Archive for July, 2008

Companies Passing The Buck On “Green” Logistics

New research by logistics research and analysis organisation, Transport Intelligence, suggests most companies seeking to make their logistics operations more environmentally friendly want someone …

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Crossing Safety Improving Says Ontrack

Ontrack says the number of railway level crossing accidents is falling, a trend it puts down to improving the visibility for motorists at some …

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Fyfe Reassures Over Airline Ownership

Air NZ CEO, Rob Fyfe, has grounded a suggestion from former Qantas CEO, Geoff Dixon, the NZ flag carrier could be at risk of …

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NZ Transport Agency Suffers Attack Of The Cronies

The thorny old issue of political cronyism has reared its ugly head again following the announcement of the Board of Directors for the new …

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ARC Turns Up Heat On Govt Over Rail Funding

Auckland transport politicians are alarmed the region’s share of almost $1.9bn of rail improvements will be at least five times higher than the local …

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Transit Thinking Stuck In 1960s – Greens

Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman is describing Transit’s 10 Year Transport Plan, which proposes spending 230 times more on roads than on cycle and …

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Funding Shambles Handicapping Land Transport

There is no doubt funding for land transport in NZ is a mess despite the Govt finally dedicating all revenue raised through Road User …

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Bio-Fuel Project Could Slash Fuel Consumption

An Auckland bio-fuel company believes its plans to develop a new bio-fuel made from waste gas expelled from industrial chimneys could slash the country’s …

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Gully Funding Shortfall “To Get Worse”

Funding uncertainty continues to dog the proposed Transmission Gully motorway with a $600m funding shortfall still needing to be plugged before construction can start. …

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Land Use Planning Forgotten Aspect Of Transport

Much emphasis is placed on the need to build new roads to meet growing transport demands but too little thought appears to be given …

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King Holds Out Olive Branch To Trucking Industry

Annette King is hoping to defuse growing tension between the road transport sector and the Govt by setting up a working party, including industry …

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Infrastructure Spending Direction Needed

The NZ Council for Infrastructure Development is calling on the Govt to optimise its long term investment programme for transport before committing to further …

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RUC Debate Masks Problems In Transport Sector

The protest by trucking interests last week against the hike in Road User Charges was akin to the reaction of a wounded animal being …

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Bio-Fuel Bill Fuels Optimism From Bio-Diesel Maker

Biodiesel NZ is confident about the future of bio-fuels in NZ despite disquiet from other sectors of industry about the planned introduction of the …

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KiwiRail Launched, More Investment Likely

The Govt has formally renationalised the nation’s rail network under the KiwiRail brand and is signalling more capital investment is likely over coming years …

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Carbon Tinge To Transport Funding Programme

The shallowness of the Govt’s pledge to make NZ the world’s first carbon neutral country has been exposed again with the release of this …

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