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Volume 31 | Issue 1 |Feb-March 2022 Banking the Seed Producing top quality pine tree stock is a key focus for leading forestry company PFOlsen. PAGE 50 Seawall success Isaac Construction was a big winner at the CCNZ awards for its work on the Portobello Seawall project. PAGE 55 Accolades aplenty Stabicraft Marine continues to ride a wave of award accolades and global sales success PAGE 42

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| 3 MANUFACTURING Hybrid Bikes Hybrid Bikes enjoys a supreme ride Kim Newth Frank Witowski: “There were a lot of really strong entrants so being picked as the supreme winner is mind blowing for us.” Like so many great kiwi ventures, award winning Hybrid Bikes started modestly in a home garage in 2017. In this instance, it was a garage at the top of a hill in Nelson, where enterprising engineer Frank Witowski set to work one day designing and building an e-bike for his own use. Having recently recovered from cancer at the time, Frank had been thinking about his health/fitness and what to do next. “I had started looking around at e-bikes but couldn’t find one I wanted so thought I’d try making one instead using my engineering skills. It turned out to be a very cool bike – super lightweight and nimble with a carbon fibre frame - and soon people were asking ‘where did you get it from?’ It was making me fitter so I thought ‘hey, why don’t I make e-bikes for other people too’. The business fell into place from there.” Within six months, TVNZ’s Seven Sharp team had turned up to talk to Frank about his new carbon-fibre kiwi hybrid that was fast gaining traction in the local market against some of the world’s biggest cycling brands. Demand has kept on accelerating and today Frank is busier than ever in his garage, custom making hundreds of Hybrid Bikes at a price point that is affordable for every day kiwi cyclists. Next stop, he says, is Australia with plans underway to start up Hybrid Bikes out of Perth and Brisbane in coming months. In October, Hybrid Bikes was named the 2021 Supreme Winner of The David Awards, New Zealand’s small, home and micro business awards. Judges praised Hybrid Bikes for punching above its weight in a challenging market, while supporting and remaining connected to its local market and staying climate positive. Hybrid e-bikes are today the only climate positive e-bike available in New Zealand, having partnered with eKOS to offset any carbon emissions generated in making bikes. The David Awards’ judges praised Frank’s engineering and entrepreneurial skills and persistent hard work to fulfil his vision. “There were a lot of really strong entrants so being picked as the supreme winner is mind blowing for us,” says Frank. “I think what the judges were looking for was the full package and that’s what we have achieved by creating a unique product from scratch, marketing it and establishing a brand, all in a very short time timeframe.” Along with engineering know-how, Frank was able to draw on past entrepreneurial experience in launching Hybrid Bikes. His previous business ventures include Solar Technology Systems, focused on designing and manufacturing solar water heating systems, (and sold to Sir Steven Tindall’s K1W1 investment company in 2009); and Solar Electric Technology, focussed on Solar PV systems installation. He is also experienced as an international sales and marketing consultant. Hybrid Bikes offers a custom-built range of carbon fibre cruisers, commuters and hard trail mountain e-bikes as well as a nationwide network of service agents. Customer reviews are consistently positive, highlighting Hybrid Bikes performance on factors such as reliability, comfort, power and lightweight strong frames. “People pick the base model but we can modify them in whatever way they want, so the consumer is very much part of the journey. I think this is another point of difference, as we like to spend that extra time with clients and let them design their own bike so they can ride out with a smile on their face. “I’m very fortunate to have Jim Matthews with me too, who had a bike shop for 29 years and is well-known in cycling in New Zealand. He’s retired but has been a great help to me in the business.” Frank is proud that Consumer NZ has rated Hybrid Bikes the second best e-bike brand in NZ three years running. “We’re holding ourselves up there with the biggest brands in the world.” 03 548 1549 L1, 47 Bridge St, PO Box 210, Nelson 7010 Proudly supporting Hybrid Bikes Move Logistics and TNL International are proud to be associated with Hybrid Bikes as one of their key logistics providers around their international requirements. We look forward to continuing the ongoing relationship and association. Contact TNL International Nelson 03 545 9457 Contact Move Logistics 03 546 0099 • Brooks Leather Saddles • Wheels MFG Dropouts & Enduro Bearings • Phillips Accessories • Chepark Sprays & Oils • Jagwire Inner Cables & Outer Casings • Koolstop Brake Pads • DeFeet Cycling Socks • CicLovation Handlebar Grips & Tape • Oils & Grease 10F Sheffield Cres, Christchurch | 03 358 2890 | | NEW ZEALAND WHOLESALER & DISTRIBUTOR OF QUALITY CYCLE PRODUCTS

