• Collaboration and procurement excellence - State Highway 25A Taparahi slip remediation

    Posted by · June 04, 2024 11:23 AM · 1 reaction

    When State Highway 25A between Kōpū and Hikuai on the Coromandel gave way in January 2023 following heavy rain, the road to recovery commenced. Less than 12 months later, this section of the highway, including the new Taparahi Bridge, reopened, reconnecting isolated communities and putting the area back on the tourism trail. 

    The project’s accelerated completion has been lauded as an example of effective collaboration among different companies across the infrastructure industry combined with a procurement model that supported the clearly communicated goal of reopening the road as fast as possible.  

    We asked Tonkin + Taylor Principal Consultant Chris Bauld, whose responsibilities included project director and design manager, and geotechnical drainage, why this project was so successful. 

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  • 2024 ACE New Zealand Board and Regional Chair Elections

    Posted by · May 23, 2024 10:53 AM · 1 reaction

    Expressions of interest are now open for the 2024 ACE New Zealand Board and Regional Chair elections. Could you or someone in your organisation be a good fit?

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  • Andrea Rickard - determined to make a difference

    Posted by · May 21, 2024 11:22 AM · 1 reaction

    Andrea Rickard’s passion for making a difference is palpable. Ready to embrace challenges and with a strong desire to influence a longer-term, shared vision of New Zealand’s potential to be an amazing place to live and work, the new managing director of Beca’s New Zealand operation is very excited about the opportunities ahead.

    We sat down with Andrea to find out what drives her, how to be a successful leader in construction and infrastructure in 2024, and her aspirations for the sector under the new Government.  

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  • Consultants need ambition and collaboration to respond effectively to AI

    Posted by · May 20, 2024 1:14 PM · 1 reaction

    Tonkin + Taylor Group Managing Director Tim Fisher recently attended the FIDIC (International Federation of Consulting Engineers) Global Leadership Forum Summit (GLF) in Geneva. He shares the artificial intelligence (AI) that emerged, including how to best respond to the challenges and benefits AI presents to consulting. 

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  • Employer accreditation renewals - what's the process?

    Posted by · May 16, 2024 11:02 AM · 1 reaction

    Employer accreditations will begin to expire in July 2024. We asked Immigration DirectorNew Zealand Arno Nothnagel of Absolute Immigration to tell us about the renewal process, including when and how to renew your employer accreditation, and what happens if it expires. 

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  • Professional indemnity insurance - top five contract issues requiring caution

    Posted by · May 01, 2024 1:09 PM · 3 reactions

    A well-written contract signed and agreed by the parties involved can be your first (and last) line of defence in mitigating disputes. 

    Aon Liability Manager - Professional Risks Kristene Crook says Aon has seen liability claims fall away or settle for well below the disputed amount based on the strength of the contract. She says industry standard is best (ACENZ, NZS3910, NZIA, etc) when writing a contract because it is widely accepted as insurable by the insurance market. Caution is required if a client insists on special conditions or bespoke contract terms. 

    We asked Kristene to tell us the top five contract issues that companies should be wary of when looking at professional indemnity insurance.     

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  • Tauranga City Council vs Harrison Grierson and Constructure

    Posted by · April 09, 2024 11:58 AM · 1 reaction

    This week the High Court of New Zealand publicly released Justice Tahana’s decision on the ongoing High Court case between Tauranga City Council (TCC) and Harrison Grierson Holdings Limited first defendant (responsible for the structural design) and Constructure Auckland Limited as the second defendant (engaged to review the structural design) where TCC claimed a loss of more than $20 million due to a partially built transport hub in Tauranga. The case involves liability issues and breach of duty under the Building Act 2004 (Building Act), as well as claims of breach of the Fair Trading Act 1986 (Fair Trading Act) and negligent misstatement.

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  • Use eInvoicing for faster payments and improved cash flow

    Posted by · March 26, 2024 1:04 PM · 1 reaction

    New Zealand businesses are moving to eInvoicing – and now’s the time to get on board.

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  • Navigating the tough financial climate

    Posted by · March 26, 2024 12:20 PM · 1 reaction

    The New Zealand economy is officially in recession and we know many of our members are doing it tough, particularly small to medium businesses. Here are our top seven tips for navigating the current financial climate.

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  • ACE members shine at 2024 Client Choice Awards

    Posted by · March 20, 2024 3:38 PM · 1 reaction

    We’re a proud partner of the 2024 Client Choice Awards, which recognise best practice in the professional services sector in Australia and New Zealand – and the results are out! 

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