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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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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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Hagley Oval was a close run thing

As a citizen of our lovely city and an active participant in the court-hearing brought on by the Hands off Hagley zealots, I was able to witness at close quarters the machinations of these determined opponents as they sought to derail the development of Hagley Oval and if not increase the costs of any development.…

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Safeguarding farming futures through rural land development

Estate planning is often a complex issue for farming families. Transferring control and management of the farm from one generation to the next can be difficult when family members have different aspirations for the land. Our client’s family farm is on the south coast of Banks Peninsula; a stunningly remote location with magnificent sea views…

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Introducing Alex Liggett – Licensed Cadastral Surveyor

Alex was subject to the social and academic life of Otago University but graduated with a Bachelor of surveying degree in 2005. He previously worked at Andersen and Associates specialising in rural property surveys, particularly for government clients, and in large scale GPS positioning surveys. What Alex enjoys most about Fox is the strong team…

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Introducing Lisa Rogatski – Office Administration Manager

If you tried to summarise Lisa’s varied and interesting working life, it might look something like this; golf, cars, sun, sea, beaches and world travel. Before joining Fox and Associates in April 2015, Lisa travelled and worked around the world. She started her career with Club Med and had the good fortune to work in…

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Sculpture on the Peninsula – Nov 6th – 8th 2015

What has more than 70 exhibitors; covers several hectares of farmland and is made of marble, glass, steel, ceramic, stone and wood? The answer is Sculpture on the Peninsula; the South Island’s largest outdoor contemporary sculpture exhibition held at Loudon Farm in Teddington. Fox and Associates is delighted to be a supporter and sponsor of…

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