Duty-Free Tobacco Reduces This Weekend

Press Release – New Zealand Customs Service

Customs Comptroller Carolyn Tremain says on Saturday 1 November, the duty-free limit for bringing tobacco into New Zealand will reduce from 200 to 50 cigarettes or 50 grams of tobacco products. Read more »

Congratulations to NZ Bus on its cycle friendly win

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

A bus company winning a national cycle friendly award is an extremely positive sign for road safety and deserves celebrating, says Fran Wilde, Chair of Greater Wellington Regional Council and the Regional Transport Committee. Read more »

Back-Roads Touring experiences bumper growth in New Zealand

Press Release – Back-Roads Touring

Back-Roads Touring are rounding out the year with news today that the brand has experienced more than 30 per cent growth in the New Zealand market over the last 12 months. Read more »

Police action justified in Blockade the Budget demonstration

Press Release – Independent Police Conduct Authority

Police actions in dealing with a demonstration in Central Auckland known as Blockade the Budget on 1 June 2012 were justified and appropriate, an Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today found. Read more »

Freightways fattens margins, lifts earnings; shares jump

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Freightways, the listed courier and data management company, affirmed it is on track to lift 2015 earnings after recording the strongest first-quarter performance in a decade, widening its profit margin on a 17 percent increase in sales. … Read more »

Commerce Commission’s WACC announcement

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has received the Commerce Commissions final report on proposed changes to the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) for the price-controlled, electricity and gas sectors. Read more »

Motorcyclist killed in road crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

A motorcyclist has died following a collision with a car near Whakatane last night. The crash occurred at approximately 6.10pm on SH2, Awakeri on a stretch of highway known as White Pine Bush Road. Read more »

Bookings roll in for new Naked Bus Sleeper

Press Release – Naked Bus

Bookings are rolling in for the new Naked Bus Sleeper service launched last week – the first of its kind in New Zealand. The Sleeper provides lie-flat beds with sheets, pillows (and a onesie for a limited time) for overnight travellers between Auckland, … Read more »

Souter launches ManaBus.com long-distance bus operator

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Competition has increased in the long-distance bus market with the launch today of a new city-to-city express service, ManaBus.com. Read more »

Gas Leak in Christchurch

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Emergency services were alerted to a ruptured gas pipe at the intersection of Barbadoes St and Moorhouse Ave in Christchurch at approximately 1.09pm today. Experts are currently working to isolate the leak and turn off gas mains in the area. Read more »

New Johnsonville bridge takes shape

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Work on the new Broderick Road bridge is going well and this weekend Johnsonville residents will start to see the deck taking shape. Seven pre-cast concrete bridge beams are expected to be craned into position on Saturday (1 November) to create … Read more »

Beach Road design information day

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Council is holding an information day on Saturday 1 November to share design concepts for the second stage of the Beach Road walking and cycling project, which will regenerate the Beach Road street environment. It will encourage and provide … Read more »

Work on Kamo Road this weekend

Press Release – Whangarei District Council

Drivers are advised to plan for delays and allow for increased drive time while work is carried out on Kamo Road on Thursday, Friday and this weekend. Read more »

Road Closure: Scenic Drive, Waitakere

Press Release – New Zealand Police

At about 12:30 this afternoon a tree has partially fallen over on Scenic Drive, Waitakere. The tree is hanging over the road and dangerously close to power lines. The power company and emergency services are on-site. In order to clear the scene and make … Read more »

Traffic Jam Tax must be given the red light

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Auckland Councils proposed Traffic Jam Tax could cost some households thousands of dollars a year just to use roads they had already paid for with their taxes and must be rejected, says Labours transport and Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil … Read more »

Public now needs to have its say over new tolls

Press Release – Cameron Brewer

I welcome the likes of new tolls and fuel taxes going out for public consultation after these matters have been talked about for 20 years. However the timing is not ideal as it comes on top of the likes of imminent rates rises, fireplace bans, and … Read more »

National has chance to show leadership on limos

Press Release – Green Party

The National Party has the opportunity to show leadership by transitioning our vehicle fleet towards renewable electricity when a new contract to supply Government limousines for VIPs goes to tender next month, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Proposed “ User Charge” already in place for freight sector

Press Release – National Road Carriers

The freight sector is not opposed to a Motorway User Charge road as an element of a package to address Aucklands transport infrastructure funding shortfall, says National Road Carrier chief executive David Aitken. Read more »

Upgrade to white light for Auckland roads

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport will replace 44,000 high pressure sodium (golden yellow light) street lights with energy efficient light emitting diodes (LED) luminaires in what will be New Zealands most ambitious LED replacement programme to date. Auckland … Read more »

Transport funding debate must focus on benefits – AA

Press Release – Automobile Association

Transport funding debate must focus on benefits AA If Auckland Council is to convince the public to pay more to develop new transport projects, it must focus the funding debate on the benefits to users, the AA says. The AAs comments follow … Read more »

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