4 | New life for Amberley landmark Richard Loader The new bottlestore showcases local North Canterbury produce including Waipara wines, strawberries, honey and seasonal nuts. HOSPITALITY Amberley Hotel Fabulously resplendent in distinctive teal exterior colours, Amberley Hotel’s extensive refurbishment has breathed new life into the well-known local establishment while preserving a taste of history and showcasing local wines and produce. Amberley Hotel opened its doors to enthusiastic patrons early October 2021 after a year long project that saw the building stripped back to bear bones and lovingly rebuilt. Once known as The Crown and more recently painted a rather nondescript shade of mustard, the ninety-year-old building shares some interesting history. Back in the day there used to be saleyards right across the road and the Crown was a favourite watering hole for many a shepherd. Often enjoying one tipple too many the shepherds ended up bunking down on one of the upper level bedrooms before making their way back home the following day. Taking from that history, the new bar is called ‘The Crown and Shepherd’ and references to the old Crown Hotel flows through to other parts of the new establishment with the restaurant called the ‘Cork and Crown’ where a heavy emphasis is placed on the delicious wines of North Canterbury. The bottle store is called Crown and Pantry and Hotel Manager James McPherson says the hotel’s owner wanted it to be a place where local North Canterbury produce including Waipara wines, strawberries, honey and seasonal nuts were showcased. “We also have a takeaway bar called the Golden Hat Takeways — so lending from the ‘Crown’ idea, with a leaning to Thai food. But the over arching brand is The Amberley Hotel.” James has been part of the journey since April last year and says the owner wanted to create something new and vibrant, hence the building’s very bold exterior. “The building hadn’t had any investment for a very long time and there was an opportunity to create something in Amberley that attracted a wider cross section of people including families with young children and catering to the growing population, while preserving something of the old history.” Stripping the building right back to its bare bones the hotel was not just refurbished for today but future proofed for the next twenty years. “While the internal hallway on the bottom level remains the same, everything else within reason was changed. “We removed a few walls and put a few new walls in. New flooring was laid along with new wiring, plumbing, sound and fire proofing. The bar has remained where it was but shifted position slightly. “The upper level is all accommodation. There used to be eighteen to twenty rooms, but this has been pared back to eleven.” Four bedrooms are smaller in size, with shared bathroom and kitchenette facilities and may appeal to travellers or truckers opting for a quick overnight stop, or perhaps a wayward shepherd. The other rooms are all larger, each with king-size beds, en-suites and kitchenettes and may appeal to people embarking on a tour of the many North Canterbury wineries or just holidaying in the region. James says the beer garden is a favourite spot for many people, especially on a nice day or evening with the music playing. “It’s all nicely sheltered, showcasing a big mural on the wall about local history.” Designed by Timothy Hogan from Christchurch practice, Intrados Architecture and built by Cheviot based GH Builders, Amberley Hotel’s new lease of life was a massive undertaking. “The builder suggested it might have been easier and cheaper to have demolished the building and started again but the owner wanted to retain the solid bones of the historic building.” Showcasing the food, wine and hospitality of North Canterbury, Amberley Hotel is more than just any old generic pub. “It’s a place for locals, the local sports team, families and older people wanting somewhere comfortable to have a nice time,” says James. CHOOSE THE EXPERTS GET IT DONE RIGHT THE FIRST TIME Heat Pumps & Air Conditioning • Ventilation • Mechanical Services Refrigeration • Design & Build Support • Hire • Building Warrant of Fitness & Maintenance Plans 81 Main North Road, Woodend 0800 23 23 03 opt 1 P R O U D T O S U P P O R T A M B E R L E Y H O T E L Member Electrical Contractors Association of NZ MASTER ELECTRICIANS | 021 279 6080 | • DOMESTIC & COMMERCIAL WORK • INSTALLERS OF HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEMS • DATA INSTALLS p: 03 218 6179 e: w: Ross Jackson Partner Proud to support Amberley Hotel Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors At McCulloch + Partners we are a local business run by local people. We pride ourselves on being friendly, accessible and experienced accounting specialists no matter the industry you’re in. Contact us to take advantage of our modern approach to accounting and business expertise 394 Blenheim Road Upper Riccarton, Christchurch Proudly supporting Amberley Hotel

| 5 HOSPITALITY Amberley Hotel Photos: Richard Loader Not just a pub. Restaurant, accommodation, entertainment, and a sense of community all under one roof. 84 Carters Road, Amberley 0800 023 929 • Managed IT Services and Support • Cloud Computing and Modern Workplace • Cyber Security and Risk Management • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery • Physical Security – Alarms and CCTV • Retail and Manufacturing Technology Specialists INNOVATIVE I.T. SOLUTIONS YOU CAN RELY ON Proud to support Amberley Hotel. Amberley Hotel’s extensive refurbishment has breathed new life into the well-known local establishment while preserving a taste of history .

