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First glimpse at the Concept Design for the Christ Church Cathedral.

Newly released Concept Design video shows the impressive Cathedral being reincarnated in all its glory. Video credit: Warren and Mahoney. Yesterday morning was a momentous occasion for the Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Project as they showcased the Concept Design for the reinstated Cathedral and its supporting buildings that will make up the ‘Cathedral Quarter’ in […]

We’re Finalists in the 2020 ACE Awards!

ACE New Zealand have just announced the 2020 ACE Award finalists, and Holmes Consulting (along with Tonkin + Taylor) have been nominated! The ACE Awards celebrate the excellent work consultants and engineers do to create vibrant and sustainable outcomes for communities in Aotearoa. This year the judges were enthusiastic about the standard of the submissions […]

ACE NZ Chief Executive Resigns

This afternoon Chief Executive Paul Evans resigned from his role with ACE New Zealand. ACE New Zealand President, Ian Fraser, sent an email to all ACE NZ members and subscribers this afternoon to let them know Paul had resigned to focus on spending more time with his family. Ian assured “there will be a significant […]

Closing the ‘aspiration gap’

You might have heard about the ‘gender pay gap’ but what about the gender ‘aspiration gap’?   Our very own Dani Paxson, Project Director here at Holmes Consulting (NZ), was interviewed this morning by Radio New Zealand‘s talented Kathryn Ryan for the ‘Nine to Noon’ radio show. Listen to Dani‘s informative, interesting, and on-trend topic interview via the […]

Government Announces the Shovel-Ready Projects

What does shovel-ready mean? On the 18th of August 2020 the government announced 147 shovel-ready projects with a total funding value of NZ $2.3 billion. This comprehensive list of  projects was release by the Infrastructure Industry Reference Group and are considered ‘shovel-ready’, but what does that mean? All shovel-ready projects are physical works that are […]