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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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Welcome Aboard Fraser

We’re pleased to welcome Fraser McIrvine to our team as field assistant.  Fraser has recently relocated to Christchurch from Queenstown where he gained some experience with a surveying firm. We try and offer our staff a bit of variety in their work, and so far Fraser’s already had a chance to row a boat around…

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Farewell Sam

Last week we said farewell to Sam.  Sam has worked for us since November 2011 as a field assistant along with his other important role as social event organiser. Despite his continual attempts to dominate the social event points table and win the muscle man trophy, it wasn’t until the last event of 2014 (office…

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We’re on the move

Yes, it’s finally happening – Fox & Associates are moving back into central Christchurch. Since the earthquake in February 2011 we have operated from our current offices located in Bishopdale, but the whole time we have yearned to be back near the city centre. During the long search for new offices we found it very…

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Heads in the Clouds

Here at Fox & Associates we’ve recently made a change to how we manage ourselves.  For some time now we’ve used a server based product to track our time and costs, and to do our accounting. This month we’ve made the change to Xero for accounting and WorkFlowMax for project management.  We’ve been contemplating this…

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Development Contributions Continued…

You might have seen our previous blog post on Development Contributions. Last week we noticed this article on the stuff website: http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/the-rebuild/9881655/Smith-wants-curbs-on-developer-tax It does sound like overdue reforms are on their way.  In addition, at this time of year Councils carry out their annual LTCCP (Local Town Council Community Plan) review – which sets the…

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Christmas Review 2013

Here we are in the last few working days of 2013 and amidst the normal rush it’s appropriate to reflect on the year that’s been and look ahead to 2014. We’re pleased that we spent some time this year doing business coaching with Results.com which has resulted in a renewed focus for Fox & Associates…

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How we Measure Up and Minimise Errors

At Fox and Associates we get involved in some huge surveys, monitoring buildings and land for movement patterns.  Most of our monitoring work before the sequence of earthquakes in Canterbury that began in 2010 was for construction projects where we were required to check land and buildings near a construction site for changes.  Movement sometimes…

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Resource Management Amendments 2013

Looks like there is some progress in dealing with our bureaucratic and costly planning system… The Resource Management Act was brought into play in 1991 with the purpose of regulating development and protecting the environment.  It was to be effects based, and so free up and enable development to proceed where the effects on the environment…

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Sculpture on the Peninsula 2013

Venue:  Loudon – the farm owned by Philip and Sarah at the head of the Harbour. Opening Night:  Friday the 8th November and then all day Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th. This is an opportunity to be part of a great weekend.  Seize the opportunity to take yourself, your children, or grandchildren to an artistic…

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