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Labour Weekend: there and back again safely in South Island

Press Release – NZTA

Ahead of the three-day Labour Weekend, the NZ Transport Agency reminds travellers of a useful tool that shows predicted traffic flows at particular times, based on previous years travel patterns. It can be found at … Read more »

A chance to ride Local: Zoomy is coming to Christchurch

Press Release – Zoomy

Zoomy, New Zealands local ride share service, plans to start operating in Christchurch this year. Zoomy started recruiting drivers in Christchurch in September, and is delighted with the interest, perhaps built of its reputation already built in Wellington … Read more »

Update on the Bus Hub Timeline

Press Release – Otago Regional Council

Siteworks this week addressed the unexpected need to move a key water pipe. In the course of these works, ground conditions were found to be not as expected. The combined impact of these factors, as well as other challenges from location of underground … Read more »

Trial closure for slip lane on Cobham Drive

Press Release – Wellington City Council

The left-turning slip lane on Cobham Drive, adjacent to St Patricks College at the Evans Bay Parade intersection, will be closed to traffic for a three-month trial from Monday 29 October. Read more »

Trails strategy to link South Auckland and Waikato

Press Release – Walking Access Commission

A tracks and trails strategy to link South Auckland and Waikato Source: New Zealand Walking Access Commission Read more »

Auckland motorists urged to plan for Labour Day Weekend

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Plan ahead, wear your safety belt, stay off your phone, dont drink and drive and prepare for a slow journey are the messages for commuters leaving Auckland this Labour Day Weekend. Read more »

Food fight! Mercury turns up the heat on petrol pushers

Press Release – Mercury Energy

Mercury is using burgers to turn up the heat on petrol retailers as prices at the pump hit record highs. Were paying a premium for a dirty, imported product when the cleaner, New Zealand-made alternative is comparatively cheap as chips … Read more »

Council to work with the Government on walking and cycling

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellington City Councillors today unanimously agreed to an approach aimed at securing up to $24 million in Government funding for walking and cycling improvements in the citys southern suburbs Island Bay, Berhampore, Newtown and Mt Cook. Read more »

NZTA launches 0800 number for vehicle safety concerns

Press Release – NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency has set up a new, independently monitored 0800 number for industry workers or members of the public to provide information or raise concerns with vehicle certification work or other compliance issues. Read more »

Port of Tauranga eyes record $101mln 2019 profit

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Port of Tauranga says annual profit may rise as much as 8.1 percent, based on increased cargo volumes in the first quarter. Read more »

Marsden Maritime eyes benefits from transport study

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 17 (BusinessDesk) – The governments strategic review of upper North Island logistics chains may recognise the value of Northport in a way previous studies did not, Marsden Maritime Holdings chair John Goulter says. Read more »

New Zealand Car of the Year finalists strong on safety

Press Release – NZ Car Of The Year

The ten finalists for the New Zealand Car of the Year remind that advanced safety technology is no longer reserved for high-end vehicles. Read more »

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