Minister opens first Urban Cycleways-funded project

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The first cycleway to be funded by the Governments Urban Cycleways Programme has been opened by Transport Minister Simon Bridges today. Read more »

Turangi crash victim named

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The woman who died in a two-vehicle crash on SH1 between Rangipo and Turangi on Tuesday afternoon can now be named as Sophie Langston, aged 28 from Auckland. Read more »

Collectible explosive detector dog cards hit airports

Press Release – Civil Aviation Authority

To educate the public about its work, the Aviation Security Service (Avsec) on Tuesday launched collectible cards detailing each of the its highly trained explosive detector dogs (EDD) working to protect our nations airports and skies. Read more »

Straddle incident occurs at Port Chalmers

Press Release – Port Otago

At approximately 1:15pm today (1 July) a straddle container carrier toppled over on the container wharf at Port Chalmers. Read more »

192 lives lost on export shipment

Press Release – Save Animals From Exploitation

Animal advocacy organisation SAFE is appalled that 191 sheep and one cow perished on board a controversial live export shipment to Mexico. The shipment of a reported 45,000 sheep and 3,200 cattle was the largest cargo of animals ever to leave New … Read more »

MP delivers Jetstar Survey results to Jetstar officials

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

MP Jono Naylor was unable to make the Jetstar meeting in Palmerston North today but delivered the results from his survey to Jetstar Officials. Read more »

ESC now mandatory for many new vehicles

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Mandatory electronic stability control (ESC) for a range of new vehicles will help prevent deaths and serious injuries on our roads, Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says. Read more »

First project under the Urban Cycleways Programme complete

Press Release – NZTA

The Longburn Shared Pathway will be officially opened by the Minister of Transport and the Mayor of Palmerston North on 2 July 2015 at 10 am at Longburn Primary School. The Shared Pathway runs along State Highway 56 from Works Road in Longburn to Palmerston … Read more »

Major investment in future of Canterbury region’s transport

Press Release – NZTA

Approximately $1.8 billion is being invested in Canterburys transport system over the next three years through the 2015-18 National Land Transport Programme(NLTP) launched today, including funding to complete earthquake recovery work and much of … Read more »

$591M transport package for the Bay of Plenty

Press Release – NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency has announced a $591 million transport package designed to grow industry and jobs, improve safety, and support economic development and population growth in the Bay of Plenty. An estimated $255m will target continued economic productivity … Read more »

AA gives national transport plan “nine out of ten”

Press Release – Automobile Association

1 JULY 2015 AA gives national transport plan nine out of ten The AA believes New Zealands transport network is in good shape for the next three years, following yesterdays release of the 2015-18 National Land Transport Programme (NLTP). The … Read more »

City’s commuter service gets welcome reprieve

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council

Citys commuter service gets welcome reprieve Palmerston North City Mayor Grant Smith is thrilled at the outcome of KiwiRails decision to keep the Capital Connection running for another three years. Its fantastic, not only for regular commuters, … Read more »

New Network, a game changer for the Hibiscus Coast

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Travelling into the city is expected to be around 30 minutes quicker during off peak when Auckland Transport rolls out its New Network on the Hibiscus Coast in October. More double decker buses will also be on the Northern Express from January, increasing … Read more »

KiwiRail must upgrade its electric fleet

Press Release – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) is voicing its support for demonstrators who are rallying at the Cenotaph steps outside of Parliament calling for KiwiRail to reinvest in an electric fleet says RMTU organiser Todd Valster. Read more »

National urged not to take backwards step

Press Release – Green Party

The National Government shouldnt drag New Zealand backwards by replacing its climate friendly electric trains with carbon-polluting diesel trains, the Green Party said today. Read more »

2 Cheap Cars to challenge Japanese new car dealerships in NZ

Article – BusinessDesk

July 1 (BusinessDesk) – 2 Cheap Cars, which has built a nationwide chain of auto yards selling used imports since starting four years ago, said it plans to enter the market for new cars by parallel importing of Toyota, Honda and Mazda vehicles. Read more »

Give Road Users Protection Before Mindless Road Building

Press Release – NZ School Speeds

NZ School Speeds welcomes further Government funding of urban cycleways, but spokesperson Lucinda Rees has reservations for vulnerable road user safety, unless there is an enforced change of culture with laws that protect them. Read more »

Commerce Commission registers Z Energy’s application

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has registered an application from Z Energy Limited (Z) seeking clearance to acquire 100% of the shares in Chevron New Zealand Limited (Chevron), the owner of the Caltex brand in New Zealand. Read more »

AA’s new home on the Coromandel

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

AA vehicle and driver licensing has now moved to our Council’s district office in Thames. Read more »

ACC lying over levy blunders, says safety campaigner

Press Release – The Dog and Lemon Guide

The Accident Compensation Commissions attempt to blame multiple mistakes in setting vehicle levies on a computer coding error is a blatant mistruth, says the car review website dogandlemon.com . Read more »

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