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Visible Police and Army Presence in a Modified Shipping Container

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The ongoing conflict in Syria and Iraq is a concept known as asymmetric warfare – there are multiple frontlines in different enclaves and the enemy is as likely to come from behind as it is from directly in front of you. Those controlling a certain area need to have an obvious presence wherever they may…

NZ Chiefs: Shipping Container Corporate Boxes at Waikato Stadium

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Top New Zealand rugby team the New Zealand Chiefs are to have 14 shipping container corporate hospitality boxes installed just eight metres from the goal line of Waikato Stadium.  Liked or loathed by ordinary rugby fans, corporate hospitality is a major money earner for rugby teams – in the Chiefs’ estimate, some 75% of their…

Container Social Housing in the Most Expensive City in the World

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Hong Kong is the most expensive city in the world in terms of housing prices relative to average income. Not everyone can afford a US$900,000 apartment, and those who face crises such as a lost job can be in real trouble very quickly. The authorities looked around the world for solutions to the problem and…

Prisoners Build Shipping Container Op Shops for Shakti in NZ

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Prisoners serving time in Auckland are to learn construction skills while converting shipping containers into op shops for the Shakti charity. This is a win-win. The prisoners converting the shipping containers into the shops will be able to learn new skills that will help get them jobs and hopefully stay out of trouble on their…

Droughts and Soil Erosion – Could Shipping Container Farms Save Us?

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A new shipping container farm has opened in Brisbane, supplying local businesses with herbs and vegetables that may otherwise have had to be imported from far away. The farm owner went into container farming due to drought on his own land. With our ever less predictable climate, there’s a risk that what arable topsoil we…

Are Shipping Container Prisons A Good Idea?

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Let’s look at prisons made out of shipping containers. Those who live a crime free life, with their biggest rebellion having three glasses of wine over dinner instead of just one, may think that prisons should be hellholes for people to rot in. There’s a problem with that – people don’t reform in adverse situations….