6 | Redevelopment strikes perfect balance Richard Loader The Greenway is a pedestrian and cycle friendly shared pathway that runs through the CBD from almost Hagley Park to several blocks past St Asaph Street. “The overall result is even better than we expected and it has set us up for the future. The Greenway has been tastefully planted by Otakaro with native pungas and ferns and is a really nice space.” to page 8 Team Hutchinson Ford CEO John Hutchinson has a new passion in life. With an open door policy John just loves hearing all the positive things that customers are saying about Team Hutchinson Ford’s new customer friendly redevelopment of its prime Tuam Street site, complete with pedestrian and cycle Greenway. The recently completed extensive redevelopment was driven by the Government’s decision to construct the city’s Greenway through the site, under Earthquake Recovery legislation. The Greenway is a pedestrian and cycle friendly shared pathway that runs through the CBD from almost Hagley Park to several blocks past St Asaph Street. Following the earthquakes, the Government’s initial plans for the city removed all car dealerships from the central city in favour of creating a campus style look and feel to the city, says John. “We had been on the Tuam Street site for one hundred years under the names Ford Motors Canterbury, Hutchinson Motors and Team Hutchinson Ford. “I’m the third generation to be managing the business and so we were deeply passionate about staying. “We were eventually given the greenlight that we could stay but with the Greenway dissecting our business, running from Colombo Street through to Manchester Street.” Effectively, a nine-metre wide public pedestrian and cycleway now separates the 1970s showroom building from the heritage listed workshop building designed by iconic architect Cecil Wood. Embracing the idea of the Greenway, John and his team could clearly see how it would give the business a uniqueness and worked on achieving the best outcome, making its section of the Greenway as interesting as possible. Built from beautiful old timber, the old roof trusses of the old historic building cover part of the Greenway, adding appeal and acting as a time tunnel. Adding to the historical note, five large graphic panels will be installed in the Greenway explaining Team Hutchinson Ford’s journey on the site. “The overall result is even better than we expected and it has set us up for the future. The Greenway has been tastefully planted by Otakaro with native pungas and ferns and is a really nice space. “ DEVELOPMENT Team Hutchinson Ford “Your Canterbury-owned Construction Partner” . i i . . ‘Working with and alongside Team Hutchinson Ford as their construction partner during this significant remodelling project’

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8 | DEVELOPMENT Team Hutchinson Ford New space gets the thumbs up from page 6 The addition of a Ford Performance Car showroom facing back onto the Greenway enhances the magic of the redeveloped site. “Within 15 minutes of the Greenway being opened to the public one of our sales team went out and shook the hand of a passerby and said ‘congratulations, you re the first member of the public to walk on our greenway.’ There has been a steady stream of people every since. It’s been amazing to see.” Deconstructing the building to accommodate the Greenway was a complex project. Designed by New Plymouth based architectural practice Boon Ltd, the redevelopment project was carried out by Higgs Construction and included the restoration and seismic strengthening of the workshop building. “We have rebuilt the façade facing onto St Asaph Street, and added our old name ‘Hutchinson Motors Ltd’ in old period font. So we have really done a good job at preserving the history. We have also renovated, strengthened and extended our showroom and administration building by adding a glazed area at the west end and adding a large cantilevered roof for a service entrance.” The addition of a Ford Performance Car showroom facing back onto the Greenway enhances the magic of the redeveloped site. Currently two new Mustangs take pride of place but John says the intention is to include a regular rotation of rare old Fords as well. Thinking innovatively, John has added a small workshop themed café called Parts and Labour that opens onto the greenway, adding more interest. “The project was always going to be complex and the two COVID lockdowns certainly didn’t help, delaying the project completion by about six months,” says John. “But overall the project went very smoothly especially when you consider we stayed fully operational throughout and relocated our service department offsite. Higgs’ Project Manager and I worked closely together on a daily basis. He had a calmness about him that really worked with me. I’m really thankful to our staff who continued to do their jobs, sometimes in very trying conditions. Also our customers have been very understanding. Things like our service entrance has changed more times than I can remember which must have been so confusing for them.” Proud of Team Hutchinson Ford’s heritage, John says remaining on the site was of utmost importance to him. “We believe we have the best car site in Christchurch with all the new development that has gone on around us. We also believe the central city vehicle franchise dealers are an integral part of the city’s fabric. We service forty to fifty cars a day so at least forty to fifty to fifty people come into the central city each day and often head into town to go shopping. We also have over sixty staff onsite who shop in the city. So we create activity. And all franchise dealers do that.” CALL NOW: 0800 TEAM 111 PROVIDING PROMPT ELECTRICAL SERVICES AND SKILLED WORKMANSHIP CHRISTCHURCH WROUGHT IRON LOGO 11BMidas Place (off Annex Rd) Christchurch, P 339 7277 EXCEPTIONALWROUGHT IRONWORK – CRAFTED WITH PASSION Looking for an intelligent perspective? ARCHITECTURE INTERIOR LANDSCAPE URBAN DESIGN DEVELOPMENT BUILDING COMPLIANCE PROJECT MANAGEMENT “Proudly working together with Team Hutchinson Ford .” Phone: 03 983 5500 Your Business, Your Industry, Your News. DO OUR READERS KNOW YOU EXIST?

