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Auckland up for walking and cycling gold

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:29:48 +1300 | New Zealand Transport Agency

Gold medal Olympian cyclist Sarah Ulmer and Mayor of Wellington Celia Wade Brown will be recognising New Zealand’s champions for walking and cycling next week, when the winners of the national walking and cycling awards are announced on 29 October ...More >>

Bedding down for success - Naked Bus launches new Sleeper

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:08:23 +1300 | Naked Bus

Kiwi travel company Naked Bus is en route for success with the launch of its new Sleeper service, introducing lie-flat beds for customers travelling between Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North and Wellington.More >>

Take your time this weekend and arrive safely

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:27:17 +1300 | New Zealand Police

The North Island weather this long weekend is looking relatively promising but that doesn't mean there won't still be risks on our roads. Just yesterday a fatal crash in Tauranga showed how lives can be cut short in a second, and families can be left ...More >>

Get There in One Piece This Long Weekend: Highway Patrol

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:25:40 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police want to see everyone enjoying their long weekend safely by slowing down, driving to the conditions, and staying alert and sober. “Operation One Piece” will get underway in Counties Manukau from 4pm on Friday 24 October ...More >>

Say ‘pass’ to passing this weekend

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:12:41 +1300 | Automobile Association

Be patient before passing is the AA's message for drivers this Labour weekend. "People taking crazy risks to get past other vehicles is one of the most dangerous things on the road,” says AA spokesperson Dylan Thomsen.More >>

Hyundai Genesis lifts the active safety bar – AA

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:47:26 +1300 | Automobile Association

Hyundai’s luxury offering to the market, the Genesis sedan will reach New Zealand with a 5 star Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) rating. The large car is the latest rated Hyundai to achieve the maximum ANCAP safety rating for a ...More >>

Stay alert to road safety basics this Labour Weekend

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:42:33 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Drivers, passengers, friends and whanau are being asked to remind each other to follow basic road safety advice this Labour Weekend. More >>

Coastguard expects busy Labour Weekend on the water

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:59:23 +1300 | Coastguard

Labour weekend is when most kiwis head outside to enjoy our coastline and traditionally it’s a busy weekend on the water. Coastguard New Zealand encourages boaties to get prepared and check their boats before heading out on our seas, lakes and rivers.More >>

Travel Smart to The Block NZ Open Homes 2014

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:49:32 +1300 | Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport is encouraging visitors to The Block NZ Open Homes 2014 on Saturday to get smart and think about travelling without the car. Thousands of viewers flocked to last year’s event to see the four houses up close. TV3 is inviting viewers to ...More >>

Walking and cycle trails connect city to great outdoors

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:24:54 +1300 | Upper Hutt City Council

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 22 OCT 2014—Outdoor enthusiasts have even more reason to enjoy a walk or ride in Upper Hutt. Upper Hutt City Council have announced approval from the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to fund the development of new and improved ...More >>

Pump tyres, save fuel and be safer on long weekend

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:29:24 +1300 | Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

As motorists hit the road for the long weekend, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is encouraging them to save fuel and be safer on the road by checking their tyres when they fill up with petrolMore >>

Courier driver who blamed fake tax agent is sentenced

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:50:27 +1300 | Inland Revenue Department

A Papamoa-based courier driver who lied and blamed a non-existent tax agent for mishandling his tax affairs has been sentenced to 12 months home detention and ordered to pay back $180,000.More >>

Toyota Racing New Zealand Launches New FT50 Race Car

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:21:39 +1300 | Toyota Racing New Zealand

FT50 takes significant steps forward in driving dynamics, safety and technology • Test drivers endorse new race car: a worthy successor for outgoing TRS car More >>

Aucklanders’ train use shows they need City Rail Link now

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:10:39 +1300 | Green Party

News that Aucklanders overtook Wellingtonians as the biggest train users is further evidence the Government needs to start work on the Auckland City Rail Link now, the Green Party said today.More >>

John Key: Our plan for the next three years

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:57:19 +1300 | John Key

This week New Zealand’s fifty-first Parliament convened for the first time. The National Caucus is a strong, united team and I was pleased to hear the first maiden speeches of our new MPs. I was also proud to take the opportunity to outline some ...More >>

Stay safe on South Island roads this Labour Weekend

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:47:41 +1300 | New Zealand Transport Agency

Roads in Canterbury and the West Coast will be busy this Labour Day Weekend and the NZ Transport Agency says it will be working with the Police to keep traffic moving and families safe on their travels during the holiday break.More >>

Hill Street upgrade ready for holiday weekend traffic

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:34:28 +1300 | NZTA

Labour Weekend drivers will benefit from the early completion of the first stage of the interim improvements at the State Highway 1/Hill Street intersection in Warkworth. More >>

Auckland’s trains pass two more milestones

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:51:07 +1300 | Auckland Council

A record 12 million train trips across Auckland confirms that Aucklanders are crying out for better transport choices, says Mayor Len Brown. Auckland rail patronage numbers, up 17.5 percent in the past year, are on track to reach the Council’s target of ...More >>

Auckland finally beats Wellington - Auckland Transport

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:32:36 +1300 | Auckland Transport

Aucklanders are using the trains in record numbers – making 12 million passenger trips in the past year. More >>

Plan for weekend lane closures on Auckland Harbour Bridge

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:10:52 +1300 | NZ Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency says the two lanes on the northbound box girder extension, or clip-on, of the Auckland Harbour Bridge will be closed for four hours this Sunday morning (26 October).More >>

 

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