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Refund RUC charges on Nelson Fires Hay Convoy

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Road User Charges incurred by trucking companies and smaller operators transporting hay to farmers in Nelson should be refunded, says Nationals South Island Regional Development spokesperson Andrew Falloon. Read more »

New Taipa Bridge in Northland opens to one lane traffic

Press Release – NZTA

New Taipa Bridge in Northland opens to one lane traffic The new Taipa Bridge on State Highway 10 in Northland has opened to one lane traffic. First across the bridge this morning was truck driver Darren Pupapera from Kaitaia, who was on a routine … Read more »

Engagement starts for Horowhenua Rural Speed Limit Review

Press Release – Horowhenua District Council

Following an initial online survey of community views, Horowhenua District Council is now inviting written submissions on the proposal to reduce speed limits on rural roads. Roading Services Manager Kevin Peel said rural areas are being looked at first … Read more »

New NZ dry dock a basis for new industry – KiwiRail

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 15 (BusinessDesk) – A dry dock to handle the countrys biggest vessels is affordable and can form the basis of a new marine servicing industry, KiwiRail chair Greg Miller says. Read more »

Motor Industry Association Doesn’t Support Roll-up of ITOs

Press Release – Motor Industry Association

On Wednesday the Minister of Education Hon Chris Hipkins released wide-ranging proposals for vocational education in New Zealand, announcing three proposals for public consultation. The proposed reforms will: Create one institution combining the 16 polytechnics, … Read more »

Te Ara Piko takes a big step towards milestone

Press Release – Porirua City Council

The opening of the latest section of Te Ara Piko pathway brings the project ever closer to a significant milestone of a safe path around the north side of the Puatahanui Inlet. Read more »

MPs told $200m Northport rail link ‘critical’

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 14 (BusinessDesk) – Economic growth in Northland is akin to that in Waikato and the Bay of Plenty during the 1970s and 1980s and will need investment in rail to support the regions growing export industries, MPs heard today. Read more »

Airport Flyer to be removed from Metlink tracking services

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

From Sunday 24 February the Airport Flyer will stop accepting Snapper as a payment method and will no longer be tracked by Metlinks real time information services. Read more »

MTA welcomes Trade Training shakeup

Press Release – Motor Trade Association

The Motor Trade Association is hoping that the governments proposed reforms of the vocational education system will result in more people training for the trades. Read more »

E-scooters to be trialled on Wellington streets

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council has decided to proceed with a trial of the citys first electric scooter share scheme. Councillors on the City Strategy Committee today voted 10-3 in favour of the trial which will initially last six months, but can be extended … Read more »

The Loop Duty Free revs its engine

Press Release – Loop Duty Free

The Loop Duty Free New Zealand has made one lucky travellers decade-long dream a reality, when she won their coveted Win a Harley-Davidson competition. Aucklander, Victoria Silwood, rode away on a Harley-Davidson Street 500 motorcycle valued at … Read more »

South Westland, two one-hour-long closures State Highway 6

Press Release – NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises people travelling between Franz Josef and Fox Glacier, South Westland, that there will be two, one-hour-long road closures this coming Monday at lunchtime. Read more »

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