| 9 Leading the way in reducing emissions Richard Loader CIAL Initiatives include switching to electric vehicles, ground source heating to replace diesel generators, sustainable procurement guidelines, LED lighting, waste minimisation and internal carbon budgets to drive behavioural change. DEVELOPMENT Christchurch Airport - Sustainable Business Network Awards P 03 365 4328 E W We have enjoyed a long standing relationship with CIAL and have navigatedmany key projects with them. We seek to unlock project potential across any sector, scale, complexity and vision. From strategic planning tomanagement and delivery, we work with a highly relational style across every phase of the project lifecycle from inception to handover. Greater Project Possibilities Entering the highly regarded Sustainable Business Network (SBN) awards last year provided Christchurch Airport (CIAL) the opportunity to share its sustainability journey. The company was rewarded with being selected Finalist in three categories — Climate Change Leader, Climate Action Innovator, and CEO Malcolm Johns aptly acknowledged as Sustainability Superstar Finalist. Sustainability Transition Leader Claire Waghorn says being selected as Finalist in not one but three categories was one of those ‘shivers’ moments. “Each award notification came through in a separate email,” Claire says. “When the first one came through I got up and told the whole team. By the time I got back to my desk the next one had come through. It was very exciting. Reading through the other Finalists in the same categories was phenomenal. - to sit alongside these wonderful groups was a privilege.” Selection as Climate Action Leader finalist recognises the leading role CIAL is playing to help airports reduce emissions. In 2020 Christchurch became the first airport in the world to be awarded the highest standard of Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA). Since then it has run decarbonisation workshops for airports around the globe, including USA, Europe, Asia, Pacific and Australia, as well as assisting local regional airports. Claire says decarbonising the aviation industry is critical to the future prosperity of primary produce exports, the tourism and health sectors and is intertwined in the supply chains of almost every business in New Zealand. “It has been a privilege to talk to colleagues around the world about what we’re doing in our small part of the world.” The airport plans to get its own operations to zero emissions by 2050. It is currently tracking 52% ahead of its science-based target for Scope 1 and 2 emission reductions. Scope 1 refers to onsite use of fossil fuels, while Scope 2 refers to purchased electricity. Initiatives include switching to electric vehicles, ground source heating to replace diesel generators, sustainable procurement guidelines, LED lighting, waste minimisation and internal carbon budgets to drive behavioural change. “Scope 3 refers to supply chain, and our projects now look at how we can expedite the decarbonisation of airlines,” says Claire. “For example, we’ve installed electric chargers for planes.” Finalist in the Climate Action Innovator category reflects CIAL’s switch to clean energy for industrial heating and cooling, which has dramatically reduced its energy consumption, emissions and operational costs. CIAL has replaced its diesel-powered generators with ground source heat systems that harness artesian water flowing underneath the Canterbury plains to both heat and cool its buildings. Claire explains this has been the single biggest carbon reduction project undertaken by the airport. “The technology was first created for our Integrated Terminal Building in 2014 and later introduced into the International Arrivals area of the terminal, where it has been fully operational for more than eighteen months. In just twelve months, the system eliminated about one thousand tonnes of emissions. That means the airport has reduced its Scope 1 emissions by 85 percent — a target it has hit fourteen years ahead of schedule.” Various Christchurch projects are following the airport’s example and are now incorporating artesian-based heating and cooling systems. Claire says convincing CEO Malcom Johns to put his name into the hat for the Sustainability Superstar award was no easy task and he took quite some convincing. “Malcolm is very good at talking about what his team does and how wonderful we are, but quite reserved in terms of his own piece. It really was a great moment when his selection as Finalist came through, and clear affirmation it was not just us who think he does a great job. Malcolm demonstrates extraordinary leadership at the airport, and sustainability is a core part of what we do as a business. He is firm that all decisions and projects have to be good for people, planet and prosperity — all boxes must be ticked.” Malcolm is a founding signatory and member of the Climate Leaders Coaltion Steering Group, an influential group of large Kiwi businesses primed for action on climate, and the Chair of the APEC Business Advisory Council Climate Leadership for Businesses Task Force. Claire says there were three key reasons why the airport team entered the SBN awards. “The aviation industry is a challenging sector for sustainability. If we can achieve sustainability, everyone can and should. Sustainability only works if everybody gets on board to address our climate to regenerate our planet. Which is why we take an open source approach and offer other businesses everything we have learned, so we can all benefit.” Entering the awards was also a way of recognising CIAL’s core value of sustainability and looking after the planet. “The people who work here are primarily big lovers of the South Island and the outdoors. They all really believe we live in the greatest place on the planet and need to love and protect it. Being part of decarbonising aviation and ensuring we leave the planet in a better state for future generations is a big motivator for why people come to work here every day.” Finally, Claire says the awards ceremony is such a positive celebration of genuinely lovely folk across New Zealand, all doing wonderful things to contribute towards sustainability and a better world.

