Spending wins over tax cuts; big ticket items get boost

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 8 (BusinessDesk) – Income tax cuts are on hold as the government says responding to the earthquakes and reducing debt are currently of higher priority, although election year tax sweeteners remain possible. Read more »

Summer works programme underway around the Waikato

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Motorists are being advised to plan ahead and prepare for delays as the summer works programme gets underway around the Waikato. Read more »

Minister visits new Botany dealership under construction

Press Release – Armstrong Motor Group

Minister of Transport, the Hon. Simon Bridges and Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross recently visited the construction site for Armstrong Motor Groups massive new dealership in Botany. Read more »

Greater Wellington Regional Council welcomes TAIC report

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) welcomes the report by the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (the Commission) into the incidents at Melling Station and says all of the safety recommendations made to Kiwirail by the Commission have been … Read more »

Puhoi to Warkworth a vital step forward for Northland

Press Release – Automobile Association

Media Release: 8 DECEMBER 2016 Puhoi to Warkworth a vital step forward for Northland The AA is delighted that construction is officially underway on the Puhoi to Warkworth motorway extension a project which will deliver huge benefits for Northland by … Read more »

Ford Transits help Auckland City Mission fundraise

Press Release – Ford New Zealand

AUCKLAND, 8 December 2016 Ford New Zealand is providing wheels for wings this Christmas season, donating the use of two Ford Transit vans to the Auckland City Missions Become Someones Angel appeal programme. Read more »

Affordability and travel issues sway housing choices

Press Release – Auckland Council

A survey of over 3000 Aucklanders has provided evolving insights into peoples housing and travel preferences. Read more »

Overnight Auckland to Wellington sleeper service launched

Press Release – ManaBus

Wellington and Auckland are now just a good nights sleep away with the launch of ManaBus.coms premium overnight sleeper bus service, the only one of its kind in New Zealand. Read more »

Cycle trails to receive more funding

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government is investing $837,132 in nine new projects for the upkeep of the New Zealand Cycle Trail, Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key announced today. Read more »

Name release – Otumoetai fatal collision

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the person killed in a fatal collision on Otumoetai Road on Monday December 5th 2016. Read more »

Train Collision Reports: Melling and Raurimu

Press Release – Transport Accident Investigation Commission

Attached are the executive summaries of the two accident reports released by the Transport Accident Investigation Commission this morning. The full reports are on the home page at www.taic.org.nz Read more »

NZTA helping businesses get employees on bikes

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

More than 250 businesses across the country have already signed up to help get their employees on their bikes this summer. Read more »

Funding for key piece of Hauraki Rail Trail announced

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

(Photo: the bulk of the Kopu to Kaiaua section of the Hauraki Rail Trail is expected to be completed by April 2017.) Read more »

Work on $700m Puhoi road underway

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key and Transport Minister Simon Bridges have turned the sod on the first section of the long awaited Phoi to Wellsford Road. Read more »

Work underway on busy Muriwai intersection

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Simon Bridges Minister of Transport 8 December 2016 Media Statement Work underway on busy Muriwai intersection Read more »

Nod to the future with Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Press Release – Automobile Association

Cutting-edge technology alongside world-class styling and an ultimate driving experience has helped the Mercedes-Benz E-Class to pole position at the 2016 New Zealand Car of the Year awards tonight (Wednesday 7 December). Read more »

Heavier trucks will mean more road deaths, says campaigner

Press Release – Dog And Lemon guide

Heavier trucks will not significantly improve transport efficiency and will lead to more fatal accidents, says the car review website dogandlemon.com . Read more »

Appeal for witnesses for Omokoroa Road crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for information about a car vs motorcycle crash which occurred at the intersection of Omokoroa Road and SH2 north of Tauranga yesterday. Read more »

Blasting on SH1 temporarily pauses earthmoving machinery

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

NZ Transport Agency contractors temporarily paused use of their earthmoving machinery yesterday south of Kaikoura while a large boulder was blasted out of the way. About half the 25 major slips which came down on the road during the November 14 earthquake … Read more »

No Hamilton bus service as drivers take action for fair pay

Press Release – FIRST Union

Approximately 30 drivers at Pavlovich Coachlines in Hamilton are taking strike action today as the bus company refuses to pay fair wages to the drivers who keep the company running. Read more »

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