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Public Transport Fares Increase To Be Considered By Greater Wellington

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 12:24:27 +1300 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Raising public transport fares by 10 percent will be considered by regional councillors at a Greater Wellington Council meeting on Thursday 29 February. For the Annual Fares Review, the council will also be asked to note that to reduce pressure on rates and ...More >>

Government Rips Off Motorists To Fund Truckers

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 11:50:39 +1300 | The Rail Advocacy Collective

The government is considering moving away from the current fuel excise tax (FET) and move all vehicles into the same road user charge (RUC) system that all heavy and other diesel propelled vehicles use. We can only be hopeful that the oil companies ...More >>

UPDATE, 4:55pm 26/02/2024: Paparoa Oakleigh Road Now Open In Both Directions

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 17:15:41 +1300 | NZ Transport Agency

Paparoa Oakleigh Road is now open in both directions following a logging truck rolling on the road earlier today. A 30 km/h speed limit is in place around the immediate area and we ask that drivers please slow down and take care over this section of ...More >>

Paparoa Oakleigh Road Closed, Other SH1 Brynderwyn Detour Routes Open

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 15:17:04 +1300 | New Zealand Transport Agency

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) Director Regional Relationships Steve Mutton is assuring motorists and the Paparoa Oakleigh community that NZTA is working hard to support the Northland network following a logging truck rolling on Paparoa Oakleigh ...More >>

Critical Repair Work To SH1 Dome Valley Tonight

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 11:35:03 +1300 | NZTA

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is advising motorists that critical works to reinstate a median wire rope on SH1 Dome Valley will take place tonight. A stop/go lane closure will be set up from 7pm tonight (26 February), with work commencing ...More >>

National’s Own Advice Shows Aucklanders Will Pay More, Not Less

Sun, 25 Feb 2024 11:01:53 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The financial tales the Coalition Government told to get elected continue to unravel as advice from the Ministry of Transport shows removing the Regional Fuel Tax will end up costing Aucklanders more. “With very little in the Coalition agreements ...More >>

Northland’s New Kāeo Bridge Officially Open

Sat, 24 Feb 2024 13:37:02 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simeon Brown has welcomed the official opening of the new State Highway 10 (SH10) Kāeo Bridge, which will improve safety and traffic flow for people heading to and from the Far North. “This is an important piece of infrastructure ...More >>

Public Transport Hits Highest Usage In Five Years

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 09:05:37 +1300 | Auckland Transport

  Nearly two million trips were taken on Auckland’s buses, trains and ferries last week – the most since before Covid-19, and this is only expected to get busier heading into March. Auckland Transport (AT) recorded 1.9 million boardings ...More >>

New Zealand Infrastructure Commission Publishes First Assessment Of The Value Of New Zealand's Infrastructure

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 08:47:23 +1300 | New Zealand Infrastructure Commission

With our roads, water pipes and other essential infrastructure wearing out, New Zealand needs to spend around 60% of its infrastructure investment to look after what we already have, rather than building more. This is a key finding of a new report ...More >>

Park And Ride Project Initiated By Greater Wellington

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 20:07:42 +1300 | Metlink

A project on managing the use of Metlink Park and Ride facilities at train stations has been initiated by Greater Wellington’s Transport Committee. The purpose of the project is to develop a framework that encourages access to the rail network ...More >>

Serious Injury Crash Windwhistle, Central Canterbury, SH77 East Of The Rakaia Gorge Bridge

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 15:12:15 +1300 | NZTA

A serious injury crash involving two trucks has closed SH77, the inland route between Darfield and Ashburton, at Windwhistle, east of the Rakaia Gorge Bridge, around 1.30 pm today. Drivers are advised there will be delays while the Police Serious Crash ...More >>

Rescheduled Closure: SH1 Northbound Off-ramp At Papakura

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 15:04:32 +1300 | NZTA

NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is advising motorists that the planned 4 week closure of State Highway 1 (SH1) Papakura northbound off-ramp will take place from 9pm next Wednesday 28 February. NZTA has worked with Auckland Transport to ensure ...More >>

Air New Zealand Announces 2024 Interim Results

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 09:38:21 +1300 | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has today announced earnings before taxation of $185 million for the first half of the 2024 financial year. Net profit after taxation was $129 million. This is an expected reduction on the comparable period last year when the airline ...More >>

The Only Operator Offering World-exclusive Helicopter Landings On Tasman Glacier, INFLITE Group Returns To Franz Josef

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 13:16:21 +1300 | Inflite Charters

INFLITE Group makes a grand return to flying on the West Coast, with INFLITE Franz & Fox Helicopters. An exciting extension that has become the immediate go-to for local and international tourists wanting exclusive access to the most incredible, ...More >>

Air New Zealand Seeks Urgent Inquiry Into Regulation Of Auckland Airport

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 11:19:18 +1300 | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has today lodged an official request with Commerce Minister Andrew Bayly seeking an urgent inquiry into the regulation that is failing to constrain overspending by Auckland Airport.More >>

BARNZ Supports Call For Inquiry Into Auckland Airport

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 11:15:45 +1300 | BARNZ

Board of Airline Representatives (BARNZ) supports Air New Zealand’s call for a Commerce Commission Inquiry into the regulation of Auckland Airport (AIAL). “Large airports in New Zealand like AIAL are monopoly businesses so strong economic regulations ...More >>

Challenge To Encourage Better Travel Habits Launches For Another Year

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 19:09:04 +1300 | The Wednesday Challenge

Two years since the Wednesday Challenge first piloted in Tauranga the initiative kicks off again the week in Tauranga, Tairāwhiti and in an increasing number of businesses across New Zealand, encouraging people to choose more environmentally ...More >>

Safer Speeds On Select Locations On Northland And North Auckland State Highways

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 13:12:32 +1300 | NZTA

Following consultation with communities on setting safe and appropriate speed limits, NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) will be changing speed limits on short sections of the state highway network across Northland and north Auckland. The focus will ...More >>

Road Lobby Give False Picture Of Road User Charges While Government Impulsively Axes Rail Ferries

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 12:52:06 +1300 | The Rail Advocacy Collective

TRAC believes that motorists need to know the truth about road funding as transport costs in New Zealand may not be what they seem! Don Kalasih, the interim chief executive of Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand, which is the new pretentious name for ...More >>

New Bus Driver Toilets To Be Installed Across Wellington

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 18:21:23 +1300 | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

An update on new, purpose-built toilets for bus drivers will be presented to Greater Wellington’s Transport Committee on Thursday 22 February. By June 2024, the facilities will be installed at seven stops across Wellington: Stop 4128 at the Mairangi terminus, ...More >>


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