Rail line could run from capital to north of Waikanae

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party would look at extending the electric rail line and commuter trains north of Waikanae to improve access to Wellington and relieve congestion around taki and Levin, instead of building more monster motorways. Transport Minister Simon Bridges … Read more »

Crash closes Whitford Road

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Whitford Road is closed between the Whitford roundabout and Beachlands, due to a diesel spill. Read more »

Work progressing well on fire-damaged line

Press Release – KiwiRail

Scaffolding has been put in place on the most severely damaged bridge on the Christchurch-Greymouth line between Cass and Springfield as work to reopen the line gathers pace. Read more »

Christchurch Civil Defence Update #17

Press Release – Christchurch Civil Defence

Slightly cooler weather conditions and higher humidity with some light rain having fallen early this morning is welcome relief for emergency services fighting the Port Hills fire in Christchurch.. Read more »

Landslip blocking Omamari Road, Kaihu

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The landslip has taken out power lines and is covering a 50metre section of the road. Read more »

Traffic lights not working – Pakowhai Road & the Expressway

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The traffic lights on the Expressway at Pakowhai Road, in Hawke’s Bay, are out of action at the moment. Read more »

Govt refusal to allow regional petrol tax slammed

Press Release – Generation Zero

Generation Zero is disappointed that the Government refuses to allow Auckland to address its transport funding deficit. Read more »

Decision to rule out regional fuel tax welcomed

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

S teven Joyce and Simon Bridges’ public statement ruling out a regional fuel tax for Auckland is being welcomed by the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance . Spokesperson Jo Holmes says: Aucklanders already pay more than enough to Auckland Council. … Read more »

National makes promises, ACT will make them happen

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT will push the Government hard to follow through on tax cuts and road pricing, says party leader David Seymour. Read more »

Funding approved to minimise impact of dust on unsealed road

Press Release – NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is supporting Whangarei District Council to seal an additional 2.5km of roads to address health concerns caused by dust from forest logging traffic. The Transport Agency and Whangarei District Council will jointly fund extensions … Read more »

Mayor Goff disappointed at Government’s fuel tax decision

Press Release – Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff today expressed his disappointment at the Governments decision to rule out a regional fuel tax despite Aucklands worsening traffic congestion. While the Government has the power to rule out a fuel tax, it has a duty to the … Read more »

Speech to Massey University and Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Speech – New Zealand Government

Today Im going to offer some views on the current state of the New Zealand economy and our infrastructure. Read more »

Te Atatu Rd re-opens

Press Release – Auckland Transport

16 February 2017 Te Atatu Rd re-opens Te Atatu Rd is open again after an earlier incident involving a ruptured gas main. Traffic is still heavy in the area and motorists should consider using Lincoln Rd.. ENDS Read more »

Auckland – Northland roading improvements welcomed

Press Release – National Road Carriers

The indicative route just announced for a new motorway between Warkworth and Wellsford will help make the freight trip between Auckland and Whangarei safer and more efficient. Read more »

Funding for Wright Road approved

Press Release – Whangarei District Council

Whangarei District Mayor Sheryl Mai is thrilled to announce major progress will be made on dust issues this year. The NZ Transport Agency has approved funding to seal another 2.52km of the Wright/McCardle logging route. The estimated cost of this … Read more »

Ruptured gas main in Te Atatu update

Press Release – Auckland Transport

A detour is in place after a gas main was ruptured on Te Atatu Rd. The road remains closed between Royal View Rd and Vera Rd. Read more »

Gas leak on Te Atatu Road – please avoid area

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are asking motorists and pedestrians to avoid the area of Te Atatu Road between Vera Road and Royal View Road. Read more »

Ruptured gas main in Te Atatu

Press Release – Auckland Transport

The road is closed at the intersection of Te Atatu Rd and Royal View Rd in Te Atatu because of a ruptured gas main. Read more »

Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway opened

Press Release – Ministry Of Transport

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today opened the $630 million Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway, delivering a long awaited road to the Wellington region. Read more »

Airlift planned for crashed Squirrel

Press Release – Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission is hoping to recover the Squirrel helicopter tomorrow (Thursday) which crashed during fire-fighting operations on the hills above Christchurch. Read more »

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