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Welcome to Chris Bennett's and Lis Pedersen's web site. If you are looking for information Chris' current work on affordable housing, please visit www.mygbhousing.info. The video below tells the background to Chris' project.


2020 - Key Management Issues for Low Volume Roads


2020 - Key Management Issues for Low Volume Roads

This awareness-raising material aims to help address key management issues in implementing successful low-volume rural roads (LVRRs) programs, bearing in mind the broader strategic network and connectivity requirements. It describes the (i) importance of LVRRs; (ii) key management issues including policy, classification, design, sustainability, climate change impacts, development strategies, technology choices, safety, economic analysis, and knowledge development; and (iii) relevance of LVRR to Strategy 2030 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It will enable ADB to engage with developing member countries (DMCs) that wish to improve portions of their LVRRs in an informed and comprehensive manner. (iv) Well-developed and well-managed LVRRs are essential for (v) integrating and improving efficiency of the overall transport network, (vi) integrating rural populations into national social and development programs, (vii) market-oriented agricultural development and food security, (viii) rural enterprise development, (ix) achieving more than half of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and (x) achieving ADB’s Strategy 2030 operational priority 5 “promoting rural development and food security

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Chris in the NCT Race 

Chris has an adventurous spirit which generally involves cycling, running, or just being out there having a good time. Read his 'Race Reports' below. This is a link to his SPOT GPS tracker. If you are interested in his 'geeky' sport technical blog it is at www.tri-duffer.com. He also has stories of his life as 'An Overtravelled Engineer Working for the World Bank' at World Bank Traveller.


Race Reports


Document Library


  • Chris' published papers and reports are here.
  • His Technical Library  has a range of reports 
  • Golden Bay community projects are here.
  • The history of the ROMDAS company is here.
  • The 'Road to Good Health' HIV/AIDs Toolkit is here.


Technical Library

Chris and Lis

Chris and Lis

We are Lis Pedersen and Chris Bennett. We’ve been married over 30 years and each found our way to New Zealand in the early 1980s from Denmark and Canada respectively. Golden Bay has been our happy place for almost 20 years and we are now based in Pohara just above the beach, with our two cats Coco and Max. 




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