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World Water Day 2022

World Water Day 2022

Today is World Water Day 💦 and this year's theme is "making the invisible visible." Groundwater is found in cracks and spaces between sand, soil and rocks, these bodies holding water are called aquifers. Groundwater is an important...

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Client Choice Awards 2022 Finalists

Client Choice Awards 2022 Finalists

We are extremely honoured to be Client Choice Award 2022 finalists in three separate categories: Best Built & Natural Environment Consulting Firm ($30-50M revenue) Most Innovative Built & Natural Environment Consulting Firm Best CX...

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International Women’s Day 2022

International Women’s Day 2022

International Women's Day: Break the Bias 🙅🏼‍♀️ Today is International Women's Day. At PDP we are spending this fortnight celebrating and promoting diversity within our workplace with PDPride...

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Big Buddy x PDP 2022

Big Buddy x PDP 2022

Lovely work Welly 😀⁠ ⁠ Our Wellington community support team recently sponsored and helped to run the annual barbeque for the Wellington Big Buddy program 🤸⁠ ⁠ On 27th February Dave Burcher and Steve Sobota held their Big Buddy...

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Phil Hook Combines Work and Surfing

Phil Hook Combines Work and Surfing

Environmental monitoring and high tide surfing - all in a day's work for our Northland team member Phil Hook. Phil does a lot of environmental monitoring work in the Far North, and it just happens that some of it is near some of our most...

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PDPride

PDPride

🏳️‍🌈 PDPride: From 28 February until 11 March the PDP team will be celebrating Pride Month across Aotearoa. We'll share some posts from others we believe are showing great leadership in this space, and within our...

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Contaminated Land Team Working In Sunshine

Contaminated Land Team Working In Sunshine

Our Contam Land team recently had some beautiful days in the Central Plateau (not all fieldwork is on rainy cold days). For this job they were sampling soil to look for lead, arsenic or asbestos, all commonly found near a range of work sites....

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Natasha Bycroft on the Deans’ List

Natasha Bycroft on the Deans’ List

A huge congratulations are in order for Natasha Bycroft for making it into the Dean's Honours List in her final year of study 👏 at The University of Auckland ⁠ The Dean's List recognises students who have achieved a GPA higher than 8.25...

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Working in Wastewater

Working in Wastewater

Thanks to Spartan Construction for this mention and in particular highlighting our "best for project" approach. Our Water Infrastructure team is always on the lookout for new team members. If you'd like to work on projects like the one at...

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Summer Interns 21/22

Summer Interns 21/22

“My time at PDP so far has been a great experience. Coming into my internship I had very little idea of what life in a consulting firm would be like. I have since found myself in an environment where I am learning every day from a group of...

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Christmas Break

Christmas Break

Our PDP team is now on holiday until January 10 - thank you to all our clients, colleagues and contacts for your support this year. However you celebrate this holiday, wherever you are, we wish you a restful summer break. And we give huge...

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Ice-Cream Shout

Ice-Cream Shout

Our lucky Christchurch team were surprised with an afternoon creamy, delicious mood booster. We all headed off to our local scoopers at Rollickin Gelato for some yummy ice cream. It was so good to get outside on such a beautiful day and enjoy...

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Four-Wheeling in Christchurch

Four-Wheeling in Christchurch

Step 1: Ace the 4WD driving training Step 2: Play upbeat classic rock song while driving cross country Step 3: Dreams and life aspirations complete **crosses off task on bucket list** A few of our Christchurch team completed their 4WD training...

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Interns on Site

Interns on Site

Our Water Infrastructure interns in Auckland managed to brave the outside world, away from their home offices and take a trip to visit one of our sites at Waitoa. "Yesterday’s site visit to the Waitoa wastewater treatment plant really opened my...

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NZHS 60th Annual Conference 2021

NZHS 60th Annual Conference 2021

We are so looking forward to the #NZHS60thConference in Wellington.This year we are lucky enough to have 7 presenters to share their recent research and projects, in addition to being a sponsor.Here's our lineup for the week:Troy Brockbank - Keynote...

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The Living Roof Project for Auckland Transport

The Living Roof Project for Auckland Transport

We’re delighted to have been part of this ground-breaking project with Auckland Transport, working jointly with Koru Environmental and Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research to develop designs for living bus shelters being trialled in Panmure and...

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White Ribbon Day

White Ribbon Day

White Ribbon Day, 25 November, is the international day when people wear a white ribbon to show that they do not condone violence towards women. It was started by a men’s movement in Canada in 1991 and has been officially adopted by the United Nations as...

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The Future of Energy

The Future of Energy

The Venture Taranaki Trust Are Ake Future Offshore Energy Forum will be a great few days for all involved with the energy sector, discussions will cover offshore wind, and the potential for wave, tidal, and marine storage. The future of energy...

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Geotech Team Show Off Scala Testing Skills

Geotech Team Show Off Scala Testing Skills

Don't drop the weight... actually do, a lot! Luke and Andy from our Geotech team are completing scala tests where you lift the weight up to the handle, drop it (and repeat), count how many blows per 100mm of penetration - then convert it to...

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Summer Internships Commence

Summer Internships Commence

YTI (Yeah the Interns)!!! This week 11 science and engineering students take a leap into the corporate world and join us as our 2021/2022 summer intern intake. The team are starting off with inductions to our workgroups and learning how to...

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Andrew Susssex in MIQ ready for Antarctica

Andrew Susssex in MIQ ready for Antarctica

Our National Health & Safety Manager Andrew Sussex is into his 8th day in MIQ this week, but he’s going in quite a different direction to many other MIQ inhabitants.  He’s heading to Scott Base next week as part of an expedition to measure...

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