Archive for October, 2010

Energy Supply: Oil Supply And Price Shocks Will Hurt NZ

In spite of known and (potentially very large) unknown oil reserves NZ’s isolation could make it very vulnerable to coming, expected oil supply and …

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Civil Defence: Disaster Warning For Country’s Airports

Christchurch International Airport CEO Jim Boult wants airport managers to be prepared because a catastrophic earthquake could happen anywhere, anytime in the country. Boult …

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Infrastructure: Central Govt Targeting Infrastructure Corridors

“Phase 2″ Resource Management Act reforms have big implications for land transport operators, ports and airports. The newly published consultation document, “Building Competitive Cities,” …

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Regulation: Air NZ/Pacific Blue Offer Pressures Aussie Watchdog

The Jetstar/AA tie-up is all the more interesting because of the difficulties Air NZ and Virgin Blue are having with Aust competition authorities over …

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Auckland Transport: Auckland CBD Rail Loop Early test For Brown

Auckland’s new mayor Len Brown may have secured a 64,597 vote majority over rival John Banks but even his strong mandate will be tested …

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Rail: New Wagons For Coal And Dairy Traffic

KiwiRail is upgrading its less than trainload coal handling capacity ordering 80 new HLC coal containers. The existing containers are effectively worn out and …

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Transport Business: Profit Dips At Fulton Hogan

Construction group Fulton Hogan posted a 21% decline in annual profit to $79.5m, mainly reflecting the acquisition of the remaining 50% of Aust’s Pioneer …

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Rail Sector: Toll NZ, KiwiRail Getting Along After Split

KiwiRail is best known for its high-profile customers such as Fonterra, which is helping reshape the domestic freight market. KiwiRail’s biggest customer is Toll …

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