Projects

UAV LiDAR – making the invisible visible!

ORC UAV and LiDAR unit   Imagine discovering ancient Mayan cities hidden for centuries beneath dense foliage in the northern jungles of Guatemala. Sounds like a scene from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. But thanks to a remote sensing and mapping technology called LiDAR (short for Light Detection and Ranging), archaeologists were able…

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Legacy Series: Shearwater Lodge

Shearwater Lodge 3D Laser Scanning   A unique eco-lodge restoration project that enabled the continued protection of an endangered sea bird. Often legacy projects present unique challenges. Shearwater Lodge was no exception due to the remoteness of the site and the comprehensive nature of the work we needed to do. Shearwater Lodge is a luxury…

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Legacy Series: Taiora QEII Recreation and Sport Centre

Helping bring the QEII Centre to East Christchurch   Taiora QEII Recreation and Sports Centre is a new facility built on the site of the original and much loved QEII stadium and pools. These were originally built for the 1974 Commonwealth Games but were destroyed in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.   The new centre includes…

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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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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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Creating Legacies That Go Beyond Land

Orana Wildlife Park’s Great Ape Centre Orana Wildlife Park’s Great Ape Centre is home to New Zealand’s only Gorillas. The arrival of these magnificent Western Lowland Gorillas signalled Orana’s commitment to the international zoo-based breeding programme for this critically endangered species. Bringing the Gorillas to New Zealand required Orana to develop an exhibit utilising a…

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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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Halcyon Development – Kiteroa Place

We are approaching completion of the first stage of the Halcyon development at Kiteroa Place on the Cashmere Hills.  This is the latest in a long line of developments on the hill where Fox & Associates have assisted and we find that these projects always present interesting challenges. This project has proved to be particularly…

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Lake Hood June 2013

Lake Hood is the prime destination for water based activities on the Canterbury Plains.  The purpose built lake is a great destination for a range of recreational uses such as water skiing, wake boarding, dragon boat racing and yachting.  The adjacent residential area offers a selection of high and low density residential and rural residential…

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