Jetstar has 6th NZ domestic route, adds trans-Tasman flights

Article – BusinessDesk

July 30 (BusinessDesk) – Jetstar, the low-cost offshoot of Australian-owned Qantas Airways, will add a sixth domestic route with a new Wellington/Dunedin schedule and bolster its trans-Tasman flights as it looks to win passengers from dominant rival … Read more »

Jetstar announces new Wellington-Dunedin services

Press Release – Jetstar

Jetstar will bring low fares to an additional domestic jet route from October this year with the introduction of a new service between Wellington and Dunedin. Read more »

Customs changes bringing yachts to our shores

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says mid-winter marks the end of another successful yacht season, with many of the remaining international yachts departing at the end of last month. Customs has cleared 620 arriving yachts since last Spring, with … Read more »

Business “appalled” with government’s treatment of KiwiRail

Press Release – First Union

The rail workers union is backing calls from Mainfreight chairman Bruce Plested for more positive support for long-term rail infrastructure, says Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) General Secretary Wayne Butson. Read more »

Lexus Nx Leads the Medium Luxury Suv Segment

Press Release – Lexus New Zealand

The steady increase in the demand for SUV vehicles has seen the Lexus NX lead the Medium Luxury SUV segment with over 20% share based on 2015 YTD sales (to the end of June). Read more »

Mainfreight ‘appalled’ by Government’s rail madness

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government has been given a serve by New Zealand-based international trucking and logistics firm Mainfreight which says it lacks a national transport strategy, and has treated rail badly, Labour’s Transport spokesperson Phil Twyford says. The … Read more »

Mainfreight calls for transport strategy involving KiwiRail

Article – BusinessDesk

July 29 (BusinessDesk) – Mainfreight chairman Bruce Plested has criticised what he says is the government’s lack of a national transport plan, throwing his support behind state-owned rail operator KiwiRail and calling it an integral part of the … Read more »

Fatal crash victim named

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The man killed in the crash on SH30 at Horohoro yesterday (Tuesday, 28 July) can now be named as Blair Amundsen, aged 35 from Kinleith. Mr Amundsen died when a logging truck lost control and collided with the ute he was driving. Read more »

New bus fares from Monday

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bayhopper and Cityride passengers are reminded that fares are set to rise from Monday (SUBS: 3 August). Read more »

Emirates adds fourth daily A380 service to Bangkok

Press Release – Emirates Airlines

29 July 2015: Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies today announced its fourth daily A380 service between Dubai and Bangkok with the up-gauge of its current services from 1 December. Read more »

Diesel Spill Ngunguru

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Northland police are investigating four separate road crashes on Ngunguru Road East of Rockingham Road. There appears to have been diesel spilt on the road which may have contributed to the crashes. Read more »

Police investigating cause of fatal truck crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police remain at the scene of a crash on SH30 which has killed one and injured four. Read more »

Visiting driver safety training for travel sellers

Press Release – Tourism New Zealand

Visiting driver safety training for travel sellers A new online training module focusing on safe driving in New Zealand provides offshore travel sellers with the information they need to prepare people for a Kiwi self-drive holiday. The module, … Read more »

Road patrollers recognised for role in road safety

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Every school day students give up their time to help more than 30,000 children successfully travel to and from Wellingtons primary schools. Wellington City Council and NZ Police have organised an Orange Day celebration on Friday 7 August 2015 to thank … Read more »

New initiative to improve overseas driver safety

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A new online training module will help ensure visiting drivers stay safe on New Zealand roads, Ministers Paula Bennett and Craig Foss say. Read more »

Changes for Northern Gateway Toll Road

Press Release – NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is reminding customers that changes which will make it easier to use the Northern Gateway Toll Road north of Auckland will come into effect this week. Read more »

In Focus: 28 July 2015

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

In my last newsletter I talked about one particularly busy day spent in the electorate during Parliaments two week recess. Read more »

Auckland connections with double daily Lisbon flights

Press Release – Emirates Airlines

Auckland travellers bound for Lisbon will have direct connections at Dubai in each direction when Emirates Airline doubles its service to the Portuguese capital from the beginning of next year. Read more »

SkyPath Environment Court appeals

Press Release – SkyPath

Two appeals have been lodged with the Environment Court in relation to the resource consent application granted by independent commissioners for SkyPath earlier this month. Read more »

SCIRT traffic update, week starting Monday 27 July 2015

Press Release – SCRIT

Avonside Dr is closed to eastbound traffic, between Fitzgerald Ave and Stanmore Rd, for about two weeks. Please use other routes. Follow the detours for traffic and pedestrians. Read more »

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