Archive for March, 2010

NZ Rail Strategy: Crunch Time Looms For KiwiRail Ahead Of Budget

KiwiRail gets a pass mark for its 10-year plan, now in the hands of Govt and officials. Transport Minister Steven Joyce says it is …

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NZ Rail Sector: KiwiRail seeks suppliers for Auckland’s trains

KiwiRail has formally contacted international railway rolling stock suppliers who may be interested in building the fleet of new electric commuter trains for Auckland. …

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Aviation Security: USA seeks broader commitment to aviation security

US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano was attending her third aviation security conference this year when she flew into Tokyo this month for …

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NZ Rail Policy: Crunch Time Looms For KiwiRail Ahead Of Budget

KiwiRail gets a pass mark for its 10-year plan, now in the hands of Govt and officials. Transport Minister Steven Joyce says it is …

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NZ Exports: Zespri Speeds deliveries to Europe, Asia

Zespri is the first customer of Tokyo-based Fresh Carriers Co to take space in MV Lady Rosebay on its maiden voyage to Zeebrugge in …

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NZ Roads: Route work starts on Wellsford – Puhoi highway

Work is expected to start soon on community consultations on the proposed Puhoi Wellsford motorway extension. This follows NZ Transport Agency’s awarding a $12m …

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NZ Rail Investment: Long term Investment Key To KiwiRail’s Success

Sustained investment in KiwiRail’s infrastructure and rolling stock will be essential to the state owned railway company achieving long term financial viability. KiwiRail’s Chief …

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Road Technology: New Traffic Technology For SH1 Wellington

New technology to improve safety, traffic flow and on-road information is being introduced for Wellington motorway users. New electronic ‘Lane Control Signs’ on SH1 …

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Ports Sector: Ports volume weakens but logs show resilience

Both Port of Tauranga and Lyttelton Port Co reported a jump in log volumes in the first half, a period characterised by cost cutting …

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NZ Rail Industry: Deferred Maintenance Catch-Up A KiwiRail priority

The National Infrastructure Plan reiterates the Govt wants KiwiRail weaned off its $90m-a-year operating subsidy “over time” but says there are unanswered questions related …

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NZ Freight Capacity: Cook Strait ferry cargo capacity to be boosted?

Trucking companies and rail freight customers can look forward to improved inter-island freight services with KiwiRail considering expanding the Interislander ferry Aratere to boost …

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NZ Road Safety: Black boxes years away for NZ trucking fleet

Black box technology as used in aircraft to help determine the cause of crashes is unlikely to be introduced in NZ trucks in the …

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Airline Sector: Air NZ Braces For Increase In Qantas Seat Capacity

After grounding planes in 2009, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce plans to add some 340,000 seats of capacity in the next 12 months. Adding capacity …

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Transport Planning: Future Auckland transport Plans “confused”

Auckland City Council’s submission to the Govt on the third Auckland Governance Bill raises concerns about how council-controlled organisations, such as Auckland Transport, will …

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Infrastructure: Waikato Expressway completion may be delayed

The Govt and its transport agency are at odds over the Govt’s pledge to complete the Waikato expressway within 10 years with new …

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