Archive for June, 2009

New truck driving guide aims to raise standards

Tranzqual has released a comprehensive new guide to driving trucks on NZ roads with the aim of raising professional standards within the industry and …

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One body to plan all transport for Auckland

NZ Council for Infrastructure Development (NZCID) says to overcome years of conflict between Auckland and central Govt over transport issues, it is critical …

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KiwiRail’s business plan assumes continued funding

The Govt earmarked $90m in the budget for KiwiRail’s operations though it left next’s year’s allocation to be decided on a case-by-case basis. This …

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PPP Proposal Could Derail Train Order

The completion of Auckland’s regional rail electrification and the ordering of a fleet of new electric commuter trains could be delayed as the Govt …

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Fyfe flies kite on air route subsidies

Air NZ looks to be heading for a showdown with free marketeers in the Govt with CEO, Rob Fyfe, floating the idea of …

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Public outcry forces tunnel-plan rethink

Fierce community opposition to Auckland’s revised Waterview motorway project has prompted the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) to consider a slightly longer tunnel. It is …

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Auckland’s Ticketing System Gains Traction

The integrated ticketing system designed to make Auckland’s public transport seamless is closer to a green light after the NZ Transport Agency completed a …

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Infrastructure Unit To Nail Down PPP Potential

Transport Minister Steven Joyce says the newly established Infrastructure Unit, within Treasury, will be key to developing the potential of PPPs to fund transport …

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Greens push bold plant to cut congestion

Green Party Co-Leader, Dr Russel Norman, has unveiled what he describes as a bold plan to cut traffic congestion, reduce air pollution and help …

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Off wharf problems could Stymie rationalisation

Ports of Auckland CEO, Jens Madsen, says NZ Inc will need stronger strategies in place to support transport and infrastructure needs outside port gates …

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KiwiRail’s Quinn plans network revival

New KiwiRail CEO, Jim Quinn, plans to have a detailed five year recovery and expansion plan for the national railway company in place within …

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ARH In The Gun As Port Debt Levels Spiral

Auckland Regional Holdings(ARH) is coming under fire for its management of Ports of Auckland (POA) with the port’s debt level spiralling upwards and calls …

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Kiwirail Gets Lifeline, Capital Works Off Agenda

Finance Minister Bill English has put KiwiRail on life support but National has closed the door on any capital investment in the network indefinitely. …

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Greens Highlight Funds Cut For Non Road Projects

The Greens are accusing the Govt of robbing public transport and other alternatives to roading projects to pay for its expanded road building programme. …

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ARH In The Gun As Port Debt Levels Spiral

Auckland Regional Holdings(ARH) is coming under fire for its management of Ports of Auckland (POA) with the port’s debt level spiralling upwards and calls …

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