Archive for August, 2008

Transport Plan To Wean NZ Off Oil

A new strategy to try to cut NZ’s dependence on oil to meet its transport needs could save the country $15bn over 20 years …

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New Motorway Plan Sparks Controversy

Govt transport officials are considering four-lane motorway and expressway links north of Auckland to Warkworth and Wellsford as part of upgrades costing up to …

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Calls On Govt To Sort Out Hub Port Issue

Central Govt has to “initiate economic directives” to develop a super port in the upper North Island because parochial Councils will never agree where …

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Less Talk, More Action Needed On Ports

The latest verbal skirmishes between NZ’s two largest container ports is yet another indication of talk taking precedence over action when it comes to …

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Gulf States Move Into Port Development Overdrive

Massive economic growth is driving the more than $US33bn in port expansion in the Middle East. The region’s optimism in the maritime industry is …

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Grout Takes Issue With Criticism Of Sea Change

Claims by the Road Transport Forum the Govt’s targets for boosting the market share of coastal shipping under its Sea Change strategy are unrealistic …

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New Time Frame, Costs Estimates For Gully Route

Transmission Gully, when approved, will take almost almost eight years to build – and the project could cost up to $170m more than the …

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Economics Subjective With Transport Infrastructure

National’s Transport Spokesman, Maurice Williamson, when talking in Gisborne recently raised some issues relating to the economics of various transport modes in the District. …

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Contractors Back National’s Infrastructure Plan

The NZ Contractors’ Federation has come out in support of the National Party’s pledge to spend billions on infrastructure over 20 years saying the …

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Strategy Signals Big Roading Spend Up

The Govt’s 10 year NZ Transport Strategy 2008 has outlined a major spend up. The Govt’s overall spending on transport (excluding rail infrastructure) will …

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Long-Term Transport Strategy Short-Sighted

Transport Minister Annette King is predictably trumpeting the NZ Transport Strategy 2008 as a great leap forward for the transport sector. However, closer inspection …

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AA, ARC In Stoush Over Rail Upgrade

Auckland Regional Council (ARC) Chairman, Mike Lee, has rounded on the Automobile Association accusing it of trying to sabotage the $1bn rail electrification project. …

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Nats To Borrow For Transport Investment

National has signalled it will spend up large on transport infrastructure if it wins the treasury benches in October in order to boost economic …

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PPPs Could Spell Trouble For NZ And National

The country’s largest daily newspaper, the NZ Herald, has been extremely pro-National in most of its editorial content but this week it took aim …

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