Watercare about to press go on tunnel boring machine

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 29 Jul 2021, 1:59PM
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(Photo / Watercare)

Watercare about to press go on tunnel boring machine

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 29 Jul 2021, 1:59PM

Watercare is about to press the “go button” for their giant tunnel boring machine, Hiwa-i-te-Rangi.

Hiwa-i-te-Rangi is about to dig her way under Auckland city to create Watercare’s $1.2 billion Central Interceptor wastewater tunnel.

It's an almost 15km underground tunnel that will stretch from Grey Lynn to the Mangere Wastewater Treatment Plant and will clean up 80% of Auckland’s waterways by preventing wet-weather sewage overflows.

Watercare Central Interceptor Executive Programme Director Shayne Cunis joined Kerre McIvor.

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