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Crash victim named

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:21:42 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the youth who died in a head-on collision on State Highway 2, Mangamutu, 5 kilometres south of the Pahiatua Township yesterday evening. More >>

BookIt first to accept China Union Pay online in NZ

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:48:00 +1200 | BookIt

New Zealand tourism operators can now be better prepared for the growing number of Chinese tourists as Trade Me’s booking engine, BookIt, on Thursday becomes the first local online booking engine to accept payment via China Union Pay cards.More >>

Nats to announce 2nd crossing without rail

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:32:22 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour Transport spokesperson Phil Twyford says it has been leaked to him that John Key will rule out a rail option when announcing an accelerated timeframe for Auckland’s $5 billion second harbour crossing next month. “I understand the Government’s ...More >>

Football fever hits Wellington this weekend

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:38:39 +1200 | Wellington City Council

This weekend Wellington welcomes football fans from across the world and around the country when the Football United Tour rolls into town. On Saturday, Wellington Phoenix host an historic double-header at Westpac Stadium with the Phoenix playing ...More >>

Elite Insanity on Display in Ukraine

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:37:36 +1200 | Robert J. Burrowes

For those of us interested in understanding what is driving the conflict in Ukraine, now seriously complicated by the shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet – which has raised the potential of the conflict to explode into a nuclear ...More >>

Cycleways bring economic benefit to communities

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:27:49 +1200 | New Zealand Government

An increasing number of cycleways are attracting tourists to regions and scenic parts of New Zealand and a special session at the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) conference demonstrated how the economic impact of these bike paths are measured. More >>

Funding and infrastructure funding models explored

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:20:39 +1200 | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) held an in-depth master class session on infrastructure funding as part of its conference at Nelson with more than 100 council managers, elected members and local government stakeholders attending. More >>

Two Hamilton motels in running for award

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:52:26 +1200 | Automobile Association

Two of the three motel finalists in the running for this year’s AA Traveller Supreme Host of the Year award are situated within a kilometre of each other in Hamilton. More >>

A Pile of Reasons Why Gerry Should Go

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:50:57 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First challenges Prime Minister John Key to accept Minister of Transport Gerry Brownlee’s resignation. “But it’s a charade isn’t it, offering his resignation for breaching security,” says Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.More >>

$458m approved for Huntly section of Waikato Expressway

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:45:19 +1200 | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency Board has approved $458million in funding for the design and construction of the Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway. More >>

Section of SH2 south of Katikati closed after fatal crash

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:42:33 +1200 | NZTA

A section of State Highway 2(SH2) between Tauranga and Katikati is currently closed after a fatal crash near Whakamarama. More >>

Statement from Hon Gerry Brownlee

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:53:05 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Earlier today, running late for a plane at Christchurch Airport, I without thought breached airport and airline security rules by entering the gate lounge through a door usually used for exit only.More >>

New Zealand Police to assist in MH17 victim identification

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:35:07 +1200 | New Zealand Police

New Zealand Police is sending three Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) specialists to the Netherlands to assist in the international effort to identify victims from the MH17 tragedy.More >>

Interim TIAC report on Melling incident

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:03:42 +1200 | First Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union said today that there is long-standing concern about the effectiveness of the Matangi braking system among train drivers, and the union will work with KiwiRail on interim recommendations in a TIAC report out today.More >>

ACC makes recommendations on levy cuts

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:17:32 +1200 | Accident Compensation Corporation

After considering public feedback, ACC has made some changes to the proposed 2015/16 levies it consulted on during May and June, but will still recommend that the Government implements across the board levy cuts next year.More >>

NZ to assist with MH17 Disaster Victim Identification

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:12:25 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that a team of three New Zealand Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) experts are due to depart for the Netherlands as part of international efforts to identify all 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight ...More >>

Urgent recommendations follow Melling rail accident

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:03:49 +1200 | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has made four urgent recommendations to KiwiRail following the accident two months ago (27 May 2014) when a Matangi passenger train collided with a stop block at Melling Station, Lower Hutt. Two of the 12 people ...More >>

Foolish Rejection of Commuter Rail Carries National’s Hallma

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:32:13 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Total madness – that’s how future generations will label the rejection of the Christchurch to North Canterbury commuter rail service, says New Zealand First. More >>

Friday target to re-open SH1 link in Northland

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:49:59 +1200 | New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency says good progress is being made on repairs to State Highway 1 on the Brynderwyn Hills in Northland. More >>

Paengaroa weigh station officially open

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:16:41 +1200 | NZTA

A state-of-the-art weigh station in the Bay of Plenty is set to make the state highway network safer for everyone. The NZ Transport Agency has unveiled the $2million Paengaroa weigh station, which will be used to check that trucks on the road are within legal ...More >>


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