10 | Low-carbon lifestyle at Clearwater Kim Newth Clearwater Quays is coming to market in the first and second quarter of this year. DEVELOPMENT Red Stag Investments: Clearwater Quays Just 15 minutes north from the heart of Christchurch, Clearwater Resort is renowned for its immaculate grounds, beautiful lakeside villas and 18-hole championship golf course. The resort is now home also to new luxury apartments that lead the industry on low carbon living. Called Clearwater Quays, the new five-storey apartment building is a stunning example of what can be achieved with aspirational ‘mass timber’ construction. Here, natural New Zealand timber has infused the entire project, both structurally and aesthetically. Coming to market in the first and second quarter of 2022, these generously sized north-facing lakeside apartments, designed for easy living, are sure to sell fast. Partners in this unique co-investment project are Red Stag Investments Ltd and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), which is seeking to encourage greater use of New Zealand grown timber for the good of the economy and the environment. As the only renewable building material available and a natural store for carbon, responsibly sourced wood has a big part to play in helping to tackle climate change. The production and processing of wood also uses much less energy – called embodied energy - than most other building materials. Clearwater Quays is an exemplar of how to use wood for good: the building has a timber structural frame and floors of cross laminated timber (CLT) panels. Even the lift is timber framed. Open days for industry professionals have been held as construction has progressed. Designed by Pacific Environments, the building - with two apartments per floor – is visually stunning and highlights how timber brings both beauty and strength to a project. An outstanding design feature is a curving sculptural staircase that complements the linear southern facade. “We’ve had construction managers, engineers and architects coming to take a look and some have even put existing development plans on hold because they now want to go down this sustainability pathway in future,” says Marty Verry, Red Stag Group CEO. “It has been incredibly effective as a way to inform and inspire people.” Red Stag Investments is a company with deep roots in forestry, wood processing, pre-fabrication and property development. With both sawmill and a CLT factory in Rotorua, along with a frame truss and prefabrication plant in Hamilton, Red Stag is influential in the timber industry and produces nearly a third of structural timber in New Zealand. By using logs sourced from sustainably-certified forests and running a carbon neutral production site, its timber operation also sets a high benchmark for environmental performance. This is a key focus across Red Stag’s investment portfolio. “At Clearwater Quays, we have been sharing the knowledge, plans, costings and carbon performance so that when regulations come in to restrict carbon per square metre we’ll have a template to show how to do it. “We’ve been talking to a number of engineers, quantity surveyors, architects and developers who are already moving in this direction and we know of other mass timber buildings going up that are five to eight storeys high.” “We find engineered timber is also faster to build with and is more cost effective than steel and concrete and, with regulations coming in over the coming years to restrict the amount of carbon per square metre in order to get a building consent, there is even more incentive to use these products; we are certainly seeing more people starting to get on board.” LIFEGUARD® TEMPORARY POWER AND LIGHTING PROUDLY SUPPLIED BY JACKSON INDUSTRIES | 0800 543 348 See our full range here LG9 TPL® MASTERelectricians 03 337 1994 SERVICES FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS CHARGED RISER SYSTEMS FIRE EXTINGUISHERS FIRE HOSE REELS BUILDING WARRANT OF FITNESS SPECIAL HAZARDS FIRE SYSTEMS PASSIVE/FIRE STOPPING LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED WITH 150+ YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE INDUSTRY. Owner / Director – Phil Tompkins C: +64 027 506 8501 | P: +64 (3) 354 0085 | E: Construction Consultant | Project management | Construction Management Proud to be supplying Project and Construction Management services for the Clearwater Quay Apartment 43 years of experience in the building industry from heavy commercial to high end luxury homes.

