Making Rail Great Again

Press Release – Transtasman

It seems politicians lose their grip on economic reality at election time. Already they are pouring out pledges of what they will do if they are in a coalition governing after the Sept 23 poll. Read more »

Greens Launch Manawatū – Hawke’s Bay Rail Plan

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party today launched a plan to trial a new twice-daily passenger train from Palmerston North to Napier, while the Manawat Gorge is closed to road traffic, as well as a commitment to increase funding to reduce fares on the Capital Connection … Read more »

Public meeting arranged over Coromandel’s State Highway

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Frustrations around on-going road closures, due to slips and drop-outs around the Coromandel’s State Highway (SH25) network, has seen a public meeting being called in Coromandel Town next week. Read more »

Regional Council calls for a plan and action on the Gorge

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Hawkes Bay needs and deserves a definitive statement setting out a plan for a robust, resilent transport corridor to the Manawatu and a commitment to put this in place in good time, says HBRCs Deputy Chairman Rick Barker. Read more »

Tourism GST Should Be Used to Help Regional Airports

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The governments gross under-funding of regional airports is why New Zealand First wants GST from international tourists and extraction royalties kept in the regions, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston … Read more »

Minister’s Lack of Concern Over Coromandel Road Appalling

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The lack of concern shown by Transport Minister Simon Bridges over the serious state of the Thames-Coromandel road is another example of National arrogance, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Consultation begins to improve safety of Kaikoura’s access

Press Release – NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is encouraging people to have their say on a recommended approach to improve the safety and accessibility of Kaikouras town centre. Read more »

More than 4,000 EV’s now on NZ roads

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins have announced the Governments 2017 electric vehicle (EV) registrations target has been achieved 5 months early. Read more »

Auckland Council agrees up to $207m for 17 trains

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Council agrees up to $207 million for purchase of 17 new electric trains Auckland Councils Finance and Performance Committee today agreed in principle to the purchase of 17 new electric trains for a combined total of up to $207 million, … Read more »

Avoid Hawke’s Bay Expressway York Road roundabout

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are advising motorists driving in Hawkes Bay to avoid the York Road/Flaxmere Avenue roundabout, on State Highway 50A following a truck crash. Read more »

National’s Promised Highways, Bridges Coming to Nothing

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Nationals much promised super highway from Warkworth to Wellsford continues to remain a figment of the governments imagination, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

New off-road biking connection proposed for northern suburbs

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Residents in Newlands and the northern suburbs will have a safer and more direct walking and cycling route to Ngauranga, and a better connection with the Hutt Road shared path into the central city, if a proposal to upgrade Wakely Road track goes … Read more »

Electric vehicle owners not experiencing range anxiety

Article – BusinessDesk

July 25 (BusinessDesk) – Most electric vehicle owners are unfazed by the prospect of getting stranded with a flat battery, according to a poll by Flip the Fleet, a member group of 238 EV drivers from all across New Zealand. Read more »

Taieri Gorge Railway affected by recent rain event

Press Release – Dunedin Railway

Due to damage caused by the recent rain event in the South Island, The Taieri Gorge Railway, operated by Dunedin Railways will not be operating its scheduled excursions over the next ten days. Read more »

Plans to make central city biking easier

Press Release – Wellington City Council

New lane markings that would allow people on bikes to travel both ways on some of Wellingtons slower one-way streets are among a series of changes being proposed to make cycling in the central city easier. Read more »

Crash in Central Otago near Roaring Meg

Press Release – New Zealand Police

One person involved in a multiple-vehicle crash in Central Otago has been taken to hospital. Read more »

Helping more kids learn to ride a bike for life

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges and ACC Minister Michael Woodhouse have welcomed an initiative for the development of a national cycling education system aimed at getting more kids riding bikes safely. Read more »

Electric Vehicle Owners Unfazed by “Range Anxiety”

Press Release – Otago University

Most electric vehicle owners are unfazed by the prospect of getting stranded with a flat battery. This is the finding of the latest poll by Flip the Fleet , a citizen science collaboration of over 200 New Zealand electric vehicle owners that share … Read more »

Large Slip Closes Balfour St in Vogeltown to Through Traffic

Press Release – WCC

The slip has come down this morning and closed both lanes of Balfour Street. Through traffic has been disrupted including buses on the #21 route. Contractors will start work to remove the slip material as soon as possible this morning. Read more »

Roaring Meg crash delays

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Central Otago police are currently attending the scene of a crash in the vicinity of the Roaring Meg section within the Kawarau Gorge. Read more »

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