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Closing In

20 October 2017

There are few places in New Zealand where you’d be this excited to get out of the rain. At Ruatāhuna, roofs are going on and walls are closing in allowing the team to work undercover inside. This image shows the Tribal Office building in the foreground, store and café building tucked behind and chalets in the distance. The chalet buildings are closing in nicely, with durable and cost-effective corrugated metal cloaking the roof...

Building the Bones

16 August 2017

Blink and you’ll miss the progress occurring at Te Tii. The team is ripping through the mahi and the appearance of site is changing daily. The ‘bones’ of the structure or timber frame is going up. This is what gives the buildings their shape and stability.  There’s a lot of work involved in getting six buildings framed at the same time so the workers have split into teams.    This photo shows how...

In preparation for the pouring of foundations, a lot of work has been put in by our local team; Saul, Moata, Darryl, Poutewha, Hone, Bonnie, Graham and the team from GRB Construction.   Over the past couple of weeks, Firth has delivered concrete to site for foundations and floor slabs under the Tribal Office, Store and Café buildings at Te Tii. The two and a half hour trip to Ruatāhuna from Rotorua took ALL of...

It’s always an exciting moment when you can say ‘we’re out of the ground’, meaning you’ve gotten through the bulk of earthworks, ground conditions are ticked off and you’re into foundations of the building.    This moment is even more satisfying when your site has been hit by not one, but two cyclones; when the main access road has been closed due to slips and washouts; and when...

Moving the Earth

7 May 2017

The team is moving roughly 500 trucks of soil from Te Tii across the road to create an improved ground layout. This will make for better vehicle and walking access to the new buildings, good stormwater management and useable outdoor spaces. GRB Construction provides leadership and machinery on site, and is joined by eager locals to do the mahi. When grass is stripped from the top layer of site, rainwater could run through the exposed soil,...

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