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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.


Films and Interviews

Films and interviews involving Chris or about his projects (or adventures!).

2020 - Everesting 10k

Not work related. This is a short video of Chris doing an 'Everesting' where he rode his bicycle wih 8,848 m of climbing in a single activity. He went on to do just over 10,000 m of climbing, one of only 5 people his age (over 60) to ever do this (crazy!) event.

2019 - Vanuatu Aviation Investment Project
 71.47 MB

Film describing our Vanuatu Aviation Investment Project which was started in 2015 after Cyclone Pam, and Air New Zealand cancelled flights due to the state of the runway. Describes the broader social benefits from investments like these.

2018 - Kiribati Road Rehabilitation Project
 52.64 MB

Video describing the Kiribati Road Rehabilitation Project's benefits to the local community.

2015 - Tonga - Reconstructing Ha'apai After Cyclone Ian
 36.79 MB

Film on the World Bank financed Tonga Cyclone Ian Reconstruction and Climate Resilience Project.

2013 - Tuvalu Aviation Runway Interview
 10.88 MB

Interview on the unique situation in Tuvalu where the runway - which is used twice a week for aircraft - is the local playground for the rest of the time, and how we need to preserve that.

2012 - Armenia - Video on Lifeline Improvement Project
 19.49 MB

Short video from Armenia showing the social benefits from improving roads under the lifeline road improvement project. The full video is at

2009 - Georgia East-West Highway Project

Short film on the Third East West Highway project in Georgia.

2009 - Armenia - Lifeline Road Project
 96.06 MB

A series of videos compiled from photo montages of the identification mission for the Armenia Lifeline Improvement Project. These roads were visited in January so not exactly a pleasant time for checking out roads!

2007 - Taiyuan Interview
 30.83 MB

An interview on China television discussing the Taiyuan Urban Transport project.

2005 - Riding the Xiaoxiang Expressway
 44.18 MB

While working in China, we completed a 220 km expressway. What better way to do my final inspection except on my bike? Our counterparts organized it and several dozen of us set off on the rain. This made the local TV news and the clip was filmed by the camera crew. A cyclists dream to have a brand new, empty expressway to ride!

1998 - ROMDAS System Overview
 45.98 MB

A video showing the ROMDAS (ROad Measurement Data Acquisition System) that I developed and sold from 1989 until I joined the World Bank in 2003. If you look closely you can see our cat Aslan photobombing the video :-) 


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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