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Our Innovative Tasman River Project

Tasman River Project

River management is a hot topic at the moment, and Local Authorities throughout the country are grappling with the challenge of accurately modelling large areas of riverbed in the most cost-effective way. Traditionally this modelling has been based on cross-sections of the river corridor measured at specified intervals along the river. This is a time-honoured…

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Island Hills – Converting Useable Farmland into Freehold Titles

Converting Useable Farmland into Freehold Titles There’s nothing the Fox team likes more than a challenge, and the Island Hills Tenure Review was quite a big one. Island Hills was a 5400-hectare farm in the High Country west of Culverden in North Canterbury. It was one of around 300 so-called pastoral leases which were spread…

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Working with the Ferrymead Aeronautical Society

Something we love about working at Fox and Associates is the diverse range of interests across the team, from windsurfing to drag-racing to fishing. You can imagine that the lunchroom discussions are often fascinating and wide-ranging. One of the team has a slightly unusual hobby that has great synergy with their surveying work. For over…

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Establishing new walking routes in Canterbury

Helping to establish new public walkways in CanterburyLike many kiwis, the team at Fox & Associates are enthusiastic about the great outdoors, be it hunting, stand-up paddleboarding, tramping or simply walking. We are always keen to do work in our playground and so we are excited to be helping to establish new public access routes…

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And the winners are… | NZSEA Technical Excellence Awards

NZSEA Technical Excellence Award

NZSEA Technical Excellence Award Winners 2019A highlight of 2019 was our win at the NZ Spatial Excellence Awards. We are the proud recipients of the Technical Excellence Award for aerial mapping for disease detection in potato crops. Thanks to the Fox Team, our client Resson and to the NZSEA for this phenomenal award! To learn…

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Meet Bathycat – USV Technology

Our new unmanned survey catamaran designed to complete bathymetric surveys From air to land and now water! As specialists in land and aerial surveying, we’re delighted to announce that we can now complete water spatial measurement surveys. Bathycat is a portable unmanned survey catamaran designed to complete bathymetric and hydrographic surveys. For those unfamiliar with…

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UAV LiDAR – making the invisible visible!

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 to digitally remove the thick Guatemalan…

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Legacy Series: Shearwater Lodge

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 wilderness eco-lodge situated on Puhi Peaks Station,…

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Legacy Series: Taiora QEII Recreation and Sport Centre

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 a 25m competition pool with an innovative moveable floor, learn…

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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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