News & Events
Raurimu Spiral recognised with IPENZ plaque
An IPENZ Engineering Heritage plaque was unveiled in April celebrating the engineering achievement of the North Island Main Trunk railway’s Raurimu Spiral. More information on the Raurimu Spiral is available on the IPENZ Engineering Heritage Register
Report reveals Napier-Gisborne rail line ‘sustainable’
In early October 2012 KiwiRail announced it would not repair the extensive damage to the Napier-Gisborne railway caused by a storm over a year ago. The closure of the railway is being challenged by a Business and Economic Research Limited report. Learn about the railway's history and important structures on the IPENZ Engineering Heritage Record.
Heritage Impact 150 Symposium - call for contributors
A symposium is planned for October 2013 as part of the 150th anniversary of the Dunedin Gasworks, and the call for contributions is now open. Information on the Dunedin Gasworks is available on the IPENZ Engineering Heritage Record
Engineering Heritage Australia conference 2013
The 17th Engineering Heritage Australia Conference in Canberra, 17-20 November 2013, will be part of celebrations around the centenary of the city’s naming. A call for abstracts has been issued.
Engineering Heritage project award - call for entries
Engineering Heritage Australia are calling for entries in the Colin Crisp Award 2013. This award recognises excellence in engineering heritage conservation, research, or education. New Zealand entrants are welcome.
New Zealand Historic Places Trust - recently added to the Register
An item of engineering heritage interest has recently been added to the New Zealand Historic Places Trust Register as a Category 1 historic place:
This Otago punt and jetty dating from 1896 has special historical and technological significance as the sole surviving public punt in New Zealand. Information on this item is also available on the IPENZ Engineering Heritage Record
New to the IPENZ Engineering Heritage Register
At its May meeting the IPENZ Engineering Heritage Board confirmed the registration of the Skipper’s Canyon Suspension Bridge. It has been assessed as being among New Zealand's engineering achievements of special or outstanding significance.
Constructed between 1898 and 1901, this structure is important because it is one of the highest and longest span late 19th and early 20th century New Zealand bridges.