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  • 11 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Two recently-let contracts collectively worth roughly $500,000 effectively mark the start of summer works as part of a wider $15-million, several-year upgrade of the Awanui River flood scheme, the Northland Regional Council (NRC) informs.  According to Te Hiku constituency representative Mike Finlayson, NRC had formally awarded both contracts to local firm Kaitaia Contracting Limited earlier this month, […]

  • 9 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    One year since work began on the stabilization of the river bank in the Anse La Raye community in Saint Lucia, New Zealand High Commissioner H.E. Jan Henderson paid a visit to the site which has seen a marked difference in flooding incidents. The Grande Rivière river, which flows through the coastal village to the sea, […]

  • 16 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Coasts & Ports 2015 Conference will be held in Auckland, New Zealand from 15-18 September 2015. The Coasts and Ports Conference series is the pre-eminent forum in the Australasian region for professionals to meet and discuss issues extending across all disciplines relating to coasts and ports. Coasts & Ports 2015 will bring together engineers, […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Chatham Rock Phosphate today launched its application to the Environmental Protection Authority for a marine consent to extract rock phosphate nodules from the seabed on the Chatham Rise, 450 km from New Zealand. CRP, a New Zealand NZAX listed company, has spent four years and nearly $30 million to research its proposals to mine 1.5 […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Chatham Rock Phosphate has achieved another major milestone by completing and filing evidence from 31 expert witnesses and answers to 62 queries from the Environmental Protection Authority. CRP has applied for a marine consent to mine rock phosphate from an area of the seabed on the Chatham Rise, in the Pacific Ocean 450 km from […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    Thames-Coromandel District Council has approved the start of resource consent applications to expand Sugarloaf Wharf to serve the aquaculture industry and address health and safety and congestion issues. The development of a detailed business case was also approved for the half-meter dredging of Furey’s Creek for charter boats and recreational boaties, and the Coromandel dredged […]

  • 21 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Port of Tauranga, New Zealand’s pre-eminent freight gateway, has reported an improved financial result for the year to 30 June 2014 and a strong outlook following a successful year extending its freight catchment across the country. Group EBITDa increased 5.5% to $142.5 million from $135.0 million as an increase in bulk cargo transported across the […]

  • 19 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Chatham Rock Phosphate today welcomed a clarification issued by the Environmental Protection Authority regarding its staff report issued yesterday. The EPA in its announcement said the process for considering the application was still at an early stage. “Further information on the application and its effects is to come from both the applicant, and in the […]

  • 12 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Repairs to storm-damaged sites along Tokomaru Bay’s Waima Road are now complete. Two sites, one near the Tokomaru Bay Wharf and the other 2.5km along Waima Road, were extensively damaged during heavy rain events in July 2013. Work at the site near the wharf included repairing the eroded bank up to the original road height, […]

  • 5 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Chatham Rock Phosphate has announced that it has advised the Environmental Protection Authority that it will remove the eastern end of application area covered by prospecting permit 55967, comprising 4,985 km2 and representing about half the total, so the area for which marine consent is being applied now totals 5,207 km2. “Reducing the size of […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Alarm bells should be ringing in light of the hard questions asked by Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) of Chatham Rock Phosphate’s mining application. “EPA is rightly asking the hard questions of CRP, showing that CRPs application is so loose that it puts the marine environment, and consequently the health of New Zealand fisheries, at huge […]

  • 23 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    An integrated approach to managing coastal erosion will be developed by New Plymouth District Council. At tonight’s Monitoring Committee meeting, Councillors will be advised about the commencement of a District-Wide Coastal Erosion Project that will help sharpen all of the Council’s plan’s and policies related to erosion along the length of the district’s coastline. Manager […]

  • 4 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    New Zealand’s Thames-Coromandel District Council has provided funds for extension works on rock walls at Buffalo Beach, in Whitianga, and at Cooks Beach. Due to a storm from last month several areas of the two beaches have been damaged and eroded. According to Mayor Glenn Leach erosion at Buffalo Beach has been intensified by the […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) today released their long term vision – the Port Lyttelton Plan and is actively seeking feedback from interested parties. It is estimated that the project cost will be in the order of NZ $1b and could take up to 30 years to be completed. “It makes sense to plan […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Freight and logistics management company Kotahi and New Zealand’s freight gateway Port of Tauranga have struck a strategic ten-year freight alliance. This, along with a separate long-term agreement between Kotahi and Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company, will deliver a ‘step-change’ for New Zealand’s $95 billion international trade sector. Kotahi Chief Executive Chris […]

