19 May 2022

Dunedin Hospital built with "Hammeroid"

From Lately, 10:25 pm on 19 May 2022

The giant boring machine that will build twin tunnels for the $4.4 billion City Rail Link in Auckland  bears the name of the late Dame Whina Cooper - the respected kuia and Māori rights champion who worked tirelessly to improve the lives of her people.

The giant boring machine that drilled motoway tunnels on Auckland's Waterview Connection project was named Alice and it had a partner, a yellow launching gantry called Dennis.

So it doesnt seem odd at all that the good people of Dunedin have been on the hunt for a suitable name for the massive pile driver thats building the city's new hosptital. 

A competition was launched and a winner has been named 

Congratulations to  Ross Davidson.

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