Archive for May, 2008

Shipping Strategy Could Reinvigorate East Coast

The Govt’s $36m boost for coastal shipping could provide and economic lifeline for the Gisborne region as it battles to cope with the expected …

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Emissions, Food Miles Rule CBAFF Conference

The Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation conference has been told the food miles debate threatens to undermine NZ’s exports due to the long …

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Carbon Trading No Emissions Solution

There are many scams which rear their ugly heads from time to time more often than not claiming to cure some problem or another …

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Road Building Projects Fast Laned For Canterbury

A raft of long term roading network improvements for the greater Christchurch area have been announced with the Govt pumping $245m into almost exclusively …

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Ontrack – Rail Investment Complementary To Road

Freight movement efficiency will be the big winner from the Govt’s plans to spend an extra $449m on the rail network over the next …

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Transport Planners, Politicians Need To Visit Europe

NZ has spent the last 50 years mirroring the transport policies of the US – big on road building and very small on everything …

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Claim Govt Will “Make Billions” From Emissions Plan

The Govt stands to make windfall gains of billions of dollars from its emissions trading scheme claims Solid Energy’s Don Elder. Appearing before Parliament’s …

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Hidden Loan Boosts Cost Of Rail Buyback

Taxpayers face having to pay an extra $200m as part of the Govt’s buy-back of the national rail service. The extra money is a …

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Bio-Fuels No Panacea For Oil Problems

One of the most contentious issues surrounding global warming and high oil prices and possible ways to combat these problems are the role bio-fuels …

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Govt Set To Delay Fuel Taxes To Appease Voters

The Govt has decided to delay introducing a fuel tax to help cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions until 2011 in a move largely …

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Govt Buys Back Rail And Ferry Operations

The Govt has bought back Toll Holdings’ rail and ferry business for $665m. The deal sees the Govt become the owner of 189 locomotives, …

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Govt Hops Aboard Toll’s Fleecing Express

The most anticipated Govt buy back since Air NZ has now become reality with Dr Michael Cullen due to sign a cheque on June …

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Pressure On ARTA To Improve Public Transport

The continuing surge in crude oil prices and environmental pressures are indicators of the race against time Auckland transport administrators are dealing with in …

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Soaring Prices Put New Fuel Tax At Risk

Regional Councils may put off imposing new regional fuels taxes to help pay for new roading and public transport projects. This is because of …

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No Short-Term Solution To High Oil Prices

It was only a matter of time before rising oil prices started to become a political hot potato and as high fuel prices start …

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