August 7, 2019
Instead of building a conventional retaining wall, HGS used high tensile wire mesh and steel anchor nails to stabilise the roadside. Far North District Council (FNDC) general manager infrastructure and asset management Andy Finch said the council was always open to exploring innovative and cost-effective methods of maintaining the district's extensive road network, and this technique had real promise.
September 27, 2018
Hiway GeoStabilization (HGS) is a finalist project in the Institution of Civil Engineers 200’s Favorite Project contest. As part of the competition, industry professionals are asked to vote for the winner and voting closes at 4AM NZT Saturday, September 29.
September 12, 2017
The team at NCTIR (NZTA/Kiwirail) have just released another great video highlighting the work underway on Ohau Point north of Kaikoura. It shows the mammoth task everyone, including HGS, is challenged with.
August 10, 2017
Last November a 7.8-magnitude earthquake caused more than 100,000 cubic meters of rock and debris to tumble down and bury the road below Ohau Point in New Zealand.
May 13, 2016
Barry Cunningham – Hiways Slope Stabilisation and Anchoring manager talks to Geodrilling International.
April 13, 2016
The Mayor of Nelson took time out of his busy schedule to e-mail the project team for an excellent job.
February 10, 2016
Nelson City Council Press Release.
In early 2017, a sub-tropical cyclone ravaged the Far North and Coromandel regions of New Zealand’s North Island. Main roads were affected by under- and over-slips, closing many strategic routes. Houses were swept down hillsides and properties severely affected.