  • 23 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee said that he is using the powers of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 to allow for timelier redevelopment of the badly damaged Lyttelton Port. “Under the CER Act I have directed Environment Canterbury and Lyttelton Port Company to prepare the Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan,” Mr Brownlee said. “Lyttelton […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Sandspit Marina dredging program has begun and the first of five pontoon arms will be installed in August. “Our crew in Sandspit have been working hard for two months to fabricate the pontoon modules for Arms A and B of the Sandspit Marina,” announced Pacific Pontoon, one of the contractors. Fabrication of Stage One […]

  • 16 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Chatham Rock Phosphate Limited (CRP) said that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has now publicly notified CRP’s marine consent application to mine phosphate nodules from the Chatham Rise in New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone. The public notification in major daily newspapers means the submission period on CRP’s application has now opened and will conclude on […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Following recent meetings between Chatham Rock Phosphate and Boskalis, the two parties have agreed a variation to the services agreement that the parties entered into July 2012. Under the agreement, Boskalis will assist CRP with the marine consent application; including providing technical advice and making available personnel with relevant technical expertise to attend the anticipated […]

  • 29 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Environmental Protection Authority yesterday accepted Chatham Rock Phosphate’s formal Marine Consent application as being complete. CRP lodged its application for a marine consent to mine phosphate nodules from the Chatham Rise on 14 May. This acceptance step begins a six-month process, starting with the EPA publicly notifying the application and appointing a decision-making committee […]

  • 22 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Work is due to start next month on a concrete retaining wall to protect The Esplanade at Princess Bay from erosion caused by big seas in southerly storms. One section of footpath collapsed in February 2013 and more of the pathway was damaged in the severe southerly storm that hit Wellington last June. A total […]

  • 15 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Chatham Rock Phosphate yesterday submitted its formal marine consent application to the Environmental Protection Authority. Should it be accepted as complete, the six-month formal process is expected to lead to a decision in November. The application, representing four years’ work and $25 million in investment, is the second seabed mining proposal under the Exclusive Economic […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Christchurch City Council has given the green light to a range of short term flood prevention measures in the hardest hit areas of Christchurch and Little River, following the delivery of the Mayoral Taskforce on Flooding report today. Mayor Lianne Dalziel said the taskforce approach enabled different parts of Council to come together to […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Bay of Plenty Regional Council has decided the Mount Maunganui surf reef is to be partially removed to remove the risk to swimmers near Tay Street. Regional Council Deputy Chief Executive Eddie Grogan said the Mount Maunganui Reef Trust obtained resource consent in August 2000 to construct the pilot offshore submerged reef about 250 m […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Waikato Regional Council will be actively encouraging land owners to take an even more proactive response to managing erosion issues around Taupo. The integrated catchment management committee yesterday endorsed recommendations that will see the council step up work with landowners to prevent erosion events caused by heavy rainfall events, particularly in autumn and spring. “We […]

  • 9 April 2014

    Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is looking to work with Napier City and Hastings District Councils to develop a strategy to provide a long term vision for the region’s coastline in light of the predicted impacts of climate change. The move comes in response to a report presented to today’s Environment and Services Committee meeting reviewing […]

  • 1 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A proposal to increase the budget for sediment removal from three of Pukekura Park’s lakes has been declined by the Monitoring Committee. The committee instead recommended the re-tendering of the project’s contract for an estimated cost of $1.2 million be considered as part of the Long-Term Plan. The full Council will consider the committee’s recommendation […]

  • 31 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Chatham Rock Phosphate today submitted a draft Marine Consent application to the Environmental Protection Authority – the culmination of four years’ work and more than $25 million in investment. The Marine Consent is the only major licence CRP now needs, having gained a mining permit for its phosphate extraction project in December. The EPA, New […]