris Darby, who has worked closely with the […]