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Waiting for the dust to settle The city of Christchurch, New Zealand still finds itself deep in the process of deconstruction. In an era of listed buildings and increasingly dense urban developments that take time to demolish. What effect do lengthy urban deconstruction have on the crane business? Zak Garner-Purkis went to the city to find out.
Land of the long white cloud With a market dominated by secondhand and often smaller machines, New Zealand is often overlooked, but the country plays a leading role in training, and shows how geography can shape a lifting industry. Zak Garner-Purkis visited the local trade association's AGM in Napier, and job sites across the country.
Project round up: Australasia This month, Cranes Today reviews jobs in Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea.
Under-the-hook update This month Cranes Today takes a look at rigging products developed for wide-ranging industries including light construction, oil and gas, and salvage. The Versabar Claw is designed to quickly remove sunken topsides offshore. Other companies focus on lighter loads, such as Pemco, offering a pipe safety hook. For lifting light loads without electricity, we interview Global Track on a new hook for its manual overhead crane.