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Interislander Introduces New Vaccine And Testing Requirements

Press Release – KiwiRail

New vaccine and testing requirements for passengers on Interislander ferries will give the travelling public confidence over the summer holidays, Interislander General Manager Walter Rushbrook says. From 15 December, all passengers aged 12 years and … Read more »

NZ’s First Hydrogen Truck Unveiled By Transport Minister Michael Wood

Press Release – Hyundai

New Zealands first hydrogen-electric truck, Hyundais XCIENT FCEV, was unveiled last Friday in Mount Wellington by the Transport Minister, Hon Michael Wood. <img src=”” … Read more »

Maritime Union Calls For Levy To Safeguard New Zealand’s Fuel Security

Press Release – Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says New Zealand needs to keep its own fuel tankers on the coast to ensure fuel security, paid for by a small fuel levy. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says the closure of Marsden Point refinery was … Read more »

Early Christmas Gift: Traffic Signals For Motueka From 2 December

Press Release – NZTA

Motueka is getting an early Christmas present with its first ever set of traffic and pedestrian signals lighting up on 2 December: the first step in making High St safer for everyone, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. The $6.8 million SH60 project … Read more »

Overnight Closure South Westland Bridge Monday Night, 6 December, SH6

Press Release – NZTA

The Franz Josef Waiho/Waiau River bridge on SH6 is being closed for essential maintenance in a weeks time, Monday night, 6 December, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. State Highway 6 will close at 10 pm, reopen for 15 minutes at midnight, then stay … Read more »

Ready For The Restart: Auckland Airport Gears Up For Travellers To Return

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Its not quite rolling out the red carpet, but domestic travellers will be welcomed back to Auckland Airport next month on $160 million of improvements to the roading network. Andr Lovatt, General Manager Infrastructure, said Auckland Airport had … Read more »

CEAC Wants A Radical Reorganisation Of Kiwi Rail Since Ineffective CEO Greg Miller Resigns

Press Release – CEAC

With KiwiRail in a state of flux, our region now has the opportunity to plan for a fit for purpose railway service to fulfil the needs of Gisborne & HB using local knowledge and expertise that has been at the coalface for years, … Read more »

New Law Will Clear The Air For Tamariki In Vehicles

Press Release – New Zealand Government

From today, its illegal to smoke or vape in most vehicles carrying children aged under 18 years old – whether the vehicle is moving or not. Second-hand smoke poses an unacceptable risk to our tamariki and rangatahi, Associate Minister of Health … Read more »

Maritime NZ: Skipper Ordered To Pay Reparation Of $10,400 After Collision With Kayaker

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

A man has been ordered to pay reparation of $10,400 by the Whanganui District Court for a jet boat collision with a solo kayaker on the Whanganui River in November 2020. The Court did not impose a fine due to the financial capacity of the defendant. Maritime … Read more »

Orange Warning From MetService For West Coast This Weekend

Press Release – NZTA

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency encourages people driving on the West Coast this weekend to be ready for heavy rain from Friday midnight through to Sunday. Monday 29 November is Westland Anniversary Day so more people will be travelling around … Read more »

Metlink To Trial New And Free Fares In New Year

Press Release – Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Metlink announced today that it will be trialling a range of new fares in March next year, including free or heavily discounted fares on weekends. Details of the trial are yet to be fully developed but could include a range of discounted, bundled … Read more »

Centreport Chief Executive Bows Out After Decade At The Port

Press Release – CentrePort

The Board of CentrePort has reluctantly accepted the resignation of Chief Executive Derek Nind who has been with the business since 2012. Were incredibly grateful for Dereks leadership during some of the most challenging times in the ports … Read more »

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