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Hackathon for new hi-tech road safety ideas

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:54:33 +1300 | NZTA

A NZ Transport Agency Hackathon is under way in Auckland tonight to find new and creative hi-tech ideas to save lives on our roads. The 48-hour event brings together volunteers with diverse skills, interests and perspectives to solve problems in a ...More >>

Council takes steps on Kāpiti Coast Airport services

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:48:03 +1300 | Kapiti Coast District Council

Kāpiti Coast District Council chief executive Wayne Maxwell says the Council is solutions focussed and taking action, following last week’s announcement by Air New Zealand to suspend flights between the Kāpiti Coast and Auckland.More >>

Lower Hutt to ‘buzz’ with electric vehicles

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:17:59 +1300 | Hutt City Council

A convoy of electric vehicles (EVs) are buzzing into Lower Hutt this month as part of the #LeadingTheCharge country wide road trip. More >>

Bay of Islands Airport terminal upgrade to get $1.7M

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:45:14 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 16 (BusinessDesk) - Bay of Islands Airport in Kerikeri's terminal upgrade will get $1.7 million of funding from the provincial growth fund, regional economic development minister Shane Jones has announced.More >>

Four more Far North economic development projects

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:21:34 +1300 | Far North Holdings

Four more economic development projects championed by the Far North District Council’s commercial trading and asset management arm Far North Holdings are to receive $6.724 million of government funding from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) launched by the ...More >>

SH3 Manawatū Gorge replacement welcomed

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:06:26 +1300 | New Zealand Government

MP for Palmerston North Iain Lees-Galloway says the city and the Manawau region welcomes the selection of a preferred route to replace SH3 through the Manawatū Gorge as an important step toward restoring and improving transport and freight connectivity ...More >>

Bay of Islands Airport upgrade

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:20:13 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will help support a desperately-needed upgrade at the Bay of Islands Airport in Kerikeri, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced.More >>

Entrepreneur calls for business to back cycling

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:02:39 +1300 | ElectrifyNZ founder Michael Tritt says retailers need to realise that cycle-friendly infrastructure is actually good for business. More >>

Trucking industry supportive of Manawatu Gorge replacement

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:09:28 +1300 | Road Transport Forum

The announcement of ‘Option 3’ as the preferred replacement for State Highway 3 through the Manawatu Gorge has the full support of the Road Transport Forum and the road freight industry, says RTF Chief Executive Ken Shirley.More >>

Consultation process has led to the best decision

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:36:16 +1300 | New Zealand Automobile Association

The AA believes NZTA has made a good decision choosing Option 3, and pursuing a business case for the new Regional Freight Ring Road and a second bridge across the Manawatu River, to replace the Manawatu Gorge road.More >>

Preferred option for SH3 Manawatū Gorge replacement announce

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:25:46 +1300 | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency has selected a preferred option for a new State Highway 3 route to replace the closed Manawatū Gorge, connecting the Manawatū, Tararua District, Hawke’s Bay and northern Wairarapa regions.More >>

Council welcomes solution to Manawatū Gorge replacement

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:16:59 +1300 | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council welcomes the resolution reached on a replacement for the Manawatū Gorge Road, which includes a commitment by central government to progressing the long-planned Regional Ring Road package of works.More >>

More Kiwi kids to experience the magic of flight

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:58:53 +1300 | Air New Zealand

Airpoints™ members are showing their generosity towards this year’s Air New Zealand Airpoints for Schools programme, with four schools already meeting their donation targets to take off on some unforgettable journeys.More >>

Lyttelton Port workers to resume strike next week

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:52:24 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 15 (BusinessDesk) - Members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union will recommence striking at Lyttelton Port next Tuesday after mediation today failed, the union said. More >>

Lyttelton Port Company honours confidentiality agreement

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:54:28 +1300 | Lyttelton Port Company

During mediation today Lyttelton Port Company and the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) agreed to a confidentiality arrangement regarding the detail of their negotiations.More >>

BOP: Draft Regional Land Transport Submissions Wanted

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:37:05 +1300 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty residents in Western Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and Eastern Bay of Plenty have one more week to make a submission on the region’s draft Regional Land Transport Plan.More >>

Lyttelton port strike action to proceed from next Tuesday

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:26:28 +1300 | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Mediation between the the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) and Lyttelton Port was unsuccessful today due to employer intransigence and the workers will reluctantly resume strike action from midnight Tuesday 20 March.More >>

Wellington Civic Trust calls for increased public transport

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:44:05 +1300 | Wellington Civic Trust

Wellington Civic Trust calls for increased public transport, walking, cycling and open space Light rail, walking, cycling and open space should be prioritised over roading in any upgrade of the transport system in the Capital, according to a city ...More >>

Transport Accident Investigators travel to Kiribati

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:40:56 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced that three New Zealand Transport Accident Investigators will assist with the investigation into the sinking of the MV Butiraoi in Kiribati.More >>

CORRECT: Lyttelton port strike causing 'major disruption'

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:56:14 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 15 (BusinessDesk) - Canterbury’s manufacturers are frustrated that the on-again, off-again Lyttelton port strike is causing delays in receiving crucial materials, and pushing freight costs up because of the need to transport goods to and from other ...More >>


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