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Waterways Super Special Stage brings rally into Whitianga

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 17:08:20 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

An afternoon spectator Super Special Stage will bring the spectacular action of rallying into the township of Whitianga for the VINZ Gold Rush Rally of Coromandel on Saturday 23rd August. The Super Special Stage will be run on a 1.17 kilometre tarmac course ...More >>

Lock-up Agreement Ahead of Takeover Offer for Lyttelton Port

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 17:04:17 +1200 | Christchurch City Holdings Limited

Christchurch City Holdings Limited (CCHL) today announced it has entered into a lock-up agreement with Port Otago Limited (Port Otago), a 15.48% shareholder in Lyttelton Port Company Limited (LPC). Port Otago has agreed to accept, in respect of its LPC ...More >>

Auckland-Rotorua flight capacity to increase further

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 15:28:45 +1200 | Shine PR

Just four months after the introduction of the larger Q300 aircraft on the morning Auckland-Rotorua return route, this increased capacity will be extended further with the larger plane set to commence an afternoon schedule from 9 February 2015. Rotorua ...More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Innocent drivers deprived of alcohol

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 15:02:21 +1200 | Martin Doyle

No driver (professional or private) should drive a car after consuming alcohol. The new reduced limit on alcohol is good but has been virtually sneaked into law with no party brave enough to champion it in the face of hard-drinking voters.More >>

Case for the City Rail Link weakens

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 14:44:54 +1200 | Dick Quax

Auckland Transport’s acknowledgment that Auckland does not need a new train station at Newton or additional electric trains significantly weakens Mayor Len Brown’s case for beginning construction of the City Rail Link in 2016, according to Auckland ...More >>

AA says pump prices should be dropping

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:47:50 +1200 | Automobile Association

Media Release: 1 August 2014 PetrolWatch – July 2014 AA says pump prices should be dropping More >>

Airport pricing gets ministers’ attention

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:33:30 +1200 | Board ofAirline Represenatives New Zealand Inc

John Beckett, executive director of BARNZ (the Board of Airline Representatives NZ), says that is exactly where airport landing charges and terminal charges should be examined.More >>

Bike stand embraces street art, recycling and 'WoodFirst'

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:26:16 +1200 | Rotorua District Council

Inner City Focus Group member Ron Finn with the new WoodFirst bike rack on the corner of Tutanekai and Eruera streets. More >>

Wellington’s Lag as New Zealand’s Capital City Woeful

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:22:16 +1200 | Property Council Of New Zealand

Property Council Wellington is extremely concerned with the decision to axe the Basin Reserve Project. An independent Board of Inquiry has declined resource consent for the New Zealand Transport Agency’s (NZTA’s) $90 million flyover project which ...More >>

Police want to identify woman who gave a lift to robber

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:57:58 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Detectives investigating a robbery in Rotorua are wanting to trace and check the welfare of a woman who appears to have given a lift to the offender. Work has been carried out to re-trace the steps of the offender after he robbed the Westend Taven ...More >>

Feedback sought on airport information disclosure

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:53:42 +1200 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today released a consultation paper inviting feedback on the regime that requires major airports to make their performance and financial information publicly available.More >>

More than 4000 Aucklanders have their say on parking

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:50:52 +1200 | Auckland Transport

A late rush has seen around 4300 groups and individuals make submissions on a discussion document which will help shape the future of parking in the Auckland region. More >>

Public get chance to have their say on civil aviation

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:40:43 +1200 | Ministry Of Transport

The Ministry of Transport has begun public consultation on a review of the Civil Aviation Act 1990 and the Airport Authorities Act 1966. The Civil Aviation Act 1990 governs the civil aviation system in New Zealand. The Airport Authorities Act 1966 ...More >>

U.S.-India Counterterrorism, Homeland Security Cooperation

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:04:41 +1200 | US Department Of State

Accelerating our partnership following the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, the United States and India continue to expand their counterterrorism and homeland security cooperation, enhancing global as well as bilateral security through ongoing dialogues, ...More >>

Huang Case

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:00:08 +1200 | US Department Of State

On July 30, 2014, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman and Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Anne Patterson met with family and representatives of U.S. citizens Matthew and Grace Huang concerning their ongoing legal proceedings ...More >>

UN: Reducing the risk of flying over war zones

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 11:45:11 +1200 | UN News

UN, civil aviation partners set up task force to reduce risks of flying over conflict zones 31 July 2014 More >>

Maritime New Zealand returns to New Plymouth

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 11:12:42 +1200 | Maritime New Zealand

For the first time in five years Maritime New Zealand has a permanent presence in New Plymouth, officially opening a new office today (Friday, 1 August, 2014) with a full-time maritime officer.More >>

National forcing Auckland into second class rail

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 10:28:54 +1200 | Green Party

National’s lack of commitment on the Auckland City Rail Link (CRL) is forcing Aucklanders to accept second best for their city rail service, the Green Party said today. More >>

Mayor announces 20 percent cut in cost of City Rail Link

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 09:23:13 +1200 | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Len Brown has announced a significant reduction in the cost of the City Rail Link (CRL) from $2.86 billion to less than $2.4 billion lowering the price of Auckland's number one transport infrastructure priority by about 20 per cent.More >>

Cost down, benefits up from City Rail Link design change

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 09:11:34 +1200 | Auckland Transport

Cost down, benefits up from City Rail Link design change A significant design change to the City Rail Link (CRL), will save over $150 million, improve the reliability and journey time of train services, minimise construction disruption in Symonds Street ...More >>


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