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NZ’s largest bus company winner at Cycle Friendly Awards

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:41:42 +1300 | NZ Bus

NZ Bus picked up the gong for Cycle Friendly Commitment by a Business at last night’s ‘2walk and cycle’ conference and awards in Nelson. More >>

10 year plan for public transport adopted for feedback

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:38:14 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has today adopted a draft regional public transport plan which sets out what services will be delivered and how over the next 10 years. More >>

Traffic changes in Panmure

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:44:22 +1300 | Auckland Transport

Drivers are being asked to be patient as people get used to new road layouts following the opening of Te Horeta Rd in Panmure on Sunday. Te Horeta Rd provides a new north-south link between Morrin Rd and Mt Wellington Highway, bypassing Panmure roundabout.More >>

Mayor proposes to penalise business with quick rates fix

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:38:23 +1300 | Employers And Manufacturers Association

Business is disappointed the Auckland Mayor proposes that the Council should keep an unfair rates burden on business, says Kim Campbell, Chief Executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association.More >>

Souter says low-price seats, quality will demand bus demand

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:21:29 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 30 (BusinessDesk) - Brian Souter, the Scottish transport entrepreneur who today launched a new long-distance bus service in the North Island, says the number of seats available at lower prices and consistency of product will drive demand.More >>

Remember Cyclone Season When Travelling to the Pacific

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:16:41 +1300 | Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade is urging New Zealanders travelling to the Pacific during the next five months to register their details online at www.safetravel.govt.nz .More >>

Gordon Campbell on bad labour laws and poor safety practices

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:16:08 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

By co-incidence, one of the prime dangers of the government’s new employment relations law has been underlined by the release of the death and injury statistics among workers at New Zealand ports.More >>

Hot Rods on the Beach

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:27:15 +1300 | New Brighton Rockabilly Show and Shine

With over 450 Hot rods, American Classics, Vintage Cars and Fire Engines expected to assemble for the first ever “New Brighton Rockabilly Show and Shine” on the New Brighton Beach Car Park Ramps it will be the first time since the 1970’s that ...More >>

Duty-Free Tobacco Reduces This Weekend

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:26:18 +1300 | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs Comptroller Carolyn Tremain says on Saturday 1 November, the duty-free limit for bringing tobacco into New Zealand will reduce from 200 to 50 cigarettes or 50 grams of tobacco products.More >>

Congratulations to NZ Bus on its cycle friendly win

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:54:05 +1300 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A bus company winning a national cycle friendly award is an extremely positive sign for road safety and deserves celebrating, says Fran Wilde, Chair of Greater Wellington Regional Council and the Regional Transport Committee.More >>

Back-Roads Touring experiences bumper growth in New Zealand

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:09:49 +1300 | Back-Roads Touring

Back-Roads Touring are rounding out the year with news today that the brand has experienced more than 30 per cent growth in the New Zealand market over the last 12 months. More >>

Police action justified in Blockade the Budget demonstration

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:01:18 +1300 | Independent Police Conduct Authority

Police actions in dealing with a demonstration in Central Auckland known as Blockade the Budget on 1 June 2012 were justified and appropriate, an Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today found.More >>

Freightways fattens margins, lifts earnings; shares jump

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:41:34 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 30 (BusinessDesk) - Freightways, the listed courier and data management company, affirmed it is on track to lift 2015 earnings after recording the strongest first-quarter performance in a decade, widening its profit margin on a 17 percent increase in sales. ...More >>

Commerce Commission’s WACC announcement

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:26:10 +1300 | Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has received the Commerce Commission’s final report on proposed changes to the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) for the price-controlled, electricity and gas sectors.More >>

Motorcyclist killed in road crash

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:10:58 +1300 | New Zealand Police

A motorcyclist has died following a collision with a car near Whakatane last night. The crash occurred at approximately 6.10pm on SH2, Awakeri on a stretch of highway known as White Pine Bush Road.More >>

Bookings roll in for new Naked Bus Sleeper

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:03:12 +1300 | Naked Bus

Bookings are rolling in for the new Naked Bus Sleeper service launched last week - the first of its kind in New Zealand. The Sleeper provides lie-flat beds with sheets, pillows (and a onesie for a limited time) for overnight travellers between Auckland, ...More >>

Souter launches ManaBus.com long-distance bus operator

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:59:58 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Competition has increased in the long-distance bus market with the launch today of a new city-to-city express service, ManaBus.com. More >>

All Systems Go with Hospital Park & Ride Shuttle

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:08:34 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury District Health Board’s Park & Ride shuttle service got fully into gear at Christchurch Hospital yesterday (Tuesday, October 28, 2014). More >>

Plan for Delays on Northwestern at Te Atatu, 7 to 10 Nov

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:40:03 +1300 | NZ Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency says significant lane closures will have a big impact on drivers using a section of Auckland’s Northwestern Motorway (State Highway 16) and the Te Atatu interchange during the weekend of 7 to 10 November.More >>

Doing nothing not an option for Auckland's transport

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:16:33 +1300 | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The choice set out today to fund Auckland's future transport development is stark but realistic, says Kim Campbell, Chief Executive for the Employers & Manufacturers Association.More >>

 

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