Glenorchy Road Fire – update #8 Glenorchy road reclosed

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Glenorchy Road has been closed to traffic again due to a flare up in the fire. Four helicopter crews are fighting the blaze with more resources on standby. Read more »

strong>Books on the Bus NZ to Launch in Auckland

Press Release – Books on the Bus NZ

Free books will start finding their way into New Zealands public transport systems like buses, ferries, train stations and bus stops, thanks to the Books on the Bus NZ movement. Read more »

Rail workers call out Transport Minister’s hypocrisy

Press Release – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The union representing working people in New Zealands railways says Transport Minister Simon Bridges is acting like a hypocrite for touting the benefits of electric cars while allowing KiwiRail to ditch electric locomotives . Read more »

Restoration of the Main North Line continues apace

Press Release – KiwiRail

A significant section of KiwiRails Main North Line has been reinstated over the Christmas break with the track from Picton to Grassmere now repaired and the designs for six bridges along the route near completion. Read more »

This New Year – Road Safety is Everyone’s Business

Press Release – Road Safety Education

2016 will undoubtedly go down as one of the worst years in recent history for road crash fatalities in New Zealand. However, the opportunity is looming to turn those statistics around by making New Years resolutions about our driving patterns and … Read more »

One dies following crashes in Thames

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Waikato District Police are investigating two serious crashes which have occurred near Thames this afternoon. Read more »

SH2 south of Katikati now open but significant delays

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

State Highway 2 near Katikati is now open but traffic remains heavy in the area and significant delays are expected. Read more »

Crashes close SH25 west of Kopu Bridge and SH25A

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Serious crashes have closed State Highway 25 just west of Kopu Bridge and SH25A (Kopu-Hikuai Rd). Detours in place for both accidents, expect delays. Read more »

Diversion after crash on State Highway 2 south of Katikati

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

State Highway 2 south of Katikati is expected to be closed for at least the next two hours after a serious crash. Read more »

Coromandel road users asked to avoid SH25a and Kopu area

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

LATEST : SH25a is now open to one lane with stop-go traffic management in place. SH25 is expected to open around 6pm. Read more »

Government’s Inaction Over Dusty Roads Shameful

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The governments lack of concern for Northland has turned rural roads into unhealthy dustbowls that can no longer be ignored, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Centreport to Secure Cranes as Recovery Continues

Press Release – CentrePort

Next week CentrePort will begin work to secure its gantry cranes, as it develops plans to resume modified container operations within four to six months. Read more »

Crash closes SH25 west of Kopu Bridge

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

State Highway 25 is closed in both directions just west of Kopu Bridge following an accident. Detour in both directions via Paeroa. Read more »

Coromandel road users asked to avoid State Highway 25a

Press Release – NZTA

Road users travelling in the Coromandel are being urged to avoid using State Highway 25a and State Highway 25 near Kopu after two separate crashes. Read more »

2016 was a Stunning Year for New Vehicle Sales

Press Release – Motor Industry Association

David Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Industry Association says While many are writing off 2016 as a year to forget, for the new vehicle sector it was annus mirabilis, a wonderful year. The new vehicle market for 2016 performed significantly … Read more »

Motorcyclists deserve safety they’ve paid for

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Motorcyclists deserve an explanation from the Government about why just one fifth of the money they have been charged has been spent on safety while the carnage continues on the roads, says Labours ACC and Transport Spokesperson Sue Moroney. Read more »

Motorcycle levy system a failure, says safety campaigner

Press Release – Dog And Lemon Guide

The governments ACC motorbike levy system, which was meant to help meet the higher costs of bike accidents, has not improved road safety, says the car review website dogandlemon.com . Read more »

Lowering the Road Toll Starts with Better Rural Roads

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

After a horrific number of road deaths over Christmas, New Zealand First says provincial New Zealand is sick and tired of being the Cinderella when it comes to safer roads. Read more »

InterCity resumes bus services to Kaikoura

Press Release – InterCity Coachlines

South Island locals and international visitors will be able to visit Kaikoura by bus again for the first time since last year’s earthquake. Read more »

Kaikoura is back!

Press Release – Destination Kaikoura

News of the Week , Whale Watching trips are back on the water! Whale Watch Kaikoura is thrilled to advise they have commenced whale watch trips again with schedules around high tides. Dolphin and Albatross Encounter trips are also available by prior … Read more »

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