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arotahi mag coverpageArotahi is the Māori word for focus, or lens, which speaks to what WSP Opus can provide. We help clients to see the future more clearly and design for it today. Being part of a 48,000-strong network of WSP experts allows us to bring together both our local expertise and global knowledge for our clients.

In this issue you will see how drawing on our network has delivered the 2018 WSP Global Cities Index – A Tale of Our Cities. The index explores how cities are identifying and responding to the challenges they will face in the coming two decades, and beyond. We see how Auckland has performed and where we can learn from around the world.We introduce our new Technical Directors – a role that ensures we continue to deliver technical excellence on projects and keep pushing the boundaries with what we can achieve for our clients.

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Rubberised Cycleways – The Ultimate in Recycling

Rubberised Cycleways – The Ultimate in Recycling


Cycleways are big news right now, with many new urban and off-road projects either installed or underway across the country.

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Community led climate change resilience in Vanuatu

Community led climate change resilience in Vanuatu


Dr Rowan Dixon, Senior Environmental Consultant, WSP Opus, explains how collaboration between business, communities, government and NGOs is delivering positive outcomes.

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Sustain-a-city

Sustain-a-city


Combining cutting-edge technology and industry expertise to put the power of city design in the hands of everyday people Sustain-a-city is an interactive, problem-solving virtual reality game.

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The Waterview Connection

The Waterview Connection


The opportunity to work on a massive, transformational project that redefines the way a city connects, travels and moves doesn’t come along often. For Wataru Okada, Technical Principal - Geotechnical and Tunnels, WSP Opus, working on Auckland’s Waterview tunnel was a dream come true.

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Global Cities Index – are we ready?

Global Cities Index – are we ready?


As we enter an age when humanity’s impacts become dominant in shaping our world, cities provide the biggest opportunity to enhance people’s lives – and the biggest challenge.

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Glocal Pioneers

Glocal Pioneers


Early in 2018 WSP and Opus joined forces as the New Zealand operation of WSP providing a rare opportunity to tell our compelling story.

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Protecting our Living Heritage

Protecting our Living Heritage


Curio Bay Tumu Toka is a small remote coastal settlement in Southland, best known for its petrified forest and resident yellow-eyed penguins, seals and Hector’s dolphins. It’s a major attraction within the Catlins, with around 100,000 visitors per year.

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Five Thoughts on the All-Electric City

Five Thoughts on the All-Electric City


Barny Evans Head of Sustainable Places, Energy and Waste at WSP shares his five thoughts about All-Electirc Cities.

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Rolling out the big guns

Rolling out the big guns


Across a diverse array of disciplines including transport, property and buildings, power, water, environment and asset management, WSP Opus’ team of Technical Directors have vast collective experience, gained on some of the largest transformational projects in recent times – both here and abroad.

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