Agencies collaborate to focus on road safety

13 November 2018 Kate Palmer

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Central government and private industry have joined forces in a world-first investigation to assess braking distances on our unique chipseal roads.

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Ngā Wai Manga

7 November 2018 Chloe Brigden

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Last week, the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) and the Urban Water Working Group, an independant collaborative industry group comprising urban water management experts, published ten guiding principles and values to promote improved water stewardship amongst New Zealand’s rapidly developing urban catchments.

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Kaikōura effort takes out People’s Choice

7 November 2018 Kate Palmer

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Congratulations New Zealand – the post-earthquake rebuild of Kaikōura’s road and rail networks has won the Institution of Civil Engineers’ (ICE) 2018 People’s Choice Award!

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Mobility for all

November 2018 Kate Palmer

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Lack of mobility limits a person’s ability to obtain and keep jobs, access basic services, contribute to society or maintain a reasonable quality of life, and there are sections of our society that are impacted by this. Louise Baker discusses why the universal basic mobility concept is the answer.

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World-leading sustainable park design honoured

November 2018 Kate Palmer

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A game-changing new approach to designing recreation spaces has received national recognition, with the NZ Recreation Awards highlighting WSP Opus and Auckland Council’s work on Scott Point Sustainable Sports Park.

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Young guns tackle climate change

November 2018 Kate Palmer


Last week thousands of people around the world gathered for 24 hours to create the solutions our cities need to thrive in a changing climate. Amongst them was a group of five from WSP Opus’ Wellington office.

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Animated map launched in time for royal walkabout

26 October 2018 Kate Palmer

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A new tool developed to help commuters and visitors will have the added bonus of helping royal watchers make their way painlessly in and out of Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter.

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How does climate science inform our greenhouse emission targets?

24 October 2018 Chloe Brigden

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Businesses have a critical role to play in the transition to a low-carbon economy by reducing greenhouse gases (GHG’s) emissions while maintaining economic growth.

While 80% of the 500 largest listed companies in the world have adopted GHG emissions reduction targets, most are short-term and incremental, falling short of the emissions reductions required to prevent the worst climate change impacts.

WSP has developed a guide for companies to set emissions reduction targets based on climate science whilst taking responsibility for their share of the emissions reductions required to mitigate climate change

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5 Takeaways from the Climate Change and Business Conference

11 October 2018 Chloe Brigden

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The Climate Change and Business Conference, Auckland, couldn’t have fallen on a more significant week this year.

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WSP Opus and RCR future-ready Auckland with C7 Rail Project

11 October 2018 Kate Palmer

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Global infrastructure and environments consultancy WSP Opus is delighted to be named as the design partner on the C7 workstream of the City Rail Link (CRL), working alongside alliance partner RCR Tomlinson.

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