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

Our history dates back to colonial New Zealand, when the Public Works Department was opening up the country’s notoriously difficult terrain through the combination of national road and rail networks. Innovation, future readiness, collaboration and local knowledge has always been at the forefront of what we do.

Together as WSP Opus we bring something unique to the market. Combining 48,000 global experts with 148 years of unrivalled local knowledge. We call this combination of thinking global and knowing local – glocal.

As Glocal Pioneers we pride ourselves on bringing our clients a richness of local and global expertise, pushing the boundaries and being future ready. Our people are located across the country in the communities that we serve ensuring we are truly invested in the outcomes for New Zealand both for society and environment.

We are now at a defining moment where we can collaborate with leading expertise from around the world on transformational projects that will redefine New Zealand for generations to come.

We are the advisors, engineers, scientists, architects and innovators that with our clients pioneer the infrastructure and environments that matter to Kiwis.

Read more at wsp-opus.co.nz/glocal

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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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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Arotahi Magazine PDF Download

Arotahi Magazine PDF Download


Download a PDF copy of the print version of Arotahi Magazine.

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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-Electric 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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