Archive for March, 2009

Councils Seek Clarity On Transport Direction

President of Local Government NZ, Lawrence Yule, says the about face in transport priorities signaled by the National Govt could pose problems for local …

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Transport Policy Short-Sighted: Forum

The Sustainable Energy Forum has criticised the Govt’s plans to increase state highway funding and make highway construction the centrepiece of transport policy. Convenor …

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ARC Grieves For Shunted Rail Plans

Auckland Regional Council Chairman, Mike Lee, says the Govt has “wrecked” the prospects of a viable commuter train system. His comments come after the …

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Setback For Coastal Shipping As Fund Scuttled

Just days after announcing a $4.1bn boost in the State Highway construction budget, the Govt has sunk the Domestic Seafreight Development Fund announced by …

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Airways Corp Profit Takes A Dive

Airways Corp. posted a 5% increase in revenue for the six months to Dec. 31, reflecting the arrival of Virgin Blue’s local unit Pacific …

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Govt Buys Trains Direct, Bypassing Councils

The Govt will buy new electric commuter trains for Auckland and Wellington and have KiwiRail operate the trains rather than the respective regional councils. …

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Northland Port Chairman Quits In Stoush

Northland Port Corp. chairman, Mike Daniel, has quit his job, angry and frustrated, after 14 years overseeing the port and property group. The final …

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Highway Projects Queue Up For New Funding Pie

Six of the largest highway projects, including the Waikato Expressway, Christchurch Southern Motorway, State Highway 1 from Puhoi to Wellsford and Auckland’s Victoria Park …

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Bio-Fuel Industry Needs Govt Backing

NZers will not get to use greener bio-fuels unless the Govt introduces legislation to replace the Biofuels Bill it dumped recently. This is according …

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Dunedin Takes Steps To Encourage Rail, Sea Freight

Dunedin City Council staff may set up a freight group to look at ways of encouraging companies in and around the city to carry …

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Joyce Pushes For Kapiti Coast Highway Upgrade

Transport Minister, Steven Joyce, is pushing ahead with a plan to upgrade State Highway One north of Wellington as far north as Levin to …

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ARTA Pushes For $22bn Transport Spend-Up

Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA) has announced a $22bn wish list for Auckland transport projects over the next 20 years to cope with the …

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Few Companies Managing SC Carbon Emissions

Just 10% of companies are actively modelling their supply chain carbon footprints and have implemented successful sustainability initiatives. This is the findings of research …

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Toll Still Getting Preferential Rates – KiwiRail

KiwiRail has admitted Toll is still getting preferential freight rates over competitors when it uses KiwiRail services three months after a sweetener to the …

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Call To Scrap Inter-Island Rail Freight

The Govt should scrap plans to replace the inter-island rail ferries with vessels only able to carry cars and trucks. Cubic Transport Services GM, …

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Govt Approves New KiwiRail Locos, Carriages

Finance Minister Bill English has reluctantly approved $115m to allow KiwiRail to buy 20 new Chinese-built locomotives and 17 locally manufactured passenger carriages to …

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National Maintains Commitment To Expressway

Transport Minister, Steven Joyce, has renewed his Govt’s pledge to complete the Waikato Expressway in 10 years despite the financial constraints the Govt is …

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Few Companies Managing SC Carbon Emissions

Just 10% of companies are actively modelling their supply chain carbon footprints and have implemented successful sustainability initiatives. This is the findings of research …

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Call To Scrap Inter-Island Rail Freight

The Govt should scrap plans to replace the inter-island rail ferries with vessels only able to carry cars and trucks. Cubic Transport Services GM, …

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Govt Approves New Kiwirail Locos, Carriages

Finance Minister Bill English has reluctantly approved $115m to allow KiwiRail to buy 20 new Chinese-built locomotives and 17 locally manufactured passenger carriages to …

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