9 February

22 News – Feb ’16

2016 is steaming ahead (literally) with temperatures soaring throughout the country. The Christmas break saw the 22 Degrees team spread throughout the globe as far afield as Spain, the UK, Russia, Peru, Egypt and deepest darkest New Plymouth. Now we’re all back on board!

Travel highlights included:

  • Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona “WOW!!!!! Breathtakingly beautiful” – Robert Mannes

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  • Macchu Picchu in Peru “Mysterious, enigmatic, and how the hell did they do it?!” – Alex Davis

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  • Sochi, Russia “First class skiing in the Winter Olympic Capital” – Ruslan Baytemirov

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  •  The Middle East “Donkeys… camels… tombs… and four hours of interrogation at the Jordanian border…fun times!” – Nick Donovan

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Back at HQ

A lot has happened at HQ over the last four months. We celebrated our 15th birthday in October, Daniel Wellington joined our Hydraulics team, and we embarked on the implementation of Union Square – a sophisticated new job and document management software. Union Square logo and make it a hyperlink to their website. If everything goes according to plan we go live with ‘phase one’ in April. The team at Union Square has been terrific to deal with and we’re looking forward to having a lot of extra project management tools at our disposal.

Union Square

Construction of several of our major projects were completed by the New Year including “The Orange” apartments, retail and commercial space in Newton,  and Hopetoun Residences in Freemans’ Bay. The ribbon was cut at several schools  including Tawera College; a state of the art new design offering flexible learning spaces and a modern, comfortable learning environment for Kawerau students.

Projects Labeled

2016 looks like being another great year with a lot of exciting new projects kicking off for us and the construction industry still in top gear. Not to mention we won the SEVENS twice, and beat the Aussies in the ODI series  – so far, so good! And a big pat on the back for several team members who participated in the Auckland Marathon in November. All competed and completed without injury!

This Summer we ran a photo competition inviting clients to send photos of themselves sporting a 22 Degrees tee shirt (given or stolen). The extraordinary creativity of participants has provided us with many mirthful moments – thanks to all the wannabe Annie Leibovitz’s. Our winner was George Reed from 1st Maintenance who took his tee shirt to Lapland with him and it doesn’t look like he ever took it off – judging from the many photos in myriad locations. He won a portable barbecue and a packet of Persil.

Here’s a couple of his hilarious efforts:

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Watch out for our latest quiz – coming your way shortly.

Jennifer Austin Mannes

16 September

22 Quiz #7 – Sept ’15

Quiz FLW

Do you know which architect also dabbled in stained glass and produced this work? Email alex@22degrees.co.nz by the 24th of September– All correct answers will go in the draw to win lunch at Mekong Baby (our new favorite place) OR if you’re out of Auckland a voucher for books or movies – your choice!!!

28 October

Quiz #6 Winners!

Congratulations to Robert Hodgkinson from Hawkins and Chris Meikle from Woodhams Meikle Zhan Architects  for answering last months quiz correctly. They are both off to see the last Hobbit film!

The correct answer was Matamata, and the sign said ‘Welcome Hobbiton’.

Watch this space for a new quiz coming soon!


13 October

22 Quiz #6 – October

Quiz 6Do you know? Email alex@22degrees.co.nz – The first 10 people to answer correctly by Friday October 17th will go in the draw to win a voucher for MOVIE TICKETS and popcorn and ice cream to be enjoyed on a rainy day!

30 June

Quiz #5 Winners!

Congratulations to Matthew Parker from Paul Brown Architects and Graeme Wrack from Brown Day Group  for answering last months quiz correctly.

The correct answer was the the Wedderburn Shed.

Watch this space for a new quiz coming soon!


26 May

22 Quiz #5 – May


Do you know? Email alex@22degrees.co.nz – The first 10 people to answer correctly by Thursday May 29th will go in the draw to win a yummy prize this month! In recognition of our move to Auckland’s busiest café district the prize is lunch at Ponsonby Road Bistro (an award winning establishment) OR if you’re based out of Auckland a bottle of fine Otago Pinot Noir.

21 March

Quiz #4 Winner!

Quiz 4 Winner

Congratulations to Janice Au from Adams De La Mare for answering last months quiz correctly.

The correct answer was Al Khazneh – The Treasury in Petra, Jordan.

Watch this space for a new quiz coming soon!


27 February

22 Quiz #4 – Feb


Do you know? Email alex@22degrees.co.nz – The FIRST person to answer correctly will win a copy of Kevin Macleod’s latest Grand Designs Abroad book!

27 February

Quiz #3 Winners!

Congratulations to Winnie Chou from Young Richards and Tessa Pawson from Peddle Thorpe for answering last months quiz correctly.

The correct answer was the Rockefeller Center in New York City, New York.

Watch this space for a new quiz coming soon!


16 December

22 Quiz #3 – Christmas Quickie


Do you know? Email alex@22degrees.co.nz – the first 5 correct answers received by Thursday, December 19, will go in the draw to win a festive box of truffles and a bottle of fine wine!