Puhoi highway won’t help Northland roads

Press Release – Green Party

The draft decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to grant resource consent to the proposed $1.65 billion Puhoi motorway doesnt stop it being a waste of money, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Spanners fly in Southland: MTA Fastest Spanner 2014

Press Release – Motor Trade Association

Automotive technicians from across Southland battled it out with technique, skill, teamwork and panache for the title of MTA Fastest Spanner: 2014. Read more »

Additional Commercial Vehicles to Meet Demand

Press Release – Hertz

Auckland, New Zealand 25 July 2014 Hertz (NYSE:HTZ), the worlds largest general use car rental brand, has introduced two new commercial vehicle lines to its New Zealand fleet following high demand from the infrastructure and agricultural … Read more »

Wellington can’t stand still in traffic congestion

Press Release – Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce

The Wellington Employers Chamber of Commerce is urging the Government not to wait, says President John Milford. The overall decision isnt going to change. As we understand it, were simply waiting on finalising aspects of the report … Read more »

Emirates Opens Own Lounge At Glasgow

Press Release – Emirates Airlines

Emirates is celebrating the Commonwealth Games in style with the official opening of its lounge at Glasgow Airport by the airlines president, Sir Tim Clark. Read more »

Auckland Councillors, Not Emperors

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

25 JULY 2014 Responding to the NZ Herald report that Auckland Councillors have voted to keep their ratepayer-funded business class travel perks, and considered new rules that would have exempted councillors from Auckland City’s parking charges, Taxpayers … Read more »

Auckland Airport cuts fine deal in US$250M bond issue

Article – BusinessDesk

Jul. 25 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland International Airport has sold US$250 million of bonds in the final tranche of a financing package to pay for its capital return to shareholders earlier this year at what it says is the lowest borrowing margin for … Read more »

Road Only Auckland Harbour Crossing “Makes No Sense”

Press Release – Campaign For Better Transport

The Campaign for Better Transport said today that the Government’s idea of an additional road only Waitemata Harbour Crossing hasn’t been thought through. Read more »

Four Car Motorway Crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

There has been a 4 car crash on Auckland’s southern motorway near the Walter Strevens Road overbridge. This occurred in the northbound lanes. Emergency services are on the scene. Read more »

Crash victim named

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the youth who died in a head-on collision on State Highway 2, Mangamutu, 5 kilometres south of the Pahiatua Township yesterday evening. Read more »

BookIt first to accept China Union Pay online in NZ

Press Release – BookIt

New Zealand tourism operators can now be better prepared for the growing number of Chinese tourists as Trade Mes booking engine, BookIt, on Thursday becomes the first local online booking engine to accept payment via China Union Pay cards. Read more »

Nats to announce 2nd crossing without rail

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour Transport spokesperson Phil Twyford says it has been leaked to him that John Key will rule out a rail option when announcing an accelerated timeframe for Aucklands $5 billion second harbour crossing next month. I understand the Governments … Read more »

Cycleways bring economic benefit to communities

Press Release – New Zealand Government

An increasing number of cycleways are attracting tourists to regions and scenic parts of New Zealand and a special session at the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) conference demonstrated how the economic impact of these bike paths are measured. Read more »

Funding and infrastructure funding models explored

Press Release – Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) held an in-depth master class session on infrastructure funding as part of its conference at Nelson with more than 100 council managers, elected members and local government stakeholders attending. Read more »

Two Hamilton motels in running for award

Press Release – Automobile Association

Two of the three motel finalists in the running for this years AA Traveller Supreme Host of the Year award are situated within a kilometre of each other in Hamilton. Read more »

A Pile of Reasons Why Gerry Should Go

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First challenges Prime Minister John Key to accept Minister of Transport Gerry Brownlees resignation. But its a charade isnt it, offering his resignation for breaching security, says Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

$458m approved for Huntly section of Waikato Expressway

Press Release – NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency Board has approved $458million in funding for the design and construction of the Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway. Read more »

Section of SH2 south of Katikati closed after fatal crash

Press Release – NZTA

A section of State Highway 2(SH2) between Tauranga and Katikati is currently closed after a fatal crash near Whakamarama. Read more »

Statement from Hon Gerry Brownlee

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Earlier today, running late for a plane at Christchurch Airport, I without thought breached airport and airline security rules by entering the gate lounge through a door usually used for exit only. Read more »

New Zealand Police to assist in MH17 victim identification

Press Release – New Zealand Police

New Zealand Police is sending three Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) specialists to the Netherlands to assist in the international effort to identify victims from the MH17 tragedy. Read more »

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