Auckland Transport needs to get back in its box

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is encouraging mayoral candidate Vic Crones stand on political billboards. Crone has been forbidden by Auckland Transport to use billboard sites for her campaign by Auckland Transport, even though the sites have already … Read more »

Plan ahead when travelling in the Bay of Plenty & Waikato

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Plan ahead and allow extra time when travelling in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato Read more »

Bus changes to meet demand

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport welcomes the Generation Zero: Better Bus Report but General Manager AT Metro Mark Lambert says it highlights some of the key initiatives already underway that will improve bus services in Auckland further. Read more »

Overnight motorway closures 1 May – 7 May 2016

Press Release – NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 6 May … Read more »

HBRC and KiwiRail negotiating Napier-Wairoa rail

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawkes Bay Regional Council is entering into contractual negotiations with KiwiRail to re-establish a Napier- Wairoa rail link. Read more »

Generation Zero Launches Better Buses Report

Press Release – Generation Zero

Public Transport lobby group Generation Zero are today releasing a report criticising the failings of the Auckland Bus network and proposing urgent solutions. Read more »

Carpooling best option to ease Northern Motorway congestion

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Carpooling is the best option to help alleviate morning commuter congestion on Christchurchs Northern Motorway according to the results of a new commuter survey. Read more »

New Regional Harbourmaster

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Martin Moore is the Hawkes Bay Regional Councils new Regional Harbourmaster and started at work this week. Captain Moore has been Deputy Harbourmaster since 2011. He is a Registered Marine Surveyor and was a Foreign Going Master Mariner until … Read more »

Road toll and overseas driver reports released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Craig Foss Associate Minister of Transport 29 April 2016 Road toll and overseas driver reports released Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss today released the final road toll for 2015 and the Overseas Drivers in Crashes report for 2000-2015. … Read more »

Aviation Conference, Wellington June 2016

Press Release – Aviation New Zealand

Aviation operational safety and human error specialist from Britain, Dr Steve Jarvis, will be a key speaker at the Aviation Leadership Summit organised by Aviation New Zealand at Shed 6 in Wellington on 28 and 29 June 2016. Read more »

Feedback received on Nelson transport investigation

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

A five-week period seeking public feedback on the proposed approaches for addressing the transport issues facing Nelsons arterial network between the Annesbrook and Haven Road roundabouts closed on Sunday 24 April. Read more »

Time to close down rogue car rental firms, says campaigner

Press Release – Dog And Lemon guide

The government should set higher standards for rental vehicles, including appearance and safety, says the car review website . Read more »

Queenstown’s new runway lights caught on film

Press Release – Airways New Zealand

Queenstown Airports new runway, taxiway, approach and apron lights have been extensively tested over the past week and can now be seen in full glory in video footage released by Airways New Zealand today. Read more »

SCIRT Traffic Update for the week starting Monday 2 May 2016

Press Release – Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team

From Friday 29 April road repairs between Steven St and Charles St will take about 2 days. Watch for stop/go signs around the work site to maintain two-way traffic flows. Read more »

Kennedy Road update #2

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Our contractors are making good progress and at this stage opening the road to single lane remains on track for completion by Sunday. Read more »

Minister welcomes ban on offensive slogans

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Minister of Tourism Paula Bennett today welcomed a decision by the Office of the Chief Censor to ban three slogans on Wicked Campers vans. Read more »

Wicked Campers vans classified as objectionable

Press Release – Office of Film and Literature Classification

In March 2016 Police submitted a number of campervans to the Classification Office following public concern. Read more »

Jack’s Point ramp temporarily closed to the public

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Jack’s Point ramp, located at Patukirikiri Reserve in Coromandel Town has been closed temporarily due to safety concerns around boat launching at the facility. Read more »

Volunteers Critical for Airshow

Press Release – Warbirds Over Wanaka

Wanaka: Numbers released by Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow have highlighted the huge part volunteers play in making such a big event a success. Its been estimated volunteers gave just under 10,000 hours to the 2016 airshow. Read more »

Lower Queen St set to amaze

Press Release – Auckland Transport

28 April 2016 Lower Queen St set to amaze Lower Queen St is now traffic-free and Auckland Transport is encouraging people to make the most of the space to walk, cycle and relax. Instead of being a major bus interchange, the area between Quay St and … Read more »

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