WSP Opus’ Ben Holland new President of Engineering NZ

29 March 2019 Kate Palmer

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WSP Opus is delighted that Ben Holland, Head of Commercial and Major Project Governance, has been appointed as President of Engineering New Zealand.

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WSP Opus breaks engineering stereotypes

28 March 2019 Kate Palmer

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WSP Opus continues to lead the way in diversity and inclusion as it welcomes a fresh intake of new graduates.

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The aftermath of Cyclone Fehi and Cyclone Gita

20 March 2019 Chloe Brigden

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This time last year ex-tropical cyclones Fehi and Gita caused over $81 million dollars of destruction during their six-week siege of New Zealand’s west coast.

The fury of Fehi and Gita forced the West Coast, Nelson and Tasman regions into a state of emergency; with many communities needing to evacuate their homes due to severe storms, flooding and contamination.

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International Day of Action for Rivers: a celebration of women and rivers

13 March 2019 Chloe Brigden

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March 14th marks the International Day of Action for Rivers - a day (amongst many) where communities band together to celebrate the conversations & initiatives that are happening to support and protect our natural river ways.

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Protecting New Zealand's endangered pekapeka

1 March 2019 Farah Qoulaq

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Today marks World Wildlife Day and an opportunity to dig deeper into the work WSP Opus is doing to help preserve New Zealand’s threatened species and their habitat to ensure that these exist for our future generations.

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WSP Opus asks, “what if we can?”

1 March 2019 Kate Palmer

Future Power city transport

Never one to stand still in the market, leading engineering and design consultancy WSP Opus has started 2019 with a new structure and determination to deliver outstanding value for clients.

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What if we can design our transport infrastructure for a fully electric future?

25 February 2019 Chloe Brigden

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New Zealand is just starting to pick up the pace on its electric fleet; surpassing the 10,000-benchmark last year; reaching 12,195 last month.

The gradual upsurge in demand in Electric Vehicles (EV's) comes partly as an upshot of the Governments pledge to lower New Zealand's carbon emissions by investing in the infrastructure for an electric network. In 2016, the Ministry of Transport (MoT) announced an Electric Vehicle Programme- setting a bold target of 64,000 electric vehicles (EV’s) on New Zealand roads by 2021. At the time, there was just over 1000 EV's on NZ roads.

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Can we change our approach to urban mobility systems

22 February 2019 Kate Palmer


At the Active Living and Environment Conference last week Claire Pascoe, Lead Advisor Urban Mobility NZTA, suggested that we might need to apply some different thinking to address our urban transport challenges.

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WSP Opus harnesses young talent to deliver the future

4 February 2019 Kate Palmer

WSP Opus Cadet 2019

This month 25 school leavers join WSP Opus as cadets through a regional scheme that channel emerging talent into engineering careers. The new recruits will work on transformational infrastructure projects that will reshape and benefit their communities.

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