Archive for September, 2009

Office move doesn’t help CAA funding shortfall

The Civil Aviation Authority’s decision to move from industrial Petone to downtown Wellington, opposite Parliament, is exacerbating the airline safety agency’s efforts to trade …

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Auckland Rail Network: Work Starts On Manukau Extension

Work on the first extension to Auckland’s rail network since the 1930s, connecting the main trunk line to Manukau city centre, has begun. Transport …

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Road User Charges: Electronic System Raises Expectations of Rate Cuts

The Govt’s confirmation it will allow electronic distance recording and electronic display of Road User Charges (RUC) licences is already raising expectations the new …

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Emissions Trading Scheme: Unlikely To Spur Modal Transport Shifts

Road Transport Forum CEO Tony Friedlander says road transport operators need not fear a loss of business to rail or other transport modes as …

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Big emission sacrifices needed for aviation growth

The British Govt’s official climate advisers, the Climate Change Committee (CCC) is warning the UK may have to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 90% …

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Tight ETS timetable is fly in good ointment

Transport sector operators may welcome the Govt’s decision to only expose motorists to half the cost of carbon emissions from liquid fuels until 2013. …

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Ports of Auckland gets lifeline from shareholder

Auckland Regional Holdings has dug into its own pockets to the tune of $70m to bolster the balance sheet of Ports of Auckland. The …

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Govt must declare stand on ports – Maritime Union

The Maritime Union is asking where the Govt and the Minister of Transport stand on the future of regional ports after Fonterra announced last …

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Toll Becomes Third Player In Parcels Market

Toll NZ has taken on Freightways and Courier Post in the parcels market, where trading is already being squeezed by the economic downturn. Toll …

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Joyce faces ‘difficult’ decisions on size of rail

Transport Minister Steven Joyce faces “difficult but important” policy decisions on the size of the railway he wants taxpayers to subsidise and probably won’t …

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Auckland industrial vacancy rates doubles

The amount of untenanted industrial building space in Auckland has doubled over the past year which is likely to have flow-on effect in terms …

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Chamber welcomes move on Kapiti Coast highway

Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce says the proposal to build a four-lane expressway between MacKays Crossing and Otaki is a major step toward bringing …

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Draft report indicates pared-back Auckland rail

Budget constraints for Auckland’s electric trains have prompted an officials group to propose a scaled-back project, with an initial purchase of 75 new railcars …

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Auckland Transport Issues Will Affect All Of NZ

The Govt means business on Auckland transport issues. It has decided a new transport agency will serve the Super City. In creating the new …

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