On Thursday, 20 June, a group of students visited the Mahurangi Penlink, in Stillwater.

This event was organized by HiVis as part of the “Girls with Hi-Vis” initiative, which provides female students with hands-on experience, opportunities to hear from inspirational women in the industry, and insights into careers in civil infrastructure, energy, telecommunications, and water industries. The students also visited construction sites, including a new bridge under construction.

The Mahurangi Penlink will be a new seven km highway connecting Whangaparaoa Road and State Highway One, featuring six bridges. The total estimated project cost is $830 million.

During the visit, the students were divided into four groups and engaged in various hands-on activities such as surveying, exploring bridge construction areas, and learning about health and safety practices.

The visit concluded with a lunch and a Q&A session.