Archive for April, 2009

Govt dithers on flight security measures

Cockpit doors on flights in NZ will be strengthened to prevent passengers attacking pilots, but other security measures remain up in the air because …

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Transport sector sees dangers in RMA changes

Kiwirail and NZ Transport Agency are warning the Govt’s Resource Management Act changes designed to streamline big projects will cause delays, and could …

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Pressure mounts on Ports of Auckland

NZ’s biggest container port is under pressure to show an improved financial return as owner Auckland Regional Holdings contemplates a $591.8m drop in income …

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Road user charges require major overhaul – Friedlander

The Road Transport Forum has the scent of victory in its nostrils as Transport Minister, Steven Joyce, ponders the independent review of Road User …

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Public views sought on $1Bn transport plan

Northland’s new draft local authority transport programme, which could ultimately see more than a billion dollars spent on the region’s transport needs over the …

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Lack of planning co-ordination under fire

High profile Auckland regional councillor, Joel Cayford, has hit out at an alleged mismatch between transport and land-use planning for Auckland saying it is …

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Qantas heads for losses, Air NZ revives

Are Qantas and Air NZ competing in the same air space? The Australian airline is cutting 1,750 jobs and capacity and deferring aircraft deliveries …

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OECD lambasts KiwiRail purchase, shipping red tape

The OECD’s report on NZ is highly critical of the previous Govt’s decision to buy back the unprofitable rail and ferry operations now known …

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Battle Over Gisborne-napier Rail Line Heats Up

The war of words over the future of the Gisborne-Napier railway is heating up with Labour MP Moana Mackey being accused by trucking companies …

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Tunnel Approval Could Spark Capital Backlash

The Govt’s approval of the Victoria Park motorway tunnel in Auckland could spark a further round of attacks and counter attacks between the Wellington …

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Focus Back On Kapiti Link Road – Joyce

Transport Minister, Steven Joyce, has asked the NZ Transport Agency to go back to first principles on the Western Link Road, the paper route …

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NZTA Predicts Inaugural Deficit, Risks To Revenue

The NZ Transport Agency hasn’t yet celebrated its first birthday but is already preparing for a policy overhaul to better reflect National’s transport priorities. …

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