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5 Reasons Why Scooter Racks Rock In NZ!

5 Reasons Why Scooter Racks Rock In NZ!

They’re often overshadowed by their larger, pedalled counterparts, however scooters are back on the scene, and they’re rearing to take over the streets of New Zealand! Every mode of transport deserves to be parked in a safe and secure spot, and with the growing popularity of scooters, it’s time to take charge and provide scooter […]

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National Tree Day: Arbor Day

National Tree Day: Arbor Day

Where would we be today without trees? Nowhere. For as long as we can remember, trees have given us most of our vital requirements as humans- oxygen, food, protection and shelter. Not to mention something beautiful to look at. Now it’s our turn to look after them. Through New Zealand’s National Tree Day, also known […]

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The Beauty of a Public Barbeque!

The Beauty of a Public Barbeque!

The sun is shining, friends and family are in sight- it’s the perfect afternoon. If there’s one common theme in the perfect afternoon, it’s the presence of an outdoor barbeque. Meat eater or not, there’s something everyone can throw on the barbie, and nothing can top the taste. Whether it’s beach side, at the local […]

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Transform Sport & Recreational Clubs in your Community

Transform Sport & Recreational Clubs in your Community

The whistle blows, the siren sounds and the crowd cheers. It’s the end of another game, but just the beginning of the ongoing benefits for the community. Sport has the power to break down cultural and social barriers, and unite a community in more ways than one. It encourages social activity, good sportsmanship and an […]

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Buying Guide: Public Litter Bins

Buying Guide: Public Litter Bins

Public Litter Bins: The best option for every space To the average person, a public bin is a simple convenience. It’s the helping hand that should always be present in the right place, at the right time. While tossing our rubbish in a bin may seem like a basic task, without the right tools, the […]

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Why should we try to create great public spaces?

Why should we try to create great public spaces?

Although they may not seem like it in some cases, public spaces are often the centrepiece of any city or town. Without us realising it, they can have a substantial affect on our physical, psychological, and emotional well-being. This is why its important to create public spaces that really work to improve these aspects of […]

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The Metalco lookbook is here!

The Metalco lookbook is here!

Direct from Italy, we have your passport to the latest European style trends and inspiration in street furniture. And we’re bringing it direct to you with a special Inspiration Roadshow! Metalco’s newest lookbook is here and it’s filled with 1000 pages of gorgeous designs that are sure to spark incredible ideas for your latest landscape […]

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Trend Alert: Green Outdoor Space

Trend Alert: Green Outdoor Space

Opening up to a Greener Outlook The Optimisation of Space The home is where the heart is, however what if you could also achieve a feeling of warm-heartedness in the public sphere? Developing safe, beautiful urban areas and building on a sense of community is becoming a necessity in most cities. Multi-use destinations in green […]

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Social housing reimagined

Social housing reimagined

A social housing complex in Milan has achieved an elusive winning formula: comfortable outdoor spaces that are also sophisticated, durable and budget-friendly.

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Spotlight: Metro Tennis Table

Spotlight: Metro Tennis Table

Game, Set, Match! Liven up your workplace, university or the schoolyard with some friendly competition! Urban Effects has designed an outdoor table tennis table that’s perfect for serving enjoyment into an average day. Break time doesn’t have to be boring, and by adding an element of fun, you can implement ongoing physical and mental benefits. […]

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