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Kaikoura Transport Infrastructure

In late December 2016 Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced the establishment of a new alliance, to repair State Highway 1 and the rail line north and south of Kaikoura which was damaged by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on the 14th November 2016.

Higgins is a member of the new alliance known as the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery (NCTIR) with other members which include the NZ Transport Agency, KiwiRail, Fulton Hogan, Downer and HEB Construction. The NCTIR alliance is responsible for the maintenance, operation and restoration of bridges, tunnels, roads and rail links damaged by the earthquake.