With its focus on technical carpentry and a progressive ethos, Kobe Construction has been the ideal building contractor for the exciting Clearwater Quays apartments development. The team has completed the ve-storey building to an impeccable standard that beautifully demonstrates the exciting potential of mass timber construction. Blair (‘Blu’) Tipler, Director of Kobe Construction, has a comprehensive international background in high end projects. Since launching Kobe Construction in 2015, he has led a determined, passionate team with a reputation for producing exceptional outcomes on premium architectural, commercial and residential projects throughout greater Christchurch and Central Otago. Kobe Construction is already well-practiced in the technical requirements that come with using and installing mass timber componentry, with multiple past projects including a new clubhouse building for the Queenstown Country Club and an exclusive lakeside pool house in Wanaka. Clearwater Quays has taken commercial mass timber construction to the next level. Red Stag Investments Ltd and the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) saw this co-investment project as way to further extend and share learning on this approach with the wider industry, and it is now serving as an industry exemplar. “As far as timber construction goes, this is absolutely revolutionary and represents a phenomenal change in the way we build and operate on site,” says Blu, who observes that mass timber construction means a much cleaner, quieter work site. “Building Clearwater Quays’ core structure only produced around $1800 worth of waste, which is miniscule compared to what you’d expect from a traditional concrete and steel build. If we can minimize environmental and noise pollution e ects for adjacent properties in the area, as was the case here, it’s a huge win too.” With far fewer tradespeople having to come on site, there are also ow-on advantages for health and safety management. At Clearwater Quays, construction of the core structure only required Kobe Construction’s team of six to screw and bolt everything together, along with a crane crew. “Of course, with this type of building there is a lot of programming and planning up front, but it’s so much simpler once you get to site and start installing – and it looks absolutely fantastic.” Kobe Construction’s team built the apartment building’s structure using components such as cross-laminated timber (CLT), Glulaminated timber and timber portal frames. Along with Red Stag, key suppliers included Concision, TimberLab and XLam. The coordinated digital build approach involved 3D modelling of all building components. “It will be exciting to see how mass timber construction evolves from here, especially given the government’s ‘wood rst’ policy. It’s going to make a massive positive di erence to construction in New Zealand.” Industry interest has steadily grown in Clearwater Quays. A number of open days, held on site as construction progressed, have been well-attended and Blu says initial curiosity has blossomed into much more detailed levels of enquiry. “This project is having a big impact on people’s willingness to understand and engage with this type of construction, including architects who are looking to add mass timber to their design philosophy moving forward.” The coming months will be busy for Kobe Construction, with plans underway to expand into the North Island this year and with projects in the pipeline for Auckland and the Waikato. Kobe Construction leads the way on clean, green building ARCHI TECTURAL | RESIDENT IAL | COMMERCIAL | RENOVAT IONS | COMMERCIAL F I T OUT www. kobecons t ruct i on . co . nz kobecons t ruct i on

12 | DEVELOPMENT Industrial Brake and Track: Zeal Construction New warehouse a major milestone Richard Loader Industrial Brake and Track has a newp urpose-designed warehouse at Rolleston’s IZone Business Hub. to page 14 Industrial Brake and Track (IBT) has just accomplished the latest stage in its 16-year journey with the completion of its purpose-designed warehouse at Rolleston’s IZone Business Hub, on the outskirts of Christchurch City. IBT is a proven supplier of spare parts for New Zealand’s mining, forestry, roading, contracting, quarrying and earthmoving industries and was previously based in leased premises near Christchurch airport. The new building fulfils Managing Director Mike Pearce’s dream of transitioning the business from leased accommodation, to owning his own warehouse premises. Mike says IZone’s appeal was that it was right on the main trunkline, in close proximity to many other commercial businesses and that the land suitable for his business was secured for the right price. Inclusive of land the project cost $1.6 million. The single storey tilt-slab warehouse encompasses 1000sqm, including 140sqm of office space, and is complemented with a 1500sqm fenced outdoor area that will be utilised for parking and the storage of rubber products. “Essentially the new warehouse will stock all the product that we bring into Lyttelton via sea freight in containers. We have MPI clearance so we can unload all of our containers here. “The new warehouse will enable us to have more stock on hand, which will have a direct flow-on benefit to our customers who rely on the availability of parts to keep them mobile and minimise operational downtime.” Led by husband and wife team Kevin and Angela Gardiner and based on the cusp of Christchurch City and Selwyn, earthmoving specialist Gardiner Excavating is well equipped to deliver a diverse range of services to clients throughout