The Rollercoaster of Bridle Path

  In the east of Christchurch overlooking the Heathcote Valley lies the Bridle Path subdivision. With lush green lawns and stunning pohutukawa trees, the manicured slopes of the old Villa Nova winery site and apricot orchard had for many years captivated the eyes and interests of investors and developers.   The group of potential investors…

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Seven Oaks School – Inspiring, engaging and nurturing young minds

  By David Fox The opportunity to lend my expertise to the Seven Oaks School redevelopment has led to one of my personal favourite projects in recent years. Seven Oaks founder Bruce McIntyre, who became a good friend, had a vision to move the school from its original location in Opawa to a new location…

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Hidden treasures, crouching geese

How Fox & Associates helped Glenwood Farm protect an important ecological and heritage area Behind Akaroa on Banks Peninsula is a very different rural land subdivision. While subdividing rural land into lifestyle blocks is not uncommon, what made this project unusual was the motivation and vision behind it. There was also the discovery of a…

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How 3D laser scanning can help you and your project

Deep in the Seaward Kaikoura Mountain Range lies a unique high country lodge. Located in Puhi Peaks Station, New Zealand’s highest privately owned land, Shearwater Lodge is an exclusive eco resort and welcome sight for those who walk the six hour hike through the Kaikoura wilderness to the lodge. Puhi Peaks Station is also unique,…

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Bringing the QEII Centre Back to East Christchurch

Fox in the field report by Alex Liggett   Taiora QEII Recreation and Sport Centre is a new facility on the site of the original QEII pools and stadium, which were built for the 1974 Commonwealth Games but were destroyed in the 2011 earthquake. The new centre includes a 25m competition pool with an innovative…

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A Hidden Gem of a Waterfall Waiting to be Discovered

Fox in the Field report by Alex Liggett They say that virtue is its own reward, but sometimes you get an added bonus thrown in.   It was necessary for a 500m long title boundary at Glenwood to follow an existing fence, and we had previously surveyed the two ends of the fence. Between the…

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Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

There’s been a lot of talk lately about Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). At Fox & Associates we’ve been watching to see when this technology will enable new or improved products for our clients. The potential is that we’ll have a new way to communicate design proposals (or even create designs) in a…

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Sculpture on the Peninsula – Imagination Transforming the Landscape

Fox and Associates are proud sponsors of the magnificent Sculpture on the Peninsula exhibition, the largest contemporary sculptural exhibition in the South Island. The exhibition attracts both leading and emerging sculptors, who successfully turn the beautiful Loudon Farm in Banks Peninsula into a melting pot of creativity. As sponsors, this exhibition is perfectly aligned to our…

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In the Back of Beyond – Surveying the High Country

Black Hill Station Following the south bank of the Rakaia River and nestled against the Southern Alps, Black Hill Station is located 25 kilometres inland from the Rakaia Gorge. Spectacular in its remoteness, the farm is an expanse of tussock covered terrain, alpine streams and mountainous ranges. Black Hill Station wanted to diversify their farming…

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