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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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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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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 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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The Press recently featured an article titled ‘Conjuring Space and Freedom’ about a project being undertaken by a group of Christchurch individuals and companies for the benefit of the Christchurch Community. This project is being led by renowned sculptor Neil Dawson (the same person who brought us ‘The Chalice’) and has been hugely supported by…

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Christchurch is very fortunate to have a wonderful facility in the form of Orana Wildlife Park which is New Zealand’s only open range zoo. Orana Park is a place that my family often visit, so we are very excited to see that the zoo embarking upon their most ambitious project in Orana Parks’s 36 year…

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Construction of the latest stage of Lake Hood started prior to Christmas and completion is due in the next month. This stage comprises 22 more residential allotments and the excavation of 5 hectares of additional lake area though this will not be formally open to the public initially as there is no boat linkage between…

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We are excited to announce that the expansion of Lake Hood has started with works currently being undertaken to extract more metal for the Ashburton District.  This will result in an increase to the area of the Lake Hood water are though it will be some time before the new area will be open to…

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All of us here at Fox & Associates enjoy our surveying, and it’s normally pretty standard stuff.  Our field work allows us to enjoy the outdoors and it’s often a pleasant working environment.  However, today’s a bit different.  The local health board required accurate levels in their surgery rooms at Burwood hospital.  We’ve been into the…

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We are proud to announce our appointment as consultants for the Lake Hood Extension Project and are very excited about the prospect of being involved with such a unique development in Canterbury. The current Lake Hood development (Stage I) comprises 150 allotments and 70 hectares of lake. It has proven to be a great asset…

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