NZ Refining needs to dredge Whangarei harbour

Article – BusinessDesk

May 4 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Refining hopes to apply for resource consents by the end of this year for dredging Whangarei Harbour, expected to cost between $30 million and $45 million, to allow heavier loads on tankers bringing crude oil … Read more »

Time to test foreigners before they drive, says campaigner

Press Release – Dog And Lemon Guide

The government must require all drivers to pass a simple, computer-based test that simulates New Zealand driving conditions, before buying or renting vehicles in this country, says the car review website dogandlemon.com. Read more »

Trucking industry committed to rollover prevention

Press Release – Road Transport Forum

The high level of interest in the Rollover Prevention Safer Journeys Programme shows a tangible commitment from the trucking industry to address the issue of truck rollover, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley. The road transport industry … Read more »

Open days will help you get ready to get smart

Press Release – NZTA

With the launch of Wellingtons smart motorway just a few weeks away, the NZ Transport Agency is holding two open days where people will be able to have their questions answered by the project team. Read more »

Public Meeting Called After Another Log Truck Rollover.

Press Release – Grow Northland Rail

After yet another logging truck rollover in Northland this morning on Otaika Valley road, Whangarei, the 2nd recently, making up the 5th in Northland in the last month. A high number of residents have contacted us seeking when we are holding a public … Read more »

The Tree Council appeals Graham’s bush roading decision

Press Release – The Tree Council Inc

Environmental advocacy group The Tree Council is lodging an appeal with the Environment Court today against the decision by Auckland Transport to accept the Notices of Requirement recommended by Commissioners on behalf of the consent authority for the Redoubt Road-Mill … Read more »

Bridges Fails to Impress on Kiwirail Future

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The government is desperately trying to dig itself out of responsibility for allowing the run down of Kiwi Rail, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Kāpiti students enjoy new shared path

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council

Kpiti students are among the many residents to benefit from a safer shared cycleway with improved access. Read more »

Emergency closure of Greville Road southbound off ramp

Press Release – NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is advising motorists that the Greville Road southbound off ramp from State Highway 1 (SH1) in Auckland will be closed tomorrow night (Wednesday May 4) for emergency re-surfacing works, due to a bitumen spill earlier this week. Read more »

Queenstown summit on Asia Pacific air traffic growth

Press Release – Airways New Zealand

Some of Asia Pacifics most senior aviation leaders will converge on Queenstown this week to discuss the challenges of unprecedented global air traffic growth in the region. Read more »

Record numbers for Open Streets

Press Release – Auckland Council

Hugh Smith was one of an estimated 30,000 people who came to New Zealand’s biggest ever Open Streets festival on Karangahape Rd. Vehicles were banned and the famous road was open for people and bikes only for seven hours on Sunday, from Queen St … Read more »

Air NZ sees headwinds from competition

Article – BusinessDesk

May 3 (BusinessDesk) – Air New Zealand says its 2017 earnings won’t match the $800 million it has forecast for 2016 as the airline faces increased competition and gets less benefit from foreign exchange hedging. Read more »

Support from community for SeaPath

Press Release – NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency says theres been overwhelming support from the public for SeaPath, a proposed walking and cycling path between Takapuna and Northcote Point on Aucklands North Shore. Read more »

Traffic collision – Greenhithe Bridge Upper Harbour Highway

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Traffic Incident Upper Harbour Highway. Police are currently in attendance at a 9 car motor vehicle nose to tail collision on the Greenhithe Bridge, Upper Harbour Highway. The collision has occurred in the north bound lanes, has resulted in no … Read more »

Safer eastern suburbs cycle connections

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Safer eastern suburbs cycle connections sessions this week for the public and Kilbirnie businesses Wellington City Council will be holding two public drop-in sessions this week at ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie as part of the consultation now on for … Read more »

Trams resume New Regent Street visits

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Trams have resumed running along New Regent Street after the last barrier blocking the track was removed this afternoon. Tramway Operations Manager John Smith is delighted to see the barrier come down. This means the tram can travel the full figure 8 loop … Read more »

Consultation on proposed changes to seafarer certification

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ wants to hear from seafarers and others in the maritime industry about proposed changes to the SeaCert seafarer certification framework that would make it easier for those with some older certificates to continue working. Read more »

Singapore Airlines Celebrates 40 Years in Auckland

Press Release – Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines Celebrates 40 Years in Auckland Singapore Airlines is proudly commemorating 40 years of service to Auckland today and plans to mark the occasion throughout the month of May with events and celebrations. On 2 May 1976, a Boeing … Read more »

DCC to trial camera for parking officers

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Monday, 2 May 2016) Dunedin parking officers will trial wearing a video camera on the job, starting today. Read more »

Call for urgent health check on Wellington runway extension

Press Release – Ora Taiao

OraTaiao: The NZ Climate and Health Council is calling for an independent health check on Wellington Airports expensive plans to extend the runway into Lyall Bay. Read more »

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