No rest for CRL Boring Machine

Photography by: Justin Bennett

The new CRL Boring Machine will churn through 1500 tonnes of earth every day, all day, for the next two years

The Deals on Wheels crew attended the unveiling of the new machine, which was named in honour of Dame Whina Cooper. 

Auckland mayor Phil Goff says the machine will create 3.2km of tunnelling over the next two years, working 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will displace up to 1500 tonnes of soil and rock per day.  


"That is really quite remarkable. And the really excellent thing about this is that it is really going to be transformative for Auckland," he says. 

Deputy prime minister Grant Robertson says the machine will be working on arguably the largest project in the country. 

"When you travel around New Zealand, around Auckland, you see the scale of buildings, of roads - this is the biggest, the biggest ever," he says. 

"So it is with great pride that the government and council work together to deliver this for the people of Tamaki Makaurau."

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