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  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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust

Fox and Associates is proud to announce our new three year partnership with the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust (BPCT) as a gold sponsor of the BPCT’s covenanting programme. We’ve had a long association with Banks Peninsula; from our many Banks Peninsula-based clients as well as our ongoing sponsorship of the biennial Sculpture on the Peninsula. This…

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FIG Work Week

At the start of May, Fox and Associates had the pleasure of being involved in the 78th FIG Working Week. This exciting week-long conference brought together over 650 surveying and spatial professionals from all over the globe. FIG, short for Fédération Internationale des Géomètres or International Federation of Surveyors represents the interests of surveyors worldwide.…

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