Tech Thursday

The sheer scale and ambition of this massive Norwegian infrastructure project illustrate both the ambition and technical innovation of these canny Scandinavians. The tallest bridge, a floating bridge, the longest tunnel, the deepest tunnel under the sea and so on.

The ability of Norway, a country of around 5.5 million, to spend up to US$47 billion to fund this ambitious project, is almost entirely due to the amount of oil and natural gas reserves they own and manage to the benefit of the country and its inhabitants. New Zealand has quite a lot of oil and natural gas reser?.oh, wait.