Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


TeamTalk Supports Road Transport Protest

4 July 2008

Media Release

TeamTalk Supports Road Transport Protest

TeamTalk CEO David Ware, says the company, which supplies mobile radio phones to the majority of the Road Transport Industry, supports today’s protest action.

“TeamTalk is proud of its relationship with this sector and added its voice to the chorus of disapproval about the way these charges have been implemented.

TeamTalk is delighted to hear the news this morning that the government has agreed to review how these charges are to be implemented.

The Road Transport Industry is not known for taking this sort of direct action, so it’s obviously a sign of the impact the increase in road user taxes is likely to have on the industry and we commend the government for taking another look at this issue.

The effect of these charges flow on to everyone in New Zealand, as the country is heavily reliant on this industry to transport goods around the nation 24/7.

Quite simply truckies are the backbone of New Zealand industry.

It is obvious that New Zealanders understand the importance of this industry by the way they changed the way they went to work today to allow the protest to have maximum effect and that level of community support undoubtedly made the regulators take stock of their decision,” Mr Ware says in conclusion.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


By May 2018: Wider, Earlier Microbead Ban

The sale and manufacture of wash-off products containing plastic microbeads will be banned in New Zealand earlier than previously expected, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. More>>


Snail-ier Mail: NZ Post To Ditch FastPost

New Zealand Post customers will see a change to how they can send priority mail from 1 January 2018. The FastPost service will no longer be available from this date. More>>


Property Institute: English Backs Of Debt To Income Plan

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive Ashley Church is applauding today’s decision, by Prime Minister Bill English, to take Debt-to-income ratios off the table as a tool available to the Reserve Bank. More>>


Divesting: NZ Super Fund Shifts Passive Equities To Low-Carbon

The NZ$35 billion NZ Super Fund’s NZ$14 billion global passive equity portfolio, 40% of the overall Fund, is now low-carbon, the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation announced today. More>>


Split Decision - Appeal Planned: EPA Allows Taranaki Bight Seabed Mine

The Decision-making Committee, appointed by the Board of the Environmental Protection Authority to decide a marine consent application by Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd, has granted consent, subject to conditions, for the company to mine iron sands off the South Taranaki Bight. More>>