22 November 2013
We are delighted to announce that our Principal GIS Consultant, Kurt Janssen , became a father for the first time yesterday. Kurt's partner, Bridget, gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Theo. Kurt will be out of the office for the next two weeks while he and Bridget are getting used to the demands of parenthood. We wish Kurt and Bridget all the best with their new arrival. In Kurt's absence, please contact Steve Abley .
14 November 2013
The Engineers without Borders bike stand competitiion, sponsored by Abley Transportation Consultants, and judged by Jeanette Ward attracted a healthy number of entrants. Entries ranged from the asthetically pleasing weta shaped bikestand to the most innovative tree hugger design. The overall winner was judged to be Daniel Smith with his circle design bikestand which most closely met the design brief.
8 November 2013
Abley entered a team – The Buchan-eers – into the recent Powerslide competition held in Christchurch. Powerslide is an exciting sporting activity developed as part of the SCAPE 7 Public Art festival. It comprises of a giant inflatable sports field and saw players in the attacking team running across the surface of the field and diving through a slot to score points. Meanwhile, the defending team is underneath the surface working to manipulate the field to make it difficult for the attacking team to score. A great test of fitness for our Buchan-eers, who proved too strong in the final.