In a dawn ceremony in early September the first sod was turned for the sealing of the final 19kms of State Highway 1 at Cape Reinga. Martin Leak has been Project Manager of the $14.5 million works, involving negotiations with the Department of Conservation and local iwi since 2004.

It is a highly ecologically sensitive area with significant restraints on the road alignment which has necessitated working with the designers and the safety engineers to optimize a practical, cost effective solution. Resolve Group was involved in the procurement of both the Professional Services and Physical Works contractors before handing the project over for the construction phase.

We were proud to participate in the ceremony and look forward to reducing dust cloud, potholes and corrugations on this widely used tourist path. The physical work is expected to take three years to complete.