Strata Group has long been a supporter of the Arts in Hawke’s Bay. The latest is a kinetic sculpture at Haumoana Hall.

The “Elixir of Life” was created by local artists Riks Terstappen and Amy Lynch as part of the Te Matau-a-Maui Art & Heritage Trail.

The 5.5m structure with seven stems curving toward each other and outward, supports spinning light aluminium buds that will twist and turn according to the prevailing wind.

Elixir of Life is one of eight public artworks being commissioned by the Cape Coast Art & Heritage Trust that will accompany the existing discovery panels placed between Black Bridge and Clifton.


Woodford House Founders Walkway Fundraiser

Many thanks to Audrey and Hamish McHardy family for opening up their magnificent home to host the fundraising event which was a resounding success. $160,000 was raised, well above organisers’ expectations. Work on Stage 2 is now in underway.

Strata Group is proud to be sponsors of this fantastic project and look forward to seeing the progress over the coming months.

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Scone River Project, Zero Invasive Predators Ltd

Director Guy Lethbridge and Draughting Technician Andrew Murphy had an unusual few days “on site” flying to the Scone River Bridge inland from Kaikoura to undertake a site assessment.  A couple of months later, Andrew was back again installing the first prototype of the predator-proof gate to prevent possums, rats and stoats crossing the Bridge.

The project is featured in the Zero Invasive Predators (ZIP) Annual Report.



Predator gate to prevent possums, rats and stoats crossing Scone River Bridge.

Predator gate to prevent possums, rats and stoats crossing Scone River Bridge.

One of the more exciting site visits!

One of the more exciting site visits!

New $30m 'black box' apple juice factory commissioned

Congratulations to Apollo Foods on the launch of the Apple Press – a highly innovative food company taking Hawke’s Bay apples to the world.

Strata Group is proud to have been involved in this $30M project as Lead Design Consultants - Structural and Civil and Engineering.

The new product range is available in supermarkets now! For more mouth-watering information, go to http://theapplepress.co.nz

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Rapid Building Usability Assessments following a Hazard Event

On 2nd May,  seven Strata Group engineers attended a training course about how to undertake Rapid Building Usability Assessments (RPA) during a state of emergency. This training covered how the RPA system works to quickly establish usability of buildings and associated infrastructure when functions may be compromised by a hazard event.

This training will prove invaluable to the safety of our team of engineers should Hawke's Bay be faced with such an event  - and our clients can rest assured that our staff can be contacted to act quickly and professionally should the need to assess their property ever arise.



Hastings Boy's High School 1st XV ready for another exciting season

We're proud to be sponsors of this talented bunch of guys again this season.

HBHS has a sharp side again this season and are currently in Fukuoka, Japan at the World Youth Rugby tournament, an invitation they won by winning the NZ comp last year. They won the ¼ final yesterday, and play the semi against Osaka at 4.30pm tomorrow. And hopefully the final on Saturday at 5pm!

The games are quality grass roots rugby and can be watched live on youtube - search for sanix rugby.

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