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Progress on multi-billion dollar infrastructure plan

Comments Off | 10-18-2013

The National State of Infrastructure Report published today shows the benefits of the Government’s commitment to major infrastructure projects New Zealand needs to build a competitive and productive economy, Finance Minister Bill English says.
This is the second annual progress report prepared by the National Infrastructure Unit within the Treasury.
“The Government recognises the importance that infrastructure [...]

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Councils infrastructure under spot light

Comments Off | 04-17-2013

Local Government Minister Chris Tremain today released a report looking at improving the cost-effectiveness of councils’ provision of infrastructure.
The Local Government Infrastructure Efficiency Expert Advisory Group was established last September to provide independent advice on ways councils can reduce costs in infrastructure without compromising quality.
“The Expert Advisory Group was established as part of the Better [...]

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Infrastructure report sets out 67 initiatives

Comments Off | 11-1-2012

The Government’s Building Infrastructure progress report issued today sets out 67 infrastructure initiatives being undertaken to help build a more competitive economy, Finance Minister Bill English says.
“For businesses to invest in plant and facilities in New Zealand, they need to be confident that they will have access to infrastructure that supports their businesses – transport, [...]

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Infrastructure employment scheme launched

Comments Off | 11-1-2012

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a new training and employment programme to attract workers into trade industries needed for the horizontal rebuild of greater Christchurch.
The programme is part of the Government’s wider infrastructure programme, which is set out in the Building Infrastructure progress report released today.
Run by the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild [...]

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Christchurch’s roadmap for infrastructure rebuild

Comments Off | 09-7-2012

The five year schedule for the rebuild of Christchurch’s earthquake-damaged roads and underground services was released today by the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Gerry Brownlee and Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker.
The plan includes a map setting out indicative timeframes for infrastructure repairs in different areas of the city. The work has been prioritised based on [...]

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Fletcher Building in consortium for the $1.3 billion Waterview connection

Comments Off | 08-20-2011

Fletcher Building announced Friday that its subsidiary, Fletcher Construction, is part of the consortium that has been awarded the contract for the Waterview connection tunnels and Great North Road interchange in Auckland.
Fletcher Construction has a 32 percent share of the “Well Connected Consortium”, with McConnell Dowell, Obayashi Corporation and three design companies, Beca, Parsons Brinkerhoff [...]

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Pacific Fibre contracts US based firm TE Subcom to supply cable system

Comments Off | 07-18-2011

Pacific Fibre and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, Monday announced the signing of a supply contract for the Pacific Fibre undersea cable system.
The exceptionally long system will stretch 12,750km and boast a significantly higher cross sectional capacity than any other trans-Pacific cable.
Intended to meet the [...]

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Pacific Fibre confirms $91 million contract with the Crown-owned research network, REANNZ

Comments Off | 07-14-2011

REANNZ and Pacific Fibre announced Wednesday that they have signed a $91 million definitive agreement for the supply of international capacity on the new Pacific Fibre cable system. The agreement was approved by the REANNZ board and by shareholding Ministers Hon Bill English and Hon Dr Wayne Mapp.
Donald Clark, outgoing REANNZ CEO, reiterated his excitement [...]

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Basque train maker and a Hyundai subsidiary in bid for $500 million deal for new trains in Auckland

Comments Off | 04-25-2011

According to Stuff New Zealand, a Basque train maker and a Hyundai subsidiary are in the running for the $500 million contract to provide Auckland’s new trains. New Zealand’s state owned rail operator KiwiRail revealed a short list for the 38 new electric trains and maintenance contracts. Basque based Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) [...]

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Crane Group Institutional investors approve the firm’s sell plans to Fletcher

Comments Off | 02-10-2011

Crane Group’s Institutional investors have approved Fletcher Building’s takeover offer. The investors agreed to the A$10.07 a share offer, after the New Zealand construction firm hiked its offer. Perpetual, Crane’s biggest institutional investor with a 7.5 per cent holding, has indicated it will lodged its shares in Fletcher’s acceptance facility, along with a number of [...]

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