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NDHB - Bay of Islands Hospital, Kawakawa

Bay of Islands Re-development project is progressing well and ahead of schedule.
All foundations, concrete wall panel, mid floor slab, bottom slab and framing are up.

Projected works into the new year include roofing, joinery and fit-out.

Lakeside Business Park Subdivision

A 65 Ha property situated at Ruakaka Beach and created from a previous sand extraction site. The layout of the subdivision took advantage of a large area excavated to create a lake, which is now used for water sport.


The sections within the subdivision are zoned for industrial, commercial and housing use and range from 1,000 to 5000 m².

Lower Hatea River Crossing – Te Matau ā Pohe 

Built in 2013, Te Matau ā Pohe, a unique, iconic bridge with a rolling bascule 265m fixed bridge span with 25m opening section. 1.2km of 2 lane carriageway, 2 double roundabouts and 1 single roundabout.


Value $32.2m. Construction period 18 months. Delivered by way of Early Contractor Involvement backed up by a Partnering Charter.


This bridge has won a number of international and national awards for excellence in design and construction.

The Town Basin Art & Heritage Trail, The Hub and Bus Shelter

The Rugby World Cup in 2011 saw a flurry of activity at the Town Basin which resulted in the new i-Site and the Whangarei Art Museum art galleries and state of the art storage at the Hub, the bridge canopy, the construction of a bus shelter and turning bay and the Art & Heritage Trail which forms part of the 4.2 kilometre walkway.


The Art Park was previously a boggy field and now is a mounded, grassed, paved and landscaped space featuring sculptures by top local artists and an account of Whangarei’s history along the trail both sides of the Hatea River.


The Canopy Bridge which was previously an old carpark won an international design award and now hosts the Artisan’s Fair weekly over summer and the annual White Plate Dinner.


Griffith’s role as Project Managers was to pull together all the components of the project comprising 255 local people in their businesses in four months to meet the start of the Rugby World Cup and enhance and beautify Whangarei’s Town Basin.

Kotuitui Whitinga Footbridge

Completed in 2014 and the final link in the Hatea Loop Walkway.


A multi award winning structure for innovative design. It also won the Civil Contractors of New Zealand Construction Excellence Award for projects between $0.5M and $5M category in 2015.


A design build contract managed from concept to completion by Griffiths & Associates. Early contractor involvement and design build initiatives used by Griffiths with the Whangarei District Council project manager. Kotuitui Whitinga was built by Northlanders, for Northlanders. The outstanding visual features include the raked piles and cantilevered walkway, raising to a level carousel platform and then falling away in a lazy S bend.  The curves of the bridge mirror the meanders of the river as well as providing a suitable alignment for cyclists at each end.


The main bridge piles and masts were sloped back so as to resemble the traditional Maori digging stick or Ko. The stainless steel screens making up the bridge sides represented a traditional white-baiting structure while the vertical form of the upstream screen mirrored the landscape of the surrounding hills.


Mansfield House, 127 Bank Street
Whangarei 0110, Northland, New Zealand

PO Box 454, Whangarei 0140


Phone: (09) 430 3072


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