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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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Helping a Banks Peninsula Community Protect its Indigenous Ecosystems

Kakanui Reserve Up behind Tūtehuarewa Marae in Koukourārata (Port Levy) the Kakanui Reserve rises on the steep eastern slopes of Port Levy. With some of the best remnants of native bush on Banks Peninsula, an early urupā (cemetery) and sacred burial caves, all are now protected and cared for within the 87 hectare reserve. Kakanui…

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Legacy Series: Lake Hood

Through outstanding surveying, engineering and urban design work, we helped create this unique aquatic playground and lakeside residential development. Lake Hood is a lakeside village for a community of people seeking space, tranquillity, waterfront living and a recreational destination for outdoor and water sport enthusiasts. The ability to extract high quality roading metal underlying the Lake…

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Legacy Series: Redmund Spur

Through diligent planning and creative subdivision and engineering consultancy work, we’re transforming the lower Port Hills slopes of Redmund Spur into a highly desirable mix of residential housing typology.   Situated on Cashmere Road, between Hoon Hay Valley and Kennedy’s Bush, Redmund Spur is an exclusive hillside residential development that combines an attractive rural outlook…

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Legacy Series: Broad Oaks

Setting a new standard for hillside development in Christchurch, Broad Oaks includes many new design features and site-specific engineering solutions.   A residential hillside development is never easy. This major 280 section/35 hectare development rising from the Heathcote River to the top of Huntsbury, with the need for two pump houses, two water reservations plus…

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Using 3D Laser Scanning to model the Canterbury University Engineering Building

Lauded as one of the largest building projects in NZ, Canterbury University is undergoing an exciting transformation that will deliver some of the most modern teaching, learning and research facilities in the southern hemisphere. A key project is the expansion and complete modernisation of the Canterbury University Engineering Building. What makes this construction project really…

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