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Researchers Find Link Between Rainwater and Earthquakes

April 27, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance

Researchers from the University of Southampton, GNS Science (New Zealand), the University of Otago, and GFZ Potsdam (Germany), identified the sources and fluxes of the geothermal fluids and mineral veins from the Southern Alps of New Zealand where the Pacific…

New Zealand Undertakes a Countrywide Transportation Assessment

September 26, 2014 - in Corporate, Roads, Transportation

BRISBANE, Australia, Sept. 25, 2014—An Interpret Geospatial Solutions project commissioned by New Zealand Police has challenged the common myth that…

IrrigationNZ Sees National’s Re-election as an Opportunity for Progress on Water Infrastructure

September 22, 2014 - in Projects, Water

CANTERBURY, New Zealand, Sept. 20,2014—IrrigationNZ congratulates the National Party on winning the 2014 general election. “National’s re-election…

How Does a Water Pipe Explode?

July 28, 2014 - in Maintenance, Pipelines, Projects, Water

There's a depressingly long list of accidents, many fatal, resulting from contractors puncturing buried gas pipes after failing to properly locate them prior to excavating, but what about a fatal gas explosion during excavations without any gas pipe being…

Palmerston North Planning Map Proves a Hit

April 21, 2014 - in Planning

An interactive mapping system that allows Palmerston North residents to see the likely impact of planning changes on their properties has attracted more than 1500 website visitors. Palmerston North City Council policy planner Cynthia Ward said online engagement…

Quake Changes Christchurch Crime Patterns

May 28, 2013 - in Analysis, Security

Crime maps reveal a major shift in trouble spots throughout Christchurch since the earthquakes. Police are using computer modelling to identify hotspots and push more front-line staff into the right areas at the right times. Mapping shows police have been…

Virtual Australia and New Zealand Initiative Aims for Fully Integrated 3D Model

February 22, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Modeling, Smart Cities

A new not-for-profit called VANZI Ltd. has been set up to broker the framework for a fully integrated and secure 3D computer model for both the natural and built environment in both countries. The idea is a photo-realistic 3D model down to 20cm scale that…

New Zealand Pulls Together Those Working on Sustainable City Planning

August 24, 2012 - in Projects, Smart Cities

The Government of New Zealand is investing $9 million on a research project around urban planning. The project is being lead by the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities at Otago University, and combines research and work of those working on the issue…