the Canterbury region and into the West Coast. Kevin and Angela made the decision to establish their own business in 2006, after Kevin, a born and bred Cantabrian, had spent many years in an excavator cab working for a range of earthmoving companies. “We wanted the personal satisfaction of having our own business, and doing projects our way and to our own high standards,” says Angela. Starting o with one excavator and a truck, the business has steadily grown in size of operation, complexity of projects and reputation. “We now have a team of ive experienced machine operators, with Kevin remaining on the tools too. I’m in the o ice and we work as a good team together.” The company’s diverse range of modern machines including excavators, bobcats, rollers and graders, trucks and trailers, all sorts of earth moving machinery in di erent sizes, enables a diverse range of projects to be undertaken. Those projects include the preparation and inish driveways; the installation of culverts; site preparation; Gardiner Excavating farm tracks; rural work, commercial and residential foundations, carparks and roading. Along with Zeal Construction’s projects, Swimming pools, new housing and farm projects are currently keeping the team very busy. “Our core customer sectors include builders and building companies, farmers and commercial construction companies,” says Angela. “We’ve worked with Zeal Construction for the past year now and have a number of projects with them currently in progress. One of those projects is the Industrial Brake and Track project, which involves the earthworks for a commercial foundation. It will also include preparing carparking, curb and channel.” Working within the earthmoving business from a young age, Kevin brings vast experience and a deep sense of quality to his work. Building relationships with his customers and other contractors has been a key to the success of the family owned and operated business. “People can deal directly with Kevin as the owner and be con ident that they will get straight answers and that the job will be done right. He o ers a very personal and high quality service. Much of our work comes from referrals and repeat business from satis ied customers. A good number of our customers have been with us from the start of our operation.” Kevin 027 32 32 707 | | Site Excavation Site Preparation Section Clearing Shingle Deliveries Concrete Removal Rock Breaking Screened Soil Mobile Soil Screen SERVICES PROFESSIONAL AND EFFICIENT SERVICE GARDINER EXCAVATING: WE DELIVER QUALITY

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14 | DEVELOPMENT Industrial Brake and Track: Zeal Construction New facility a milestone for expanding business from page 12 Mike Pearce: “The Rolleston location presents a number of advantages to us and our customers”. “We’re committed to lowering the customer’s total parts’ cost and maximizing productivity. We provide a supply on demand service and once an order comes in we use Mainfreight and Mainstream to get the parts to the client on time. We also use DHL for urgent breakdown situations. “We can order from the United States on a Thursday and have it in Auckland on the Monday.” Reflecting on the last sixteen years, the growth and success of the business Mike says it really has been about business relationships built with the customers. “That has been about having the right product when the customer needs it, having the experience to know what the customer requires and knowing what the customer has in his fleet so that the right advice can be delivered. “It’s important that the customer does not over capitalise on parts, especially when after-market/OEM parts can save the customer thousands of dollars as the machine nears the end of its life — we can definitely help with that.” “From here we are pretty much a day to get parts and machinery to any location in the South Island. There is a lot of activity here and that will also attract business. So the location presents a number of advantages to us and our customers.,” says Mike. The design and build project commenced April 2021 and was completed on time in November 2021 by Christchurch based Zeal Construction. “They are a couple of young guys who are pretty motivated,” says Mike. “I told them what we wanted and the money we had available. “They took me around previous projects they had undertaken and that helped shape the general design. I said to the owner of Zeal, that I wanted the project done on time and he said, ‘I will get it done on time.’ “Before the tar-seal went down there was a lot of rain during November and Zeal brought in a helicopter to hover over the sub-base before they could put the seal down. “If they didn’t do that it would not have gone down till after Christmas. The whole project went really smoothly and there was great communication from Zeal. “We had a project foreman reporting to us every week. It was like a well-oiled machine really.” Mike founded IBT in 2006, following a sixteen-year background working in the industry for other companies. From its early inception as a small one man operation the business has steadily grown through satisfied customers and word of mouth, acquiring key customers and overseas suppliers. “We now have 1000 account holders from Kaitaia to Invercargill, a team of seven, a branch in Tauranga close to the Port and we handle about $1.6 million worth of stock each year. Ninety-five percent of our product is imported. “We import steel and rubber track gear, diesel engine parts, after-market parts of Caterpillar, Volvo and Komatsu machinery. Our undercarriage is the steel and rubber and includes machines from one-tonne up to 100 tonnes.” IBT offers the best high-quality undercarriage replacement parts while giving customers the ability to obtain significant savings to reduce repair cost on their machine by using after-market parts. Commercial Design & Construction Specialists 021 0255 6439 6/1 DoricWay, Islington Christchurch 8042 MOVING THE EARTH IS OUR BUSINESS, TOO DHL EXPRESS HAS THE EXPERTISE YOU NEED »áàæÓÕæ áà× áØ áçä »×äæÛý×Ö Áàæ×äàÓæÛáàÓÞ Ëâ×ÕÛÓÞÛåæå æáÖÓë I 0800 800 020 0800 080 189 • Prompt Service • Commercial • Backflow Prevention • Alterations • New Housing • Maintenance Work • Drain Laying Services • All Areas of Plumbing FULL PAINTING & DECORATING SERVICES FOR YOUR RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL PROJECTS

