Archives for Engineering and science

This a selection of John’s recent work. All his travel stories are published at:

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  • Healthy Connections July 17, 2013

    Connected Health is a model for healthcare delivery that uses technology to provide healthcare remotely. It “aims to maximise healthcare resources and provide increased, flexible opportunities for consumers to engage with clinicians and better ...

  • Transmission Gully September 10, 2012

    It could be the road that has been longest in planning, and even though it now has the go-ahead, it could still be nine years before a single private vehicle moves along its whole ...

  • Skills shortage July 12, 2012

    A shortage of skills in engineering and related professional areas is affecting the building and construction sector, but opinion is divided about how severe the effects are.

    A lack of experienced seismic and geotechnical engineers ...

  • The sharp edge March 20, 2012

    While most fire engineers are in private practice, James Firestone is with the engineering unit of the New Zealand Fire Service.

    Among other things, his work involves reviewing and commenting on fire safety matters in ...

  • Marine power March 12, 2012

    Marine energy devices could conceivably generate as much electricity as is generated from all current sources. However, while even the most passionate advocates of marine energy agree the full potential of marine energy generation ...