Archive for August, 2011

Car-biased Auckland gets a roasting

Aust transport expert Paul Mees claims Auckland has the most car-based transport policy of just about any city in the developed world. The senior …

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Logging truck corridors could get funding

Remaining R funds from a special fuel levy could be used to create routes for new longer forestry vehicles in the Gisborne area if …

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Southland eyes hydrogen fuel

Southland could lead the country in alternative fuel production with an investigation underway into harnessing hydrogen made from renewable sources to power commercial vehicles …

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Electric car equivalent to 26c/litre petrol

The cost-saving advantages of running an electric car, combined with their increasing availability on the market, make them an increasingly attractive choice as urban …

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Labour policy favours rail, coastal shipping

The Labour Party says simply concentrating on Roads of National Significance (RONS) isn’t a comprehensive national transport strategy. Its transport and infrastructure spokesman, Shane …

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Pay as you go best for roading?

Auckland Mayor Len Brown has found an ally in his plea to get road users in the city to pay for new transport projects. …

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Government ‘ignoring local roads funding’

The growing rift between central, local and regional Govt over local road funding appears to be widening. Horizons Regional Council members are the latest …

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New 787-9 delay riles Air NZ

Air New Zealand is getting hot under the collar at ongoing delays in getting its new fleet of Boeing 787s into service. CFO Rob …

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