Dubai Calling

Two New Zealanders are at the forefront of a massive property boom currently happening in Dubai. The United Arab Emirates is spending £140 billion to transform the city into an ultra-modern capitalist powerhouse, the business and leisure hub of the Middle East. Bruce Munro’s BRM Construction Dubai has produced high rise lift shafts for 65 Dubai projects to date, and now wins 95% of its tenders. Civil engineer Greg Sang is overseeing the $2 billion construction of what will be the world’s tallest building for Emaar Properties. “I think my last job was with the Takapuna City Council,” he remarked to TVNZ. “I was doing water mains.”


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Weta Digital Receives Significant Investment

Weta Digital Receives Significant Investment

Napster co-founder and former Facebook president Sean Parker has invested in film director Peter Jackson’s Wellington-based visual effects studio, Weta Digital, Fortune magazine reports. Weta Digital has contributed work on a number…