It’s not a monumental art installation but actually a weather radar in Hokitika operated by the NZ Metservice.

Our crack “A” team were sent there to apply kea-proof sealant. Most of the southern alps were viewable on this stunning day.

The project was dependent of a good forecast for which, off course, we got inside information on.


Check out the full video of the demolition (and slo-mo) from the multiple cameras we had going.

Just before initial impact a camera caught the base of the 80 ton mast being lifted up by the forward and rotational momentum, making it the worlds biggest “oli”.

Tithe Bay - Radio Mast Demolition

In February this year, the Wellington A-Team were contracted in to design and carry out a demolition blast to fell the Titahi Bay Radio Mast. Here's a short film on how we carried out the blast...

Posted by Abseil Access Ltd. NZ on Monday, 18 April 2016


A steep boulder bank threatened the hydro pipes and new valves at Cobb Powerstation, Takaka.

The Christchurch geoteam set to work starting with 3 weeks of boulder destruction with explosives followed by building twin rockfall catch fences. Installing anchors deep into a slope of marble boulders took quite a lot of perseverance. 

This is the third major geotechnical project we have completed for Trustpower at this unique hydro station.