Auckland’s nightscape to be transformed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed plans for Aucklands Harbour Bridge to be transformed at night with a state-of-the-art, sustainable, world first lighting system. The Harbour Bridge is an iconic Auckland landmark and this exciting use … Read more »

Delays expected Arthur’s Pass route Canterbury to West Coast

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

Delays expected Arthurs Pass route Canterbury to West Coast: Up to three oversized loads a week from Monday Read more »

State Highway 63 Wye River bridge re-opened

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The Wye River bridge on the alternate South Island state highway route in the Wairau Valley has re-opened to traffic, following urgent work carried out this week to repair damage sustained when the bridge was struck by a truck last Sunday (May 21) Read more »

Repair work to damaged roads ramped up

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Koheroa Road in Mercer was badly damaged by Aprils storms. Work is due to start next week to re-open the road to the public as soon as possible. Read more »

Auckland Overnight motorway closures 27 May – 3 June 2017

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

NORTHERN MOTORWAY (SH1) Northbound lanes between Upper Harbour Highway off ramp and Greville Road on ramp, 31 May (approx 10:00p.m. to 5:00a.m.) Upper Harbour Highway northbound on ramp, 28 & 31 May Upper Harbour Highway southbound off … Read more »

Air New Zealand ‘Sheeran’ the fun

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has announced it will operate 52 extra one-way flights to help get Ed Sheeran fans to and from Auckland and Dunedin to see the Grammy Award winning British pop star perform during his New Zealand tour in March 2017. The airline will … Read more »

Winter driving warning from Southland Police

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Winter may not officially start until the 1st of June, however weve already had some cold days to remind us it is on its way. Read more »

40km speed limit extended to more schools around Marlborough

Press Release – Marlborough District Council

New speed warning signs are being installed at seven more schools in Marlborough to reinforce the message to motorists to cut their speed near schools when children are on the road in big numbers. Read more »

Budget 2017 reflects robust economy and a balanced approach

Press Release – Financial Services Council

Budget 2017 reflects New Zealands continued robust economy and shows a balanced approach, the Financial Services Council said today. Read more »

Airways supports first Rocket Lab test launch

Press Release – Airways New Zealand

Rocket Lab today conducted the first test launch of its Electron rocket, supported by Airways New Zealand to ensure its safe passage through New Zealands airspace. Read more »

BUDGET 2017: Rail gets better part of $1 billion

Article – BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealands rail infrastructure will get the better part of $1 billion from the government with money set aside to upgrade KiwiRails rolling stock and infrastructure, and Wellington and Aucklands rail networks. Read more »

Transport drives $32.5 billion infrastructure spend

Article – BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) – New roads and rail upgrades will suck up about a third of the governments $32.5 billion infrastructure spending over the next four years, draining the coffers for the foreseeable future. Read more »

LTA Looks at Carpooling Trials with Staff

Press Release – Land Transport Authority

The Land Transport Authority is actively encouraging its own staff and their family members to start carpooling. Read more »

Budget 2017 – Delivering for New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The National-led Government has today presented a budget that ensure all New Zealanders share in the benefits of our growing economy. Read more »

Wellington Buses stop for do-not-sign pledge

Press Release – Wellington Tramways Union

Hundreds of bus drivers met in Wellington today to decide how theyre going to fight back against a Council decision that threatens to slash their pay. Read more »

Funding for replacement traction poles a big win

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

Funding for replacement traction poles a big win for Wellington rail commuters Nearly $100 million has been allocated to Greater Wellington Regional Council and KiwiRail to replace 1274 wooden traction poles which, without replacement, would lead to significant … Read more »

Improvements needed in how work is contracted

Press Release – Civil Contractors NZ

Civil Contractors New Zealand welcomes todays Budget with its focus on investing in capital infrastructure and future resilience . Read more »

Budget fails to plan for forest future

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners Association

Forest Owners Association President Peter Clark says the Budget is money for urban New Zealanders immediate concerns, and he says it fails to provide and prepare for the scale of afforestation necessary for New Zealand to meet its Paris Agreement … Read more »

‘Kiwifail’ black hole continues to grow

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Budget 2017 continues with the tradition of hundreds of millions diverted to Kiwirail but an apparent abandonment of the Governments Turn Around Plan to get Kiwirail on a fiscally sustainable path. Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers … Read more »

Budget a disappointment for Auckland

Press Release – Green Party

25 May 2017 Budget a disappointment for Auckland Aucklanders are the biggest losers in todays Budget, with nothing new that will fix transport and housing problems in the city, the Green Party said today. National is either ignoring Auckland … Read more »

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