| 15 DEVELOPMENT Selwyn District Council: Te Ara Ātea Te Ara Ātea makes its mark in Selwyn Kim Newth Te Ara Ātea has been planned and designed as the new manawa – the heart and soul – of Rolleston. Selwyn residents have a wonderful new space where they can come together as a community to learn and connect with one another. Called Te Ara Ātea, the new 2200sqm multi-functional civic centre on Tennyson Street in Rolleston opened on 2 December 2021. Rolleston’s town centre is undergoing a transformation in response to ongoing fast growth in the district with this latest $22.69 million project leading the way on vibrant community development. In the year to June 2021, Selwyn saw the largest population growth in the motu with the number of new residents outstripping the country’s largest cities. Te Ara Ātea has been planned and designed as the new manawa – the heart and soul – of Rolleston and the wider district. Te Ara Ātea means ‘the unobstructed trail to the world and beyond’, the name having been gifted to the community by Te Taumutu Rūnanga which worked in partnership with the Selwyn District Council on this project. Over summer, there is plenty to explore in the changing heart of Rolleston, starting with the area around Te Ara Ātea where there are sensory landscaping features (including outdoor instruments, a musical walk and water features), food gardens, sculptures and local art. Nine local schools were involved in creating feature poles and decorative mosaic tiles for this colourful area that stimulates all the senses. Designed by Warren and Mahoney and built by Armitage Williams, with internal layout and design by Wellington exhibition and experience design agency Workshop e, Te Ara Ātea is an open invitation to Selwyn residents to explore, create and discover. The two-floor layout includes a well-resourced modern library; a treasure box of local history and nationally significant taonga (Te Waka huia); a space for performing arts, exhibitions and events (Te whare tapere); a craft and creative space equipped with the latest technology including 3D printers, robotics, games and music equipment (Wāhi Auaha); and a workshop space to create and construct with tools and machinery (Wāhi Waihaka). Community rooms are available for events and group meetings. Among many highlights is a video projection wall that is the largest in the country. Mayor Sam Broughton describes the opening of Te Ara Ātea as exciting for the district, noting that it represents the culmination of seven years of planning. “The unique and rich experiences contained in this space tell our collective stories – a marker of where we’ve been and our shared journey towards the future,” he says. Te Taumutu Rūnanga Chairperson Liz Brown has praised the new facility as being a true testament to the vision and dedication of many and welcomes it as a celebration of the district’s shared heritage and a vehicle for forging new trails. “Te Ara Ātea is an example of partnership in action,” she says. “Working hand in hand with council, we have created a facility that celebrates the best of both worlds and recognises the strength of working together for our communities.” Functioning as a home for the arts in Selwyn, Te Ara Ātea was launched in style with four major visual artworks from prominent Canterbury artists Hannah Beehre, Areta Wilkinson and Mark Adams, Piri Cowie and Nathan Pohio. A stimulating and engaging programme of events and workshops is available at Te Ara Ātea in 2022. (Check out Selwyn Libraries ‘What’s on’ page). Poised to further enliven Tennyson Street as part of the ongoing Rolleston town centre revamp is a private development called Rolleston Fields that will feature a retail precinct, bars and eateries, a covered weekend farmers market, food hall, health and wellness offerings, and an entertainment and cinema complex, all surrounding a town square. Work on the new town centre, located on the site of the existing Rolleston Reserve, began in 2020 and will be built in stages over coming years. Other community spaces planned include an amphitheatre, youth zone and refreshed park area in the remainder of Rolleston Reserve. 88 College Hill, Freemans Bay, Auckland Izzard Design is a leading interior design studio based in Auckland, New Zealand. Each project is defined by a diligent attention to detail and innovative design. Meticulous curation of materials and furniture are hallmarks of the studio’s considered style, flowing from one room to the next. +64 (09) 379 8884 CANTERBURY’S FIRST CALL FOR CONCRETE SERVICES Contact us for: Concrete placing | Finishing services | House foundations Shed floorslabs |Concretepreparation|Boxingservices | Driveways|Patios|Paths GET IN TOUCH FOR A FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTE CALL NOW ON: 027 849 7133 WWW. JCBCONTRACTING .CO.NZ