Meet our Lizard Man, safeguarding New Zealand's natives.

17 May 2019 Chloe Brigden

Endangered Species Week

Senior ecologist, Mark Yungnickel, has earned himself the nickname Lizard Man for his work protecting our threatened native species.

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Five things you missed at this year’s Stormwater Conference

16 May 2019 Chloe Brigden

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Our water experts came away from this year’s Stormwater Conference – themed Mō Āpōpō (for tomorrow) – buzzing. In case you couldn’t make it, our experts have rounded up their top five pitopito kōrero (short snippets/takeaways).

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WSP Opus young gun wins Stormwater Professional of the Year Award

9 May 2019 Chloe Brigden

Stormwater Josh Irvine

WSP Opus water expert Josh Irvine has been recognised for his ground-breaking work by the industry, receiving the highly regarded Young Stormwater Professional of the Year Award at last week’s Water New Zealand Stormwater Conference in Auckland.

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WSP experts react to the Zero Carbon Bill

9 May 2019 Kate Palmer

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Carole Smith, Director Environment 

“This is landmark announcement that is tackling the issue of climate change head on. It creates an imperative for action that provides an opportunity for dynamic change at all levels and shares responsibility across government, business and society.

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Opinion: Roads don’t cause crashes, human error does

6 May 2019 Kate Palmer

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Leading safety expert Dr Fergus Tate discusses what people can do to reduce the risk for themselves and other road users.

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Redefining Auckland's skyline: 65 Federal Street

30 April 2019 Kate Palmer

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We are thrilled to announce that we will be working alongside our Australian WSP colleagues & ICD Property to deliver the structural and geotechnical design for the building that will redefine Auckland’s skyline,65 Federal Street.

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Integrating Māori perspectives in planning

29 April 2019 Chloe Brigden

WSP Opus NZPI Awards 2018

Leading engineering, design and environmental consultancy WSP Opus is helping future engineers solve tomorrow’s problems with two innovative sponsorship packages.For the third consecutive year WSP Opus has committed as lead sponsor of the New Zealand Planning Institute annual conference, building on more than a decade of support.

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How & why stormwater asset owners should take-action for community safety

24 April 2019 Chloe Brigden

our findings and suggested actions

Saturday 3 June 2017, a young girl in Favona, South Auckland lost her life in an incident involving an uncovered roadside catchpit. The incident marked the second catchpit fatality in five-years - following the death of a man in Wellington.

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Can we improve Auckland’s most polluted waterway?

24 April 2019 Chloe Brigden

Stormwater conference 2019 WSP Opus

Until recently, there has been no set tool or process that can objectively assess and evaluate the suitability of Gross Pollutant Traps (GPTs) in the field of stormwater management. Now, a new methodology devised by WSP Opus and Auckland Council can assess GPTs as a retrofit opportunity at sub-catchment levels. The methodology is currently being tested in Wairau Valley, Auckland - but could be rolled out across wider New Zealand.

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